anyways it was a horrible old orangey pine.. that soon went when i painted it an off white.
so i put it up in my kitchen.. but the way id decorated it did nothing for me after a year so we soon decorated again.. i didn't think i wanted the shelf back up as id put different shelves on the other wall and i didn't want it to look a bit to much shelf'tastic !!!
i offered it to my mum who put it up in her kitchen were it looked most pretty with her things on.. then about a year later she had her kitchen completely refitted and didn't have the wall space for it.. so she gave it to my sister.................................. were it sat in her attic for a few months!!
have i mentioned how even though my sister has a beautiful very old house.. its full of character and once completed will be just fantastic.. is so not bothered about interiors.. well that's a lie, she does have very good taste.. simple Nordic clean lines with a bit of traditional chintz thrown in.. but isn't obsessed like me and my mum about shelves and jugs etc.. preferring killer heels instead!!!..
so it has sat in her attic and i just knew that there was something missing in my bathroom.. a space that was growing bigger by the day when i looked at it!!..
so on Friday i hop skipped and jumped into her loft to get it.. ( yes her house is that fab.. her loft is a proper room with a staircase with a gorgeous cast iron fireplace..obviously were the housekeeper would have lived!!!).. i know that she wont be using it any time soon and then once she does think about wanting it. I'm sure I'll have found something else to go in the space.
yes this little shelf has been around the family!!!..
we always do this though.. keep all the things we buy mostly between ourselves.. are you the same??
so here it is.. i decided to put the books that we are reading at the time on here as well its a bit more hygienic than keeping them at the side of the toilet ..urgh!!!.. but im sure if your a busy mum like me you realise that this is sometimes the only time that you have a few mins peace to enjoy a good book!!!
Ive put a few bits on that Ive been collecting over the past few months but I'm sure it will soon have a change around!!
and here is a little pic of the mid afternoon sun from today.. i just loved the light it gave off through the lace drops and with the wallpaper it looked so pretty!!
forgot about this little tray i bought the other month so ive used it to hold the aftershave and perfume collection haha .. my collection is very poor in the fact i have one bottle and 2 testers!!!..