Sunday, June 21, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday


Those of you who've peeked at my blog know how much I love a bargain. But on rare occassions, I come across some things that are even better. Better than a bargain, you ask? Well yes, if it's FREE of course! A friend of mine was given this piece of furniture handmade by her neighbor's husband. I guess after they tired of it, they gave it to her. But my friend found no use for it in her home, so she passed it along to me. I'm past the rustic, farmhouse look, so it didn't suit me in its original state, but I knew that a little paint would do wonders for it.



I asked my son to sand it down for me and take some before pictures. As much as I enjoy to paint, I hate to sand. You know that feeling some people get when you run your fingernails down a chalkboard? Well, that's what sanding does to me. So priming and painting is where I come in.









I knew exactly where I would put it - out in my sunroom opposite a patio table and chairs we dine on during the summer. I thought it would work nicely for displaying some chotskis and also as a little dessert sevice. Some white paint, leftover from another project, gave it a whole new look. Doesn't it look so cottagey now?










































Make sure to visit our lovely hostesses, Susan @
Between Naps on the Porch for more Metamorphosis Monday participants and Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for more bargains on Today's Thrify Treasures. Thanks for dropping by!!


Till next time,

37 comments:

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Love it Lorna. And I agree- sanding is horrible - just get that done and hand me a paint brush please :)
~tammy

Shelia said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture and it looks beautiful painted white! I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

marty39 said...

What a fabulous piece and I love it painted white. It is so pretty the way you have it decorated. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Kammy said...

Hi Lorna !
Wow for free !!! Looks just wonderful...did you roller paint or spray paint ?? Great decorating too !
Hugs ~ kammy

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! It was truly meant to be white. Even with all the furniture I have painted, I still shake my head in amazement over how paint can so drastically change the way something looks. :)

ceekay said...

What a wonderful piece of furniture, and perfect for all the lovelies you displayed!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lorna, this turned out beautifully! And I love the way you have displayed all of the treasures in it! That white paint worked magic on this piece. laurie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I so would love a piece of furniture like this!! I cannot believe someone would not have a place for it - hand made- gosh I am just drooling- so fun for you though!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Oh my gosh....someone actually could not find a place for this beautiful piece!?!! Well, lucky for you they couldn't. You have made it absolutley stunning and decorated it so beautifully. LOVE it!
Toni

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

We are gonna call you Lucky Lorna from this point on! What a freebie! The transformation turned out fabulous! I'm gonna pick my jaw up from the floor now and be on my way.

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Hi :)
I was blog hopping and came across your blog and thought Id say HI :)
Candy

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a beautiful piece! And I love what you did with it, gorgeous!
P.S. thanks for stopping by cottage hideaway, so nice to meet you!

kathi said...

Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog! The piece of furniture is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it white with all of your pretty things!
Have you tried liquid sander? I just bought some. I've read that it takes the place of sanding which I hate too. Worth a try!?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful piece of furniture! I love it painted white. Free is good!!

Melanie said...

What a unique piece. It looks fabulous!

Amy Lynne said...

Beautiful! It is amazing what a little bit of effort and a can of paint can do!

Anna said...

it looks perfect in that space painted white

Dawn said...

What a unique piece! It's lovely white. And what a good son you have to do the dirty work!
Dawn

Stephanie said...

Lorna,
You are right, I did score this week with my great finds. And your free furniture? Love that peice, it looks great painted white!

Tomarie said...

Wow!! This looks fantastic! It IS amazing what some white paint can do! I liked the piece before...but this totally transformed it! L~

Michelle said...

Love it Lorna! I love how everything pops off white! Great job! Happy MM!

Blue Creek Home said...

Gorgeous transformation!! It is lovely.
Rhonda

Melissa Marie said...

This turned out beautiful!!! Yes, it does look so cottagey now! I love it...you did such a great job. :)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Looks great!!!

kahlanne said...

One word: Beautiful!

I love the accessorizing too.

Kim said...

I love free!!!! And I love the cottagy makeover. It turned out fabulous!

Lady Collum said...

Love what you did with this piece. I would've done exactly the same thing. White just accentuates all of the qualities of the piece, don't you think? I was given an old secretary that belonged to my grandmother. It was a dark wood. I painted it white to the gasping and dismay of many, but I didn't care because I knew it'd look perfect, and it did! Unfortunately, before moving to Alabama for 3 years, I didn't want to sell it and gave it my older sister. I miss that piece! Anyway, cheers on yours!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lorna, really great piece! I love it painted white, so much better & looks great where you have it.

Brenda said...

It's certainly gorgeous now! Better not let your friend see it. She'll want it back!
Brenda

Linda said...

What a gorgeous piece! And free??!!! Love the way you dressed it up! Also, lovely sitting room post on previous day. Linda

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a unique piece, it's beautiful!
~Michelle

Forever Vintage said...

I love the transformation...I have a lot of pieces to paint this weekend..white of course!!

Debbie said...

Very cute piece. I believe its so much more painted. Great job. Debbie

Crystal said...

Oh my gosh Lorna, it looks wonderful. You better double lock your doors, so no one comes and take it :) What a great idea.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Marie said...

Hello Lorna - love that transformation! Isn't paint fabulous? Your display looks great on it.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

The Stylish House said...

This turned out lovely and yes it looks like it was made for a cottage! I like how you have arranged all your pieces so nicely. How wonderful that your friend passed it on to a new good home. Cathy

Joy said...

Love it, and how you have it decorated too. Very pretty cake stand and I love white pitchers.

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