I painted it in Annie Sloan Pure White and rubbed it smooth. Added some hooks, hung it on the wall, but then decorating it didn't work out the way I expected. I was picturing something rustic and farmhouse-like, but the white coffee mugs I was going to hang on the hooks were too bulky so I swapped out some teacups that I got at auction years ago. The teacups hung beautifully so I dug out the rest of the set. This is every piece I have - 6 cups, 5 saucers, 8 dessert plates, a sugar and creamer, and it fills the shelf nicely, with a pop of color from the little aqua butter dish I picked up at an auction last fall. This looks so pretty against my new paint.
Destiny takes a hand. MFEO (made for each other). Do you remember that movie - Sleepless in Seattle? Here is the spot where this little shelf found a home, with an inch to spare on either side.
Doesn't get much more perfect than that. Linking up to Show and Tell Friday.