Way back last Fall, I was in a Goodwill store and happened upon this interesting shelf. I thought to myself "That'll be great in my scraproom!" $12 later I was the proud owner. Got it home and realized I had looked at it backwards. The posts go down the front! Good grief - now what will I do with this thing?
Well, the other day I was reading a post at Melissa's Heart and Home ( I love her blog - if you haven't checked it out, you should. She is just s Sweetheart!) and she was laughing at how she didn't know she had plate rails on the back of her china hutch shelves. Melissa- we have had all moments like that!
And it hit me! That little shelf I bought last Nov. that's been sitting in the workshop ever since - waiting for me to give it some love - was a teacup shelf! Each little "cubbie" was a place for a cup and saucer. WHOO HOO! Just took me a little longer than I would've liked to figure out!
I immediately went to work transforming it. Once again I thought about taking pictures after I've already cleaned it up and sanded it and primed it. OH WELL! Better late than never!
So here I am a little ways into the project.
This is the back, which is the way I glanced at it and why I bought it (duh!)
And here is the front. This piece was disgustingly dirty.
It was badly painted this terrible shade of green . . . yucko.
So I painted it two coats of antique white and two coats of of white. Then I took it outside and proceeded to sand a lot of it off. My husband just looked at me and says "Whatever Dear." I just smiled. Cause I knew what I wanted it to look like!
So here it is. proudly hung with most of my teacups placed lovingly inside.
I love it! I love how it has a little of the green showing through,
and also the antique white.
And I get to enjoy all my wonderful teacups!
Now the wall in the dining room is looking a little bare. But never fear! I am on the hunt for a piece to put below it. It's just going to take time. But I know what I want!
Hope you enjoyed my little project. Have a great day!