Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Little White Shelf

A few weeks ago my sister and I went to our favorite little antique shop.
It's a long drive so we don't go there too often.

Sister Dear found this little shelf and wanted it white!

It was pretty shabbed up on it's own.
but not white!

I was going to start it in the house,
winter here ya know......

Then the Safety First light bulb went off......

spray paint in the house + a closed house +
gas heater clicking on an off
= a big boom!!

So I braved the cold for my sister!

Got it all painted pretty,

then I trashed it!!

Ya know,
 this turned out kinda cute.......

Think she'd notice if she never got it back.........


  1. She would notice!!! Great job on the trashing!!!

  2. Yes i must agree with you that this is cute :)

  3. Very cute shelf! I love the details on it!

  4. How cute is that?! I love driving distances to go to fun antique stores. There are apparently more in Colorado, than I realized. Your sister found a good one! Looks great, Jane!

  5. Jane, thanks for the visit! We are in the state of Colima, but we also live in Texas.
    Love your projects and I think Rub 'n Buff is the best thing ever invented. I'll be back... see, I'm your newest follower.
    Ladybug Creek

  6. Hi Jane ~ This little shelf looks so lovely, all banged up! KEEP IT ... she won't notice!

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the little white shelf. I love your home. You have great taste.

  8. It's great! I think she'll be sad if you keep it:)

  9. Sister dear is quite lucky to have a sister like you. That shelf was darling to begin with, and you made it even better!

    Take care,

  10. Hi Jane, Thanks so much for stopping my blog and for the kind words. I love that little white shelf!! Nice job on destressing it too:o)

  11. Now I want your stuff! :) Great shelf, you just don't see them shelves over here in England.. and love how you 'trashed' it x

  12. That shelf turned out so cute and shabby! :-) Good call on not inhaling paint fumes in the house. I am chomping at the bit to get some paint projects done, but Ohio weather is not cooperating. At this rate, it will be summer by the time I can get outside. LOL
    ~ Sue

  13. Very cute - love this look!

    We're dropping by from Good Life Wednesday and are enthusiastically following your blog now. :O) Please come by and visit us sometime - http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

  14. I have the stupidest question as I am not that handy. How do you hang a dang shelf? I have gorgeous shelves like yours sitting in the closet. How lame and I?

  15. I think it is cute enough you might want to take a chance and see! LOL

    I am sure your sis will love it (if you give it back)

  16. What a cute shelf with all the scalloped edges. I love all the distressing you added too!

    Thanks for visiting me and leaving me a nice comment about my chandelier :)


  17. Jane - Love that shelf! It looks so much better white. You should definitely try to keep it. At least hold it hostage until she gives you back your mirror!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower!


  18. Ah-the power of paint, and white paint at that. Never fails. Cheers

  19. amazing job! love the shape of this shelf--thanks for your comment on my vintage typewriter!

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