Friday, October 5, 2012

French Blue Wall Shelves

I loved this little, vintage, wall shelf when I spotted it at a yard sale recently.  

The scrolling detail at the top is beautiful, even if it is made from some type of plastic or resin.  Once painted, it is almost impossible to tell it is not real wood.  This piece can either be hung on a wall or set on top of a piece of furniture.

I painted the whole thing with Louis Blue Chalk Paint and went over the edges and top piece with a coat of Old White.

I lightly distressed it all over for a time-worn look and then used my favorite Chalk Paint wash color: Coco to soften the blue and white.  

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Fiona, Lilyfield Life said...

Amanda - i love how you do this with the blue and white. it is beautiful!
great find
cheers Fiona

Sandra@ Beneath this roof, Within these Walls said...

I love the shelf, and the little bird nest is the sweetest thing!

Dream Mom said...

Just beautiful! The paint color is just perfect. Love it.

Paint Me White said...

Super cute, great color choice. Sandy

Unknown said...

What a great idea! Very nice deisgn, Great for the living room. And bedroom as well. I love the way you arranged them all together. Perfect. Thanks!

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful shelf, Amanda! I would have gone for something like that, too. Love the colors you used and how you accented that lovely detailing at the top.

The White Pear Tree said...

I absolutely love it! You picked amazing colours for it. It was very soso before, but now, it would stop me in my tracks for sure. Well done!

Maureen said...

I love it! It had great bones to begin with and then the color combination just suits it perfectly.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Such a pretty piece and so much better with the new paint! Hugs, Leena

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Amanda....I found that very same shelf. Love how you made yours beachy! I painted mine black and put French writing fabric on the back. Amazing how two identical pieces can be changed up so differently.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love this blue! Beautiful transformation! -Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea

vikki said...

You did a beautiful job on that shelf. Love it.

Rebecca said...

So inspired to go back to the piece I just did and add some white. I love this! Really great combo of the blue and white. I will add that to the list of things to do.

Shanna768 said...

Love the colors!

Unknown said...

Wanted you to know I featured your lovely shelf on my Saturday favorites- have a great weekend! Claire

Stephanie said...

Love the idea of the Coco wash - this turned out so GREAT!!

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