This shelf has been in our family for as long as I can remember. It was made by my Grandpa Al and has housed knick knacks and figurines in every home I can recall from my childhood. When I got married and we got our first apartment, I asked my mother if I could have it and of course she was thrilled that I wanted it.
Here it is in all of it’s fall-themed glory (let’s just say lots of things have improved since then…)
And then when we bought our little house, I pulled out old faithful to display my vintage camera collection
But one thing has always bothered me about the shelf: it’s SO heavy and dark! The moment you enter the room, your eye is immediately drawn to the sucker- especially if you decorate in whites, greys, and creams as I usually do. So what’s a girl to do? I think you know…
A little paint and some light sanding does the trick every time.
We’re pulling down Christmas decorations this week (I made it my goal to wait until after Vesper’s birthday!) so I plan to pull out my beloved white nativity set for display!