Apr 14, 2013

Cuppa Please?

A while back I picked up a small shelf that was scratched up and was in need of a little TLC.  I took it apart and filled the scratches.  A bit of paint...


and I have a beautiful display shelf for my teacup collection:

 
Cost Breakdown...  Shelf: $3.49, Expressso paint from my stash (love that color!), Silver paint from my stash, and a bit of labor.
 
 
 
 
 
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36 comments:

Mary said...

Wow! Talk about complete transformation. It looks wonderful as well as your pretty tea cups.

Vicki said...

Good job! What a nice display for your teacups.

Denise SA said...

I love the shelf and the teacups

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Wow Meari...you are so very talented....I dearly love your Shelf and your Teacup Display. That is so awesome looking :)

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cucki said...

Wow it is looking so pretty x

CJ in OK ;-) said...

What a transformation, and it is just perfect for your tea cups. It takes vision to see the potential in things like that. CJin OK

Berly said...

It's beautiful, Meari!

SueH said...

Well, you’ve done a great job on the shelf Meari, it looks totally different now it’s had a face lift. Loving you collection of cups too. They remind me of the bone china cup mum used it give me my coffee in when I was little.

Have a great week
Sue
x

*-* said...


Wow!
How clever.
I love the new look of the shelf and the pretty china.
Kay.

Karen said...

Great finishing job! It is really pretty!

Cindy said...

This came out beautiful. Wish I was handy like you are. I'm all thumbs and no patience when it comes to things like this.

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous!! Love your cups - I was thinking of collecting tea cups for a while (on Ebay) until I saw the price of some of them - they are soooooo pretty tho.

Who would have thought to do that?!! Not me - not to taking it apart then putting it back together - I'd probably just spray paint the whole thing white - lol

PattyS

Carol said...

What a great save, Meari!! It looks brand new and your teacups are showcased beautifully...

Shelley said...

You amaze me with your DIY talents Meari!!

The shelf looks fantastic and it is a gorgeous focal point for your beautiful collection.

Anonymous said...

You have some gorgeous cups. I have my great grandmothers collection of cups. Looking to add to them everytime I go thrifting.

--
Lena Mock

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! What an awesome job no one would know it was so beaten up.

Akila said...

Lovely shelf and very pretty collection of cups. They go along very well

Kay said...

Wow! Very beautiful, you are such a talented lady, came out very nice!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Meari!

Karin in CA

Mouse said...

awww that is lovely ... all you need now is a kettle and a tea bag and we are all set heheheheh :) love mouse xxxxx

Anonymous said...

At leat you had a productive weekend Meari- lovely collection and great finish on the shelf!

Tara

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful Meari! I love your teacups.
Christine

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

That turned out very nicely!

- Lisa

Anonymous said...

Great DIY I love it! :-)

pam

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the shelf and your tea cups are lovely.

Marl

Anonymous said...

You did a great job with the shelf Meari - I love it!

Hugs,
Lynette

Sue said...

I swear girl! I am going to get you, your own tv show! I will think up a great name too....LOL.....the shelf is positively gorgeous. I am going to look up the cup, saucer, etc. I told you about. If I can locate it, I will bring it in October to MB so you can carry it home with you. You can wrap the pieces in your clothing to protect them!

Love ya,
Sue

Wanda said...

Well, I'll be blessed! That is the cutest thing. Meari, you never cease to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful finish, Meari! I envy anyone who can do that!

*Hugs*
DJ

Mylene said...

Great job! It's beautiful!!

Carolyn NC said...

This is beautiful, Meari!

Dee said...

Beautifully done!

Elena said...

Beautiful job, Meari

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Meari. What a great project.

Sandy in NM

htimcj said...

How totally frustrating! At least you were able to fix it yourself. On a happier note, I love your tea cups.
Heidi-ILCS

Melinda said...

Have not been blog reading in a bit, went back and found your shelf ReDo --- Seriously, how do you do it? You have such a great eye for making things beautiful.