(Thanks, http://www.homedecorators.com/, for the photo!)
My friend Ronnie and I painted out the shelves in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. We used Paris Grey--no sanding or priming makes the splurge of this paint worth it. It took about a coat and half to cover! Wow! I spray painted the dark metal bits with Rust-Oleum Cold Galvanizing Compound.
I spritzed the galvanized parts with vinegar once the paint dried to darken the color some. I read somewhere that toilet bowl cleaner does a better job, but I'll try that on my next project as I was pleased with the results:
I love faux bronze statues!
Old French souvenirs and the infamous Peeing Boy of Brussels are personal favorites.
. . .as are Statues of Liberty.
An overflow of my coral, shell, and trophy collection live here, as well. The photos are all of my grandmother and her family from the 1940s.
Ex voto hearts, flower frogs, and trophies fill up the shelves.
A fun pair of bronzed shoes add to the mix. This is one of HUNDREDS of hymnals I own.
More flower frogs, and another trophy.
More trophies, and a fun postcard holder I got from Cindy at My Romantic Home.
Another crown, more trophies, and a pair of silver plated birds round out this corner.
You can see me in the mercury glass orb! It is resting on a ball jar lid! The chalkware Jesus is a favorite part of my religious item collection. The thorns are very sharp on the crown! In the background is part of a Gothic fence post.
I love this message board!
Sorry for the horrible quality of this photo, but I just got this chandelier hung after having it in a box on the floor for well over a year! I bought this from Amy at Maison Decor! I'm soooo happy to finally have it up! Thanks, Joe & Wanda for your help! FYI--Joe is the one responsible for my FABULOUS kitchen! He did all the install and carpentry! Hopefully I'll get this room completely finished. I have much more editing and changing around of stuff, one more piece of furniture to paint, and some general tweaking to do still. Plus I'm in the middle of re-doing my laundry room, so bare with me until I can share it all!!!