Tin Ceiling Shelf

 If you have a good memory and have been following me for a while, you might remember when we returned from a Kansas visit. (My son lives in Kansas)

We always go antiquing along the way and picked a whole SUV load of goodies that we brought back.

Can you spy what is on top of the pile? Above all the cool pillar parts that is.

Yep, it's a cool piece of antique tin ceiling cove molding. I had a great plan for this but patiently waited for hubby or my young-and-cute-handy-dandy-handyman to make it into a shelf.

Well, I think hubby has just gotten used to telling me to call the handyman instead of him doing it! I don't mind, I enjoy having him around and he is like a son to me. He actually is two years younger than my own son. And we invite him to spend time with us when our son is here visiting, so they have gotten to know each other. My son always knows who I am talking about when I tell him that his "other brother" was here!
Mr. Young-and-Cute came over and threw together this shelf with scrap wood that I had in our new hobby garage.
Now it was left up to me to sand and paint this piece. Plus decide where to place it in my home.
First, you have got to understand that I don't keep most 'stuff' a long time. I use it, enjoy it then move on to other things. So I looked around the house and found the place that I wanted it. Yes, I am now selling this faux fireplace at my mall booth. Out with the old and in with the different old!

I know, you are probably saying, "Whoa Nelly, why would you get rid of this cool setup?" Well, hubby and I made this and we had our fun with it...now we are ready to let it go. I don't get attached to very much. This way, more 'stuff' comes easily my way! No kidding!
I love how open this area looks now. After all, it is a hallway. And I topped the shelf with fun lovelies...
I purchased a Santos Doll a few years ago and then found these wings at Decor Steals. When they arrived, the size was perfect with the size of this Santos Doll, so I just used Command Stick Up Velcro to attach the wings to the doll. Easy and removable if I choose.
I'm just having my fun now with this cool shelf.

Hobby Lobby carries these shelves, but I wanted one that I could control the length and know that it was a true antique tin cove molding and not a reproduction. I finally got another one of my dreams!

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  1. That's beautiful, Terry! I may be copying you, as I have bunches of ceiling tiles I am selling for someone else!

  2. The shelf is awesome with the tin tile. Terry, you are so funny apologizing for getting rid of stuff. Hoarders have to apologize for their mess. You can't win either way.

  3. Making the real thing yourself is so much better than getting that cheap stuff made in China from Hobby Lobby. I'm a Kansas girl...any chance you'll share where you shop when you are here?

  4. I love it Terry! Love the how you hung the sconce with the mirror(so pretty) and LOVE that Santos doll!!

  5. Wow, what an awesome haul! I love the tin and and angel <3
    I found you today thru the Linky Party at Our Delightful Home, where I'm #107. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  6. Very cool, what a haul in the car!! I bet you have more room in the hall now anyway. I don't do well with change, but admire people that do!


  7. Wow, beautiful tin shelf, beautiful faux mantle, love your style! Wish I could find a handyman for hire - you are quite fortunate! Happy to have found your blog, I'm your newest follower! Catherine

  8. That would be the neat thing about having a booth. You get to love and enjoy things and then rotate them. Love the tin shelf - too bad I just sold the last of my tin tiles! I passed up a Santos back before Christmas and have been kicking myself ever since!

  9. I would love to have a booth! Your new shelf is perfect there. I love the "found" tin, and the vignette you created. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  10. Beautiful!! I was eyeballing the pillars in the back of your vehicle as well.

  11. Love it, and I especially LOVE your santos angel!!! It all looks perfect together! Hugs!! Claire

  12. Hi, Terry! This is my first visit to your blog via Centerpiece Wednesday. The title of your post caught my eye. You drew me further in with the word "Kansas", as I live on the Kansas border in a suburb of Kansas City, MO. I don't know how far into Kansas you venture when you come to visit your son, but are you familiar with the West Bottoms of Kansas City, MO? It's basically downtown Kansas City, MO. There are TONS of places down there to hunt down vintage pieces like the one you've showcased here. T-O-N-S!!! I was just there last week with my next-door neighbor. The stores are in rickety old factory buildings. I think some or most of the stores are only open on the 1st Friday of the month, but it is SO worth it!!! There were a lot of people there...and with good reason! The prices are REALLY reasonable, and there is more stuff there to look at than you could crunch into a day's time!!! So...if you come that far and are unfamiliar, be sure to visit next time. If you want to look it up on Google, I think it's under West Bottoms First Fridays. The only store names I remember are Hickory Dickory (because it was on Hickory St.) and Upcycled Weddings (because that's was our original destination that day). It's really a pretty big deal around here! OK...all that being said, kudos to your Young, Cute Handy Man for helping you to get that great shelf going! I loved the faux fireplace you had there. I'm looking to do something similar in our master bedroom. Too bad I don't live closer to you because I would snap that fireplace surround up in a heartbeat!!! Have a good weekend!

  13. Hi, I'm visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage. I love your shelf, and really like that you altered your Santos doll in a non-permanent way. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi Terry, Love your shelf. Don't you just love that old tin? You and your young handy man did a great job. All my handy men are young. If they were my age they couldn't lift a hammer.
    Hugs, Ginger

  15. Love your shelf and the way you decorated it. I just found a similar one at Salvation Army for $3.25. I love it, I just added a little chalk paint on the wood to blend in with the tin and it is now featured in my bathroom.


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