Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm not sure about this and a linky party

When I bought this shelf I liked it, but after a year it started to seem so dark.   I tried to lighten it up by putting different colored frames and what-not on it, but no dice.



So I decided to try out some Annie Sloan Old White on it.  At first I thought it was a total lost cause.  It seemed super blah.  Then I distressed it here and there (the front part is metal, so I thought it had an old ceiling tin feel to it) and thought it looked better. Then I distressed it a little more and that helped.

I hung it back in its spot last night and it still hangs there.  Naked.  I think it has the feel of an old mantel I could have found in a cool old farmhouse.  Maybe.  If I squint my eyes just so....


What do you think?  Did I wreck it?   Be honest.  I can take it. 
;)

I'm linking up over at Debbie's for her Newbie Party.



I've never been big on the linky things until lately.  I linked up just a few (Debbie's Copy-cat party was the first), but I realized that they really are fun.  So I put two and two together: Debbie seems like a fun girl and add to that a linky party and I bet it's a rockin' good time!

I'm off to check out the attendees....

9 comments:

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

It looks perfect to me! I love the old white, send it to me! Have a great day!
Debbie

Gina said...

Kori, I love it! I think it looks great in the Old White. I don't think you ruined it at all.

As far as linky parties go, Debbie has the best parties. You won't regret it joining in.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Not at all!
It looks awesome like that! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Elaine said...

It looks MUCH better now! This is my first time at Debbiedoo's! I've met some great people!

Sharon said...

I think it looks really good! You did not ruin it!

Decorating with Cents said...

I like it much better white, gives off an old world feel. I'm your newest follower. Come by to visit when you can.
http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

I like it better!!!

Jamie said...

Love it. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Di Lewis said...

Hi I was just catching up and saw your post...You IMPROVED it 100%! have a great week1 Sunny109