decorative shelf and specimen art

This cute little vintage shelf was something I picked up a couple months ago at a tag sale. 
It was $10, and I couldn't pass it up since I had been searching for something for the water closet in our master bath.

I love all the cutouts on the sides.  It's been nice to finally (after 3 years!) have all the necessary essentials within reach. 

I purchased most of the accessories at TJ Maxx.  This wooden bowl hides some of my goods.


The Ralph Lauren toothbrush holder became a semi private hiding place for the other womanly necessities.  ;)


This weathered picture frame was on clearance there, and I especially liked the seashell print...and then I saw the very predominant 5x7 screaming in the middle of the art.  Boo. 
I liked it anyway, and had an idea of how to fix it.


I went through my stash of unbleached linen and cut a small piece of it to cover the "frame size".
The original plan was to tea stain a piece of textured paper, but in the end, I just used it as is.




I printed off a small tag with an Anthropologie-ish look and glued both to the shell paper.


It now looks like a high end custom piece of art!  Total cost, not including the linen and paper which I already had on hand, was around $4.

The finishing touch to my shelf was a vintage silver bowl with some white coral.  It just needed something with a bit of sparkle to round it all out.


I also glued a small shell over the nail head.  Much cuter than what you'd see otherwise!

I hope you're having a great Tuesday- don't forget to enter my giveaway for the Hawaiian bag and $25 Pottery Barn gift card!

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9 comments

  1. Super cute! I love the shell over the nail - great idea!!

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  2. those little touches were very smart and chic! Love the idea of covering the nail

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  3. the artwork adjustments made a huge difference!

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  4. I can't believe how adding that label totally changed the piece! What a great idea. Love the shell over the nail too....I'll have to remember that one.

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  5. That looks very nice. I love how you added the label to that photo...how clever :)

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  6. What a darling little masterpiece for your bathroom. All the necessaries and all the perfect accessories. I love what you did with the print, looks as good or BETTER than anything I've ever seen in Anthropologie. Your shelf is just blooming with your creativity!

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  7. The {fig 2} detail on that print is awesome! It really makes it so special and uniques!

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  8. Love this shelf, so pretty!!!!
    Hope your doing well!
    XO
    Kristin

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  9. So pretty!! Great way to be thrifty too. (And I love how you kept it real with your 'womanly necessities'! ;)

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