June 24, 2011

point of {view} SHELVES!

So excited for Point of View this month!

There are some fun projects so go check them out!

1. Camilla at Rosy Red Buttons (you are here!)
2. Michelle at A Little Tipsy
5. Gwen at Gwenny Penny

Love them all!

My Project: Bread Box Shelf!
(I promise it fits the theme, you'll see) ;)
 Isn't it so fun? I found this darling old bread box at the Salvation Army for $4. I LOVE that store.
 It wasn't the prettiest, but I saw it's potential. (On a side note, aren't those vintage desks fun? Found at a yard sale! You can see them in action here)
 The inside also smelled pretty bad, but hey, it was at a thrift store.
 I sanded it down; it only needed a light sanding because the lacquer was thin. I then used Krylon satin spray paint in ivory and gave it a couple of coats. It's wood is a bit weathered because I leave furniture out in the rain all the time it's old, and I could have fixed that with a power sander. However I like the look of slightly weathered wood and little cracks, so I left it.
 I also wanted to give it a light glazing, and I heard you could do that with acrylic paint. So I mixed a little of these two with water.
 I painted on where I wanted the darker streaks, then I just wiped off with a dry cloth. Then repeated.
 My dear and awesome friend Shelia owns every craft 'thingy' imaginable, and I'm super jealous of her craft room, but was grateful she let me use it and cut me some vinyl from her cricut. I need one of those. Bad. Ok, maybe not need, but I figure my wants are pretty close in importance. :)
 And voila! Here she sits snuggled next to my stove. However we don't eat a lot of bread in my little family, like none, so the whole purpose of this little box was not for bread. Instead...

... I finally have a 'shelf' for my cookbooks! Their previous location required a little bit of being a trapeze artist to get, so I'm glad they are within 2 ft of my cooking area now. (And don't laugh because I only have two, my husband will certify I am pretty good when I cook. Which is like never. But when I do, I'll need those two pretties!)

The great thing is when I am all done, they get shut away and it makes a great little decor item. I love it! It makes me happy every time I see it. :)

What about you? Have any awesome shelf projects? I can't WAIT to see them! Head on over to
for the linky party!!

Also, are you interested in joining POV?? Because we will be featuring a guest participant every month!! To get on the list, email me at rosyredbuttons@gmail.com!!

Next month's theme is SUMMER, so let your creativity fly! Can't wait to see those projects!


Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Cute project, Camilla! Great find at the thrift shop. You did a great job with the glazing. It fits perfectly next to your stove. And I can't believe you don't eat bread!!! I don't think I could survive without it :)

Jonie Marie said...

It totally fits the theme :) And I think your glazing worked perfectly! You should just do the same thing for that....ahem.....other project....

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love this, Camilla! I would have just walked right by something like that, but it adds such a cute accent to your kitchen! And it's really a genius way to store those books.

Stacy Risenmay said...

I love it!!!

Unknown said...

At first I thought it was going to have chargers in it. Great place for cook books! I want one for bread if only I had the counter space.

Kara said...

Very cute idea! I've got so many cookbooks that I'd need like four of them. LOL!

GraceYves said...

So nice! I love that you used it for cook books! What a great way to get them out of sight without taking up a lot of space.

Andi said...

what a transformation!! Clever place to store your cookbooks! And I'm with Gwen, I can't believe you don't eat bread! I have toast almost every morning :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh my Gosh! I remember my grandma having one just like this one! This is so cute and I love its transformation! The books inside make a great bread for the brain!!

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