Before I show you the big "reveal"............the next photo shows the shelf before I painted it Heirloom White. It was hanging in our kitchen when we bought the house. It was hanging really high............we once had a plant on it (until I killed the plant), and we actually had to stand on a chair in order to water it. Anyway..........I was looking at it once and had the brillant idea to take it down, spray paint it, and hang it over our bed.
So, before I spray-painted it, here is what it looked like.
When decluttering one of my closets, I found a bunch of black and white family photos in mismatched frames in a tub. So..........I decided to spray paint them to match the shelf. Below you can see what they looked like before.
Below you can see my "new" shelf above our bed. I didn't put shams on the pillows........too lazy........but that would make the whole thing look even better. I had DH hang it high enough so I wouldn't bonk my head on it when reading in bed. However, I think I need to hang something below it........I'm thinking I'll look for an off-white serving platter to hang there.
Here's a close-up of the shelf. I really love the look of the cream-framed photos on the cream shelf. However, I wanted to add a little color. So............I placed a few other items on it that I found on a recent thrifting outing.
Here's a close-up of the little red and cream cake stand (or whatever). I placed a little photo of my mom from when she was a little girl on it along with my thrifted vase and flowers. Yes........I put my mom on a pedestal. She deserves it. If you know her, you know that is true!
Here are a few more close-ups of some of my photos. I placed ones of my family on the side of the shelf that hangs over my side of the bed and DH's family ones are over his side. That way they can "watch over" us while we sleep. Aaaaaaawwwwwwwwww............