Friday, February 15, 2008

Show and Tell

I got this piece that says family when we went shopping in Erie in January. I love it but wasn't happy with it any where I put it. When I went to Buffalo this week I found this at AC Moore for about 22 dollars. Not a bad price and with a little work I knew I'd love it.

First I painted it a couple coats of off white.


Then I took my hand sander to it and roughed up the edges a little.
Put some water based stain over the whole piece and rubbed it off.Now I love it!
Just what I had in mind.
I love the dental molding and all the detail. What do you think?

To check out more Show and Tell posts and to find out how to join us, go visit Kelli's House.

23 comments:

Dawn said...

It's perfect, Jean!

Hootin' Anni said...

First....your link you left at Kelli's Show N Tell mr linky is for last weeks.

And then....the whole concept of this idea --from the word family to what you did to make it fit perfectly with your room is outstanding. I love this idea.

My Show N Tell is shared, if you haven't already, please stop by for a visit.

Jean said...

I know about the first link going to the wrong page but can't figure out how to delete it. If anyone can help please e-mail me. There is no visable happyface to delete. Jean

genny said...

Very nice and cool. TC

Judy said...

Nice job, it looks great.

jennifer said...

Very nice! Aren't you handy...Jen

Cheryl said...

What a great job you did on that shelf.... can I borrow you to do somethings at my house? lol

Penless Thoughts said...

I think you did a lovely job. The color contrast really sets both items off.
Susan

Barbara H. said...

You did a great job! It looks wonderful. I have seen little piece, or ones like it, but I have never gotten any for the same reason -- no good place to put them.

BTW, your link from Kelli's goes to last week's Show and Tell.

Lilli said...

It's great, Jean! I hardly ever think to put stuff on the walls, and now you've got me thinking about a display shelf like yours :)

Sarah said...

It's great. Family is so wonderful and it is so lovely to remember them with something pretty.

Blessings.

Constance said...

I think you did a great job! Sometimes I have found something but have had to hang on to it until I could display it "just right". Looks great!
Connie

cherished*vintage said...

Perfect! The white shelf is a wonderful compliment to the black letters. You did good!
-Karoline

the teach said...

Jean, I just love it!! How lucky you were to have found it. Happy S&T! :)

Jewelgirl said...

You want to come over and
refinish by cabinet? You
did a great job!

It's All Good! said...

That looks perfect! I love word plaques. I have one in my kitchen that says--approiately enough--"It's All Good! Have a great weekend.

Charlotte said...

I love the shelf and the Family sign. I've seen those cutout signs and have been tempted to buy one several times, but haven't yet. I like your header. I have a small snowman collection. Love your snowman curser too.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Jean, this looks great! And, if you're out shopping you must be feeling better ;)

Cassie

nannykim said...

the shelf looks great; love the way you painted it!

Mrs M said...

I love the moulding and you did a fabulous job finishing it:-)

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Lora said...

You're right! It looks perfect on your new shelf!

Charity said...

I love the sign and the shelf! Great job!!

Sharon said...

That shelf is perfect for it! You did a great job. That is a very cozy corner! I love the lamp!

Hugs, Sharon