Vintage Shabby Easter Vignette

I purchased this shelf for $5 last summer.

It had some possibilities.  I loved the oval mirror and caning inserts.

I dry brushed several coats of Heirloom White paint on it, and distressed it a bit.

After I painted it, I thought of a place to use it in the house.  I never found a place, and put it in the garage.  It has been sitting in the garage since September.


Today I brought it inside and used it on my bathroom vanity for a vintage shabby Easter vignette.


The bunny tin has been around since my childhood.  It is a Boy Blue Toffee tin.  To the right of the tin is a bottle with faux tulips and a vintage-look cast iron bunny.

Also in the vignette, a Royal Copley pitcher, my button egg in a bowl with a lace glove, and my shabby cross made from a vintage level and door plate.  I made them here.



I guess the shelf doesn't have to HANG anywhere it can work sitting on top of something.




Joining Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday.


22 comments:

  1. So cute. I love it painted white and all your vintage Easter goodies. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. A non-hanging shelf works for me. That little bunny tin is adorable. Hope it's not snowing out your way. You're probably ready for the big thaw to come any day now.

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  3. You transformed that piece beautifully.

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  4. Super idea. I never thought of this, but it is perfect sitting, and I love your vignette. Hugs, Marty

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  5. While I was reading this I thought
    " wouldn't that look pretty in a bathroom " I swear to God lol
    and guess what?
    It looks pretty in your bathroom!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  6. I love it right where it is! It's beautiful and I love the way you decorated it. Vintage is so wonderful and your tin, bunny and cross are great!!

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  7. I love it painted white. What a difference. Looks so cute in your bathroom.

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  8. It's perfect in your bathroom, Carlene...reminds me of an old vanity shelf!

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  9. Great spot for your shelf! Love it for holding vignettes! Great job!

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  10. Cute, cute Carlene. Love the vintage box and the pitcher!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. The shelf is perfect in your bathroom. Cute vintage vignette, too. Love the colors.

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  12. What a difference a coat of paint makes! I love your vintage pieces filling your "tray". You're lucky you still have the sweet tin from your childhood.

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  13. I really do love this shelf! So cute in white!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  14. Hi! You were the link before me at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday! Just stopping by to say hi! You did a really great job on the shelf and decorations!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  15. Thats a beautiful shelf.. I love the white with the distressing.. What a great piece!

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  16. Amazing what a coat of paint will do. I love the cane insert. You made it into such a cute vignette.

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  17. Hi Carlene! Oh, what a darling vignette. Love your sweet little shelf and it looks gorgeous all painted up. I have that same daffodil vase! :)
    Be a sweetie,Shelia :)

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  18. Your vignette is lovely and that cute bunny tin my favorite!
    Besos, Silvina

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  19. It's a shame to let such great transformations go to waste. Glad you were able to put it to such good use.
    Liz

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