Monday, September 21, 2009

~what I did this weekend~

this is the story about how one project always leads into another...
Once the living room was painted,
I decided that for a more cohesive look,
the adjoining dining room should be the same color.
{Insert husband rolling his eyes at me}
So this weekend I painted away......
then since everything was down off the walls,
I decided it would be a good time to change things up a bit.
I had a vintage door that was narrow, 20" wide.
I ripped it in half length wise on a table saw
{thanks to my dad actually}
I then ran to Home Depot and bought some wood brackets that I painted out the same color as the wall
{Ralph Lauren: Oatmeal}
I attached the "doors" to the brackets and voila~new shelving!
They are about 6' long so they hold a ton of stuff!
I decided to bring out the Halloween decor, and here you go!
I made the Happy Halloween flag and
you can also see my altered art Halloween piece on the left
{in my etsy shop}
I got these vintage stamps at Faded Elegance in Snohomish
I framed some of our new family photos we just had taken!
I got these glittery skull candle holders last yr.
after Halloween at Pottery Barn, and put crows everywhere!

I brought out some vintage ironstone
that I had buried in the cupboards....
Another crow keeping my nephew company.
You can find these at the dollar tree.....
I don't think my family likes
what is on the menu tonight!
So, what do you think?
Please don't tell me you liked it the way it was before,
I think I might have a heart attack!
Take care, xoxo

35 comments:

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

I love it!! I have an old door that is narrow and now I know what to do with it!

Janna said...

Love the shelves - love the Halloween decor! Perfect use of an old door!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You buried your vintage ironstone in a cabinet?!? Now that IS scary!

Love the shelves, btw... :)

Lissa said...

oh melaine... that is sososososos cute!

donna said...

I think you spent your weekend quite beautifully! I love your blog and I'm so very thankful I've found you! Have a blessed week...dj

Lori said...

you wished us a relaxing week-end then look what you went and did! It looks fantastic!

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty! Your Halloween decor' is perfect and oh so fabulous!

dedeetsyshop said...

Looks fabulous! I love it! I need to get decorating for Halloween! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Harvey said...

Yeah. Pretty much love it. Sheesh I wish I could arrange shelving like that.

Julie Harward said...

A very sophisticated Halloween display I must say...really nice! A lot of work too, but worth it..change is so good! :D

Nora said...

You inspire me...

Rachel H. said...

You are SO talented!! You look so great!

Nina Diane said...

looks great!

Vintage Junky said...

Looks great...I love it!

SMiles!
Michelle

HeartSmiles said...

Looks good, but what happened to the "No place like home" sign? That was one of my favorite things in your home.

motherof3fellows said...

All looks Fab!! Great idea for an old door, UMMMM, Maybe I need to find an old door! :)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I was wondering if the living room redo would lead to dining room changes:) Love the brackets and the vintage door for shelves is a great idea. Thanks for sharing your spooktacular new shelves.

Dianne said...

I want to see more of the room...please! You're teasing us with this little bit. LOL

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love what you did with making the doors into sheves. And the arrangement is great, as always!

Angie said...

Looks great!

Linda Q said...

Darling Melaine, love the use of the door for shelves.
Thanks for sharing! I am waiting for my chance to be creative till after the wedding this weekend.
Then back to some girl time for me!
Linda

PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

LOVE the door shelves!! soo fabulous!! Great display!! lovely post:-) I hope you have a fabulous night!! huge hugs!! Britt :-)

Leanne said...

It looks great! I love it! Thanks for sharing. I need to get my fall decor out.

pat said...

As always you did a great job. It looks terrific Melaine, love all of your Halloween decorations and what a great way to recycle a vintage old door.
Pat

Kathy said...

Melaine, I would love that frame with the chalkboard to put around an existing mirror glued on a wall above my powder room sink...think it would work? I just love what you've done. Keep up inspiring us!

KarenSue said...

You did all that in one weekend?! It looks great. I put crows in the trees and bushes around my front door. Now I want the little ones.

Susan said...

You are so inspiring!

Samantha2818 said...

This looks fantastic. I have an old French game shelf which is tucked behind a door somewhere and I have been toying with the idea of putting it up in my dining room. Now that I've seen yours I think I've made my mind up - you are truly inspirational!
Thanks

pinkstilettos said...

I just love Halloween....Cute decorations!
Daisy~

Becky said...

I LOVE IT!!!! I'm ready to decorate for Halloween!!!!

blondiensc said...

Looks fantastic Melaine!!! You do this in a weekend, wow wee! xo

Katie said...

It looks awesome!! Love it :)

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I love it completely!!!

Jeanneoli said...

Love the shelves!! Great idea..but give me the ironstone!!!

paige said...

love glimpses into your fun home!
xo

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