Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cottage White ~ Shelf Make Over



Another "trash to treasure".  I found this shelf at a garage sale over the summer.  I bought it for just a few dollars.  It was an ugly brown color.  I sanded it down and painted it a cottage white.  I decided to hang it my bedroom.  Together with vintage hand painted rose china..... it makes such lovely display.  I hung a 1920's Christening gown from the lower shelf.  It turned out so beautiful and really makes a statement.

7 comments:

Bama Girl said...

Lovely! As is your blog! I love how you turned something ugly and brown into something beautiful and white! The rose plates are beautiful as well! Blessings from Bama!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You painted self is beautiful with the hand painted plates. What a great display.
Barb

jeanetteann said...

Liz, your shelf and display of rose china is so lovely, like the rest of your blog.

My daughter and I love to visit and can't get enough of your beautiful tags. We love them so much we can hardly bare to part with them.

Thank you for your lovely comments about my post this week. It is so lovely to have met you xx jeanetteann

Fishtail Cottage said...

wow - loving your display of dishes! what a fabulous shelf....the white really makes the color of the dishes pop! xoox, tracie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is gorgeous!! I have and ugly brown one like that in my garage just waiting for a little magic!! I have just the spot for it, I wish I had hand painted goodies like yours to put on it!!!

Carol

Victoria said...

That is so lovely Elizabeth! You did a wonderful job with your makeover and your dish collection is so beautiful!!! That would scare me here in earthquake country!

Mom Walds Place said...

It is wonderful what one can do with a bit of effort and ingenuity. You have a lovely shelf. I think the plate I picked up this week would be lovely on it. You also have a beautiful collection.