Thursday, November 15, 2012

Vintage Plate Shelf


I found this vintage plate shelf! Woo Hoo!  First, it needed repairs with wood filler, lots of wood filler! 
I painted it with Annie Sloan's Old Ocre. I used two coats and distressed it. I used Wipe on Poly as a top coat. It still looked plain, so my hubby helped me add a wooden bead-board back.  
Curvy sides
Finished! Unfortunately, it will not fit in my laundry room, where I had planned for it to go. It was a tight fit to begin with, but I forgot about the light switch and cover; yikes! Have you ever had that happen? I'm bummed!

Update:
I found a place in the master bath at the beach. Woo hoo!




14 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Who needs lights? Just hang it right over top of that stupid switch!;>)

That is a great looking piece. It ought to sell quickly- xo Diana

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Amen! Great suggestion!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great piece, Betsy! I love the new color and the beadboard backing. It's too bad it won't fit where you wanted it in your laundry room. Maybe you will find another place you can put it.

Anne said...

So pretty Betsy! That is another one of my favorite colors!I am sure you will find the perfect spot for it!
xx
Anne

Tardevil said...

Just cut a hole out for the switch! :.)

Ellie VanCaster said...

I think it looks wonderful-I love the bead board.
I also finally took a peek at your
kitties-they are so cozy looking-just love them!

Gina said...

That is such a great piece! I love the addition of the beadboard.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love it--I have a similar one I want to add beadboard too also!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Very pretty! The beadboard was the perfect addition! Bummer that it wouldn't fit in the space you intended! Hope you find a new home for it! :)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you! I have walked this all over our home and cannot find a wall for it! :( Not enough wall space! Thanks for your sweet thoughts! have a great weekend!

Cynthia said...

Great job, I love this shelf you can do so many thing with it.

Cynthia

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just got back from a week in sunny Florida...I love the shelf Betsy....now, can you cut a hole in the back of the shelf where the light switch goes?...just place an item in front of it on the shelf that is easily moved when you have to turn the switch off and on....I have done that before and worked well!!...

Becca said...

Bummer! (Although, I really like Shirley's idea)! If it won't work in the laundry room, I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot for it ... you must showcase it somewhere as the transformation you gave it is fabulous!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you for the suggestions!The cut would have to be made in the side, at the back. I'm afraid I would mess it up! It would cut several pieces. I really appreciate your suggestions though! It is a small wall and I was pushing it, but just couldn't leave it without trying it.