Last January I got this shelf from my friend Michelle, who no longer had space for it in her kitchen. I've been shuffling it around in my sunroom ever since, trying to find it a home. Here it is sitting on top of my old stereo cabinet shortly after I got it home.
Since I got the French Provincial dining room suite several months ago, my sunroom has been reassigned as my new dining room. And, since this room is going all white and neutral with touches of blue, the dark, dark green paint (it only looks black, it's actually green) was not going to work out. So I painted it to match the other furniture, in Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint, and hung it on the wall. To hang it I bought a 100 lb cleat at Home Depot, but after I put it up I was just really nervous piling stuff on it, so I put 2 inch drywall screws through it into the studs. It's not going anywhere now, it's locked on tight.
I love the style of this piece, but then I've always been a sucker for a plate rack. I really can't say I like it better white, but it will blend much better in the room. I have not actually begun Christmas decorating just yet, but I couldn't resist adding some new greenery for the photos.
Still torn on painting the walls a creamy beige, or going with a soft washed out blue. I don't think either one is happening until after Christmas since I'm still painting furniture, one piece at a time.
So guess what I'm hoping to show you next week? Big Frenchy is underway:
Have a nice weekend all! I'm partying at:
Feathered Nest Friday
Show & Tell Friday