Heritage Shelf

I was recently inspired by a very cool project by Ali Edwards (found here), so when I came across this little shelf at Goodwill for only $2, I thought I'd try my own version.  I'll admit, Ali's is MUCH cooler, but this was a good first try for me.
I removed the wallpaper, painted the outside red, the shelves black, and backed it with kraft paper.  I also sanded the edges to allow the white paint to show through along the edges.  Gave it a more worn look. 
Then, I ordered several 5 x 7 black and white pictures to put into each of the cubes.  I had a hard time choosing what to put in there, and finally decided not everything has to be symetrical and even! 
I think I may need to replace the upper right photograph, because I didn't crop it quite right...

2 comments so far:

bienaseliz said:

that looks really great Andrea! i love the red/black combo and the old photos.

Prlinehan said:

That is really cool. You have a good eye for taking something and making it into something so much neater!

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