Now that my living room walls are back to white (after 10 years of yellow), I am changing up the decor slightly.
The de-formalization of the living room includes, a few less doilies, new burlap curtain panels, using more baskets, and the addition of more painted furniture.
I recently purchased this great shelf, with a bead board back, and three color paint distressing, at the Tattered Angel, a local shop.
The great shelf in the above photo will replace this shelf in my living room:
This mirrored shadow box shelf is vintage. Definitely from the 1960's. When I purchased it at a rummage sale in the late 1970's, it had a blonde finish. I didn't really repaint and use it until the late 1990's. I am keeping some of my blue and white dishes up in the living room but with the new shelf.
I like this shelf with the blue and white china!
I would like to add at least one more cream pitcher, but this is the new look. The blue willow plates at left and right are from my Churchill, England, blue willow collection.
The shelf's finish up close, black, jute, and seal skin paint colors, and distressed.
The plates: Bluebonnet Ironstone
Country Inns, Grindley, England
Royal Homes of Britain, Enoch Wedgwood, England
I like the new look.
Coming soon, more de-formalization, and then the reveal!