Thursday, July 26, 2012

:: It makes me Smile::

I found this picture on the BHG.COM  
When I saw it

... it made me smile.

Color Blocking

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 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'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) 

 See that little dark wood shadow box?  Yes! that's it... I've had that about 28 or 29 years!  It was in the trash barrel at the Flea Market-- I was walking by and saw it; originally it had a little door with little tiny hinges. There had been glass in the door, it was broken and one of the hinges had broken free too. I guess that is why the tossed it. 

Oh well-- their loss. I've used it in lots of places. Usually, I hang it because of this... 

 It's a tad bit out of square. I've never cared...because I could hang it crooked MAKING IT STRAIGHT and it wasn't noticeable. But now... it sits on the shelf and ....YOU CAN TELL!!! 

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 am still making changes to the shelving behind my bed. I  still love the color.

 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


Yolanda Ronaldo said...

I love your shelf!

Ally said...

Your shelf made me smile too. And then I scrolled down to comment and your chickens made me scared. lol.

The Boston Lady said...

Pat, It is the simple pleasures in life that are the best. I love that you have had that little shelf so long. The Secret Garden is one of my favorite stories from childhood. Such a wonderfully, mysterious and eventually uplifting book. For me, you only could have topped it with A Little Princess. Or Anne of Green Gables, or Uncle Wiggly, or Little Women, or... Nancy Drew... Ann

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love the rescued box and the fact that you've given it a home for 29 years!

The green back of your cabinet is so pretty!

Have a great day.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think BHG copied you!! Your shelf is gorgeous and I love the paperroll save on your treasure LOL! Oh, Yes I use liquid starch on doilies all the time !!


Kristina said...

I didn't see the give away. I must have clicked on the wrong link.