Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Turquoise and Numbered

 The display shelf is turquoise and numbered - two of my most favorite things about any project.  There is no before - I found this half-finished shelf deep in the bowels of Horror Monster, my beloved craft stash.  

Wait, that doesn't sound so pleasant and this display shelf is so cute.  

I'll just admit it was found after digging through the years-old layers of Horror Monster.  

Wait, that makes me out to be a terrible keeper of my house.  

I will admit I am.

 True confessions aside, this is how I found it.  Painted turquoise on the back and sides.

 A light spray of white for the inside.

As you can see it was a cassette tape case.  I took out every other shelf to make bigger spaces to display some long-forgotten collection which has probably grown too big to even fit in this space now.

Distressed the front with turquoise and some brown glazing.

 Stamped the spaces from 1 to 21.

Too bad there were not 25 spaces - perfect for an advent calendar.

 I let the stamps slip on 14.

We'll just say I intentionally distressed it!

I tried it out as a display and I loved it.

No, I am not keeping it, but I am tempted.

No, it must go.

I scrounged up some of my glass creamers, Frozen Charlottes and floral frogs.  Added some bottle brush trees and a silver trophy bowl of lace.

A vignette!

 This close up photo is just for Danni at  Silo Hill Farm.  The Frozen Charlottes are nicely tucked in for naps on the shelves.  Danni so loves these dolls.

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  1. Good morning, Donna! This is great! I would have turned it sideways and displayed all of my pie birds in it! I actually like the blurred 14 - it gives the piece some authenticity! I also love the cork and bottle brush trees in your previous post - wonderful idea!

  2. How adorable! It is just perfect for a "collection" of variety items. The numbers are a great touch and I love your nickname for The Dungeon...ahem...I mean the Horror Monster! lol

  3. This is great Donna, from the color to the numbers! I used to have one of them and got rid of it...bummer! I would totally redo it! Where did you get your large number stamps? will be proud...I bought two distressing ink pads the other day. I just haven't had any time to use them with all the remodeling! Thanks for sharing your awesome shelf.

    Blessings, Vicky

  4. Hi Donna I love what you have done with this shelf looks great now.I hope it sells fast-love dee x

  5. Inventive, very effective. Love the transformation (and such a good idea too).

  6. I love shelves with numbers. My pixies could nap quite nicely in those cubbies.

  7. The shelf is adorable! Someone is getting a real treasure!
    Great color!

  8. Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for your kind words - at the cottage party and on my blog :) You made my day! ~Pernilla

  9. Great display Donna. Love your idea. I built two of those shelves with shutter-type doors for my kids ... wonder what ever happened to them? I think that was in the 70's. You have made yours look really time-worn. Love the little tree displays too. You are just so creative.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  10. Great transformation. Love the sleeping charlottes!

  11. Wow Donna, I love it. The numbers and the color make it. Thanks so much for stopping by on Sunday.

  12. It really does look great now and I love the napping dollies! heehee! Wouldn't it be pretty filled with little Christmas things. I love this color with any decor! Have fun!

  13. Love it, Donna! The color and numbers really add to make it perfect to display all your pretties.

  14. I have passed on cassette shelves several times and never once did I think of removing the shelves to make the spaces bigger. You are a genius! I'm LMBO because in the first picture with the Frozen Charlottes I thought, "OMG, they are even creepier laying down!" Then I smiled when you gave me a shout out in the next paragraph! I will never understand the fascination with those creepy things!!! (There's probably a whole museum dedicated to them somewhere.) I do love your shelf though..including the "intentional distressing"!!

  15. Love the look. Great display. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. What a great piece and I love the numbers. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. LOVE it!! The perfect little display piece :)

  18. Oh, I love turquoise and numbers too! Great little display piece. Hopped over from We Call it Olde.

  19. Great display shelving. Love the colors!!
    Mary Alice

  20. Donna that is an awesome piece! Thanx for partying at THT.

  21. What a great piece, love what you did with it!

  22. I'll say again, you are just so creative. I just don't have the vision to look at something and think of reinventing it like that. Need to work on it! Thanks for sharing this at the We Call It Olde Link Up! -Dawn @ We Call It

  23. I am so mad at myself. I passed up one of these cassette cases this summer. I hemmed and hawed and decided against it. Now I'm kicking myself. What a cute way to display a collection! Thank you for sharing it and your adorable bottle brush tree joy decorations at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

  24. LOVE the intentional slip on 14! Good thinking! Great colors too!

    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  25. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this piece!!!! It is PERFECT! : ) hugs...

  26. Hi stopping by to let you know you have been featured this week at One More Time Events…. Hope you can join in again this week….Thank you for sharing…Tammy


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