Whew! It’s been a busy week around the picket fence! We hosted a virtual baby shower, we survived the “The Great Blogger Freeze of 2011” (thanks Leslie at Goodbye House Hello Home for giving an appropriate name to that fiasco) and we managed to still get Inspiration Friday up! What a week! grin. While in the midst of all of this chaos and upheavel, I was able to FINALLY convince Bama Boy and Will “The Tool Man” Taylor (best neighbor on the face of the earth) to install my new shelf. New shelf you ask? You did ask yourself that right? YEP! My frugal DIY shelf for above my beautiful new buffet! Here is what my buffet area looked like right after we removed the planning desk and installed beadboard to this area.
My sweet mom-in-law purchased my beautiful nickel drum shade lamps for me. I then saw this great tutorial from one of our Inspiration Friday links on painting faux fruit white and so gathered up all of my ugly plastic pieces of fruit and painted them white to place in the largest apothecary jar. The one that covers the ugly outlet behind the buffet. I searched and searched for who shared it and couldn’t find it…so if was you please let me know so I can link to your post and give you credit. 🙂
I also added some antique family silver pieces to the vinette. On the shelf I placed all of my favorite toile pieces.
The platter was given to be by my Mom. The red and white one was Bama Boy’s paternal grandmother’s and the beautiful tureen was given to me by my mom-in-law. She purchased it from Shakespeare’s birthplace many years ago when they were stationed overseas. It is so special to me!
Shelf Board: $8
Brackets (4): $24
Paint: already had for cabinets
she generously purchased three boxes of diapers and onesies!
She not only has fantastic projects that she shares at reFresh reStyle, she takes the most beautiful pictures of them!
P.S. No, you are not seeing things. The Fence got a face lift..hope ya like it!
This post is partying at the following fabulous places:
Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
DIY Showoff: Project Parade
The Stories of A to Z: Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Us and Them: Party with Us and Them
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday’s Treasures
DIY by Design: Swing Into Spring
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Element Interiors: Whassup Wednesday
Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs: Workshop Wednesday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Green Door Designs & SAS Interiors: Saturday Spotlight
the shelf looks amazing…can’t believe how little it cost! and your platters are so pretty reposing on it…and yes, i thought i spied a little graphic face lift…love the new look!
The shelf really makes the space. I can’t get over what a difference it makes. Love the new look of the blog. Glad to hear that the blogger issue was not only with me.
Love the shelf and your new graphics! Especially love the featured blogger!! Thanks again, I really appreciate you ladies!!
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Hi Heather, I absolutely LOVE the way your new shelf looks over the buffet!! Love all the pretty pieces you displayed on it too, that whole area looks beautiful! Just popped over to visit Debbie’s wonderful blog and became her newest follower. Have a great week, Martina
Bonnie@Creative Decorating says
That nook turned out just gorgeous! The before and after is amazing. Love the shelf and all the details. It sure has more character than the before shot!
What a beautiful transformation! Great job with your shelf and I love your sideboard.
Heather- It looks absolutely beautiful…although I kinda miss the horse on the post!;>) It really fills the area in nicely and gives it a finished look! LOVE IT! Hugs-Diana
Michell @ Girl In Air says
What a difference!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!
Lovin the new blog look too:-)
marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says
Your entire area is fantastic. Love the beadboard and the buffet and shelf are fabulous. Beautiful accessories also. Simply stunning and perfect. Hugs, Marty
The entire area is just fabulous, Heather! I thought it looked great with step 1, and the addition of the shelf is perfect.
Love the shelf and I love the double corbels. I’m getting ready to do a shelf too and the double corbels make a huge difference.
Your shelves are beautiful and your new area looks gorgeous Heather! I love the lamps like that and your plates and servers are beautiful.
Congrats to the winner!
Sarah @ Modern Country Style says
Well, look at you go, missy! This whole space looks completely gorgeous. Lovely, lovely, lovely. And on so few pennies? I can hardly believe it.
The shelf is awesome and what a wonderful look it adds to this area. I love the olden buffet too.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
The shelf is perfect against the beadboard. And you added all the right decor touches. Great job!
Wow what a difference! It is amazing how a few somewhat simple changes can make a home look and feel so much more luxurious! Great job!
Wow, wow, wow … amazing job with the new shelf. Love all of your pretties displayed … an incredible before and after !! Thanks for sharing !!
Wow! This area turned out really nice. I remember the post when you moved the furniture there. Beautiful shelve and decor.
The shelf looks great! I love your green soup tureen! That is gorgeous!
The shelf looks truly amazing!! The before and after pics are incredible. Now, let’s talk about the new blog design…..be still my heart. I LOVE IT!!! You both are doing such an awesome job with this blog. Happy Tuesday!!!!
I LOVE this shelf! So simple but elegant. Thanks for sharing this at my party! Chris
The entire corner looks wonderful!! Your self turned out so nice! Great job. I LOVE your platters. How nice that you have somewhere to show them off.
Kadie @ Seven Alive
It looks AMAZING!!! That piece of furniture is gorgeous and the shelf above adds the perfect balance! Lovin’ the toile pieces and particularly because they have such great history…what treasures! I am most fond of the stuffed horse hanging delicately over the banister!! (A favorite because that is my house ALL the time!!(:) Heather, it looks so lovely!! I have been so lost after blogger blackout! Can’t seem to catch up! I am trying to add all the buttons to my sidebar for the parties! I will add this new one! Your new design looks great, too! Hello to Vanessa, too!!
Wow! What a great transformation! I really like the double brackets and the platters look great too!
Trisha @ The Sweet Survival says
Wow that shelf is amazing! The double brackets make the shelf. LOVE.
Loving those double brackets!! Turned out wonderful! Loving your new site’s look, too!! ; )
Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb says
I am making shelves for my sons room, I just need to finish painting them and I hope my husband will hang them right away! I’d love it if you share this @ Workshop Wednesday! It would make a great addition to the party!
I am your newest follower, I keep getting amazed at each post…I’m loving it here new *friend*
Heather that turned out fabulous girl!! Now can ya come to my house and hang one for me!:)
Ivy@Let's Get Domestic says
I just LOVE the new shelf. I’m looking for something similar for my kitchen and this seems just the ticket. Great inspiration, Thank you!
PS. Blog looks great!
Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents says
Such a gorgeous new shelf that has such a vintage feel to it! GReat job accessorizing it, too. Love how the pieces have such special meaning to you. Such a huge transformation into a unique area. Also love the bull’s eye moldings in that part of the room!
Big TX Hugs,
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
That is fabulous, Heather! I love it! I have some pieces of wood with decorative trim already on them from an deconstructed project that I want to use as cafe shelves. Since we are on the market I’m holding off until we downsize. Love your transferware pieces, too.
What an amzing transformation…just beautiful!
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Hi Heather! I have priced long shelves and they are so expensive! Yours turned out wonderful and I love the lamps and buffet. Thank you for sharing this at my party.
Hey Heather! The shelf turned out fabulous!!! I love the double brackets & I wouldn’t have thought of that. The big substantial corbels are so expensive. I know I’m late in commenting but I’m still catching up on all the posts I missed when I was on vacation. Is that a sign that I follow too many blogs??
You did a great job, love it. I need some brackets like that
Amy @ www.RockPaperScissorsInvitations.com says
Such cool ideas. We are looking for a new home, and it’s gonna be a “fixer” for sure. Great ideas on some personalized projects for each space!