Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wall Units


Hello, Dear Ones. I thought I would change up these olden wall units in the den. I was so nice and covered up the TV screen for you! I forgot to turn it off before I snapped! :) Also, I've covered up where the cords are under the table where the TV sits...all for you! :) That's another project down the road.

We only have two flat walls in here. One wall is only about five feet long and is where I have my little drop leave table, lamp and constantly changing vignettes. Then there is the fireplace wall with the built ins on each side of it. The back wall is open and a step down into the sun porch. There are three door openings on these two walls. So to make my long story short, this is the only place for the TV and these cabinets. Whew!

Here's the first cabinet - books and birds! The backs of my cabinets have some foam board that I covered with fabric a while back and the fabric lightened it up a bit inside.


Here's the top. I keep the greens up there to hide Mr. Precious' little Boise speakers. See it hiding on the left hand side? And, since we live so close to the beach, I always have this glass thingy with two little star fish up here.

Moving right along - neatly stacked books and little thrift shop birds from long ago.

One of a pair of little thrift shop birdies.

The next shelf has more little birdies, books and a sweet little bowl filled with some of my faux Hydrangeas! I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me!

Isn't this a sweet little pair? Love my little birdies! Can you love little ceramic birdies? Why you bet your chicken feathers you can! :) Still thinking about my yard birds! :)

Here's the other cabinet to the right of the TV.

More greens on the top trying their best to hide the little speaker. This one doesn't seem to be doing such a good job at it! :) Greens on tops of cabinets are kinda like the hair on our tiny heads, don't you think? :)

Books, a bird tray and more little birdies! They're cute too I think!

Here's an olden clock that was given to me by my daughter many years ago. Here you can see a few Confederate books. Mr. Precious loves this stuff! :)

Well, hope you've enjoyed seeing the few changes I've made in my cabinets.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Happy Together



Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it's only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

So happy together
How is the weather
So happy together
We're happy together
So happy together
Happy together
So happy together
~ sung by The Turtles

64 comments:

  1. Books and Birds..a very good thing! It all looks very nice, love the little changes in a home. :D

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  2. Oops... sorry that is my deleted post....

    Love your birds, books and greenery! It looks wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  3. Beautiful Miss Sheila. I love your little birdies too. You have a great collection of books too.

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  4. I have the same clock! I love it, but it isn't chiming right anymore. Got to get it fixed! Your shelves look wonderful...looks like a HOME...I like that!

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  5. I like the material you used for the back of the bookcases. Looks similar to mine...books, birds,etc. but our speakers are too big to cover up!

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  6. This is so pretty. Love your books and birdies. The fabric in your books shelves is such a nice touch.I have that clock on my mantle!

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  7. Hi Shelia, I love all your little birdies, I think they would get along well with my little birdies! I like the idea of fabric covered boards in the book case, I have to try something like that. I saw that cute little crocheted chicken over at BJ's, too cute! xo

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  8. Hi Shelia. I like your wall units and they look great with all your pretty decor on them. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Pamela

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  9. Hi Sheila! You have accessorized your wall unit beautifully. I think your collection of birds is wonderful. I have two of the same birdies...they are so sweet, aren't they? =)

    XOXO ~Liz

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  10. Great job displaying all the vignettes on the shelves, Sheila. Great idea using greenery to hide those speakers. Love the fabric on the back of the shelves.

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  11. Shelia,
    What a sweet way to hide your speakers! I adored seeing your shelves with the books and bird vignettes. So neatly arranged! We, too, have copies of The Purpose Driven Life! Thank you for sharing another room of your lovely home!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. Looks beautiful. I love your sweet bowl filled with hydrangeas!
    Have a great night!

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  13. Perfect combinations...love all the little birdies. I also like the way you've used the fabric in the back of those cabinets...

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  14. Sheila,

    You are too funny! I get such a "little" kick out of your "sweet little" blog. Lookin' good girl! Love what you've done! You're a sweetie. :) Tee hee hee!

    Kathy

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  15. Hi

    Great way to camouflage the speakers. That's the hard part - hiding today's technologies to make things more homey. You shelves look warm and inviting. I think I have those same fake hydrangeas - I like to tuck them into a basket on the front door in the fall.

    Leann

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  16. Hello Shelia! I love the idea of the leaves covering the speakers. A woman's creative touch disguising a man's gadget. I see familiar books too such as Rick Warren's purpose driven life, one of my favorites. And the featured song post is btw my favorite too! Have a great day!

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  17. Perfect cabinets to change around and I love the new look. All those cute birdies make me smile.

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  18. Look wonderful....andn books are my weakness...
    Love the birds

    Have a great week
    Teresa

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  19. Your birds are all so pretty and nicely placed in your shelves. I enjoy your writing. I always smile when I read your posts.

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  20. Lovely,lovely, lovely! Now, about the Bose. My Mister also has that system and he has a huge amplifier thingy...I'm telling you it's massive...and rediculous. lol. I need to find me some greenery to hide it....thanks for the tip. =)

    Hugs~ Jessica

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  21. Oh sweet Sheila, I love your shelves! The birds are so pretty and good idea with the greens! I LOVE the idea of covering foam board for the backs of the shelves!!!! I will do that for my shelf unit downstairs! Thanks!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  22. You have quite a knack for arranging. The birds are wonderful.

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  23. Beautiful Sheila! I love how you displayed all your pretties! Martina

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  24. Just stopping by to day love ya my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  25. Shelia
    You always do such a good job with your shelf arrangements. Too bad you don't live close to me-I could use your help! Love your birdies.

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  26. Beautiful cabinets and you decorated them nicely, Shelia...Christine

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  27. Little changes brings big happiness... isn't Shelia:)... love your sweet changes... birds are always the sign of hope and little happy sounds... they look inspiring to me.... And books hmmm no match for that... interesting post
    hope you like to visit again for a pretty pincushion
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  28. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Those bookshelves have a great spot in your room. You have everything set up nicely and love those little thrift birds. Sweet.
    have a lovely day
    Judi

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  29. Nice job Miss Shelia ~ It looks great!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  30. Love the books & birds arrangements! Always like your decor:)

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  31. Looking good Sheila!
    I like how you covered up the speakers and your cute decorating touches!
    I always love birdies!
    Hugs to you,
    Cindy

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  32. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Beautiful collection of birds,and your books. You did a Great job putting it all together just lovely. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Rooster Tablescape so sweet of you. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  33. Hi Sheila
    Your wall units look great. I am loving all the cute birdies and the greenery on top finishes them off perfectly.
    Lindsay
    x

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  34. Shelia, your bookcases are just gorgeous. I love your birds, they are all wonderful. The fabric on the back of the bookcases looks wonderful. I totally adore that beautiful bowl full of hydrangeas. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  35. Sweet just like you!...Love the fabric on foam board,I should think about doing this.
    Your displays are lovely!
    ~Jo

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  36. Shelia,

    How nice it is to visit you again. (I've been in the hospital for the past 70 days.)

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  37. Pretty vignettes, Shelia!

    I need to read The Widow of the South. Thank you for the reminder.:-)

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  38. Hello my friend, your shelves look very nice, they aren't crowded and they look very attractive. I love the birds, they are reminiscent of your yard birds, aren't they!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  39. Everything looks so lovely, I especially love the little birds. I have such a difficult time accessorizing my entertainment center so you have given me some great ideas.

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  40. I love your bird collection, Sheila!

    Nancy

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  41. Oh how I love your cute bird collection... they are looking adorable in your shelf vignette. Covering the back of the book cases with fabric is such a lovely idea... I like it..makes it look so elegant! Beautiful vignette! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  42. Hi Shelia,
    Isn't is fun to re-arrange, just moving one thing around can make such a difference. Everything looks great! You have been a busy girl...
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  43. Exactly what I needed! Thanks, Shelia! The birdies...oh so sweet..and books..yes..I need some books on my new shelves.
    And perhaps so more greenery?
    This post was loaded with idea's.

    I bought an entertainment center a few years ago. My husband was extremely ill and our TV set quit on us so I sent someone to buy us a TV..they came home with one that was WAY smaller than I asked for and now I am trying to fill in the space around it...

    Wish I had done the decoration trick you did for you TV. NICE!
    Really nice, Shelia.

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  44. Everything looks great in your two units. I love your little birdies and that clock!
    Your house always looks so good!

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  45. Love your updates.. birdies are always welcome around here!!! I know what you mean about lack of walls.. I have a wall of windows in my living room and one wall with fire place and one wall where the sofa will fit.. it's all looking great at your house! xo marlis

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  46. The shelfs look great....we all have the cords to deal with. Was nice of you to thank of us and cut them out.Birds are second best...our yard birds being first. Hugs Trish

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  47. Love your bird collection, my mother left me many bluebirds that I use throughout our home. Your shelves look really nice. Love that the song lyrics brings back so many memories. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting.

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  48. It looks really good Shelia! I like the ivy on top. I had mine like that for a long time. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  49. So lovely. I love the birds and hydrangeas. Looks like a cozy and comfy room.
    Blessings~

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  50. Love your decor and those sweet birdies!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  51. It really looks nice. I love all of you little birds, I have a real soft spot for any bird figures I think they always add a little something. And I also really like the fabric backed shelves ~ very elegant.(-:

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  52. Books and birds are two of my favorite things. I really like the fabric you put on the back of your book cases and have been thinking of doing the same thing. So happy I was able to see yours!

    Hope you will join me next week for Potpourri Friday, Sweetie!

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  53. Books and birds, can't get any better than that, your collection is beautiful.. hugs ~lynne~

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  54. Hi Shelia, Your cabinets look beautiful. I adore all of the birdies. I too LOVE my birds and have more than I need. But NEED doesn't count huh? I really like the fabric on the back of the cabinets. It does lighten up the shelves so much. You are so clever my friend. I love your changes and the beautiful treasures you have used to decorate your lovely room.
    I love you too.
    Jeanne

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  55. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

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  56. Hello dear Sheila! How are you? Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting 5 Minutes Just for Me during the week! It is always so lovely to hear from you.

    I love your post today but I have to say that I am particularly impressed by your photo-shopping skills in deleting the TV image. You are so clever!

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha.

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  57. I understand your constraints. I think you did a great job with what you were given. I have 4 door sized windows and a fireplace to work with, but I love the room.

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  58. Shelia, Your shelves look so pretty. I got a chuckle out of your remark that the plants on top are like hair on our heads. laurie

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  59. I love how you decorated your wall units. I just adore those little ceramic birdies ..have a great weekend Sheila!

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  60. YOU DID AN OUTSTANDING job re-doing that wall unit.
    I also adore birds sitting around.
    I need to re-arrange things a bit, I tend to keep things the same to long.
    Hugs,
    jamie

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  61. Hey, Shelia! I am getting caught-up on your blog after my break. Your tea towels are so cute, and I think the ruffles on them are adorable! I also love the little crocheted chick pot holders. I have some red Le Creuset pots they would look cute with ;P

    I wish I could find cute little birdie figurines at our local thrift store. I rarely find anything nice like that at ours....

    Your bookcase looks great!

    ~RJ

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  62. When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue. For all my life. Me and you and you ... soundlinkcolour.blogspot.de

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