I found this picture on the BHG.COM
When I saw it
... it made me smile.
Because of this....
I love my shelves now that they are painted and decorated purposefully. I think I have a "Nature" theme going on now...and it isn't all hodge-podge.
So for today:
I thought I'd show you the very first piece of junk I ever rescued from the dump...as a young married.
As a child...I think we all rescued stuff from the trash pile. Right? we ALL did, didn't we? We were kids...it's in a kids nature after all to pick up things they shouldn't.
I don't think I ever outgrew that part of my child hood. (I have lots of 'found' items around my house and on this shelf)
Oh well-- their loss. I've used it in lots of places. Usually, I hang it because of this...
So I started giving it a face lift first with decoupaged pages in the back (see above?) They're pages from the SECRET GARDEN...
I thought a little crepe paper placed around the edges would help to disguise it's crookedness... But NO.
So, Next I gave it a prosthetic foot... really just a piece of toilet paper roll cut and hot glued to the bottom. ;)
Much better. Well, it looks crooked now...because SOMEONE ...EHEM! glued crepe paper to the front of it!!! Go figure.
I don't remember if I ever pointed out when I changed my bedroom to this furniture layout back at Memorial Day. I changed the color of my bed... It had been painted GREEN surprise, surprise!
I painted it WHITE. I like it White now.
One of the recent changes are the plates... I added them recently. I had this little metal candle holder-- it was a brick of a candle. It had been in my MIL things when it got stored and it melted. I cleaned it all out and painted it with GOLD spray paint...
I put these two plates in it and put it on the shelf. The plate in the back is broken...but you can't tell. I cleverly disguised it with a plate in front! I like the flowers and it fits the 'nature' theme of the shelves now.
Now MY shelf makes me SMILE!
Don't forget I'm having a GIVE AWAY.
You can click the Give Away link and Here and Here or you can leave a comment on this post. (One comment per post this week only; until Friday Uuly 27 th- mid night)
That's four chances so far to win! Check back tomorrow and see if I post again...that would make 5!!!
Have fun and Thanks!
The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23