Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Oh how I love a great find!

$10.00 for the shelf
$3.00 for the spray paint
Had the Minwax finish
Had the great "stuff"

Project done and lovin' it.

Before, found this at Goodwill by my office.  Thought it had potential.

Finished and in place on the window seat in the kitchen.

Now a peek at each shelf. I used white creamers and some of my silver pieces.  The silver creamer is pewter and part of a set that was a wedding gift 29 years ago.  You always remember the gifts you received that were a little different than a plate, knife or iron.

Bottom shelf

I went with some Anthropology knobs that I already had for a pop of color.  But, I change knobs constantly, I have a drawer full.  These will change, maybe red at Christmas.

Moving on up.

White creamer on right, my first everyday china pattern.  Silver tulip bowl found at Round Top Texas flea market.  Bird - Micheal's. 

Next up...

Little iron fairy sitting in a pretty silver filagree bowl and tiny covered white crock.

To Top it all off...

Silver candy dish, Round Top too!  Creamers homegoods. 

Few more full views.

I like the added cut outs on the sides, gives it some character.
I'm glad I sanded the edges, makes it no so perfect, more character.
Tiny little drawers, added bonus storage, they won't hold much.  
Maybe some napkin rings would fit perfectly.


  1. Love those knobs on there. They look even better than I imagined. The whole display looks great and again, I think you picked an interesting place to put the shelf and I like that. I'm also liking those shutters in the background. Those are awesome.

  2. How sweet and was a fun new idea to change the knobs for different holidays. I love it! Take care.

  3. It would never have occurred to me to put a shelf on my windowseat. What a clever and wonderful idea. It looks terrific. And such a bargain!!!

  4. What a super find. I love the size and the shape of it. The cutouts are frosting on the cake. So pretty and you have such lovely things displayed in it. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. What a great project and wow what a find at that price! Lucky you!
    The shudders behind it are really vintage looking and perfect in that spot.
    Tina xo

  6. Hi: You had a great idea. I love your shelf and your treasures. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  7. What a fab find! And you fixed it up beautifully! You are super creative.
    Thanks for sharing with us today.

  8. Wonderful find and a great use of it. Changing knobs...I like that.

  9. And I am loving it!!~ You have it accessorized so well too. Thanks Lori for joining the party....

  10. What a great find! I'm green with envy. Love what you did with it, super smart.

  11. Looks lovely!! I just knew that no matter how you decided to finish it, it would look fantastic!!
    Great job!!


  12. What a great shelf. It's much larger than I originally thought. And it looks great on the windowseat.

  13. The shelf turned out just awesome! Didn't take you no time to transform it!

  14. ok, thats it.. you win the LUCKY DUCK award this week for that fabulous find.. I LOVE it..


  15. Love the detail on the shelf - looks nice in the window seat - good job!

  16. You did a great job refinishing that shelf. I like the sanded edges. All your lovely accessories look nice on the shelves.

  17. This turned out really great, Lori & it is the perfect size for that corner!

    I laughed about your "unusual" gifts comment...its true! I always try to buy new babies an outfit that will fit them at their 1st birthday because I remember so well the one that I received as a gift from my DH's aunt. Can't remember very many of the others but the BIG sized outfit really came in handy in 12 months. LOL
    Thanks for bringing up that fond memory from about 40 years ago. :-)

  18. Love your idea of changing up the knobs...I'll take any excuse to make a trip to anthro. so if it means buying new knobs for every holiday then I'm in! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the party...see you next month.


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