WHATNOTS TO WONDERLAND - shabby chic tall cabinet

I do so love mashing together bits of furniture to make something amazing.
My frightening to french cabinet has the highest page views on this blog of all my projects.
It's all over Pinterest and it was built long before Pinterest was ever popular.
I have been craving to build something similar, so without further ado plz meet the
Whatnots to Wonderland shelf.



It certainly would not look out of place on the set of ONCE UPON A TIME
which is ironically filmed locally and a favorite show of mine.

I named this piece the WONDERLAND SHELF because of all the
whimsical curving shapes I used and created. 

Our lead cast member was a simple solid wood provincial nightstand.
It is a high quality, solid wood, Canadian made Malcolm piece
that is just too damn short at 24".

Next on stage was a heavy pine, book shelf head board.
With this piece I created the shelving that would sit on top of the nightstand.

 Here are some of the other whatnots used to build the
Wonderland Shelf.

2 different aprons that had been removed from earlier projects were used to trim the shelves.

The whimsical shape of the upper cabinet came from the backs of 2 dining chairs, and
the beautiful wood carved topper was torn from a 1960s upholstered living room chair.


I was over joyed when I realized these equally whimsical over sized knobs
would work more magic on the drawer faces.

The back of the shelves are lined with a white anaglypta wallpaper.
Anaglypta is a Greek term meaning "raised ornament".
These wallpapers have an embossed or texture surface that resembles fine plasterwork.
Anaglypta papers are washable and paintable.


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