Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Little Shelf That Could Part 3

I can not believe how much time this 3 shelf wall hung piece of vintage wood and crazed paint has taken !

Finally, the back hooks are on, the wax has been polished and I can dress it.

I raided my own collections. First up is vintage Copper Lustre Tealeaf, maker unknown

The best wall for displaying the shelf with treasures was outside the front door - daylight (raining).

Pewter jugs and a green Transferware elk beaker/vase.

Blue collection with dried hydrangea, a mixture of new blue glass, a vintage spice tin and a newish multi-blues tin.

Pinks, the teapot was my Mom's, used by her every day, lid has been repaired and body has cracks. I love it and keep it on the hutch in the kitchen.

The ladies usually live in the china cabinet and the chintz cup and saucer as well as the Moorcroft small vase have chips on their rims.

Christmas reds and golds now and of course with a multitude of other seasonal possibilities.

Vintage Stuffed Toys, they live on the desk hutch. I posted a few pictures of the toys here (Feb 1/11) and here Nov 13/13.

Vintage Kitchen ware, something I enjoy the most from my collectibles collections. Treen is always an exciting find.

Pretty pieces, borrowed from my welsh dresser along with the new addition of a vintage green plant pot and the red footed glasses

The chalk figures need some repair/paint help. 

This shelf has lots of quirks and layers of paint, lots of cracks and repairs.

I took left and right views of the shelf within seconds of each other and the colours look different.

Another look at some of the repairs.

Before, during, finished.

Featured by:
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors (Nov 18/16)
Kathy of Life on Lakeshore Drive (Nov 19/16)

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  1. AMAZING!!! I think it was worth every bit of the work you did!!! A true treasure and I love how you displayed even more treasures on it!

  2. I love all the ways you dressed this shelf but to me the shelf is the star! So much character! Hugs!

  3. This shelf is so perfect and has that true vintage look. I love all the ways you styled it. What a treasure!!

  4. That is a pretty transformation and I like your displays, especially the Christmas theme and the pink theme.

  5. Joy, you are having way too much fun with this shelf Joy! lol! All the work was worth it in the end. That first styling was instant love. However, I know it will always be fabulous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Still loving it so much. you did a great job of repairing it.

  7. What a pretty old chippy shelf. So many ways to style this piece, have fun with it! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

  8. I love your shelves and your collectables. What a lovely project. Have a fabulous week. I am joining you at Mosaic Monday. I'm going back now to look at your previous posts.

  9. How well the little shelf displays your eclectic mix and styles of collectables, I think it's turned out beautifully.
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

  10. Wow! And I love how you dressed your "new" shelf -- all of them! Happy Monday

  11. Love that shelf! Have a great week :)

  12. "The little shelf that COULD!" Sweet!

  13. Thank you for sharing your new shell and all of them! They are so cute! I am sure they must be your treasure.
    Your post reminds me of my old wooden white desk painted by me 10 years ago. The desk was made by my father-in law just after the second war. Now, the color come off in places but still works as a flower stand at the corner of my garden! Have a good new week!

  14. A great transformation. Love the different ways you styled the shelf. I think the blue was my favourite.

  15. Wow Joy you put in some serious effort. She was so badly damaged and now she's gorgeous. Love how you styled her with all those beautiful little trinkets

  16. Hello Joy, We were traveling all day yesterday to arrive home from FL late last night. We came home to a full day of obligations, thus my late comments to my Blue Monday friends.

    You have done an amazing job on this project. I truly love what you did. You are so good at what you do. It was worth every minute of your hard work.

    Happy blue Monday and thank you for joining in each week.

  17. The shelf turned out beautifully. It is the perfect mix of rustic and classy at the same time. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  18. Nice transformation. Love it. We’re so glad you party with us at Merry Monday. We always look forward to your projects.

  19. Joy, your shelf couldn't have turned out any prettier! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm. Pinned!

  20. Oh Joy... this shelf was truly a labour of love! And I love the outcome. You left it so authentic looking!

    I've featured you this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk 354. Thanks for linking up! :)

  21. I love these little shelf units, so many vignette possibilities. Wonderful collections Joy. A great little refab project thanks for sharing it at Fridays Furniture Fix!


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