Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Vintage Inspired Credenza & Photo Stand

 Last year I bought this fabulous credenza, which I absolutely love.  Although it has sat collecting papers and junk since then as I just hadn't found anything I wanted to put on it.  



In a conversation with my good friends I had said I was looking for an antique typewriter.  So with that they searched all of Alberta and found this fantastic typewriter which I got for Christmas.  It is exactly what I was looking for.  


I had found these on Pinterest and was immediately fascinated by them.  I searched high and low and couldn't really find exactly what I wanted so in true DIY spirit I made them. 



I headed into my local Micheals and found these plaques in their wood section.  I bought different sizes and shapes to add a little variation.  I drilled out a hole in both the side of the top and the middle of the bottom piece and used wood glue to stick the dowel. A little paint and some of my favorite pictures and I think I like them even more than my inspiration.  





The vintage pictures are actually of my dad when he was younger.  Just thought this was the perfect place for them.  


This was a great place to put my husbands certificate from finishing his Masters Electrician course.  He worked so hard to get it and wanted somewhere special to display it.  

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

20 comments:

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love how it turned out. That antique typewriter is quite the amazing find. And you're Pinterest inspired diy turn out perfect. I'm pinning it!

Linda
http://itallstartedwithpaint.com

{Adventuresindinner} said...

What a gorgeous spot and the colour of that credenza is terrific!

Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

I love the color of your credenza and the photo plaques! Beautiful job!

Thanks so much for stopping by to link up for Functional Friday!

~Angela

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

That turned at so pretty! I love it! I love the photo plaques. Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Candice said...

I love the photo blocks!!! Great job on everything!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love the antique typewriter and that you have your Hubs' certificate and a photo of your dad. Cool!

Jana said...

Lovely blog a lot of inspiration
Jana

andie jaye said...

glad to have found your blog! over from the 36th avenue! am a new gfc follower and email subscriber! stop over and say hi sometime!

andie @ crayonfreckles

Meeha Meeha said...

Good work on your gorgeous credenza! I love your display a lot and the overall feeling you get just by looking at the first picture! And most of all, I think it's so sweet to make a home for your husband's certificate :)

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Beautiful!

Our Delightful Home said...

WOW! This is a very creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow all of the things you added here are beautiful! Love the typewriter :)

How to Nest for Less said...

WOW!!! This is unbelievably gorgeous!!! Great job Lisa. Love the old school typewriter, too. Thanks so much for sharing at my first ever linky party!!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love that fab red credenza!! I have a love for old typewriters too - yours is amazing. New GFC & Linky follower.
Kelly

Jana said...

So beautiful. Love the red & the decor! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love what you did with the photos on the stands. Thanks for joining cowgirl up and I hope you come back again next week.

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Looks great! Love that red, and the picture frame displays you made!

Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
--Katie

Ruth said...

I love this red credenza, your old typewriter and the picture plaques. They are all fabulous. A great vignette of treasures.
Ruth

Mary said...

Wow this really turned out beautiful! Love the red.

Just Jaime said...

Love the red and the typewriter!