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!
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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