Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Shelfie Time

When we bought our house, there were two cut outs in the wall that had been closed in windows. They were just boxes at the time but I wanted more shelves, so my dad crafted some shelves for me! (He's good like that). They still need to be properly placed in's been a while on that :/ But in the meantime, I have enjoyed styling and restyling them. This side is my favorite. Don't mind the grainy, dark photos...the shelves are in a darker area of the house (and as I said, they USED to be windows...not sure why someone closed them in and I really wish they hadn't!).

The two biggest strategies I use when styling shelves is to keep the coloring similar and to create layers and dimension! I stuck with whites, beiges, and golds on this one and even though there is a mix of new and old pieces, it still works! I also layered by adding the plates in the background, books for elevation, and mixed heights. As I encouraged in my previous post, use things you have around the house! Don't run out and buy all new pieces just to "follow the rules"...repurpose instead! I really wanted to use the old books on the shelves, but didn't like the colors of the covers, so I flipped them around to show the pages instead and allowed the coloring to work for me!

I hope you enjoy my "shelfie"! Now go style your own!

(all sources mentioned below)

Platters: D├ęcor Steals
Cigar Box: my parent's garage sale :)
Milk glass: various thrift stores
Flowers and hexagonal vase: Terrain
Old books: various antique stores
Brass candlesticks: thrift store
Old clock: Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY
Bust: Home Goods

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