I wish I would have taken a before picture of this area. It is amazing what a difference a few changes can make. This is a bookcase that I need to have for storage but don't really have a good place to put it. It is on the end of a dry bar that I use to store tools and kid stuff and a antique window hangs above it. I have the dry bar and the window as a visual barrier to separate our "entryway" from our living room. The bookcase appears to be in both areas. I don't have a space anywhere in the downstairs where it will work however. I digress. Anyhoo.
I "papered" the top to shelves that you can see with scrapbook paper and my glue gun. I used two complimentary patterns since I wanted to use what I already had. I then arranged the shelves with some accessories. I did that all before Christmas, but the top still looked wrong. See what I mean. In this shot you can see the jumbled mess of the shelf as well. I also fixed this area that is front as well.
Ahh this is worse than I remember!!!
That is much better!!
This shutter I picked up a couple of week's ago at the antique shop. It is a true antique and was supposed to be $40 for a pair. Well I only wanted one and have built a rapport with the owner. So she sold it to me for $10. Whoo!!!
The star is an old carpenter ruler that I just shaped into a star. I love this look!
The Hurricane was on top of our TV armoire. I purchased it months ago at the thrift store. I made the candle myself by just wrapping it with a piece of vintage sheet music. Around it are hearts made with more vintage sheet music, some vintage dominos, and some glass marbles. The crock has our town on it. i got that at a yard sale a few years back. The puppies were my dad's moms. I only have a dew things that belonged to her so they mean a lot to me. The blocks I bought from Etsy. I forgot the seller and I'm made about that she was wonderful.
This is a favorite picture of some of my little ones taken about 5 years ago while we we strawberry picking. I found the holder at Jo-Ann's. It was on clearance for $1.97. I think it says it all.
Here is that other area next to the bookcase.
Well what do you think?
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