Repurposed decor

Salvaged window; re-purposed shelf....Love it! 
This window was found at the salvage yard. Hubby did all the painful preparation 
of stripping all the old varnish and making the shelves from old floor boards; also found at the salvage yard. I had the easy, fun part of doing the chippy paint effect :o) We decorated the shelves with some vintage finds; old books, ironstone ware, enamel, an old scale, vintage alarm clock, and so forth....I love its you-Niqueness!

 Old cupboard door becomes a focal piece in a corner of my dining room. 
I love the bevelled mirror....painted with my French Chartreusse colour, 
I distressed it lightly and then hand rubbed it with beeswax; for now its adorned with a hanging heart and a curtain tieback......I am thinking of making a pretty wreath with flowers, berries, leaves and a burlap bow and hanging it above the arch so it reflects in the to find some wreath ideas! create a-new!
"My mantel is very much a work in progress". 
At the moment it is stripped down to its bare wood and I am not sure whether I should give it some colour, stain or just leave it au naturelle.....
Anyhoo, I wanna show you the latest addition to my mantel.
Salvaged wood spindles that I got from the Junkman on Etsy. I stripped all the varnish,
gave it a coat of vintage linen and another coat of antique white colour. Then I gave it the rustic French finish by sanding away most of the colour. Finally I gave them a clear coat to protect their time worn look, now they look lovely perched on my mantel:o)

I found this adorable bunny at our local recycle outlet for just R20. He was begging me to bring him home. Alas he still has that forlorn look in his eyes...:o)

 I love cloches...
all shapes and sizes. These pretty pedestal cloches I got from the Booming Granny on Etsy. I think they compliment the spindles quite nicely!

Well that's how my mantel rolls! create a -new!

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