Wow, do I have some pure eye candy to share with you today. For those of you that have been around for a while may remember when I was trying to make some wall decor decisions in my dining room. Should I add shelves? Should I add more pictures? This was two years ago. Click here if you need a refresher before continuing.
Anyway, I ultimately decided to add more pictures. You can read about that here. While that worked for me, I really regretted not having some shelf space in my dinning room. So, apparently after two years, I decided to change that.
After removing the pictures, filling in the holes, and touching up some paint, here is the before.
I picked up some brackets and 2″x12″x8′s at Home Depot. I cut everything to length, sanded, and attached the brackets.
Then everything got a coat of white paint. I use the latex based trim paint from Sherwin Williams in semi-gloss for all the trim in my house. I used the same for this project.
After two coats I attached my new shelves to the walls with some screws and BAM!, new awesomeness for dining room.
I do apologize I don’t have a full tutorial for this, but I figured the process was pretty self explanatory.
Now, on to the fun part. Filling these babies with awesomeness! To show you my new shelves I created two fancy displays. The first is a coffee bar and the second is a lemonade stand. Let’s check them out!
A natural color scheme with pops of green and yell pulls together this impromptu coffee station.
A funnel in a stemless wine glass creates an easy and unique flower arrangement. A few snips of greenery and blossoms from the garden practically arrange themselves as stems are tucked into the narrow end of the funnel.
A vintage wood ironing board found shopping at a local antique shop acts as a unique riser and is the centerpiece of both displays.
Coffee beans in glass jars, more funnels, old printing blocks and a sweet little owl create interest and a bit of fun.
Next up, my little in-house lemonade stand is all about color.
Taking inspiration from a set of colorful bowls, splashes of red, purple, orange, and yellow were added to make this display really pop.
Two potted purple ranunculus plucked from the garden add a natural and cost effective touch.
Red and white striped straws in a tall drinking glass serve a purpuse and add a sense of whimsy. I love these straws!
And, of course, there is plenty of cold lemonade with a few spare lemons for garnishing glasses or to whip up another batch should more friends arrive.
Pretty darn cute, right?!
I know that was a lot of pictures, but lets take one more quick look. Before…
I’m totally in love with my new shelves and I can’t wait to deck them out for the fall and christmas! That’s the best part about shelves.
I hope you like them as much as I do!