Transforming shelving unit with old coins

by | Dec 14, 2021 | shelf unit, Side furniture | 0 comments

Transforming shelving unit:

Recovery is always part of the furniture that I make, whether be used for decoration or upgrading the furniture. This three-tiered shelving unit with deep shelves was perfect for using old coins! So search your drawers for this DIY project. I have also used an old piece of furniture for the transformation.

shelf unit

Products used for shelving unit transformation:


shelf unit

The preparation phase:

Chalk-based paint adheres very well to lightly sanded surfaces.
Make sure to rub the area that will accommodate the epoxy resin.

Remove all traces of grease and dirt using the cleaner & varnish remover.

The transformation phase:

Arm yourself with patience and glue the coins one by one with wood glue.

Allow time for the pennies to stick by letting them dry for a good 12 to 24 hours.

By following all the steps to the letter, you are ready to prepare and then pour your epoxy resin. Gradually pour your mixture and divide it if you have several shelves to do.

After a few minutes, air bubbles will rise to the surface. Moreover, it is vital to make them disappear using a torch. 

Let dry for at least 12 hours in a warm, dry place.

The final step:

For this antique shelf transformation, 

I used the new Zen chalk-based paint color with the Snow-White paintbrush

This blue, green, and grey go wonderfully with the brass-colored coins. Two coats were enough. 

The Antique Brown wax aged the blue to perfection. 

To give it its patina, I applied it on the corners and angles of the cabinet.
The epoxy resin does not require any protection since it is equivalent to 60 coats of varnish.

To protect the paint, I used Natural Beeswax.

Let the wax dry for 48 hours!

shelf unit
The antique, blue Zen shelf goes very well with the golden decorations with lighting. 

It will highlight the brilliance and add life to its colors!

Claire Gendron


Claire gendron et son chien amoureuse de la peinture à la craie

Claire Gendron

Amoureuse de la peinture à la craie, et des meubles d'allure vintage, cette adepte de ravalorisation de meubles crée de magnifiques pièces sobres et élégantes. Celle qui est au coeur de l'entreprise L'atelier du meuble Vintage,  a plus d'un pinceau dans sa besas et sauras vous surprendre plus d'une fois avec ses créations uniques et charmantes! C'est encore une fois la merveilleuse peinture à la craie Colorantic qui est mit en valeur lors de ses sublimes créations, un produit performant et écologique qui adhère à toutes surfaces qu'elles soient poreusses, lisses ou lustrées* pour tout les projets originaux! Les pinceaux Colorantic sont spécialement concu pour l'utilisation de la peinture à la craie!  


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