7/4/11

Fourth of July weekend...

I finally got around to fixing up this antique oak shelf I picked up about two years ago at a yard sale for $5 bucks. The shelf is meant to hang on the wall, so it doesn't have a back on it.... well I fixed that.I am going to use this as a free standing shelf, so I wanted the shelves to have a back on them so nothing would fall off the backside when I start to overload them with fun vintage stuff. I cut pieces of foam core and wedged that between each shelf. I then added some hundred year old sheet music and distressed the edges with a brown ink pad. I also made the curvy bit at the top of the shelf and covered that with sheet music as well. I really like how it turned out, now I have a nice little shelf to place some fun vignettes on. The only down side to adding fun/cute things to my studio is, I live in the last remaining dust bowl of the world ---- Fresno. Talcum powder dust coating eVeRyThInG. And don't suggest I dust more often to combat the dust build up.... 'cause I just won't believe you.

I also came across this bird cage that needed some attention, a "floor" to be exact. So while I had the foam core out I cut a bit to fit the bottom. Then of course, I had to spray paint the cage and add a cutie-pie fairy inside it and then and only then could I place it back upon my shelf.I also hung some lace curtains.... and... and... Oh nuts.... I'll be honest, I'm just trying to get out of painting a bookcase. I'm getting sick of paintin'.... I've linked up to Very Merry Vintage Style-- "Share the Love" linky party.

9 comments:

Deneen said...

Love the way this turned out! The music really goes with the curves of the piece~

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love the little fairy in the birdcage:)
The shelf looks great and I am so jealous that you have a lovely studio. I keep hoping that hubby will sheetrock a corner of the basement for me!
Warmly,
deb :)

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Foam core. What a great idea! And now I know what to do with my bottomless birdcage. I'll have to worry about the fact that it is topless and curved later.

You have talcum dust, we have marble dust. I swear, all we do is just stir it up when we dust. Add lots of spiders and long cat hair... It's hopeless.

Pearl said...

Your shelf is so sweet! What a great job, I want one? Yeah I hate painting too :/

curlyqmosaics said...

Your shelf looks amazing! I am so impressed with your foam board cutting skills! That stuff has always been a nightmare for me...i never get it right, the foam board is always destroyed by the time I am done with it! Your curves on there are fantastic !

Oh yeah, I want that birdcage...it is the cutest thing ever! I love how you added the cute photo inside! Perfection!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Cheryl,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. I was thinking people would think I was crazy, but I was pleasantly surprised at the comments. If I'm crazy I'm not alone!!! I mean, come on, who wouldn't love a tiny cute mouse in a little pink bathtub. Seriously!!! Please come visit again, I'm just getting started and haven't had much time to post many things yet . . . but have lots planned! Bring a friend! I checked out your blog and really enjoyed it, I'm your newest follower!
Julie

Debby said...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by COzy Blanket. COme back later and read the funny story about what happened today.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for visiting me. Love what you've done with these pieces.

very merry vintage style said...

Great fix on the shelf--I think the fairy baby in the cage is adorable! Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday--!
Mary