Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Corner Revisited
















Some of you may remember this corner of my home with this old garage sale table. I had painted it this past Summer (last Summer seems eons ago), black. Well no news flash...she is still black. Like many of you I get the urge to change things up a bit. This time of year can be soo dreary in this part of the country. I needed something a little more Springy. I have had this cute little white shelf thingy (for lack of a better word) I got at a garage sale. I didn't know where to put her. I decided to take down the wall shelf that had been above the little table and paint the white shelf thingy (anyone have a better term for it?) to mesh better with the table. So out came my little bottle of acrylic paint and she became black as well. Now they are harmonious and make quite a pair! I got out some of my birdies....they may be making their debut a bit early..but who cares. I displayed a skeleton key on a ball of twine, set out some of my fave old books, (the top one was my great-grandmother's book), out came my silly little bee skein and she is good to go! Now this corner makes me smile and takes a way a bit of the Winter duldrums! Take that old man Winter! XOXO, cherry

100 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

That "corner" is perfect..so sweet!
sandy toe

Deb said...

Don't you just love how a little paint changes everything! I really like your "corner"

Rachel said...

You have the best furniture finds ever! I need to come shopping with you. :) Love it painted black, but then again I am on a black paint kick!

:)R.

Marie Antionette said...

Makes me smile too,Job well done,very pretty.Happy Valentine's Day!!!XXOO Marie Antionette

Tausha said...

super cute, it's like a little hutch. It looks like they go together on purpose. Nice job. Happy valentines day to you. This is much better than flowers that die!!!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

What a wonderful corner and vignette. I LOVE it!!!!
I like black furniture pieces and all the accessories are perfect!!!
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Cottage Lifestyle said...

If you hadn't told me that the shelf and table were purchased separately I would have thought they came as a set. Looks great.

Renee

Our Complete Family said...

I know, I know, I am WAY BEHIND with posts! Jason is leaving next Wed for 6 months so I've been trying to get some things done around here, family time stuff!
I will post asap though for you chicadee~ I promise!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with this corner in your lovely home. Oh my it is cheery and sweet! Come help me in my house pleez.....
xo, Les

texasdaisey said...

Paint can fix so many things. That has always been a motto of mine. Those tins are beautiful too.
Debbie

Reese & Marie said...

Oh how darling! I love the little bird picture frame - where did you find it??? Love your creative use of space and what a great way to get another opportunity to layer some great accessories.

-Kari

Becky said...

How clever!! I'm ready for Old Man Winter to make an exit too!

dana said...

What a great fit! When you painted the shelf and placed it on top of the table---a "step back" was created---the perfect spot for your great touches. Love the fact that the top book belonged to your Great Grandmother!

Happy Valentine's Day!! dana

Tracey said...

Hi Cherry,
Everything looks great as usual!! How wonderful to have a book of your great grandmothers!
To answer your question on my blog, I am on weight watchers.It works well for me. Hooray for you for losing 13 pounds...that's great!!
Are you selling on Lollishops yet?
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Tracey

Jen r. said...

Love that corner! It reminds me of the corner I just posted on! What is your wall color? I love it!

Angie said...

It reminds me of a little writing desk! Very cute! I adore birds, too, so I really love this little grouping..it really is dreary out. Maybe I need to pull some more Spring-y things out, too!

GRAMS said...

Don't you just love it when things come together. Everything looks so fun

Mimi Sue said...

It looks really good, Cherry. Love all your silhouettes too. Mimi

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They look like they belong together. Great job! Love your accesorizing too. laurie

Simplicity Cottage said...

Just love what you did with that shelf. It looks like one piece of furniture. It's great the way you stacked the tins under the table. Looks great! I really love the plates on the wall...the big platter sure makes a statement! I'm going to have to paint something black...it looks so sophisticated -- stunning!

have a wonderful weekend...it's right around the corner!

hugs~donna

Cristin@Serendipity said...

I love it!!
Cherry, you've got such a fantistic eye for finding things...I always love seeing what you do with your little treasures...
It looks like one piece -- love it in black...
You clever gal!

Small House said...

Your corner went from good to better. It is absolutely adorable. I had to scroll up and down about 4 times to take it all in. I need to find your yard sales. AND...I'm with you and the had enough of winter. FOG!!! COLD!!! AUGH!!! Keep creating, it helps with the winter yuck.
Have a good day.
Sandra

Melissa said...

Maybe you missed my comment before.... so here I try again! What is your paint colors in your house? I love the shade of tan you have in your hallway, and through the rest of your house. Could you please share what the color is?

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Melissa...you don't have an email...you need to go check your blog..rofl

Ms. Tee said...

Your little corner is great - the birdies are so pretty & love the old books. :)

Hope Ellington said...

I love your little corner. I have the same purple candy tin and I am in love with it & the colors. Your blog is beautiful.
Blessings~Hope

Betsy said...

I love all of your little vignettes. Your house is simply amazing.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I enjoyed looking through your posts! Love that cute little corner!
Hugs~Kelly

Tricia Anne said...

Very pretty! I love your colors!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

The Whites said...

That grouping looks great-that old suitcase caught mt eye!

Mandy

cynthia said...

Hi Cherry,

I so know what you mean, winter is too long sometimes. I need Spring too :) your photos and work are always so amazing! I love your little corner , and your plates look great on that wall too! such a beautiful home you have!

Happy Valentines day! Hugs, Cynthia

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

opps, I forgot to sign in to blogger :) but that comment was from me :) Hugs, cynthia

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love this vignette! And I love the glimpses of the silhouettes in the background!

Momovthree said...

Your corner looks fabulous! I love what you have arranged here. :)
~Michelle

Judy said...

Who but you, would have thought to do that? It looks so nice there...like it was made to be. It amazes me how paint can make so many fun changes. I like that display area.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Perfect. I love it. The skeleton key adds such a sweet touch.
Teresa

Olive Rue said...

I like it better black. And you displayed everything together so pretty.

Barnes Yard said...

I'm lovin' your little corner. I have so much fun exploring your house. :)
-Jill

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

I love how it looks! I didn't even realize I was looking at the same piece until I read your comments. I kept wondering why you showed us close ups of that white shelf. I love the contrast of the white birds on the black furniture!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You have such great style! Love the ball of twine w/ key.

Darlene said...

That area turned out perfect. It looks like that is one piece of furniture! LOVE it. LOVE the little birdies and the bee skein!

Utah Grammie said...

New reader here - hello :-)
Love the shelf and what you've accomplished with the table.

Love love love the suitcase and decorated boxes beneath it. I'm a lover of birdies, string and old stuff as well, so I'll be back to visit. Thanks for the tour!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Thank you for leaving your nice comment on my blog. Your blog is fun too. I loved browsing thru it.
I'm in the banana belt area. It is still pretty cold here, but I do see signs of spring. By March all the Pink thundercloud plum trees will be in full bloom around here. It's absolutely gorgeous here in the Spring time.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Like it a lot, Cherry! :-)

XO,

Sheila

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You sure have the touch for decorating!! Thanks for peaks into your home.
I also love it when you stop over..thanks!!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.
Warmly,
Deb

Ashlie said...

I love it! It looks like it was made for that table!

Sandy said...

I have to remember to use more black! I love what you did! :)

Happy Val. Day weekend!

Erin said...

I love the changes in the corner. So pretty and spring looking! Happy Valentine's day!

bec4 said...

What a great way to freshen up your home with things you already had. It is perfect! BTW--I just realized you weren't on my bloglist so I added you Ü.

Jean said...

Cherry, your posts always make me smile. I can just imagine you buzzing around like a busy little bee with your paint brush or glue in your talented little hands. I love your "beat the winters blues" new look. Have a Happy Valentines Day,
Jean in Virginia

Gail said...

Cherry, first thank you for visiting my blog, Decorating My Tin Shack.
I like you table set up, it all works so nicely together and we do need to change things up every now and again, especially as we await spring.

Conny said...

Hi! You stopped by my little ol' blog yesterday so I wanted to stop by yours .... and I was enchanted!
I look forward to coming back to visit soon :)
God bless, Conny

Leigh said...

LOve it!

Angie said...

I always love your vignettes! Such a great idea to put those 2 pieces together!

jenjen said...

What a wonderful corner! There are so many things that I love: the picture frames, the black and white together, old books, birds... So adorable!

Happy V Day!

Jen

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

It is so lovely and elegant! I love it! Hmm. I am inspired to hunt for treasures now.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I love yours!

Blessings,
Megan

Liz said...

Creating always takes away the winter doldrums! : ) I love your shelf thingy on a table. It turned out perfect! I'm working on a little chalkboard today with black and white polka dots. It'll show up later.

Love all your little projects! It is so fun to see what you come up with next!
Happy Valentines Day!
~Liz

Frippery said...

It's never to early for birds. Very nice combination. I really do like black paint, A LOT! Pam

Michele said...

Your creativity is so inspiring. Have a great Valentine's Day!

Sherri said...

I love what you did with that corner!! I especially love the cover on the old book and the old candy boxes on top of the suitcase! Bravo!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cherry, just wanted to drop back by and leave you a Valentine! Hope you're having a great day and that your heart will be filled to overflowing with love and happiness. Me? I'm about to burn things on the stove! LOL! A chef... I am not, but anything for Mr. Magpie! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Kim said...

Perfect! You are such an inspiration. I'm going to be pulling out my accessories tomorrow & trying to scare away old man winter in my house too :)

Pearl said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Cherry... I'm especially fond of the boxes with the Violets on them... simply Charming!

Hope you had a...

♥ ~ HAPPY ~ ♥
~ VALENTINE's ~
♥ ~ DAY! ~ ♥


~blessings~
Pearl

robinrane said...

The pictures were beautiful. I love the old books! And the birds!!! It does feel like spring with all the birds!
Robin
All Things Heart & Home

bliss. said...

Thanks for the sweet comment, He is a keeper! I know you are as much as a paper junkie as I am...have you seen the new FLOCKED scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby?!?!?! Absolutely stunning!!! Check my blog out if you need a glimpse!!!
Love the new corner, you are so inventive!

Tammy said...

How cool! Looks great!

Saucy said...

I do enjoy seeing the power of black paint in action... one of the most striking makeovers possible!

Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely area! LOVE the vintage luggage!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh so lovely. Much better in black! And I love the red scale and amazing harlequin board in the post below. But mostly I appreciated what you had to say about the losses amongst two of our fellow bloggers recently. You're so right, we are not in control, but it's good to know that He who is...is PERFECTLY in control. Therefore we can trust Him and go forward.

Melissa said...

Cherry, Thank you for the paint color. I am still so new at this blogging thingy. I don't even know what ROFL means... ha! Thanks again for your help. Your home is beautiful and I love your blog.

Melissa said...

Okay Cherry... one more question and then I will leave you alone!ha! I checked Sherwin Williams. There is no Reserved Gold, but they have a Restrained Gold. Is that it, you think? If it is, that is pretty funny, because half of my house is painted in Blonde and Ivoire which are the two shades lighter on that color card. I guess we have the same taste! By the way, thanks for the tip. I added my email to my blog.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

cherry - jus' beautiful!! As always. Everything you do is super inspiring! Many blessings for a wonderful week! Cathy

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh that looks GREAT! I love them paired together...I need something like that!

~ Sarah

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful litte update! Just the perfect thing to banish those winter blues. I love it!
Penny

Chrissy said...

Your photos are amazing... I really wish you lived next door to me, just think of all the fun we'd have!!! Lovely post...Chrissy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Looks really pretty! Paint is my BFF!

Manuela

kathy said...

Cherry _ I always love to see what you are up to How cute the
little vignette is -- You always have a knack for chooisung such delightful things - kathy - ga

Tiffany said...

Love the new corner. The black paint looks great! It really is amazing what a little paint can do!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

So perfect-take that, Old Man Winter, for sure!!
Love it!

Felicia said...

Love it :)

Eloise said...

I'm finally recovering enough from my Valentine luncheon to begin posting pictures on my blog. I received SO many compliments on all the beautiful decorations you made me. Please check them out when you get a chance! XOXO

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
Just catching up with your blog. We have been away for a few days.
I love what you did with the bulletin board. Your 'corner' looks great and the birds are beautiful. Thanks for showing such inspirational pictures. Everything is wonderful.
Are you looking forward to Disney? Only 6 weeks for us!!!
Lindsay

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wow, your shelf is wonderful painted black, and looks fantastic on your little black table! I totally know what you mean about needing a little spring around this time in these parts! I don't think it's too early for birds at all! :) Your little corner is just perfect! :)

Marie Antionette said...

Just stoped by to say hello and see if you are enjoying your new shelf.Hugs Marie Antionette

Rosemary said...

Very cute corner it is!!!
I am starting my Spring changes soon.
Rosemary

Back Through Time said...

I love what you have done with your corner!
Michelle

new every morning said...

You always find great treasures... and know just what to do with them!
Nice!

bliss. said...

You are incredible! More so now that I know you have no Hobby Lobby's!!! How do you do it??? You are brilliant!

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

I always have the best time catching up with you. Your kitchen is gorgeous! All the projects you've done are making me want to start creating right now even though it's 12:30 am LOL
The corner is perfect! :)

Sleep tight!
hugs,
rue

Our Complete Family said...

Just wanted to check in on you hun! Hope all is well.
Hugs, Les

Joy said...

What a great little table and I love how you decorated it.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

As usual from you....sooooooo nice!! You have true talent Cherry and have such an eye for accessorzing. Can you come to my house and "pretty it up"?? Jill

Oliver's said...

You did! You did! inspire this project. I told you that you were my hero! I've been waiting on you for another yummy project...miss your posts. Oh and by the way I think you could even have your own show...watch out Martha. Hugs, Paula (by the way I realize that my "project" doesn't compare but it was fun anyway, and I'll keep trying to learn from the best)

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Hi Cherry - we've been missing you - are ya alright? Sure hope so. Thanks for the compliment - and I still have two b/w polka dot plates left - they are really almost like shallow bowls (great spaghetti bowls). Let me know if you want them and I'll save them for ya. Looking forward to your next inspiration piece! Blessings, Cathy

Jen r. said...

Cheery, I used your paint color! Stop over!

Katie said...

I love all of this very good!!! So beautiful!

Sharold said...

I Love It!!! You do such nice stuff--I am always nosing around you little world

Sonya said...

I really like those flowered boxes on top of the black table...are they suitcases?

CherryTreeLane said...

I REALLY like these pictures and it givees me some ideas for my own house! HOORAY!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hi Cherry! Hope that you are doing well. It's been awhile. Just wanted to check in to see that you are happy and healthy. Miss you girl!

Barbara Jean said...

What a run and versatile piece and you have it done up so sweet.

barbara jean

PS making the rounds to see what all i have missed!