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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

~Cinderillashelf ~

COUNTRY HOME......
O, my gosh, I just LOVE this magazine.
I would rather have a fight with a live Zebra than throw one away.
I save 'em for ever.
I was looking thru this 2005 issue one time and......
I fell KNEE deep in LUV ~

As far as loving things for your home,
SHELF LOVE♥ is one of the best kinds....
I actually have a THING about shelves....just love 'em to pieces.

Now, I had a simple little shelf that I had picked up at the local THRIFT shop.
No beautiful brackets, however...
so I went shopping.........

BRACKET SHOPPING

The very first place I went....HODGEPODGE BOUTIQUE.....
my favorite "go to" place when I am wanting AWESOMENESS,
 had an adorable BASKET full of these curly-q brackets and I swear

and when I added these pretty brackets to that
PLAIN and HOMELY SHELF,
It turned into
 CINDERILLASHELF
and I was sooo happy.

I am joining our vivacious
DEBBIE DOO
for her amazingly FUN
monthly party.....
MAGAZINE COPY CAT CHALLENGE.

I hope YOU will join this party soon...
so much fun, finding a photo of something you want to recreate in YOUR OWN WAY.....
putting YOUR spin on it makes it even MORE FUN.
Some day, I may paint MY shelf WHITE....
I sure like it in white....





 Using PHOTOSCAPE, this  is what my shelf would
look like if I painted it white...
and I LIKE IT.......A LOT....
do you ?
Putting my own spin on the COPY CAT SHELF
I added little round knobs to hang favorite treasures from.....
A little wooden cross with a TIN star, a gift from my girl....
and a little wooden GUARDIAN ANGEL.
...here's another adorable curly-Q shelf...
(no idea WHO this shelf belongs to)
I just love 'em.
As you saw with mine above, a plain little shelf that is lucky enuf to have CURLY-Q'S added to it's dress is
ONE CUTE SHELF, baby.
♥ ♥ ♥
There's lots of cool parties so I am honored to join them for all the fun......................
Treasure Hunt
Open House
Time Travel
Thurs. Favorite Things
Show and Tell Friday
Tickled Pink
Feathered Nest
Home Sweet Home
Inspiration Friday
Favorite Things Friday
YA'LL have a really good weekend.
Love and kisses...

47 comments:

Sherry said...

BJ, That is gorgeous!! Love it! Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your shelf turned out great BJ! I actually like the scrolled brackets you found better than the ones in the mag:@)

Jojo said...

Love your creation!

Kathleen Grace said...

Black or white, the shelf is gorgeous BJ! It's really the details that make things special isn't it?

sissie said...

BJ girl, you amaze me!! I just love your copykat shelf, it's adorable.
You found the perfect brackets and brought that plain shelf to life and yes, get out the white paint.

hugs
Sissie

Debbiedoo's said...

Bravo Bj! What an awesome shelf this is. You will enjoy all the fun displays you can do as well. You know I love when you share your inspiration at the party. Thank you so much!

The French Hutch said...

You are one talent bj. You took that shelf and made it look just like the one in the magazine! I'm happy to know I'm not the only one who has a hard time throwing out favorite magazines. I love the shelf both ways, dark and white. Great little brackets……..Love the header!
Have a great weekend.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Your shelf is beautiful. Great job. I too love this magazine, are they still publishing?

Gina said...

That is a beautiful shelf! What a great copycat you are!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, BJ! Such a simple addition really transformed the look of your shelf. I like it in its existing color, but I do like the white, too. I was thinking of looking for these brackets when I'm out and about to put under my upper cabinets to add some interest.

Michele Smith said...

That is one of my favorite magazines too! What a great shelf, it looks just as good as the original!

Have a great day!
Michele

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wowzers BJ.. That shelf is beautiful~! I need one so bad for my dining room. love love love it~!

Vee said...

I do like it white, but then I love it black. What would work best in your home? Your creations always turn out better than the original!

Patty Patterson said...

Very pretty!

Dawn Dutton said...

I just love what you did with your shelf! I'd prefer white in my home but it depends on your other decor in your home. The dark color really stands out nice on your wall.
Good job!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your shelf is adorable BJ! Great job. I miss Country Home magazine too.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Awesome copycatting there. I don't think you have looked at this week's wow party.

The Tablescaper said...

BJ:

That is so neat! I always have an internal struggle when it comes to throwing out magazines. They are just filled with such inspiration.

- The Tablescaper

Madeline's Album said...

I agree with Dawn the darker shelf looks better against your wall coloring. I love the brackets. You did a great job once again. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Okio B Designs said...

Your shelf is amazing! Love it! And I love that you kept your old issues of Country Home too. By far my favorite magazine. I was so sad to see it fold. =(

Jeanine

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oooo BJ! I love this copy cat. :D I love old brackets like these, and what a great project!!!

Theresa said...

Love it, black AND white:). I keep my magazines forever too. Enjoy your day dear BJ. Hugs

Audrey said...

Awesome Copy-cat. Black is very nice for you as you love black/white checks but I like the white too. Lucky you found the matching brackets.Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

These copy-cat-posts of yours are lovely and fun, in their own right.

But just as much fun, is the Joy you obviously have, in doing these projects.

You Fun/Joy, shines through, your writing! And that's no little trick, my Dear. :-) It's good writing, at its best.

"To read a writer
is for me
not merely to get an idea of what he says,
but to go off with him
and travel in his company."

~~Andre Gide

Adrienne said...

C.U.T.E.! Love the way you made your own special shelf. Who knew? Add brackets? What a great idea!
~Adrienne~

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh BJ, you did it again with your incredible talent. I am envious. Now I am going to go looking for curly-Q-brackets. Adorable. Hugs, Karie

Beverly said...

BJ, you are just too clever. I love your shelf. The black is wonderful, but I do love the white, too.♥

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

That shelf looks almost identical to the one in the magazine. It like it black because of the contrast of the pitchers and wall. White is really nice too...

xoxo Bunny Jean

PEA said...

Hello dear BJ, I'm back to blogging and visiting, I sure missed all of you!! Needed time away from the computer and now I feel all re-energized:-)

Isn't it amazing how delightful a plain old shelf can become just by adding a few extras to it. I love yours, no matter if it's black or white. I need to adopt some of your ideas:-) xoxo

Korrie Bastian said...

It's super cute! I like the white option, too.

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Yes, I like it a lot...that was really smart to do that....I keep all my Romantic Home and Country Romantic Home...even in this move...they were there!! One must have priorities!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj your shelf turned out super cute! I love the curlicues! I do think it would look awesome in white!
Big Hugs, Linda

laurie said...

those are some lovely shelves!
Thankyou so much for visiting me today, Its been a challenge finding all my favorite blogs, I lost you when my blog went down, its so good to see you again,

LV said...

You definitely have a hang up for shelves. However, none will take the place of the black and white one your hubby made. That will always be at the top of the list. Take care.

Debby said...

That was my favorite magazine ever.....miss it alot. C.L. isn't near what it used to be. I love following Matthew Mead.....because he was in CH alot.
Love your shelf. You are a great copy cat. xo

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Well aren't you clever...it really dressed up your shelf. I actually do like it white...get out that paint and get to work! It looks great as is too, so I guess it just depends on how it looks where it is hanging.

Our current house has no walls! My kitchen, dining and living rooms are all open and when you take out the patio door, the laundry room door, garage door, front door, stairway and hall opening...not much wall space left so no added shelves hanging anywhere for me:(

Patti said...

You are the queen of copying - well done - this is so unique!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..yes..but I'm afraid I like it better black. *shrug* Am I in trouble? NOT that I don't love white..oh, I do, I do...but that shelf really, really makes a statement black.
:)?? However...I am NO decorator.
So..you know...

Gail said...

BJ, your cinderillashelf is just adorable! I love it!! Great job copy catting.

Beth said...

Really lovely, BJ! I like the magazine copycat party too! Fun, fun, fun! I linked a little red wagon full of geraniums on the front porch.
Hugs, Beth

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

bj: what a cutie!! You did such a good job. I want to join that party and have been looking through my stash for ideas. Hopefully I'll find something before next time. I love your Cinderellashelf, either black or white is good, I think..Happy Thursday..Judy

Kelly said...

Wow! Your copy cat is almost identical! I love how you were able to edit the photo to see what it would like in white too. What a great idea for other things you might want to change the color of. Just take a pic and edit the color.

Pamela said...

Love Love love it! And yes I like it in white! Let us know if ya decide to go white. I know it will be fabulous either way!:) Thanx for linking up to THT. Hope your week is going well.

Liz - Imageremix said...

You're a genius! And amazing that you saved that page of the magazine and actually used it! I've found old pages that I loved at the time and never got around to doing anything with them, finding them years later when cleaning things out. You are on it and this turned out so very cool. I just love this!
Liz

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
You are one clever lady...lovely shelf!!! I do like the addition of the knobs!
Fondly,
Pat

Katherines Corner said...

BJ I would like to just copy the comment from On crooked Creek LOL Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

Carla said...

Now are you something? What a clever little addition to the shelf. I like the white but I think I like black better. What the heck they both look great! ;o)