Glam Fall Shelf Decor
You may be starting to notice a theme around here lately. I have become just a teensy bit obsessed with all things shimmery, sparkly, and metallic. First there was my glam fall wreath. Then I confessed my love of gold polka dots. And now I’m back with even more shiny goodness– glam fall shelf decor!
We don’t have a mantel in our home, but we do have these fun shelves which have been decorated the same way since I styled them waaaaaaaay back in February. February. I know, right? Time for a change! I had been collecting little bits and pieces of things that I liked, but I’m not a great visualizer. I have to physically put things in a space and live with them for a little while to see if it’s what I want, tweaking and editing as it sits there day after day, so while that was happening my poor family had to stare at this:
As you can see, almost everything on the shelves received a little DIY treatment to get to the final product. I love looking at beautifully styled shelves, but you could literally spend hundreds of dollars on tchotchkes if you weren’t careful! My goal with my decor was to get a high-end look with a low-end price tag. Let’s check out the details.
I cut a piece of polka dotted wrapping paper to fit in a dollar store vase and added a black bow for some instant class. The gold stand is a dollar store candlestick and a child’s bowl (2/$1 at Target Dollar Spot!) spray painted gold and hot glued together.
I’m going to talk a little more about my chalkboard art a little later in the week, but it’s basically just a $3 Walmart frame, some paint, and a little bow. The smaller frame is a dollar store find prettified with gems that I had left over from my glam fall wreath. I whipped up the mini subway art over at picmonkey.com and printed it on cardstock.
I grabbed a candle stand that I had from our wedding and paired it with a candlestick I got on mega clearance ($3!) at Target then topped them with 97 cent pumpkins from Walmart. My original plan was to paint the pumpkins white, but I ended up liking the pops of color and the gold shimmer, so I left them alone.
The top shelf was pretty simple. I switched out the ribbon on some Dollar Spot pails from Target and filled them with spray painted sticks from my yard (free!). I bought an unfinished frame at Michael’s during a 50% off sale and spray painted it black with paint leftover from my outdoor bench. The garland was made with some glittery scrapbook paper, a circle punch, and some thread– easy peasy!
I’m loving how it turned out, and my family is probably loving that I don’t have a mishmash of random stuff sitting on our shelves anymore! 😉 It was fun to challenge myself to get a beautiful look for less. I was amazed at what I could save by being willing to do a little extra work myself! Check back later this week for more details on my chalkboard art. (Can you believe I waited this long to try a chalkboard paint project? And I call myself a blogger!) Have a wonderful Monday!
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I love the shine and all your little pumpkins! Super cute!!
Thank you so much, Adrianne! I’m so glad you popped over! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Made me fall in love with fall! Love the pumpkins and the chalkboard art. I just made my first chalkboard from a dollar store picture frame. I’m a little late to the party, but I finally arrived. Thanks for sharing!!
We can be “tardy for the party” together, Alli! This was my first one too! Can’t believe it took me this long! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Ok…the candle stick and bowl…really? SO darn cute! There are so many random candle sticks out there and the possibilities of bowls is endless! PLUS who doesn’t love gold!
Ok..so trying this…thanks for the inspiration!!!
Ashley Rane Sparks
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Ashley! I’m so glad you liked the little gold stand! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Looks so great! I’ll be sharing it on my Facebook page tomorrow ~Sonya
Thank you so much for sharing, Sonya!! I really appreciate it! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Love the Fall in love sign! So cute!
Thank you so much, Tiffany! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Love how you have styled everything Abby and that FALL in LOVE is so pretty! 🙂
Thank you so much, friend! That means a lot coming from you! Hope you’re having a wonderful week, Ingrid!
Love your fall shelf and I adore the gold dot garland!
Thank you so much, Jennifer! You are so sweet! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!
I love it Abby and I especially love how you pulled off glam touches without making it feel over the top – they still feel so family friendly and cozy! Awesome styling friend:)
Thank you, Krista! That really means a lot coming from you, the queen of beautiful styling! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week, friend!
Love the glam!! You did a great job. Love the printables! Also, I just want to say I am loving your new design for your blog. Everytime I open your page, it just welcomes me. Love the colors!!
Yay! That makes me smile– that was the goal with the new design! Thanks for your sweet words, Crystal! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
It looks awesome! I especially love the bowl/candlestick pedestal you made – very clever. It’s amazing how a little gold brings a little more energy to every space!
Thanks, Laura! You are so right about gold! Love it! Hope you’re having a great day!
It looks fabulous!
Thanks you, Paige!
I am loving your shelves and all your do it yourself goodies. I love them more cause you took time to make them yourself. Anybody can run out to a store, it took imagination and effort to think up things that would look good that you had, my favorite kind of decorating. Awesome job.
Did you change your header? I don’t remember it looking that way. Love it if you did.
Have fun making Fall awesomeness ok? I sure am. One thing about living out away from stores is having to make do and luckily I’ve have everything I needed to make new things for Fall decorating. We finally found most of my Fall stuff but I’ve put more of it away than used. Our living room is pretty small so no room for too much of anything. I have more fun making things anyway. Happy week
Thank you so much, Jane Ellen! I’m sure your fall decor is looking lovely! I did change my site design a few weeks ago– I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for reading! Have a great week.
SO pretty! I love the “rustic glam” look here. Pinning! Visiting from the CBC fb page 🙂
Thanks for popping over from the facebook page, Meredith! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Love these! Now I feel like I need to get my own home into fall mode with some new diy decor!
Thank you, Rebecca! If I know you, your fall decor will be absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ah this turned out wonderful! Love the shimmer and the combo of that with the chalkboard sign is fabulous!
Thank you so much, Bonnie! It was fun to put together! Have a wonderful weekend!
What a clever idea to make a compote from a candlestick and bowl! Your shelves look great. thank you for sharing all of these unique ideas. laurie
Thank you so much, Laurie! That’s what happens when you’re cheap, lol! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
It all looks great…love how you took the polka dot paper and added it to vase…quick and easy and adds so much to your setting
Thank you so much, Tammy! Oh how I love an easy project! 😀 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I love this! Sparkle makes me happy, so sparkle with fall decor= fav! Great job!
I so agree. Sparkle equals instant smiles! So glad I’m not the only one who thinks so! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week, Morgaine!
Your blog is sooo pretty & so are those shelves!! Haha.. I found you on the Share Your Creativity hop! Pinning this & definitely subscribing. 🙂
Thank you Sarah! You are so sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!
I love the sparkle and the glam look this fall. I just finished up some gold pumpkins today. So fun!!
Ooh I can’t wait to check out the gold pumpkins! I’m sure they’re gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by, Chelsea! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Love the gold glitter garland you used! Thanks for sharing the beautiful shelf decor with us. I’m a new follower via Bloglovin.
Amy @ https://www.delineateyourdwelling.com
Thank you so much, Amy! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
You’ve got a good eye on stuff, Abby! It’s awesome how your shelf turned out classy for less. Keep it up!
Thanks, Stan! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Loving your blog. Ive only just come across it 🙂
Just wanted to ask, where did you purchase your dark walnut floating shelves from? I love the way they have that coving effect on them. most of the ones ive come across are just plain wood with plain edges etc. TIA
Hi there! The shelves are from Bed, Bath & Beyond, but I believe they were a wedding present, so that means they are about 10 years old! It’s worth checking, though– they may still carry something similar! Have a great week!