Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cute White Shelf

 I have been at the lake all weekend but I did want to do a quick post about my shabby shelf project.

 I have had this shelf for years. 

I was going to try to get into selling thrifted finds and cute accessories. I got this cute shelf to resell but it didn't sell. I like it but the finish didn't quite coordinate with the rest of the house. 
I had three of these. I tried to spray paint one black. 
It didn't go well. For some reason the paint didn't stick. 
I wasn't about to try that with this one. It was the biggest of the three. Read about the sun porch here. 
 and here:
  I wanted this shelf to be white. 
I used some primer and White Duck paint by Sherwin Williams. It took one evening. Here it is dressed up for spring. 


The lamp is a $13.00 thrifted find. The lantern turned cloche was $8.00. 

 Bill gave me the clock for our 25th anniversary. 

 I love the vintage millinery flowers off of one of my grandmother's flapper dresses. 

I am loving the little wrought iron bugs this spring. 
I got this one at a salvage shop but I have seen them at Hobby Lobby. 
I know this craft store chain is throughout the South. I hope you have one near you. The weekly sales are amazing.

 I adore old keys. 

  This bit of white balances the white I've added to the mantel and the little cutie that I posted about last week. Here.
 Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. What a pretty shelf and such pretty displays. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  2. Wow - what a difference some paint can make - it looks fabulous now!

    1. Thanks Roxanne. Now I am looking around for more painting projects.

  3. Found you via the Newbie party. This came out looking great! I am your newest follower :)

  4. Thank you, Meegan. I think I am one of your followers too. I am so glad you stopped by.

  5. Beautiful shelf and vignette. It turned out wonderful!
    Happy Easter.