Farmhouse style shelves

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I'm so glad you stopped by!

 In my previous post I shared my fireplace makeover reveal, you can read about that here.  Today I'm sharing three different ways on how I decorated the shelves.  I gave the shelves a light and airy coastal farmhouse style.   

                

I'm so excited to be a part of the Best of Farmhouse Friends blog hop, hosted by my friend Angie from Knick Of Time.






                                               Here are the shelves before the makeover 

                                  
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HERE IS HOW TO MAKE SHELVES LIGHT AND AIRY

I used a collection of clear glass bottles as my starting point.  I placed those on the top shelf to make it light and bright.

Give shelves balance by stacking books or magazines at both ends.
Use colored glass bottles, fresh flowers and plants for pops of color.
Books, a driftwood sailboat and rope add texture and warmth to all the white. 

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Bring life to shelves with plants.
Here I replaced everything on the first shelf with live plants. Line them up leaving gaps between each plant for a light and airy look.


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Make shelves tidy by using baskets and curtains. They are great for hiding all sorts of things.  The white shower curtain is hung with a tension rod. Tin cans and buckets add farmhouse style and are perfect for holding flowers and herbs. Add wood like the candle sticks and a picture frame to warm up the white paint.


      

Here's our Best of Farmhouse Friends Team! See each blogger's project below! 

Angie @ Knick of Time

Susan @ Love of Home

Julie @ Love My Simple Home

Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

Paula @ Sweat Pea

Tammy @ One More Time Events

Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage

Kim@ Hunt and Host

Amy@ My Life From Home

Tricia@ Suburban Bitches

Visit hashtag #FarmhouseFriends on social media as well!

23 comments

  1. Love the look of the white shelves really makes all your decor pop!

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    1. Thank you! I'm loving the white paint! it is great for showing off decor.

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  2. What a difference white paint makes in the look of these shelves! You decor looks so pretty with white as a background.

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  3. Hi Julie, What a huge difference painting your shelves white makes! So bright and fresh, wonderful job! :)

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    1. Thank you Laurie, the white paint certainly brightens them up.

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  4. Love the new look and all your farmhouse goodies!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy! I had fun decorating the shelves.

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  5. Love the new look and all your farmhouse goodies!!

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  6. Hi Julie - amazing what a little white paint can do! Love the new feel of your fireplace shelves!

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    1. Thanks Tricia! I am loving my white painted shelves so much!

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  7. What a difference the paint makes. I love the result. Great job. I know it's a lot of working painting. :)

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    1. Thank you Amy you are so right.. painting is a lot of work, but the results are worth all the mess and time it takes to paint.

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  8. The shelves look great! I love the white paint and you styled them so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Susan! It was fun styling the shelves.

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  9. Hi, I'm visiting from Brenda's Cozy Little House. Love that your painted the shelves white; we've lived in this house 7 years and finally! painted ours white this past year - best thing we've done to the house! You shelf decor looks very pretty, I love the wire and and wicker baskets.

    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary thank you for the visit!! Painting the shelves white was the best thing I did to brighten the room up. I am glad I did!

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  10. Lightening up those shelves made all the difference in the world! Nice options for decorating! Wishing you a wonderful week!

    Kim

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  11. I love this transformation and how you have styled these shelves! I love the idea of live plants on the shelves (maybe then my cats won't try to devour them!). Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Meg for the visit! My cat was always into my plants, now with the plants on the shelf he doesn't even know they are around.

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