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6/24/12

Beach Vibe Wall Shelves

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.   :)


26 comments :

  1. I love how they turned out! I may have to try this. I think your "short" shelves are perfect!

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  2. love the look and texture of jute in your decor

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  3. what a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. You are brilliant and not only that, but you really wrapped them well. I think if I did it it would look like a first grader did it. But maybe if I took my time. This is such a great fix for those generic shelves.
    Liz

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  5. Love em! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  6. I love using jute twine for projects. What a great idea. Love the beachy vibe with the light, airy wall color too.

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  7. They turned out great! I love your collection. Love the feel you have going on in there.

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  8. That looks great! So beachy! I hope you can stop by my party to link this up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  9. LOVE these shelves. Thanks for posting this project! I saw it over at Embracing Change. :)

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  10. I love this idea! I have yet to wrap anything with twine/jute... but I really do like the look.

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  11. Sherry, I don't know how I missed this earlier, but I did! These are so cool! What a great idea.....now you have me eyeballing my shelves!! Nice project!

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  12. Hi Sherry, Your dining room is lovely and I adore the cute shelves. Great idea! Thanks for sharing this project at the Open House party and I am now a follower.

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  13. Your little shelves are so cute. I love the fish plate.

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  14. How cute.. those are just adorable....

    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  15. Love your dining room! The wall color is beautiful and I love your little twine shelves. So clever!

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  16. Love your entire room - but those fish plates are adorable!! Here's to hitting the beach - if only in our homes!
    Kelly

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  17. I love these! They turned out perfect, and your white accessories are so cute and beachy. Perfect for summer!

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  18. Texture! Texture! Texture! A beachy vibe indeed, so subtle and effortless! PS: love the fun dishes! Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my beachy living room :)

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  19. Those are so cute! What a great idea!

    Tania

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  20. How cute! Love the texture the twine adds.

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  21. Congratulations! I'm featuring your shelves that were linked up to our All Star Block Party last week. You can read about it here:
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/2012/07/all-star-block-party-4-features.html

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad
    All Star Block Party

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  22. Adorable - thanks for linking these cuties up!
    STacey of Embracing Change

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  23. What a great idea, Sherry! I love how they turned out - rustic, nautical, and upbeat. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Happy 4th!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  24. This is so great! I'm pinning this to make for my bonus room, it'll be perfect. I love your fish plates, by the way. Those are awesome!

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  25. Love the fish platters so cute! Great lil redo.

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