Friday, April 29, 2011

New Paint, Old Shelf

Hey my friends! 
I've been missing all of you :)
Our internet has been non-functioning this week, due to the massive storm
that blew through Tuesday night.
Thankful that all is well here...and hoping this finds you all safe at home.

With a little time on my hands, I did manage to paint my old cabinet.
Well, it's just a shelf now that I removed the doors :)
I took a bunch of pictures to show you the details...
Hope you enjoy :)

Here is a shot of the shelf before I painted it this time...
It was a very light gray, with the inside the original dark wood.

I was inspired to paint the inside of the shelf white by
(She has a gorgeous blue cupboard!)

So, I decided to paint the outside of the shelf a subtle green.
I used BEHR Spring Hill in a satin finish with a dry brush technique.

I used a basic white for the inside of the shelf, using a dry-brush also.
Then I sanded profusely all over to expose the layer of dark wood.

The green is a subtle shade, just enough to show up with the right light.

I really do like the way it turned out.
The ironstone and jars seem to show up well with the vintage wood backdrop.

I picked a few pink hydrangeas from my garden.
Hope to keep them alive  :)

I used my old zinc basket to fill with burlap bags, feedsacks, and tablecloths.

The colors of the Ball jars are one of my favorites.

I also added my bottle carrier with an assortment of vintage bottles.

And an old zinc sap bucket just stands alone.

I am planning to try some wax suggestions from Miss Mustard Seed,
to finish it off and prevent scratch marks.

I am sharing my shelf's new paint-job over at Furniture Feature Friday.

I am also sharing with Donna at Friday Nite Special.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for visiting me today :)
I appreciate you all and thanks for following along.

Also sharing at:

Becky C


Sheila said...

I am now inspired to paint my vintage shelf that has not been painted ever. I use the shelf for my vintage telephone collection...i am going to do it as sson as i finish watching the wedding I tivoed/recorded. i do hope you have some great plans for the weekend...enjoy!


Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Becky,
I have missed you so much, I'm so glad you and the family are doing okay after the storms!!
Okay, I am IN LOVE with your cupboard re-do!!! It looks so beautiful!! I'm going to have to put it on "The Vintage Inspired Home" if that's okay with you.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You have done a wonderful job with your cupboard...both with the paint techniques and your wonderful displays!

d e l i g h t said...

It look fantastic! The color combination works well. I really like the row of clear jars at the top! Glad you are back.

ShantyGirl said...

It has so much more character with the new do! Love what you did and love your photo's and styling

Petite Michelle Louise said... lovely! love the colors and the collections you have on each shelf. gorgeous!

❀ JoAnne said...

Love it Becky! And with all of your special touches I just adore it! Great job!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Becky, your old shelf looks new again! New in an OLD WAY!...LOL. I love it. I gotta get one of those baskets!

So glad to hear that you and your family are safe from the storms.


sissie said...

What a great cabinet! I love the way you have displayed so many vintage pretties inside.


Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Becky, what an amizingly beautiful shelf! The locker basket with the fabric goodies in it makes me swoon.

Laura said...

Everything you do is so exquisite. Your photographs are amazing too.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous Becky!
I love it, and all that you filled your shelving with!
The colour is so beautiful and I love tha background and its older look.
The blue jars are stunning and I love the blue bottles too..magical!

Deborah :)

Vintage Begonia said...

I am glad you are all doing fine! Prayers to everyone in the path of the terrible storms. The cabinet is really adorable, I can't wait to make some changes in my home as well! It seems like all the time and energy just goes into our store these days.
Take Care,

Cheryl said...

Hi Becky,
Your shelf looks great. I love the things you chose to display in it and how you have arranged them. Nice job!

Lou said...

Looks great! Love how you decorated it too. Now I have a purpose of my mom's wire basket that she used to use in the chest freezer. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi said...

Love what you have done with the shelf and loving those colors too!!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a beautiful job with the cabinet, Becky. I love the two tone look and how you have distressed it. I'd like to learn more about waxing.

All of your pieces are them all. Very well done, my friend!


LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Beautiful Becky! Love that color and the ball jars! Is that a new header? Very pretty! Have a blessed weekkend!

Becca said...

I just found your blog through 3 Ring Cottage. I love it and I'm following you. I'd love it if you'd stop by and visit.


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Beautiful! What a fun piece to work with! So original, just love the rounded top. Your vignettes are truly delightful, as always. :)


Stephanie said...

LOVE what you did with your cabinet! The lighter bakground is always great for making your collections pop!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

The cabinet looks so wonderful, and the ball jars look so very pretty ! Soft and calm. perfect!
Have a pretty day!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful job, Becky! I love the transformation! How exactly does one "dry brush" a piece? So glad that you and yours are ok after all of that wicked weather down there. Soooo very sad....

xoxo laurie

Sweet Young Journey said...

I love the way it turned out! I aslo love all your treasures you tucked into it!


A Cottage Muse said...

It looks just wonderful!
Perfect place to show off your favorite collections!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Becky!
I always love stopping by to see your gorgeous photos of your collections and lovely objects so perfectly placed in your warm and inviting home.
Love the bell jars too... that color is so gorgeous isn't it?

Lara said...

It looks absolutely spectacular, Becky!! You have done a wonderful job. I love that you painted the inside a different shade than the outside. And you me it look extra pretty with all those nice goodies inside.
:) Lara

ANNE said...

Looks perfect, Becky! Love all of its contents, too. Everything goes together like a bit of history.

EnchantedBella said...

Very beautiful!! I love the way it looks like the paint has been there for years. wonderful job. I have some big painting jobs but I'm a little nervous that I might mess up. I have never painted a big piece of furnitrue yet. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

So glad you're back. the shelf is wonderful. I LOVE everything on it too. ♥

Amy Kinser said...

Girl!!!!! I love this!!!!! This is a great cabinet and the way you have it decorated is perfect. I love the paint!!!!

Why oh why do you do this to me when you paint things in my favorite color? You know it makes me covet and that is a sin. Actually, I don't mind you keeping yours, it's just that I want one just like it. That means if we find another one similar then we (you) have to paint it to look just like it and then I bring it back to TN. Deal????

Am I going to have to bring a U-Haul with me when I come just in case? :)

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

I love the finished product - so lovely. It's filled with lots of fun treasures lucky girl!

A Rosy Note said...

I love your paint selection Becky! It looks so good with those Ball jars and sets their color off perfectly. I was busy painting here today...a chalkboard and frame for my daughter's room that I hope to post...someday ;)

linnea-maria said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and your appretiation! Your kitchen shelf turned out gorgeous. Those blue jars are so nice we havent got these in sweden. You arranged your shelf so beautiful. Warm wishes. /Therese

Karen said...

Everything is stunning, love your style and the photography is beautiful I am now following. I cant believe I just found your wonderful blog.

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Ok I gotta say the after is waaaaaay better! What a way to showcase those jars, from a fellow jar enthusiast!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hey Burlap Girl!
Just now thought of you....Joy at Savvy City Gardner is giving away the cutest ever burlap bag. You may want to scoot over there and enter!


Cassandra said...

Oh my this is SOOO LOVELY! I am trying to redecorate our home by refinishing as much as possible from what we already have. Your blog is such lovely with so much inspiration!

Annie said...

Hi,Becky! Love your shell, and old bottles, Ijust love them! Love all on your shell! Beautiful!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Becky, this turned out fantastic! I love the hydrangeas too. They are my favorite garden flower. We're a bit farther north than you so hydrangeas aren't blooming around here yet, but we just planted some last year and I'm hoping we get a few blooms!

Tonya said...

This is just beautiful!! I love the way it turned out!! The pink hydrangeas & turquoise ball jars just pop against that wood!! Gorgeous!!

Steph said...

This is simply amazing. Not only do I love the paint job, but you have the perfect items in display too. Very lovely.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Becky, thanks for sharing at the blog party. It is so pretty, and I love the jars displayed too.

Morning Glory Cottage said...

Love this! Great job! Thanks for sharing and love some of your great pieces.

Katie said...

Love how you've painted the shelves, and the vignettes you've created are lovely!

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

I love the way it looks pretty! and you've decorated it so nicely...with all the bottles and white vases.
Where did you get the blue ball jars from?

Melissa said...

So pretty!!! Love all the ironstone. I just became your newest follower! I would love it if you stopped by to visit me sometime. :)


Okio B Designs said...

I just love your jar collection! Girl, you have the touch! Everything you put together always looks drop-dead gorgeous!


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So pretty -- what a difference a change in paint colors makes! I love the way you accessorized it too!

Butterbean Row said...

Your photos are lovely showing all of your sweet treasures. I really love the pitchers!

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