Friday, May 6, 2011

Letterpress Block Wallhanging



I found this on Pinterest, and love it! Letterpress blocks are cool to begin with, and displaying them on the wall is just such a cool way to decorate. I've also seen them as trim over doors.... which I also love. Anything to do with books, printing, etc, that can be used as decoration is awesome.

Here's what I did on the wall of my living room... it's a letterpress tray, which I found at a local second-hand store. We actually bought two of them, but the other one is in another room and is slated to be made into the top of a coffee table, once we find a way to make the base! A slab of 3/8" glass with polished edges on top, and voila! A lovely little table!







I prefer to keep small knick knacks all in one place, where it's easy to change them out, and they're not scattered all over the place. Some of these things in the drawer are Ks things, and some are mine. They aren't the most amazing display, but it's definitely a very personal collection of ours. The keys are from his grammy, the land snail shell is from my sister, and there are various little statuettes that belonged to each of us when we were children. So this display makes us happy!

7 comments:

Brandi said...

I just love the idea of letterpress trim - how perfect would that be for a home library??

And I also reallllly love the idea of a coffee table out of one of those trays! So brilliant!

Sonja said...

aww that's so cute ! So many little sentimental knick-knacks! Love it!
and yeah I saw that letterpress thing a while back, and I think it's awesome too! :o)
thanks for the Birthday wishes btw!!!!! :o)

Orion Designs said...

I've had one of those trays (a small one) since I was in my early 20's. I think I bought it in an antique store in upstate NY. It has always held a collection of little goodies, some of whose origins are completely forgotten by now!

shari said...

Brandi, if I ever make the coffee table, I'll be sure to blog it!

Sonja, you're welcome! I hope you had a great birthday!!

Vicki, I bet there are lots of awesome little shops in upstate NY! I need to go do a little lookin' around, I think....

Suki@Fantabulous Design said...

I bought a coffee table with the drawer of this kind of tray. I love to arrange things in there and change things around, it's fun. I'm sure when you find the base for your table. You'll have fun with it.

Fenny Setiawan said...

Shari, I love the idea of your display cabinet using letterpress tray. I think it is very creative and also meaningful (the display items that you put on it). I love those keys...I really want to find it for my self.

(and thanks for the wishes for Dania, she is doing much better today and I left her to work, my MIL take care of her till I am back)

karla said...

i've never seen such an idea .. that IS very chic .. i like how you've corralled your little treasures.

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