Late Summer Sunflower Shelf Decor

This is late being posted. I was sick for most of August, so now, with just over a day left in the month, I wanted to share what my kitchen shelves have looked like all month.

My kitchen shelves decorated for late summer | mamasbrush  

Farmhouse style, diy decor, Hobby Lobby, Black and white buffalo check, wood bead garland, old truck, wood house, bird, wood sign, herbs

Thankfully, for most of this sickness, I was not down completely. On my good days I had time and energy for a few extras like changing the decor from patriotic to sunflowers. I don’t have many spaces in the house I can decorate (long term renovation and many unfinished spaces all over the house), so it doesn’t take long.

Unfortunately, blogging was the last thing on my mind. I haven’t done much on Pinterest or Etsy either. How thankful I am that these sorts of things wait in the wings when real life gets hard to do.

Some details:

My kitchen shelves decorated for late summer | mamasbrush Farmhouse style, diy decor, Hobby Lobby, Black and white buffalo check, wood bead garland, old truck, wood house, bird, wood sign, herbs

Top Shelf: The votive is an old recycled candle jar I added a candle to and tied some ribbon on (my 14 year old daughter’s idea.) The herb sign I made for women’s retreat this year. Wood bead garland I made last winter (there is a snowflake on the other side of the sign). Sunflower is from Hobby Lobby, removed from it’s stem.

Bottom Shelf: Greens from Hobby Lobby, purchased a couple years ago. Love it and use it all the time all over the house. I’m thinking about getting another. It’s very versatile. The house is a 2×6 cut into shape, painted black and modge podge buffalo check scrapbook paper on it. The kids and I made them last year (also in my winter shelf post). The bird and pedestal are from Hobby Lobby (noticing a trend?). The truck wasn’t originally on the shelf, but a couple weeks ago my mom picked it up at the Dollar Tree for me and my 12 year old son put it up there. The negative space that was there before was nice, but I like the truck too, and he was just too delighted with his decorating for me to take it down.

My kitchen shelves decorated for late summer | mamasbrush Farmhouse style, diy decor, Hobby Lobby, Black and white buffalo check, wood bead garland, old truck, wood house, bird, wood sign, herbs

On the counter: The sunflower bowl was a gift for my birthday last year. I love it! We painted the jar with grey chalk paint for a bridal shower a a year or so ago. We made several for the tables and gifted one of them to the bride (it was just like one on her registry). I got the other two! 🙂 The flowers in it were also from Hobby Lobby. The plates are too cute to put in the cabinet. They were part of a gift basket from my husband’s boss last Christmas (more for me than for him I’m sure!) and are from, you guessed it… Hobby Lobby. I took all the junk that usually sits here off the counter so that it could be cute for a change and am guarding the space for the most part. It makes me smile!

What space is making you smile these days? Leave a comment and let me know! Leave a link so we can see if you have a pic online somewhere! 🙂

You can find me gathering here.

Merry Christmas – Shelves

Merry Christmas - Shelves | mamasbrush #shelves #shelfdecor #Christmas #gingerbread #beadgarland #decor #holiday

December has just rushed by! I was starting to feel kinda lame about all the things I didn’t get done in time for Christmas this year, but then I was reminded of all the things that did happen this month and I’m feeling a little better. There was a lot in this month that I don’t usually take on. It’s a wonder anything happened at all. 🙂

One of the things I hoped to do this month was share a couple more posts, so here is at least one of them. I just love these shelves that my husband made me. They are made from beams he removed from our 1900 home. Yes, those are 120 year old nail holes in the sides where the lath was attached. Aren’t they beautiful? And that’s not stain you see on there. That’s the actual color of the wood! I love them!

I also love that they give me a fun place in my kitchen to decorate seasonally. (You can see other ways I’ve decorated them in the past.) This is how I did it this month!

Merry Christmas - Shelves | mamasbrush #shelves #shelfdecor #Christmas #gingerbread #beadgarland #decor #holiday

On the shelves: Gingerbread man and lady salt and pepper shakers were a gift (split over both shelves), Top shelf: wood snowflake was from Hobby Lobby this fall, the “Tree Lot” was something I custom made a few years ago, mini rolling pin was a gift, Bottom Shelf: cookie cutter set and peppermint candy bowl were gifts, red and green bowls were part of a set of 6 different colored bowls I mix and match throughout the year purchased at BJ’s years ago, and the wood bead garland was something I made for Christmas Market this year.

I hope you enjoy December’s shelves, and most of all, that you have a very Merry Christmas! Hope to see you in the new year!

Gathering here.