Monday, August 24, 2009

My new above door shelf curtain holder and "redware"

Hello all my bloggin buds.Happy Monday everyone! Start to another beautiful day here in central Illinois.We had temps only in the 70's this weekend and have to tell you it's really getting me in the mood to start pullin out all my fall decor. I can't get myself to let go of summer for some reason. I do luv summer when you can get outside and enjoy the sun.We have had such a mild summer.Not much heat which has been really nice.One of the nicest summers I can remember.Well onward to better things. After reading Jens tutorial on redware plates
I knew I just had to try this. I had purchased a wooden plate at Hobby Lobby and was wondering what I could do with it.When she posted her tutorial,I couldn't resist. I think if it weren't wood,it would look more like redware but for my first try I thought it was OK.I went cruzin the internet for pics of redware and found this bird on a limb.In case you were wondering what it is,LOL!I also used delta ceramcoat craft paint in cinnamon and I am not really happy with the color.Next time I am going to try light cinnamon like Jen used.

Now for the second part of my post. Ever since we had the big doors in the house,I have visualized valances and a shelf above.I just though it would soften it up a bit.Well one of my web friends,Teresa over at had these brackets for sale and I knew I had to have them. Over the weekend,after hours of figuring out what to do and how to do it,my DH and I, finally got it figured out,and yes we are still married,LOL! OK,so I exagerated a bit, maybe it wasn't hours but it sure felt like it. At one point, I didn't t hink we were going to ever get it figured out,right Teresa? After purchasing two different kinds of hooks,dowel rods,wood,brackets,L brackets and screws,we finally got it done.I think it turned out great and can't wait to get it decorated.I know it's hard to see the valances but they are lovers knot pattern. I am going to get better pics when I get it decorated.
Well I hope everyone has a great day.I also hope my post inspires someone to get out there and do something they have been wanting to do.Cuz if I can do it anybody can.

Until next time,


marie said...

Hi Sherri,
I just love your redware plate ~ now I need to visit Jen and read her tutorial. I have a couple wooden plated I'd like to try that on.
Your window door wall looks great! Now the fun part - decorating it! I'm looking forward to seeing more photos!!

Thanks for the sweet comments about my grandbaby - she is such a sweetie!

Carmen said...

Ooooooooo... your redware plate came out great!!!!! And I love your shelf too! Good job!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Your plate came out great! i have done a few using plastic plates!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

LOVE the redware plate...I stopped at JoAnn's and they didn't have the colors to do them so maybe I'll try Walmart.
Can't wait to see the shelf all decorated:0

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I think your redware plate turned out great! And the shelf turned out great too! Can't wait to see it all decorated!

have a great week!

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Oh, your late turned out great!!!..Thanks for sharing!!~~hugs,Jen

Sisk Country said...

Love your redware plate and the shelf above your window looks great! Can't wait to see pics of it all decorated up!!


american girl primitives said...


I love redware. I just packed up my collection but if you click on my photo link on my blog you'll see it. I think your plate turned out great. The curtains are cute too.


Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

I love your redware plate, Sherri! It turned out great. Looking forward to seeing your shelf decorated!

Take care,

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Love that redware plate!! I purchased plates yesterday to give Jen's tutorial a try. Hope they turn out as great as yours!!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Sherri,

I love the color of your plate. I have several different makes and styles of real redware and they are all different colors and shades and different gloss and sheen as well - those most are pretty glossy. I love the design you choose too!!

It's hard to get a picture around a window with the sun in full force. Sometimes it works better at dusk with all the inside lights on too. That usually works for me. I can't wait to see a better picture!!

hugs, Linda

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Sherri, love your redware plate, and the design that you put on it. The lovers knot valance looks great and I can't wait to see your shelf decorated.
Have a great week!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Love the redware plate. It turn out great!

TeresaM said...

So glad to hear you were able to use the brackets and still have a marriage! I know exactly what you were going through!

Your plate looks great!