Tuesday, May 3, 2011

perfect fit...

Back in February I showed you my little den makeover.
While I am very happy with how the room turned out this wall just needed a little something...
I originally had thoughts of mixing some architectural salvage with vintage mirrors.
I finally bit the bullet and committed to a new look.
I started by switching the trumeau style mirror with the old 6 pane window that I already had behind the printer...

I like it much better.
Then I replaced the window behind the printer with another old chippy one I already had that has a few panes with a greenish tint to them...
I bought some old shutters at the shop a few weeks ago and decided to use one as a shelf over the desk...
What do you think...

As you can see I used a few of the treasures I found over the weekend to dress it up...

I thought the old oil can looked great with some of my Mom's old pitchers...

I kept the wooden advertising piece and put one of my vintage flower frogs in front of it...
I need to find the perfect little something to stick in it.

I put the wonderful old tin next to a vintage clam rake I bought at the shop...
I love it and think it fits perfectly in the room...
Now I just need to find the perfect chandelier...
Those spots are in the mirror not on my ceiling!

Thank you for visiting today!
I am joining Kathleen for White Wednesday today over at Faded Charm.  Next Wednesday I am hoping to head to Brimfield.  Anyone else going?

23 comments:

Patti said...

The room looks lovely... Love the shutter shelf! Now you need to paint your computer white (Or get a MAC!!)

Sandi said...

LOVE IT Sandi! It all looks just perfect and hey...that light looks like mine in my dining room or very close. lol. Can you believe that when we moved in here there was a very old chandelier (no prisms) hanging up there and we took it down and put up that light????? CRAZY I know...what I wouldn't give to get that back, but it is gone now. Sold it on ebay several years ago and it went to a place that redoes them and then resells them. I watched that sell on ebay again after being fixed up. Some of the dumb things I have done. lol
Blessings~

oldgreymare said...

How about a black and white photo of Mom in the flower frog?

The room looks nicely balanced now and of course we always need more space for display, so the shelf is perfect. :D

xx
z

Susan said...

Those simple changes look fabulous Sandi! I love your newfound treasures placed on the great shutter shelf.
Wish I could join you in Brimfield. I'm still hoping to make a trip, but maybe not until Saturday (no kiddoes in tow). :)
Happy WW,
Susan

KATHY said...

I love it!! It really looks fantastic.I love the old windows.

Kathy

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Home is Beautiful, I Love the Old windows on the wall & the Brackets for the shelf are Wonderful.... Thanks for sharing your Treasures on W.W.

Passionate for White said...

The shelf is perfect - gave the space a little more dimension. A vintage postcard would be perfect perched in your flower frog. Brimfield you ask?? OF COURSE...can hardly wait!

Faye said...

It really looks great...I love the shutter shelf...great idea! It sure gets me thinking...I really need to do some redecorating in my house... it needs it badly! Your room looks so good!!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i LOVE what you did to the den! I especially love the shelf you made using the old shutter and that lovely metal bracket! The vignette on it is awesome as well. So much inspiration here sandi! Loving it all (and "pinning away)! Happy WW! :)

Betsy said...

I love it! What a special place you've created with all these wonderful treasures. I had to laugh when you mentioned the spots on the mirror...not the ceiling. Love those ribbons on your bulletin board.

Heaven's Walk said...

Seriously yummy, Sandi! What a fabulous job! Isn't it amazing what small changes can make such a huge impact? :) Love what you did! I'm definitely taking another look at my office now..... lol!

xoxo laurie

Jane said...

I love the changes you made. The shutter shelf is a great addition to the room and I really like the contrast of the darker items on the shelf with all of the beautiful whites.
Such a beautiful room!
Jane

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wish I were going to Brimfield...but alas, not this time. Oh and I love your office. But yes, the chandelier will finish it off just right.

Hugs,
Judy

High Street Cottage said...

Sandi it looks great I love the little changes you made. It looks like you spend lots of time in there, so it certainly needs to make you feel comfy. I love the old "standard" sign, what a great find!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

it looks so fab! i wish i had a little office space like that! i am smitten :)!!!!!

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Love it, Sandi, very JDL. Sorry, too broke for Brimfield - have a blast!

xo


Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

All That Jazz said...

Love it! Sometimes things just need a bit of tweaking to go from like to love. All your treasure on the shelf are great too, they all blend so well and really show each thing in it's own special light!

~Tara

Roselle said...

It's great! That shelf is gorgeous and I LOVE that clam rake! I'm trying to catch up on WW posts. Have a great weekend!
Roselle

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sandi, I always think more is better. Your room looks great! The shelf is perfect. You just need a great old postcard or vintage photo to stick in that frog. And definitely a lovely chandelier to top it all off. Hope you have a great weekend. Best wishes, Tammy

Tanglewood II said...

Hey Sandi Love your new additions. I was looking at your oil can it it looks like the one I have in my living room on my shutter shelf. I was thinking of adding the other shutter shelf under it, but haven't gotten over to the mills store to get the iron brackets. What do you think??

AnthonyRose'sShabHome said...

that was me that left the last message thinking you may have figured it out I have too many Google accounts and forget to log out of them hope you guys are well missed you last weekend everyone was gone by 9 it was an early night!!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Hi Sandi! Looks so pretty in there! I love everything you did and a chandy is just going to set it all off! I cant wait to see the one you pick. I love how you decorate!

kpaints said...

What a wonderful room...love the new shelf! Perfect items on the shelf!

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