Vintage Shabby Easter Vignette

March 24, 2013
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.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I think it was waiting for it's perfect spot!!

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

  3. 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.

  4. You transformed that piece beautifully.

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!

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

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

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

  11. Cute, cute Carlene. Love the vintage box and the pitcher!

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

  13. 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.

  14. I really do love this shelf! So cute in white!!

  15. 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!

    It's Always Ruetten

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

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

  18. 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 :)

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

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


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