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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 8, 2009

Before and Afters-Met Monday

Welcome to another Met. Monday! Be sure to check out Susan's wonderful blog @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ She always has something lovely to share.
This is a shelf I was fortunate to find at the thrift store. I am a shelf person...are you? I love to display little seasonal vignettes on them and probably have them in every room.

I got out the 'blogging power tool'....SPRAY PAINT!

And voila! A laundry room shelf. I hung a little Amish quilt I found in Indiana years ago.


I found another shelf for $2.00! Painted this puppy and I am going to put some spring decor in this one.

Maybe fold some tiny little miniature quilts on one of the shelves!
Thanks for the visit.
Blessings,
Debbie
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not for evil!"

31 comments:

Tardevil said...

Your shelves look great! I think I'm inspired to go thrifting!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Debbie what wonderful finds! I love how you accesorized that first shelf - it looks really pretty!

Manuela

Vickie said...

Cute shelves, Debbie - I really enjoy your blog and seeing all the smart things you make and restore. I'm itchin' to get back to doing some of that myself. Have a wonderful day!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Debbie, what a darling result from using your imagination n' your "blogger's power tools" (love that thought! Such a FUN choice of words!) ~~~ Many thanks for the delightful a.m. cuppa w/ you, here! Best, Linda

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the Amish quilt and the shelves are just wonderful:)
Rondell

The Stylish House said...

I like a woman who has a can of spray paint and knows how to use it. It’s one of the best inventions ever! Like your self also...Cathy

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Wow! I love both shelves! I rarely ever find good shelves. I find a lot woith heart cut-outs, but I don't like those. Hearts are nice, but I prefer stars! :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Debbie: This looks great! I am a spray paint fanatic too! I have cans and cans of it in my laundry room. Black is just classic and seems to work with everything! Great job!

Lou Cinda :)

Anonymous said...

Debbie this is such a great shelf. I am the worst spray painter ever. I get more on myself and seem to specialize in dried drips. You don't mind if I live vicariously through your spray can do you? I am so happy to meet you.

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my post to look at my vintage Easter stuff today. I enjoyed perusing your blog - you have lots of great ideas! I'll be back. Sally

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Linda Q said...

You definitely have a great way with shelves, they look great!
Linda Q

Cathy said...

Looks great! Love what acan of spray paint can do.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What great bargains and I love them both painted black. They just look fabulous. The little amish quilt is just wonderful. I use to collect quilts, but then that sort of gets out of hand. I had to quit. lol Thanks for the visit to my BR redo and your gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, I love your shelves and they look great painted black! I'll tell you what - you bring the black spray paint and I'll bring some fabric and decoupage!! We'll have a crafty party! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I love your shelves...they add so much character. Love the laundry one. Linda

Domestic Designer said...

Love your shelves. You did a great job! Have a great day!

Painter's Place said...

You have done wonders with the shelves. Those were such terrific prices. Don't you just love to find bargains and turn them into treasures? They look terrific.

Gina

Tracy said...

I love little shelves too! I need to work on my spray painting technique, though, I am not very good at it and brush painting takes forever!

Chandy said...

Great looking and inexpensive redos! Awesome choice for today's Met Monday!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Debbie! Love that little shelf you have there. Yes, Jesse is almost on his way. I ordered his senior pictures just this morning...bitter..sweet! He has shown no interest in college{sad} but is going to a trade school. Its so scary to see them grow up and Im not sure I can stop being a hen peekin' Momma if you know what I mean,hehe. Take care~

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What cute little shelves. All of you bloggers have got me looking around for something to paint black. I'm lovin' it! laurie

Mimi Sue said...

You do a great job with little shelves. They all look adorable. On your Mar 1 post there is a picture with wallpaper in back of the shelf. Do you know who makes it and if it's still in print? I love it and have been looking for something like that for awhile. Thanks...Mimi

Anonymous said...

I am always making over finds, I like a clean, crisp palate for my shabby beach cottage by the seaside.

abeachcottage said...

I didn't realise I was a shelf person until I read this, and yes sirreee, I sure am too!

Sarah

Charlene said...

Love your shelves! They looked soooooooooooo very different when you finished with them. The black makes things really stand out! What kid of Labs do you have? We ost our sweet Duke who was a chocolate Lab in May & I am longing for another one but, not sure I am ready for the training. OH MY Duke was a stinker. Chew chew chew!

Angie said...

Those shelves look amazing in black! I may have to change out some things on my walls and add some shelves. They are so great because I love being able to rearrange and change things with the seasons like you do I'm sure!

Picket said...

Hey girl..I am a shelf person also and lately I have painted mine black! lol Yours turned out great...read down a few post...I do hope your sweet mama is doing better and that checked lamp shade is just too cute!

Thanks for coming by and yes Missy I have two other sets of dishes packed away in the shed! lol Have a great week sweetie!

Sandy said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for commenting on my post today over at the Inspired R - I agree husband's should help! I've written a few posts on that :) Great to visit you.

Kris said...

Cute shelves. I haven't been out thrifting in a while. I'm way way way overdue. After seeing your photos I have the bug and I need a thrifting fix. ASAP

Have a Happy Day

Kris

Unknown said...

love all the shelves. I really need to look at these in the thrift stores.
Teresa