Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shelf For The Bathroom

This is kind of a combination post, showing a couple of little treasures I found this past week at an antique mart, as well as the makeover of the shelf I got at the local antique and flea mart for $25.00.


I decided to use the free quart of paint I got from Ace in Oyster Pearl to paint it.  This is a very light grey.  I took some pictures before it goes into the bathroom because the light is not good in there.  I will be editing the brightness on those pictures.


I used some Old White and then some Paris Grey to dry brush over the flower part  on top of the Oyster Pearl, just to give it a little more depth and interest.   I used a clear wax over the whole piece and did dark wax over the floral.


I used some of the Paris Grey along the detailed edge of the top by the flower and then dry brushed it near the detailed side pieces. I also did a quick dry brush over the curved edge of each shelf.



I wanted to try and use what I have to accessorize it, but I was “feeling” silver and I don’t have much silver.  Beware ~ apparently, I either stand crooked, hold the camera crooked or something is crooked, but the shelf is perfectly level and is not hanging crooked!  Also, if the lighting looks freakish, it’s because I had to play with the brightness and contrast to get them to not look so dark.


I did use a couple of the pieces I won from Rosemary at Villabarnes.



I also found a couple of small pieces while out with my friend, Sue from Sullivan and Murphy.  The sweet little creamer, which not only has this great patina to it, but there is a delicate little pattern on the handle, around the top rim and the bottom rim as well. 



I left this one alone, except for adding the nest and eggs to the top and the bird tag. 


The second piece I did clean up with my silver polish because I thought this one would look better shiny.  Here it is before.


Here it is after.


I added a few bits of faux flowers and ivy, which I stuck in a small styrofoam ball {which fit perfectly in this piece} and then topped it off with some moss.


I think one or two  more little things and the accessorizing of this shelf piece will be complete.


I have a little Springifying I want to do in here also with a new {clearance} shower curtain and a new bath mat.   I’ll share that with you later in the week!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, what a coat of paint can do! Absolutely love this piece, the lines are gorgeous. Perfect in your bathroom. Hugs ~ Mary

Debbiedoos said...

That is such a pretty shelf Kathy and so nicely accessorized too!

Karena said...

Kathy This is beautiful!! I love the spindles. What did you think of the new paint from Ace; do you think it is similar to ASCP? It looks great!

Come over to visit, I have a New Giveaway I think you will love!

Art by Karena

Kim Gillian said...

I love the shelf and the items you got this weekend. Very Pretty.

-Kim :)

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Kathy you did a fabulous job with that piece- what a great thrifty find, too - I absolutely love it in your salle de bain!

The items you've placed look great, too, with the Paris Grey - wonderful job, really like it!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! That little curio looks great with a new paint job on it. Pretty and practical for that area. I love your two silver finds too. Amazing what a little silver polish will do! xo Diana

Passionate for White said...

You transformed that shelf perfectly!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful shelf and it looks great the color you painted it. The accessories are perfect for it too!

Rooms by Ann said...

This is a beautiful shelf, either way it look's great. I love that you used silver decorate.thanks for sharing

Sue said...

Kath- the shelf turned out great~ Love that you did some dry brushing on it to enhance it a bit. LOL- just fix the photo in Picasa, silly, with the little straightening tool. You're NOT a bit "off" at all! ha ha
Thanks for the shout-out. We had fun and I think the "chalice" looks better all shined up. (Think Sunday mass! But there are too many germs for ME to use a communal cup!)
~ Sue

Okio B Designs said...

It doesn't look crooked at all in the photos. Love the makeover and the little touches you added - especially the nest! Very Spring-y.


Jodie said...

Love the new color. Yahoo for free paint! A girl can never have too much paint. I haven't used mine yet. You inspired me with your silver pieces. I have some similar.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing transformation! I love your shelf! You chose the perfect colors for it!The silver items add such a nice touch with the Paris Grey! Lucky girl to win Rosemary's giveaway- these are amazing too!

Gail said...

Kathy, the shelf and the way you have accessorized it looks great! I love your silver pieces...nice addition to the shelf. Hope you are enjoying your day, Gail

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That shelf is so cute--love what you did with it!

Kelly said...

That shelf is so cute in your bathroom. You added just the right touch to it.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy...that shelf is magnificent...You truly found a gem there and turned it into a real treasure...Love all the things you placed on the shelf...It looks awesome in the space...Love the silver too!!

xinex said...

What a cute shelf. Kathy. I love the color and what you displayed in it...Christine

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy I love it and love all the pretty accessories too! It looks great in your bathroom!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful piece and the color you chose really made it most gorgeous! It looks great on your wall and you've dressed her up just perfectly.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

That is such an adorable shelf, Kathy! It looks great in your bathroom.

I know what you mean about the trouble with your images of the bathroom. One of the reasons I don't post much from INSIDE the cottage is because all the trees around it make it dark and hard to photograph.

Have a wonderful night!
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

An Oasis in the Desert said...

That is such a sweet piece. Nice job of painting!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like that shelf, it turned out great!


Unknown said...

Lovely pieces and the shelf has great details that show up much better in the lighter colour.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Looks great Kathy! And in the perfect spot in your bathroom.

chateau chic said...

What an adorable shelf! It's amazing how paint brings new life to a piece. You've styled it with some great accessories.
Mary Alice

Kim said...

What an adorable shelf Kathy. I love the colors you chose - perfect. It's got such great detail.

Debra from Bungalow said...

That is one cute little shelf! I really like how the silver accessories look in there.

Deserae said...

Love your shelf...the new color is wonderful! Your little silver pieces are so pretty too!

White Lace and Promises said...

Absolutely adore this!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Wow! You have been so busy! I love that shelf Kathy, and you have found the perfect spot for it! I would love a shelf just like that in my bathroom...it would be great for additional storage! Angie xo

Pamela said...

How very pretty Kathy! I love how it all came together.

Room to Inspire said...

The silver pieces are great! Looks fab.


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love that piece! the detail on it just makes it so special. Love how you accessorized it too!

Casinha da TICA ♥ said...

A prateleira do banheiro,ficou lindo,ameiii

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