Thursday, November 5, 2009

Finally... I'm finished with one of many ledges

Since I've been quarantined at home with both kids I've been able to be really productive and get some projects done around the house.  When we moved in I posted about how many ledges we have in this house.  I've never really known what to do with them.  I've always considered them to be "dust collectors".  But, I've slowly been collecting things that I thought might work and some things I had planned for other spaces.  On Tuesday when both kids were napping I started going through the stuff I had been collecting, mostly from thrift stores, and realized I had a lot of stuff.  So I pulled everything out and got to work.  Out of five ledges I now have one decorated and I have to say that I am thrilled with the finished product.  It's not too cluttered, but it also has just enough stuff.  Here I've been keeping an eye out for stuff to buy just for this spot when all I really had to do was shop my craft closets.

This was before when we first moved in.

And the beautious after! I love it!

The star is from Tai Pan Trading, the pumpkins are from the dollar bins at Target, the lanterns are from Wal-Mart and look just like Pottery Barn's lanterns and the frame was $3 at the thrift store.

I was so excited to find these vintage samsonite suitcases at the thrift store for $8.  The silver and glass urn was a wedding present and the filler balls were just a couple dollars at the thrift store.

I found this urn planter at the thrift store for $8.  The tree branches are from our back yard and the moss is from a project that I did years ago.  The bird was just a couple dollars on clearance at Michael's.

For a total of about $60 I was able to totally transform and decorate this ledge that has been driving me crazy since we moved in.  The best part too is that Andrew loved it.  He was almost as excited about it as I was.  I said almost.  Now if I could just replace the light fixture hanging in the entryway.  One thing at a time I guess.


  1. it looks really good! you can come do mine when you're done :)

  2. Girl, you know how to stage stuff! That looks soooo fabulous, and you didn't even have to resort to plastic greenery...extra points! Looks so great.

  3. That turned out really wonderful. The vinette is very eclectic and makes you want to stop and take a look at everything and how you did it. Beautifully done!


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