TGIF! It's been a busy, rainy week here in the midwest. Perfect weather for beef stew and homemade rolls. DS and DD are ready to camp out in their fuzzies (that's what they call their blanket sleepers) all weekend. I think I will spend Saturday browsing through my Country Sampler magazines and preparing the lesson for Sunday School. My DH and I are in our 5th year of teaching the middle school class at our church. Some of our former students will be graduating from high school this year ~ not sure where the time has went. It has been great to see how they have grown in their faith and we look forward to what the Lord has in store for their futures.
With all the humidity this week it was a challenge to finish this makeover ~ the paint didn't want to dry. Yesterday I was finally able to put the finishing touches on the shelf.
Remember what my $1.99 shelf looked like before ~
Here it is now ~
Here's how I have it displayed ~
A full length shot ~
So much better than those bears! It really pops against the paneling and the mini quilts were the perfect size. The longaberger crock was a Goodwill find as well ~ $.50. The game board, mini quilts, and basket were purchased at a "going out of business sale" of a local business a few years ago ~ $10 for all. The pip berry picks were 50% off at ALCO ~ $3.00 each. The Uncle Sams and Americana balls were purchased 50% at Hobby Lobby ~ $8 for all. The child's rocking chair was given to us by a family at church that was moving. The shelf was all I needed to tie it all together and it cost $1.99.
I have a few goodies in mind for next week ~ something for the kitchen, perhaps. Check back on Monday to see what I have picked!