Isn't this the sweetest little cherub! I received this from my next door neighbor years ago...he used to be gold, but I used my "miracle in a can" paint and transformed him into a creamy wonder. :)
I bought some beautiful roses marked down on clearance a while back and dried them to fill the cherub to overflowing.
Here's where he sits in my cottage kitchen. This area is to the right of my french doors and to the left of where my living room starts.
I wanted to wallpaper this wall without continuing to paper the living room, so I figured out a way to stop the paper. I put chair rail backerboard vertically up the wall and also used it as the chair rail as you can see below, I was able to stop the wallpaper in it's tracks! :) If you've never heard of chair rail backerboard and would like to see more about it, go here. I like how it gives a farm house look, instead of the normal chair rail that sticks out from the wall. (especially with the beadboard underneath) I just love the look!
Here's the area above my french doors. It was very plain when we moved in, so I built the shelf to go above the door to hold some of my favorite plates and creamy white ironstone.
The contruction of the shelf was a breeze...It's just one large 1 x 8 and I trimmed it out with some trim that I mitered on the corners. The brackets on the end are actually just for looks, there are L brackets behind the plates that are screwed into the shelf and also into studs in the walls. I just hide the brackets with pretty "stuff". I think it adds a lot to the area and gave me a lot more room to decorate..........which is always a plus in my book! Isn't that what we live for!!? :) Oh and the whole thing only cost about $15 bucks!
I am linking up to...
It's So Very Cheri's It's so very Thrifty.
Show & Tell with Cindy over at My Romantic Home
Hope you have a blessed day!