Friday, September 23, 2011

FAUX CUBBIES BEFORE AND AFTER



I LOVE FINDING OLD SHELVES AT THE THIFT STORE
BECAUSE I LOVE DOING LITTLE COLLECTIONS OF
MY THRIFT FINDS AND BEING ABLE TO STORE THEM IN ONE LITTLE SPACE.
JUST THE OTHER DAY I FOUND A LITTLE WOOD
BOX WITH A DESIGN OF A PLAYING CARD
AND AN OLD SLINKY, BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES
AND I COULD'NT PASS IT UP.

HERE IS WHAT THE SHELF LOOKED LIKE WHEN
I STARTED...
MUCH BIGGER THAN THE ONE I DID FOR MY
OFFICE YOU MAY REMEMBER IT. AND THIS TIME
I WANTED TO GET RID OF THE
ARCHED MOLDING.

THIS ONE HAS 15 LITTLE CUBBIES AND
THE OFFICE ONE HAD ONLY 9 I ENDED UP
HANGING THAT ONE ON THE WALL
THIS ONE I DECIDED JUST TO PUT ON THE
TOP OF A DRESSER IN MY GUEST ROOM

SO HERE IT IS I HOPE YOU LIKE IT..





I MADE THE NUMBER SIGN OUT OF AN
OLD LICENSE PLATE AND A HOSE CUPLER
I THINK THAT IS WHAT IT IS CALLED.
THE 68 STANDS FOR THE YEAR MY FIANCE
WAS BORN...


THIS PIECE OF CORAL I FOUND AT  THE
THRIFT STORE IT WAS OLD AND
WHITE AND YELLOWED WITH AGE. BUT IT
WAS REAL CORAL AND I KNEW I WAS
GOING TO PAINT IT.

THE STATUE IS A COMIC CHARACTER CALLED
POISON IVY, HAD TO INCLUDE HER.
AND HERE ARE THE SLINKY AND THE CARD
BOX I FOUND !

SOME OLD DOOR HARDWARE...




IM STARTING AN OLD ALARM CLOCK
COLLECTION BUT THEY
ARE HARD TO COME ACROSS,
GUESS IM NOT THE ONLY ONE...



WELL I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT , I LOVE THESE LITTLE SHELVES !!!

46 comments:

  1. I love your little cubbie shelf and everything in it. Of course the clocks always speak to me and I love collecting them.

    hugs
    sissie

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  2. Love both shelves! Perfect for displaying collections.

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  3. I really love it! It's better than any I've seen in the catalogs! Love the color, the size, everything! Nice work!
    Susan

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  4. I love that you display the things I grab when I see them, then stick in a box. (Door hardware, game pieces, etc.) You've inspired me to use some of the vintage JARS I also grab and fill them with other favorite things. That way, I can enjoy them and be more inspired to create with them!
    -Blessings,
    -Revi

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  5. What a fun and whimsical collection! The green was just right! andrea @ townandprairie

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  6. What a great find! I need to get out more! lol Thanks for linking this up!

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  7. Love what you did with the shelf and all your treasures displayed. Such fun stuff!

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  8. I love it! You have some great items in your collection!

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  9. OMG!!! I love it! It looks like something straight out of a potterybarn catalogue!!! GORGEOUS! I want it!! Happy weekend :)

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  10. I have a shelf just like this and hadn't even thought of taking the arches off! Duh! Lol. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. Oh my gosh! This is so great! Love the cubbies...love everything in the cubbies...just perfect.

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  12. Oooooooo! I LOVE THAT!!! And love all the things you have in there! So fantastic!

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  13. What a cute idea...I love how you turned this "not so cute" cubby shelf into something so COOL! Loved looking at your collections and hearing how they came about!

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  14. Lovely idea and the distressing is wonderful!
    -Amanda

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  15. Very cute! I love the clocks. What a fun way to display your finds.

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  16. I love these cubbies and all of your cute knick knacks in it!

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  17. Your cubbies look fabulous and so does everything in it - nice job!

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  18. Very cute cubby. I think it looks great with all of your cool finds displayed! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. LOVE this! And I love all the little treasure you put in it. I love the alarm clocks, now I'm thinking of collecting those, lol. Hubby will be thrilled...

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  20. Gorgeous post and love your blog header. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  21. Oh I just love your cute cubbies! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

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  22. I love the shelf but I love even more what you did with the vignette! The starfish and clocks are my faves. And thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  23. I love this. I really like the openness- it has the look of cubbies, but isn't confined to small spaces. I like everything you put inside too. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love it! I would have bought that cubbie in a heartbeat. You did a fabulous job displaying all the little treasures too. Great job!

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  25. Love. It. My favorite piece on display is the 68! :) clever!

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  26. These are so great. The perfect place to display amazing collections and goodies.

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  27. Love any kind of display shelf and yours is just so cute!

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  28. it looks great, lauren! i love the more rustic look without the molding.

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  29. Wonderful. Love all of the items in the cubbies too. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

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  30. Your cubbies look amazing. I love them. You have such wonderful treasures to display.

    Ruth

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  31. Looks great...fun mix of goodies inside :) Laurel

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  32. I love what you have done with this!!!! So fantastic! I am also so excited to be your newest follower!

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  33. I need some cubbies! I have all my favorite things stored in boxes :( This is really cute and I love the color.

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  34. I'll be taking a second look at those little shelves when I go thrifting... yours turned out so nice and you really have a knack for pulling it together with just the right collections. This was such an inspiring post...thank you!

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  35. Oh I love it and all of your special finds as well!! Great job!

    I have joined Fall in Love with your Home

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  36. what a fun vignette you've created! so many interesting things to see! thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party last week! hope to see you this week!

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  37. I love that! I featured it at Time to Shine this week: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/10/time-to-shine-features-no-37.html

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  38. Ohhh my goodness I am IN LOVE with this! I love how you used it and just all of the little details with the styling!!! :o) anddd I have to say eeeeekkkk I am so thrilled and honored and flattered and yayyyy just happy happy that you linked up!!!! :o) I really wanted to ask you to join my party and then I chickened out for some reason.... so I am SO thrilled you came over!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  39. Awww, so adorable. I've always wanted something like this. Please post more about how you cut the license plate sometime in the future. Thanks for linking up to Fabulous Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  40. super cute! Love the way to styled these! Sorry so late - but featuring you on WWWW! Thanks for linking up!

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  41. This is lovely, and such a great way to display collections. I'm thinking miniature perfume bottles. Now I just have to find the shelf!

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  42. A very interesting article
    I much like your blog
    Thank for sharing

    Thanh Le
    My Blog: http://www.homedesign9.com/

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  43. Your cubbies look great!

    What a genius idea - absolutely love your cubbies!!!

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