Thursday, September 29, 2016
Farmhouse Kitchen Shelf
Hello friends, hope all is well with you! I wanted to share with you the shelf that I had Neal make for this little area above our kitchen cupboard (which he also made) that I had painted to be a chalkboard. I needed change and had grown tired of the chalkboard and I have so many in other places it seemed redundant. Plus I was looking for another area for some of my favorite items to be on display.
I designed the shelf to look like an old farmhouse shelf that had always been here. I had Neal add a dowel rod to the shelf for my linens to hang on. I have so many pretty linens and I just don't enjoy them as much when they are folded and unseen somewhere.
I stained the shelf first and then painted it Behr's Cottage White then lightly distressed it.
The flea market has been especially good to me this year. I found the beautiful bowl on the shelf there and the old rolling pins.
You guys know how much I love little drawers so I bought this pair as soon as I spotted them on Etsy. I love anything that is cute and keeps things organized. I can't figure out why they are such a thing of the past so Neal is currently building me some for me to sell in my Etsy shop and we also bought some at the Springfield Extravaganza to sell so keep an eye out for those! As far as Springfield goes I hope to do a post soon about it and all of the goodies I sold and bought there:)
I am soooo glad that the weather has finally cooled off here and that we are having chilly evenings and nights. This is our first autumn with the fireplace and we have been having a fire just about every evening and I'm in heaven. We have a toasty one going as I write this actually. And yes I plan to do a post just about the fireplace as I promised so long ago...I didn't forget:)
We just put the new windows in the dining room and can finally finish up the work we are doing in there and put the furniture back! I have already started to put some things back in the sitting area...I just can't help myself. Here is a little sneak peek....