Hey guys!! Sorry about the absence between posts... Something about being 9 months pregnant, 106 degrees outside and having all my kids at home slows me down just a bit :) I have been getting projects done though and I wanted to share this one with you. I recently got the new Ballard catalog online and saw this super cute picture...
I loved everything about it. I love the bracket shelves, all that white and I love those topiaries. My project started just recreating the shelves and led to a slightly different ending. The very first thing I needed was the brackets. I went to Hobby Lobby to get some metal brackets I had planned on painting white. They also have a great selection of wood and resin corbels that would be cute painted white too. I then remembered these great corbels I purchased on my trip to Round Top last year.
There was a really sweet couple there who sell mantels and corbels they make from old chippy wood and tin. I scored two of these for $8 a piece! I decided to use them instead of the metal brackets. My next stop was Michael's to find something to put on top of my shelves. I wanted the topiaries from Ballard but with a $60 price tag I said no thanks! While at Michael's I was lucky enough to stumble upon these!!
Yes... That's right! Those are boxwood topiaries... Yeah! These were buy one get one free so I got 2 for $12! I loved them but was not loving the pots. I had a plan though.
My first step was to cut some wood for the top of my shelves. I used cheap 1x8 I got from Lowe's for under $5. I used my miter saw to cut two 6" pieces.
Here they are just before getting a coat of our fav... Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Heirloom White!
Here it is dry!
I penciled off center on the bottom of the wood and used another favorite product for the next part. I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy.
I just mixed the epoxy using the directions on the package and applied it to the bottom of the wood shelf.
Then I just attached the wood corbels to the shelf piece and let them dry.
While those were drying I started working on my topiaries. I purchased a roll of jute twine from Hobby Lobby.
I then pulled out my new hot glue gun because I had yet another one go see Jesus.
I started at the bottom of the pot and wrapped the twine as I went up. Every couple of inches I would add a drop of hot glue.
A few minutes later....
When I made it to the top I tied a cute little bow and I was set!
My final step was to hang my new cuties and take pictures for you guys! Here is how they turned out...
What do you think?? I love them! I must thank Ballard for the super cute idea and bad prices to inspire me to make my own. I'm off to browse their catalog a bit more! Have a great Thursday and we will be back soon!
Don't forget! I Made it Without My Hubby is in two days! Get those projects ready!!