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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Birthday Shelf After and Before


Come on in, girls! Here is the first of many before and afters I've been working on during my Spring break but I thought I would have the "after" pic show up first! This cute little nick knack shelf was a birthday gift from my local friend, Amy. (Hi, Amy!) I decorated it really quick for this pic so it wouldn't appear lonely or empty. ☺ Here's the shelf before I really liked it White but since my walls are white, I decided to paint it Aqua. I always have such a hard time deciding what color to paint something because I love all colors! Now I'm wishing it was still white. Ha-ha! Oh well!

Thoughts on crafting:
Ya know, I had so much fun making my Valentine cards from vintage images... I couldn't wait to get started on some Easter ones too... but instead, I'm in a "before and after" mode. Whatever! Gotta go with the flow!
My house goes up for sale in just a couple of more weeks so I've been painting, scrubbing and de- junking some more! I've even done a bit of packing. How's that for thinking positive toward a sale!? I've been working real hard but playing real hard, too!
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Never forget how unique and special you are in this world!

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Holly thank you for stoppin' in and commenting on my painted roses. My name is Sheila not Sandi.. lol.. I know how it is to have so many blogger friends..I think you have made a great decision on the shelf.. Against a white wall it really stands out. Unless of course you did not want it to stand out. But it is pretty either way. I am glad you stopped by and commented , buecause some time ago i lost my blogger list and had to start over, I have been trying every day to figure out who i have not added back.. Well guess what You are one of those.. So i am high tellin' it over to my blog list and get you back in the lime light again.. Have a great day.. Oh and good luck on selling your house. Sheila

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

Hi Holly, the shelf looks great aqua, but it also looks great white. Maybe after you sell your house and move you could do another colour for your new house.

Julie Ann said...

Oooh- that shelf is sooo cute!!! I love it in the aqua!! Good luck on preparing your house to go on the market! :)

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

love the shelf redo!! that blue color is so pretty:)

good luck on selling the house!! can't wait to see what your new home will look like ♥

Queenie said...

Good Morning Holly :)
I love that cute aqua shelf...it's precious with all of your Easter treasures on it! Picking paint colors are the hardest thing for me too....I think you made a great choice for your shelf! :)
Sounds like you have been extra busy getting ready to put your house up for sale....I love how you say you've been working hard, but playing hard too...that's the spirit! :) I hope your home sales fast for you!
Happy Easter to you and your family! I'll be thinking of you...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Persuaded said...

Well, I love the aqua! It looks perfect with all of your vintage-y stuff too☺

Connie said...

Actually, I like the shelf either way, sugar. Darling aqua and darling white. But it IS darling!
xoxo,
Connie

~~Carol~~ said...

Love the shelf painted aqua! But that's the good thing about paint. You can paint it white again if you want!
I hope your house sells right away, once it's for sale. I remember when we moved, we threw out so much stuff. That was 16 years ago, and within the last couple of years I finally unpacked the last few boxes!

Lisa said...

You have a beautiful way with words in your posting...and I LOVE the aqua!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie! I LOVE the shelf aqua Holly! It pops against the white walls! I love the way you decorated it too, the little cup with Robin's eggs looks so cute!
I wish you so much luck in selling your home!! I know it will go quickly, I can feel it!
Love ya,
Amy

Ulrika said...

That is such a pretty shelf, would like to find a similar one myself! I'm painting several things white these days, but I do like aqua in the right spot!
Will be praying for your house to sell.
Love, Rika

rosechicfriends said...

Hey sweetie!
Love that shelf and its color to! Oh, man I am so like you. I always battle over what color to paint something as I love color to! Your shelf turned out sweet!

Sounds like you are keeping busy, hope your home sales quickly!

Hugs...Lorena

Lisa said...

Love it! YOu are having the best week!! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

Free Pretty Things For You said...

holly dont worry! the Aqua Look AWESOME!!
you know how much i lobe aqua and pink together :)