I just finished two twine covered shelves for the dining room. The twin cabinets on each side of the window needed something above them to fill the empty space. (Shh, I know they're kinda short).
I have a "small" collection of white ceramics...just things I've collected at thrift stores and received as gifts...and I love being able to display them.
I took two of these Plain Jane wall shelves in a cherry finish.
Nothing wrong with them...just a bit boring...
I grabbed a roll of twine and my trusty little glue gun and went to work on them.
I wrapped the twine horizontally all the way up the front and sides of the shelf and then continued to cover the top as well.
I put a line of hot glue down then pressed the twine into the glue, keeping it as straight as possible. When I got to the end of a row, I would simply turn the twine around and go back in the opposite direction. Really simple. I did this row after row until the surface was covered.
It has a bit of a beachy vibe.
Here"s how the tops looked after adding the twine. Cute, huh?
Then we hung them above the cabinets in the dining room.
(Actually, I tried to hang them and Scott came and finished for me. He really saved the day because I was totally annihilating our freshly painted walls. :)
I love them!!!
I can't wait to play around with different arrangements up there. For now I just threw my fish dishes up there because they went with the beachy vibe. :)