Monday, July 18, 2011

A project that took much longer than it should have...

The past couple of years, I haven't acquired too many teacups.  I was running out of space to put them.  My china cabinet is full, and if I put them on tables, they stood a high chance of ending up broken due to clumsy family members and a couple of fat kitties!

I found this shelf at the thrift store for a whopping $7.99!  As soon as I spotted it, I was thinking "please don't let anyone grab it before I get over there!" 

Unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture.  It was an ugly brown.  It took me a few weeks to finish it, as our weather was not cooperating for painting!

I added some pink porcelain roses to pretty it up.

Now comes the fun part...filling the shelf up!

Linking to

Tea Time Tuesday

Debbie-doo's newbie party


Apple of His Eye said...

Hi Sue,
I love your shelf! What a deal too! Like you I'm running out of room for dishes, etc. It's hard not to buy stuff when you see such great deals! What's a girl to do?

It was so nice visiting you today and I look forward to seeing more.

Love your sis,

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I love your shelf and know that dreaded feeling of running out of space.....I am addicted to china, flatware, glasses, crystal....well you get the picture ;)

I am your newest follower and I cannot wait to see what you are up to next,
I will keep your daughter in my thoughts and prayers, Our God does some amazing things.


Millie said...

What a nice shelf! I like the color you chose to paint it too.

Johanna said...

Hello Sue,
Whow, you did a great job. The board looks white fantastic. What a great idea to add this little porcelain roses and to put in the china cups with matching patterns. That looks so great! I am really off. You will earn much admiration with taht shelf.
Best greetings, Johanna

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Charming, with a capital "C"! It's the perfect piece for you, isn't it? I'm your newest follower, #20. Found you via Debbie.

Snap said...

Cute shelf! The fun part is filling it up ... more tea cups!!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sue,
Oh, I just love your teacup shelf! I have always wanted one just like it but I never see them around here. Yours is very pretty; good job! Thank you for joining me for tea and have a delightful week.


Kathy said...

Hi, Visiting from Debbie's, I love your blog. You did find a bargain with the shelf and your cups look perfect. Enjoy Kathy

Sue said...

Hi Sue....very pretty shelf. You did a real nice job on it. I'm your newest follower and came here from Debbie's.


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also love your sweet shelf and yes you did a beautiful job.. Im your newest follower on your Blog now... I hope you can come over and be a follower on my Tablescapes ~~ I just put a new one on. I hope you come see. I also hope you have a Great Week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Charlotte said...

What a great find, and you made it look so lovely. Your teacups fit perfectly!


laxsupermom said...

Love the shelf! It looks beautiful! Love the added flower detail! I have that same space issue with my collection of perfume bottles. Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to link up anything you made/did/bought Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.