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trinket shelves

I have lots of little ornaments etc and nowhere to put them, so I made some basic shelves to display them. I had some wood cut at the hardware store to fit the space above my computer desk. I sanded and primed the wood:

shelves in progress

Then I spray-painted the shelves this gorgeous greyish purple colour and mounted them on the wall with brackets:

craft room shelves

I just threw some of my trinkets up quickly so I can see how the shelves look. In case you’re wondering, most of the little ornaments are made by me from crochet, origami, needlefelting, polymer clay, sewing, or beading. The rest are artwork, travel souvenirs, and a few other bits and pieces.

I’m really happy with how the shelves turned out – my favourite part was discovering that the wooden chickadee and flying piglet can hang from the brackets. Now I get all the fun of unearthing all my other favourite treasures and rearranging everything!


  1. shannon said

    they came out so nice! Ive been meaning to put some on my wall for my overflow of tchotchkies but am always intimidated to have wood cut for me at the hardware store.
    Oh, and I LOVE your little Pocket Dragons!!! :o)

  2. June said

    Blue, Julie: my worldwide shelf-making tour starts now! Just send me the money for airfare and I’ll be on my way 😉

    Jana: I painted the walls with ‘Silk Pillow’ by Behr – a very subtly pinkish white – I wanted to keep the room as bright as possible and it gives me room to be a bit bolder with my accessorizing (that part is still very much in progress, but see the ‘Craft Room’ category in the sidebar for the other things I’ve made to date).

  3. Jana said

    When I read purplish grayish color my mind went, HUH? YUCK! Then I SAW them! Absolutely gorgeous!! What color is your wall? They complement it very well!

  4. Julie Andrea said

    Ooohhh (squeals of joy) .. I love these shelves!

    I always kinda wonder about people that don’t have some kinda ‘stuff’ on display .. no trinkets, tchotchkes, souvenirs .. whatever you want to call them .. as in, don’t they have a life? LOL

    After you do ‘Blues’ .. wanna come do mine? I probably need about 40 or so. 😉

  5. Cathy said

    Hey, that looks like a pink Nohohan sitting at the right end of your top shelf! I have one of those little guys on my desk, I love to watch him nod his head all day long. 🙂

  6. Robyn said

    Looks great! I also approve of the color. Great job! Your stuff looks cute.

  7. Blue said

    Very nice (and I thoroughly approve of the colour!)

    Come do mine now? 😉

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