Transforming an ugly little hanging shelf with paint, wallpaper, and a free porcelain rose.
Everyone but us would pass right by this ugly little $3.00 shelf.
After a few coats of heirloom white paint and Laura Ashley wallpaper.
Now I just did not like this key hole detail
This is where the free porcelain rose comes in. I did a tutorial HERE
Basically it is just chiseling flowers off from old nick nacks.
This flower came off a broken candy dish and It fit perfectly over the key hole in the shelf.
But still had a lot of the candy dish still on the back
This is where my Dremel came into play. I did a post HERE on the Dremel. You can see the part here that had to be ground down,
I ground it down and added a dab of paint
I adhered it to the key hole with E-6000 glue
So there you have it my little shelf with a free porcelain rose. This was another project that I wanted to keep, but we all know we can't keep everything so, I put this in my antiques booth for $28.00
Don't pass up the broken or chipped nick nacks with flowers from estate sales or thrift stores, they can be used for so many altered art projects. Here is a couple of examples using chipped off porcelain flowers. These items are available at my online store The Polka Dot Closet.
Happy Crafting with your free porcelain roses.
I'll be linking up with these parties this week.