Easy Makeover: House Shelf Thread Storage

Thread storage shelf makeover
This project is almost too simple to be a DIY so I’m calling it a makeover. I picked up this house shaped shadow box shelf at a thrift store for $2 quite a while ago and it’s been sitting in my laundry collecting dust for over a year. The shelf is hand made but finished quite shabbily, so it was never going to display anything fancy.
I’m quite a late convert to chalkboard paint, but it’s matte finish was perfect to hide the shelves many imperfections and rough surfaces.

My sewing room is quite small and needs a massive tidy up, so using the limited wall space to store my mess of threads gets one thing off the much needed surface space. Now I can see all the threads at a glance, which is not only pretty, but practical too.
thread storage makover before and after

You will need:

Shadow box shelf (or similar)
Chalkboard paint or black matte paint
Paint brushes, medium and small
Newspaper to protect surfaces

How to:

painting with chalkboard paint
On a protected surface give your shelf a coat of chalkboard paint. Use a small paint brush to get into all the corners.
Only one full coat was required with a few touch ups.
Follow paint manufacturers recommended drying time.
Hang with appropriate hardware for your wall. (I used some adhesive hooks temporarily to take the photos, but as the walls are solid brick, I’ll have to get the Mr to drill some screws in with his Hammer Drill on the weekend).
Time to tidy up all those messy threads.
organise sewing threads
I really spent too much time arranging and re-arranging these!
rainbow sewing threads
use a shadow box to organize your sewing threads
Now that my threads are tidy, it’s really time to tackle the rest of my messy sewing room.
Sewing thread storage. Pretty! mypoppet.com.au
How do you store your sewing threads?