When my husband and I visited Paris in 2015, one of my favorite things we did was visit the Paris Flea Market.
One of the shops had a wall that had shelves, floor to ceiling, filled with antique coffee grinders.
And, so began my collection.
I bought one coffee grinder there at the Paris Flea Market and have collected more over the years. They have been scattered about in my kitchen and dining room. But, when I came across some beautiful corbels I knew that was going to give me an opportunity to bring them all together.
To make shelves that would match the finish of the corbels, I started by giving some boards a wash of Dixie Belle paint in the color, Caviar.
Then I took a scrap block of wood, dipped it in the color Drop Cloth, & dragged it across the board to create a chippy, weathered finish
I started with three shelves but hope to add a couple more.
This is just part of my collection...
And, this is the one that started it all...
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Very interesting collection!! Your shelves are just perfect and so prettyReplyDelete
Great collection of your very old coffee grinders - you created a lovely place to display them.ReplyDelete
Thank you Joy!Delete
The shelves you made are absolutely gorgeous! I personally never would have thought to collect coffee grinders, probably because I don't drink coffee, but they make a very nice collection all grouped together!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I wouldn't have thought to collect coffee grinders either until I saw them all together at the flea market. But, I do love coffee.Delete
love flea markets and love what you did with your great finds thanks for sharingReplyDelete
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What a marvelous collection of coffee grinders, I can see how the first one got you started!ReplyDelete
Great collection, awesome shelves, great tutorial. I bet you remember where you got each and every one of those--and it was a memory of a happy day!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy. I do remember, but I need to write it down before I forget :)Delete
Your shelves look so good. Those corbels provide the perfect touch. Your collection is just perfectly displayed on those shelves. KathyReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy!Delete
You brought memories of a place in Maui with a vast collection of coffee grinders. I fell in love with them then but I love them even more now! ADORE your 3 shelves and how you distressed them as well! And those corbels... goodness!ReplyDelete
This cool project is featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 528 this weekend. Thanks for linking it up!