I got this vintage wall bracket shelf ( a $1 for the pair) while yard-saleing . I wanted to lighten it up.... it looked too dark for my dining room decor:
First, I tried dry brushing a pale greyish-blue but was not too happy with the effect....
I gave it a light sanding with a fine grain sandpaper and after wiping away the dust I painted it a solid white with craft acrylic paint:
Next, I dry-brushed a Moon Yellow paint on the shelf:
Last step, I dry-brushed a beige color to high light all the ridges and raised designs on it. After letting it dry , I applied two coats of water based varnish on it:
I think previously, this corner looked too dark with the shelf. And this is how it looks now(after shabbying it up)
Hmmm, should I place a silk ivy on the shelf:
Or a decorative plate on my shelf?
Not very sure, which vignette looks the best, what do you think?
Few snippets of our day at Seneca Lake:
Seneca Lake is the largest and deepest glacial lake in New York State:
It is the lake trout capital of the world :
Gift shop near Seneca Harbor:
Russian Sage and Grapevines growing outside the shop:
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