We've already filled you in on the craftiness of the wonderful blogger Cherry Menlove (see her cute idea for framing baby clothes) but take note, she's also one to bookmark for her fantastic home decor and design tips.
The hip homemaker has kindly agreed to share this DIY project with Easy Living readers, complete with before and after pictures (and oh how we LOVE those).
The picture above shows Cherry's former dining room, a space she describes as a beautifully bright room, sunny during the day and gorgeously cosy in the winter. The only problem? A rather uninspiring set of shelves. While they are incredibly practical and make a great use of the alcoves either side of the fireplace, they're not particularly pretty to look at. Step in Cherry (with a little help from her DIY dab-hand dad), who created the stylish new shelves on the right from no more than:
- A slick of Wimbourne White paint by Farrow & Ball
Not only do they look great but they provide the perfect storage for Cherry's collection of pretty vintage-style crockery and glassware.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments box below, and if you are working on any DIY projects of your own, do send your before and after pictures to email@example.com, using the subject line "Before and After." Your home could appear on the Easy Living website too.
For more home decor and craft ideas, check out Cherry's own blog, and leave us a comment below letting us know what you think.
Cherry Menlove's first book will be published by Orion/Hachette later in 2012... We can't wait.