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A one of a kind shelf

So it a while back I found this great architectural piece of wood at my local antique store. When I say a while back, I mean probably a year or more ago.  Every time I went into this store I wanted to buy this piece and create something with it. A few weeks ago I got my chance.

A few weeks back I made a few changes to my family room and bought an old radio. This started kind of a spiral of sorts. I had a chair where the old radio was, so I had to move the chair to the wall where my cool arrow hung.

Since I moved the chair over, you could only see half of the arrow. Well, I couldn’t have that, so we moved the arrow upstairs on the landing wall, and I needed to find something for the wall above the chair. So you could imagine my excitement when I realized I could use that old piece of wood to create a unique shelf. I ran over to the antique store, bought the item that was calling my name, and came up with a plan for the shelf.

I wanted the top of the shelf to be a little narrow and simple. I didn’t want anyone to hit their heads on a big piece of wood sticking out. I found this piece of MDF wood in the garage, we cut it down to size, and I painted it my favorite Man Cave gray.

My hubby attached the bottom half to the wall, and we glued on the top shelf to that wood. It looked great! I couldn’t wait to start decorating it.

I had this painting my daughter did a few years back. I decided to grab an old frame from my storage room and frame it up. I grabbed a couple of old books I had downstairs, and ran to the store for the rest of the accessories.

I found some fun vases, a green frame to frame one of my favorite quotes, and the fun turquoise T to add a pop of color.

This was a such a fun project. The kind that only takes a few dollars, a couple of hours, but gives a huge impact to the room.



I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!

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