Wall Shelf with Hooks

A wall shelf with hooks created from a
very interesting side of the road find.

Wall shelf made from repurposed furniture

There is an antiques/junk dealer on my way to work who puts broken pieces of furniture on the side of the road.

Broken table turned wall shelf with hooks

and I am here to pick them up!

Repurposed table apron into wall hooks

This was one of the 2 pieces of a broken table I found.

After cutting off the leg, I used the curved flat piece to create a wall shelf.

Broken table turned into a carved wood shelf with hooks.

I attached hooks to the front and added a shelf to the top.
I gave the entire piece a coat of white chalk paint
then stained it with dark wax.

The piece has some gorgeous carvings that really popped 
after the painting and distressing.

wall shelf with carving and hooks

Repurposed vintage table apron into wall hooks

This guy has no idea what he is throwing away!

Another piece of this same table (the one in the photo to be exact) can be seen here.

same guy!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. The detail is awesome on the junk piece, and it made a great shelf.

    1. Thanks Carlene... it did, didn't it! I'm so happy with how it turned out!

  2. You are right, he didn't know what he was throwing away...but it takes someone like you to see the beauty in the "trash". Great job on the shelf!!

  3. Good morning,

    I just found your blog 15 minutes ago; I can already tell it is going to be a favorite! LOVE this shelf...WOW!


  4. You are brilliant!!! Thanks for all of the inspiration you provide! xo

    1. You are so kind Laurie... thanks for following!

  5. You really have an eye for turning those "junk" pieces in to fab ideas!

  6. You scored big on that one! Great job remaking it into something so pretty. I wish I knew an antique store that threw away interesting stuff.


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