Friday, December 27, 2013

How to Display Bottles of Treasure



 
Ever since I found these glass spice bottles at a thrift store, I knew I wanted to fill and display them in my bathroom as if they were lotions and ointments to dab on to promote beauty, grace, patience, kindness, etc.
 
But I lacked the perfect shelf.
I could see it, but I didn't own it--- yet.
 
 
The (empty) bottles collected dust for hmmm, 4 months(?)
awaiting the appearance of the perfect shelf.
 
 
 
Two weeks ago I found the perfect shelf!
It was ugly, but only 10 cents.
Then last week I stumbled upon the perfect wooden architectural element at Hobby Lobby
(to make the perfect shelf more perfect).
Over the weekend I got socked in by the weather and in a fit of cabin fever,
tackled The Shelf Re-do Project.
Perfect timing, you might say.
 
I just lacked certain tools, (a saw!), but improvised with an old kitchen knife and hammer.
Necessity is definitely the mother of invention.
The knife idea worked perfectly!
 
 
Ready for paint.
 
I painted the ornamentation and edges of the shelf with a yellow ochre base and let it dry,
so when I applied the white top coat and wiped it away in places, the base color showed through.
It looked just as I had hoped-- perfect!
 
 
The finished wall arrangement in my bathroom---
just as I envisioned it.
Yes, I think it's perfect.
I love it when a plan comes together!
The square architectural piece was another thrift store find--
cost me just one dollar.
 
You have to know that the things I envision don't always happen or go as planned.
So I'm giddy that this project did!
 
**************************
Now go make something!


5 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

My parents had a Maple wood (Colonial style) spice rack with a couple of shelves that held spice bottles exactly like those ♥

Love how your shelf turned out Nathalie...you definitely have a decorator's touch!

oxo

Linda Jo said...

I love your shelf as well! You are so good at accomplishing what you set out to do! A woman of many talents!

femminismo said...

Really like the idea of the bottles filled with those elements: peace, joy, love, patience. Will have to search for a shelf and bottles now!

daysease said...

OH, what a sweet idea!! Love it!! Natalie, It has been FOREVER. and, I have thought about you innumerable times. finally had a chance to stop by again and see what you have been up to. Beautiful, as always. Hug!

hanifah3100 said...

thank you for sharing
obat kuat jakarta
obat kuat di jakarta
obat kuat asli jakarta
obat kuat asli di jakarta
jual obat kuat di jakarta
obat kuat usa jakarta
obat kuat viagra asli
obat kuat original usa
obat kuat viagra original
obat kuat viagra usa
obat kuat viagra jakarta
toko obat kuat di jakarta