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(Drum Roll, Please)....We Are Finally Done!!!

I can barely contain my excitement!  We finally got the shelf hung this afternoon when Eddie got home from work!!!

This is where the shelf has been sitting since I painted it the other night......just sitting there and mocking me every time I walked into the room......

But, after (im)patiently waiting for the drill to charge (and the hubs to finish an online golf game), we finally got started.......

And here she sits, in all her bare, naked glory!

Once it was up, I got busy on transferring our cookbook collection up there......and, yes, I stood on the table to do it (and, no, I didn't even remove my flip flops before getting up there).  Thanks to Eddie for the lovely shot of my backside capri pants! 

I had to load and unload a couple of times to get the weight distributed just so and make it visually pleasing.  It went from this on the first go 'round.....

To this, which somehow seemed better to me.

I did a little more rearranging in this area, just shifting things a bit here and there.  One more project is in the works - supplies have been bought and are on Eddie's work bench, awaiting his next day off.   But, here is how it is coming along so far.

Additionally, I have something in mind in the way of table runner and "decor" other than a half-empty basket of snacks on the table.  Hopefully, I will get to that project this week.  It involves a trip to the fabric store, going down in the cellar for some old chunky candlesticks (that should still be in a crate down there....), spray paint and dragging out the two-ton sewing machine.  Will keep you posted as that develops!

Thanks for being patient as this project finally came to fruition!  It has definitely gotten hung up and slowed down time after time.  Which is a shame because it really ended up being pretty quick and easy....once it actually got done!

I'm linking up with Cathy at "My 1929 Charmer" for her weekly Sunday's Best Par.tay!!!  Be sure to head over there to check out what everyone else is showing off this week!

Sunday's Best Linky Party!

Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, dear Friends.  Be blessed as you head back out into the world tomorrow!


  1. Sometimes it can be the smallest things that make a BIG difference in spaces that we love. It looks lovely.
    Great job.

  2. It looks fantastic! I like it better the second way too. Isn't it fun to play around with these kinds of things. Makes all the difference in the world.

  3. I'm here from 1929--this is great! (I had to laugh--I often sit in my bare naked glory, but not on a wall.)

  4. It looks wonderful Jane :) Feels great to accomplish those little house tasks!!

  5. Lookin' Good Janie! It really turned out the way your cookbooks look on it as well! Isn't that the way it always is, it's an easy project, but oh, so hard to get it going/done!!

  6. It looking really good. Love how it turned out. You cookbooks really take center stage. Love how you layered your shelf, and I like the second look better. I also like the picture below, nice touch. You must be so happy! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best. PS - following you on Linky!

  7. This looks really good. I'm glad of the way everything turned out. The room looks great, especially the shelf.

  8. What a cute way and place to display your cook books!

  9. I liked it both ways! I've got a wall I need to rearrange the pictures on and TONS of things that mock me as I pass by. LOL

  10. Lovely! So neat and organized. I want one. :-)


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