Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Woodwork shelves

Good sunny, HOT morning lovies~~whew, it's hot and humid this morning. I guess we'll just have to go out on the boat today....*wink.
I wanted to share my cute shelves that hubby put together for me. We got the idea from Rog and Laurie at Heaven's Walk. They made some for their beautiful home using scrap pieces of woodwork. Rog had a box full of pieces in his barn, and shared some with us. We added pieces off our own scrap pile and ended up with a couple of nice looking shelves to hang here at lakehouse.
Hubby put hooks on this one for the downstairs bath. I love how it looks in there....it added a beachy tone. I put together a pan of other beachy items to go with the shelf.

I would absolutely love to paint the bead board white in this room...but I promised to leave one room in this lakehouse with actual "wood" showing. It's a "man thing".

Little does hubby know I'm planning to paint the upstairs bead board white once winter comes...another *wink.
Once that bath gets a couple coats of white paint, I'll ask for more shelves made from the vintage woodwork scraps. Maybe I should have the shelves made BEFORE I paint the bead board.
Time to get the boat loaded up for another scorcher of a day here at lakehouse.
I'm sharing this post with Thrifty Tickle for a new party.


  1. Morning Debbie-What a lovely post! I thought I had signed up as a follower before-apparently~ I didn't! MyHero and I always argue over painting the wood! lol MEN~What do THEY know about decorating? (Well, MOST of them anyway)~ Hope you are having a wonderful day- Diana

  2. Oooppss-forgot to add- I have the old bathtub (kind of like yours) that I used to take a bath in when I was little. And I LOVE the shelves....Diana

  3. Debbie

    I saw your comment on Alaina's blog....my mother in law came over and I know she hates the white stuff. But then I had a friend come over ewwwing and awing over it all, I am sure she thought we were insane!

  4. Hi Debbie,
    I love your shelves, and your bathroom is wonderful! I love anything with a beachy theme, so I really like your shells in the mason jar, and the starfish, too! What is it about men and wood?! Hubby likes wood, LOTS of wood! And I love to paint it:) Very hot & muggy here, too. Spent 3 hours on the boat today, which was heavenly! Have a great day!

  5. How funny....the minute I saw the first bathroom picture I said.."why isn't it painted white??"....then I kept reading and you answered that question....I think when the hubby is asleep one night you need to get out the paint....I'm just saying!!

  6. Nice to have a husband who handy making things! I understand the compromise with the husband thing-I guess we're lucky to get to do all that we do! Good Luck!

  7. Hi Sue!

    Been enjoying browsing thru your lovely blog! Love the whites in your bathroom & can't wait to see it after you paint it! I'm sure it will be beautiful!!!

    Happy White Wednesday!

  8. Ahhh! I just love this - and I blogged about my white enamelware dishpan! How cool is that! Love your shelves! I have another giveaway this month - the blessings keep flowing! I hope you stop by,

  9. Hi Debbie!
    Love the white details...especially that gingerbread...did I understand correctly? Your daughter was taking it down to update?! Send it my way:)
    Happy WW!

  10. Your bathroom looks great! Love all your seashore inspirations!! And who wouldn't love a day on the boat?!!

    Hope it was grand!! :o)

  11. I'm so jealous.
    weather: crappy and rainy here
    husband: no handy, hates projects, (I love him anyway!)
    bathroom looks great: mine needs a re do

    OK, I complained enough but I cant leave without thanking you for your lovely visit and comment!! Happy WW!!

  12. Enamelware and beadboard - 2 of my faves!

  13. Bead board, Lake house, enamelware and white edged towels.



  14. Your shelves are lovely. You can never have too many shelves. It is another surface to decorate! Love the white vintage look to them.
    Have a great week.

  15. I love the beadboard...the shelves...the towels!! Oh my!!...I just love it all!! Very pretty!!

  16. What is it with men and their wood?! We've got a couple pieces of furniture that I want to paint, but hubby wants them left the natural wood color. Oh well, he asks for so little around here, so I'll leave it alone! I love your shelves and all of your white accents. It all looks so fresh and beachy!
    Happy White Wednesday!

  17. Great look!!! Enjoy your time....

  18. well if that's not the most perfect look for a lake house i don't know what is! i love all those white accents.

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for appreciating my humor in my eggplant post. it looked too much to not say anything, lol. you are right, growing your own is extremely rewarding!

  19. hmmm, so I WAS wondering why it was not white...I should have known! Hope your hubby doesn't read your blog. lol

  20. This is so pretty! White or not, it's so cottagey charming! The shelves are wonderful! That big bowl filled with sponges, shells, etc looks great.

  21. Paint it baby, paint it.
    Paint that beadboard....just kidding.
    If the man makes cool shelves for you, then let him have the beadboard.

    Your bath has the perfect lake effect!!

  22. If you are lucky enough to live by a lake...you are lucky enough! Wish I had a lake to jump into...it will be 110 today!

  23. Hi Debbie,
    Your bathroom is looking wonderful! You know I LOVE all your enamelware goodies!! Can't wait to see the space once you've painted it.
    Have fun on the lake!!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)

  24. Beautiful..but as a mother of five boys...and a girl who gives them a run for the money in messiness...I don't know I will ever see the "white" decor

  25. It's always easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.....my mantra! lol!

    Your shelves turned out just beautiful, sis! There's more wood for you in the pile when you need it! lol!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk