Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shelf Accessorizing

This Built-In Shelf decorating conversation started yesterday.  Read more about it here.
I told you I would let you in on how easy it is to add accessories today!

I have two sources for easy and either cheap or free accessories, but always shop your house first!

Even if the accessories you already have don’t match exactly with the look you are going for that's okay… everything is changeable!  If you shop your house and come up empty-handed, don’t fret. 

All is not lost. 

Get out and shop around.  Go to Thrift Stores (check out this post for where to find great Thrift Shops all over the US); go to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army; check out Garage and/or Estate Sales.  These are all great options for finding accessories on the cheap! 

Find accessories that you like or are drawn to regardless of finish or color. 

For these shelves, that we discussed yesterday, the look I was wanting was all white accessories to brighten up the shelves and draw your eye to that end of the room.  There were two very good reasons I wanted people’s eyes drawn to that end of the room.  First, I wanted the fireplace to get some of the attention I think it was losing by those shelves being empty, cluttered or too dark.  I also wanted people to truly grasp how large the room actually is and by drawing attention to the farthest end of the room I accomplished just that. 

Here is a long shot of the room.

Living Room

BTW – this home is currently on the market for Sale so if you or anyone you know is looking for a new home check it out here.

For these shelves, I chose to head on over to one of my favorite Thrift Shops – ReSale by CCA.  I found some great loot for very little $$.

Accessories - Primer & Painted Nails

Here's what some of the accessories looked like before (because as you can see above I found some great white accessories that I did not have to alter).

Beachy Accessories 2 - Primer & Painted Nails

Circle Accessory - Primer & Painted Nails

And here they are after a coat of Glossy White Spray Paint.

Shelf Accessories - Primer & Painted Nails
Shelf Accessories 2 - Primer & Painted Nails

Shelf Accessories 3 - Primer & Painted Nails

Shelf Accessories 5 - Primer & Painted Nails

Shelf Accessories 6 - Primer & Painted Nails

Shelf Accessories 7 - Primer & Painted Nails

See You Soon…..

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