WONDERLAND CABINET - shabby chic tall shelving

I do so love mashing together bits of furniture to make something amazing. Let me share how I made this stunner ...

This is my first great furniture mash up from years ago,
it was name frightening to french 

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 please 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" tall.

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 is a look at 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 plaster work.
Anaglypta papers are washable and paintable.

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