Once again I was a bit lazy in my construction of these, and I really didn't spend a lot of time on the painting... but they look so fabulous...who cares!
I used poplar which was more expensive to be sure but my original plan was to leave them natural... and thank you to my Monster Mash and his favorite green marker this didn't pan out and so I painted them!
I used a can of very very inexpensive Black Spray Paint.
I have been "shopping" around my house for items to accessorize these bad boys with. Now with the shelves up and in the works, I need to find the proper arrangement for my buffet just below them as well. Still need several additional items and I think this might be the perfect excuse to pull out my antique book collection! Maybe even an antique globe or Victorian Wedding Basket? I finally have a spot to showcase some of the amazing collections of items I have gathered over the years (thank you Ebay!).
I am feeling some art related projects in the works... or perhaps I already have everything I need if I simply peak around with a new perspective about my old items...
For a list of tutorials on creating some (many) of the items on my shelves see the links below:
Bird on a Tree Limb Painted Plate
Found Object Display
Faux Fine Art
Mossy Topiary a la Potterybarn
Mummies Ghosts and Bats
The DIY Club So Soft Pillow
Glitter and Ghouls
31 Days of Hope
Kitchens to Die For