Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cute little shelves

While out thrifting the other day,I found the two little shelves on the left for a steal
$1 each. A few days later I found the other  larger one for $4
I remembered then when I saw the love hearts about this handy box I had in the shed.
It was given to me by my daughter who was throwing it out. It was painted black
I was using it to store my seeds and garden trowel.

I have been reading on other blogs all the time about chalk paint and had bought a small jar of it previously which was very expensive.  I read on Pinterest how most girls were making their own.
I thought I would have a go. I used water,plaster of paris and white satin paint
I had no idea what quantities to use, so I just guessed and stirred.
It worked out perfectly

I sanded them back a little for the effect we all love, a bit chippy.
I put them up in the bedroom on a blank wall which I had been itching to do something with.

A perfect place to display my perfume bottle collection

Miss Rosie Bear loved the new look wall and the nice love heart place to sit with pearls and roses.
Miss Emily also liked the new look

I hope you had a good week finding lots of treasures.
Hugs, Jeanetteann 

I am joining the following parties this week
Faded Charm
Home Sweet Home
Knick of Time
My Romantic Home
A Delightsome Life
Kathe with an E
French Country Cottage


janice15 said...

Very sweet, sure wish I could find one for my kitchen. I need it for my little duck canister jars...yours are adorable...and they look so pretty all painted up...Happy Saturday with love

Alessandra said...

Dear Jeanetteann, now they look so lovely and i love your perfume bottle collection.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those shelves look amazing painted white! I really like the perfume bottle collection too. So pretty! You know me--things that are white, and things that are girly, are what I love!

Marydon said...

What a lovely transformation Jeanetteann. Saw the exact heart wall shelf today for $1 at a yard sale ... & I passed it up for a mirror. BAH!

Have a great weekend ~

Donna Heber said...

Love your shabby chic heart shelves Jeanetteann! Those glass bottles really look nice on them. I want to take the plunge too and try some chalk paint. Have a great week.

Barb said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
Your shelves and perfume bottles are beautiful. You did a good job painting the shelves.
I love bottle collections and have some myself.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Ivy and Elephants said...

How cool that you were able to find all of the shelves in the same
design! They look adorable with all your beautiful bottles. I'll have to try that chalk paint mixture.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

yay for DIY chalk paint! I love it too. Your little pretties look great on their new white shelves!

Liz said...

Huge improvement. I love your pretty bottles on them to. Darling!

Hope you are having a great week!

Penny said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for visiting my blog...I am now following you too! Hugs, Penny

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Love the addition of the lovely baby dress hanging from your new shelf. Adds such a romantic feel to the corner along with your other treasures.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
Your shelves are cute and I love the baby dress! I will have to email you back one of these days about your offer but I've been having computer problems. I will get back to you. And thank you, by the way. It's very nice of you.
Thank you for your visit and have a lovely weekend.