Two huge questions for you this morning. First, did you know tomorrow is Friday? I find that a legitimate cause for celebration. Only one thing I don’t like about Fridays, it’s trash day around these parts…and that means after I’ve dutifully hauled myself out of bed at 6 am for a run, I get a large tasty mouthful of rotten, rank air as I trot past every trash can out by the curb. And by going for a run, I actually mean I gallop frantically behind my large German Shepherd as she mercilessly tows me from one interesting smell and cat sighting to the next. In short, if I manage to survive the first hour, I think Fridays are wonderful.
Second question, did you know the chapter37 shop carries home decor items? That’s something new for me, and I’m really excited about it. I don’t put anything in the shop
unless I hope it doesn’t sell so I can keep it that I wouldn’t use in my own house. I really have loads of fun with it, and I’m hoping to have a much bigger selection before too long. Some of it is sold just as I found it, and some things were fixed up or hand made.
I found these two little shelves at the Habitat for Humanity Re-store. They always get really neat old stuff in from houses being torn down, so that’s one of my favorite junk finding spots. The other day I found a framed graduation certificate dating 1940! That’s WWII era! I felt positively reverential about that…but not enough to buy it. I was distracted by shelves.
These two shelves weren’t horrible as I found them, just dated looking. They didn’t look as nice as this picture in real life. Gold decor can look upscale and modern…but there’s a fine line that if crossed, the gold becomes a lamentable candidate for a junk store. As we see here.
I gave them a going over with white paint, and black glaze. I finished them off with a clear coat of poly-acrylic to seal them. I really love how glaze can make details pop.
If it were me, I’d use them in a gallery wall of black and white stuff. I think they would look so pretty with a chunky black frame around them with a smaller picture frame or candle perched on them. Or they could be used on either side of bed holding a small lamp?
I’m curious, what would you do with them? (These are available for purchase HERE.)
Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;