My bf gave me a couple of cutlery trays last year and I immediately knew how I wanted to use them.
I had seen an idea somewhere on Pinterest that used cutlery trays as shelving, and you know me, I love to display stuff and I love to dust...............not !
I looked out two other pieces that she had given me before (more dust collectors), an old drawer turned into a box frame for dried flowers, and a piece originally used as a tea caddy.
I used Rustoleum chalk paint in Graphite on all four pieces and papers from the collection below.
I painted the tea caddy inside and out and waxed it and added various pictures.
The old drawer needed a bit more work, I
You might recognise a very familiar graphic.
The cutlery trays also got a lick of paint on the inside only. I love the graphite when it's waxed but didn't want to lose all of the wood look.
I used different papers on each piece, but as they're going to be full of beach finds I tried to use naturalistic pictures that included birds, bugs and butterflies.
Then I hung them all outside the dining room door, a wall that had been crying out for something for a long time.
On their own, the four
I didn't want to do the same thing to the driftwood that I'd done before but remembered a piece of rusty wire and fixings from the back of an old frame that I'd stashed away.
Both the wood and the wire were the perfect size to make a sort of pin board for postcards and photos, using miniature pegs.
So far I've styled the shelves with items from my ever burgeoning stash of beach junk, but there's room for lots more.
So, you've had a sneak peak at my hall, with the grey walls, and white panelling and next time I'll post the big reveal, and I might even do a little bit of dusting before then !