Monday, November 16, 2009

Met Monday

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! :-)

Have fun.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Julie!

Nice to meet you! I found you from over at Mary's Tea Cottage. I love your shelf find, and how you decorated it. I have the same "Believe" sign, and little wooden shoe form.:) Looks like you found some great deals in the thrift and Goodwill stores.


Tracey said...

Hi Julie! Well, I love thrifty, and I love carving details, and I LOVE white, so pretty much I am in love with what you've done...awesome job!!!

:) T

Shirley said...

Well, after you did your magic, those two pieces fit together perfectly. What a great job!!

Kelly said...

I love that hutch! You did a fabulous job! I live in Charlotte too! Which Goodwill do you like most? I tend to go to the one on Weddington Road & the one on South Blvd the most. Probably because they're near my house and work ;)

Gina Sisco said...

Isnt it fun when things "go together" that didnt start out together. Makes me do the happy dance. They look fantastic together!!

The Stylish House said...

I’m impressed how you combined these two pieces, very nicely done!

Julie said...

I love it! You did a great job :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

This is such a great idea! I saw a similar top at Goodwill over the weekend. Often they get donations of just the tops(don't know why?). I love how you accessorized it too - it looks pretty! I'm still so envious of that rug!!


Its So Very Cheri said...

Everything looks very pretty. You are one creative chic.
I am now following and hope you come by and do the same.

nannykim said...

What a lot of great finds!! and such a pretty do-over and a happy dog ;-)

Sarah said...

Great find! I'm happy your rescued this piece and gave it a meaningful life again. It looks terrific! ~ Sarah said...

Great job putting the two together. And Kobe is just so cute!
~Debra Capers of the Vintage Vixens

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cute...great idea to use the two together!
Great stuff from the thrift stores..aren't they fun?!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for checking out my Met Monday post last week. I LOVE what you did with these 2 pieces....looks like your dog enjoys it too.

Have a super week.