It's Metamorphosis Monday over at Susan's. Lots of cute ideas and neat creativity by a lot of women.
I haven't done a metamorphosis post in 3 months, and I can tell, because I didn't do any "before pics" for what I am sharing today. :-(
But it's a fun-you can do this- way of changing up things in your own house by just moving things around, using some paint, and a little imagination or repurposing. ... and definitely....ALWAYS thinking Thrifty!
Below you will find a "hutch" that was sitting in my Goodwill several months back. It was raw wood, no finish. Price was $12.00. I knew it was a deal. It's not cheap wood. (heavy) The carving and the arch made it very appealing to me.
The hutch is sitting on top of a longer hall or sofa table I have had for a while in my dining room.
I found it at Salvation Army. I noticed the bottom shelf was missing (near the floor) and pointed it out, so they took 50% off the price immediately. (they hadn't noticed) It's a beautiful cherry color.
My met post is about combining these two. I painted the hutch and the legs/skirt of the table white. Even the little gold embellishments on the table corners. The lower shelf I had planned on adding on (hubby's woodshop skills)...I decided to leave off and make it a cubby/cave area for the doggies which you can tell, they appreciate. :-)
This model today is Kobe. Honestly I think he's trying to think hard enough to make that rooster REAL so that he can chase it. (rug, by the way, I posted on Thrifty Thursday is an 8X10 find at Salvation Army store for $20. - perfect condition!)
Below are a few pics of the embellishments - the feathering of the new "metamorphosis" piece in our NEST. :-)
Love this angel from Goodwill. The wreath behind her was covered with pink and purple flowers. Pulled them all off to just make a simple, natural wreath on the wall.
And the three shelves. I have to reveal this. About 98% of what is here was from thrift stores. No Kidding. (courtesy of Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity Restore, and a little thrift shop near me.)
Wish I had taken a before shot. Thanks for visiting My Met Monday post. Don't forget to click on Susan's link above, and go see more RE-DO's and Makeovers. Maybe it will inspire you with a vision of something you can change with a little pocket change, paint, and elbow grease! :-)