Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kitchen Display Shelf

 I hope everyone had a good weekend.
We had a lot of sunshine and warmer temps around here which made for a very nice couple of days.

Besides spending a little time outdoors I also found some time for a project.

I purchased this wood dish mat at a thrift store last week for 50 cents.  The same thrift store threw in the piece of scrap lumber for free.
I painted both pieces and then lightly distressed them with sandpaper.
I then nailed the scrap piece of wood to the bottom of the wood mat.
This is now going to be a little display shelf that I plan on hanging in my kitchen. 

Now comes the fun part......decorating the shelf.
I first added this old wood level.  I like the contrast of the dark wood against the white shelf.
I placed a small ironstone plate in the center.
And then added my small collection of wood mashers.
Two on the right side of the plate.
And two on the left side.
The finished display.
I really like the finished project.  It combines what I am loving right now, wood and ironstone.  And it was very inexpensive, what could be better?

I'm joining some great parties today:
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make It 4 Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Amaze My Monday @ Dittle Dattle

Have a wonderful week.



  1. Fabulouso you clever girl..>AGAIN!

    Happy V Day!


  2. I love it Jane! It has a great clean and simple look, but you really were creative and thinking outside the box to put this all together and get this wonderful result!!

  3. Very clever and cute display! I have some shelves above our kitchen nook that just sit empty because I have no clue how to decorate them. You give great inspiration!

    Happy Valentine's Day! Michelle :)

  4. wow! so lovely! i am amazed...!!

  5. Coming by to wish you a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY:) Neat looking that ironstone!


  6. You are such an inspiration Jane!

  7. Lovely, everything works so well together!

  8. Oh Jane, what a cute kitchen display! I need to go thrifting with you. You find the neatest things.

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day my friend,

  9. Jane,

    How neat. Very simple and perfect.

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  10. It looks great, Jane! I really like how the texture of the mat plays off the dish and the smooth wood of the mashers.

  11. Jane, I love it. Love that piece of ironstone. Have a great day.

  12. You have great collections, and I love the way you display them. The shelf idea was so creative.


  13. Love it all... what a great use for that. I just love your mind, can I borrow it for a few days?

    Happy Valentines Day Jane

    Hugs, Deb

  14. Wonderful!!! You are so the mashers!
    Happy heart day!
    Margaret B

  15. I really like those vintage mashers, Jane. They are a nice contrast against the stark white of the wood shelf. You come up with the most unique ideas! ~ Sue

  16. Fabulous! I love the shelf!


  17. Cute, cute shelf, Jane! Love the old mashers.

  18. Happy Valentine's Day, Jane!
    I just LOVE seeing your creative ideas. Things that never enter my mind! Thanks...

  19. Jane, Only you would take a dish drainer and make it a shelf! Love it! Also finally had a minute to look at your valentines posts. Your collection of frogs is beautiful and i love the way you use them to display your cards!
    Dee Dee

  20. Jane,
    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love the creamy ironstone against the wood. Thanks for more inspiration than I'll ever have time to use (but I love it!).
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

  21. Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  22. Love seeing your ideas come to life Jane!

  23. I didn't have to get too far down this post to realize that you were going to create another masterpiece. I'm always so amazed at the things you come up with....a true artist with a great imagination!

  24. You've created another masterpiece. I love it!


  25. Isn't that just the cutest kitchen shelf. I love that the level had a groove for the plate.
    Happy Valentine's Day, Jane.

  26. Sad to say, I probably would have passed up that dish mat, silly me! I love coming here so much Jane, you have the best collections and the most imaginative ways to display them... I wouldn't have passed on the mashers though, their patina is beautiful! Theresa xoxo

  27. Hello Jane....!

    Just popping in quickly to say I'm so GLAD you & your Husband are back safe & sound from your holiday....I know you've been back for a bit but I'm running FABULOUSLY behind with my reading & haven't been spending as much time on-line as I'd like.... :o) !!!!!

    I'm on 'the fly' at the moment but will check back in later tonight when I can gather my thoughts & catch up with you in peace & quiet....!!

    As ALWAYS....I'm LOVIN' your projects....The contrast of your DROP DEAD GORGEOUS ironstone plate against the new freshly painted white wood plus the patina of the other pieces is DELICIOUS.... :o) !!

    Hope you're having an AWESOME week....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  28. You continue to come up with the greatest ideas!


    barbara jean


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