Monday, April 22, 2013

Vintage Metal Crown Molding Shelving

Oh Happy Day! 

Don't you love that song? The version that runs in my mind over and over is the one from Sister Act 2. My heart just jumps around in my chest when I hear it.  Then I remember Joyful, Joyful from Sister Act 1 and I'm a goner. I'm certain to my core that I could totally rock a nun's habit and direct those choirs like Whoopi did.



But I digress.




Today is a happy day because it is gorgeous outside and I finally finished the shelves I've been making for my dining room. They didn't really take that long to make. I just made them take too long. 


First they lived in my mind for 6 months.



Then I started cleaning up the old metal crown molding. You know - the kind that goes around edges of the room when you have a tin ceiling.

It was rusty.


And dirty.

And chippy.

And really quite lovely.

But messy.

Very messy.

So I cleaned that molding and swept up all the rust and paint that fell aside.

And somehow it wasn't quite as lovely any more.

It deserved to be more.

So it got cut.

And IT became THEY.

Then they got pounded,

painted,

and waxed. 


And waxed again.

And got some other things that are not so dignified.



But don't worry about those things, because I will tell you all about them tomorrow. When I tell you all about how to make Vintage Metal Crown Molding Shelving.




Now I'm going outside to play.

Make something wonderful today!

Karen

Later I think I'll visit these parties!

East Coast Creative
Primative & Proper
Funky Junk
Whipperberry
Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage
I Gotta Create!
Setting for Four
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
PJH Designs
Knick of Time
Coastal Charm
Between Naps On The Porch
Skip To My Lou

12 comments:

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

They look great!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I love them! They look great against the black!

Tami Rebekah said...

love the contrasting colors!! Amazing!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're fabulous and really pop against your dark wall.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh you are such a tease...making us wait until tomorrow! These look so awesome! Great job girl!

Peggy Hale said...

I love these! You did a wonderful job of restoring them and making them into shelves. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday.

Hugs,
Peggy~PJH Designs

Bliss said...

I'm impressed at your skills, those look great!

Bliss

Jennifer Morrisey said...

Lovely! I would love to do something similar in powder room! I am pinning this :-)

Inspired by you said...

Looks so pretty. Hope you enjoyed playing outside :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they look awesome and i LOVE the chair with them!

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

These turned out so great! Love the detail work!

Aida Baker said...

Oh my, those vintage shelves are definitely something to give lots of thanks for. The whole arrangement looks great. Everything with the chairs and all the surrounding items. You are blessed with talent too ;-)
Happy day!

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