Welcome to my first Metamorphosis Monday, sponsored by the talented and lovely Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Met Monday is where you show how you have transformed something or a space or a room.
I have been a busy little bee lately with all this time on my hands. I am finally getting around to craft projects that I have been putting off for months...or years. This first idea was inspired by Sherry at Edie Marie's Attic. She did a project just like this, so I thought that I could do it too!
First of all, I went to Goodwill and snatched up as many of those old cheese boards with domes that I could find. They weren't expensive at all with the cheapest being $1 and the most expensive at $4. I then searched for some interesting bases, anything from a wood candle holder to a wine glass, to a shallow stemmed bowl.
Here they are placed together. I didn't actually glue them together until after they were painted, but I used wood glue on all of these and it held pretty well. I painted three of them Heirloom White from Rustoleum, and one of them a pink shade from Krylon.
How do you like the finished product?
You have probably noticed that one is missing. I'll get to that in a minute.
My next project was to transform an old end table that I have had for almost 20 years. I had bought a bedroom set from a friend, and she had owned the set for a year. I'm not sure why there was just one night stand. Anyhow, it was looking pretty worn out and I was thinking about putting it on Freecycle. This picture is not the night stand itself as I forgot to take a before pic, but it's a matching dresser. It's next on the list for painting.
There was a spot between my chairs though that was just screaming out for an end table. Since I am unemployed, there was no buying something, not even something thrifted. Might as well use what I have! My biggest decision was whether to paint it a creamy white or black.
Since I have some black shelves on the wall behind, I decided to paint it a flat black. I love how it turned out! I painted the handle creamy white, and bought the white knobs at Wally World for $4.50, since the old ones were missing. Hee hee, with the knobs and the handle, it looks like my end table is smiling.
I used a battenburg lace curtain as a table scarf, and topped it with a bowl I own with my green apples. I like apple green and black together.
I had one more thing to add. It wasn't until I first took my cheese boards out of the bag that I realized one of the domes was plastic and a smoky gray color. This wasn't going to work. My new end table was also crying out for something extra too.
After I painted all the cheese boards, I thought of something. I took sticky garage sales tags and stuck them all over, then painted it black. After the paint dried, I pulled off the tags and voila! Polka dots! Here it is on top of my new end table.
I was very happy with the way everything turned out! I swear, I would probably never have thought to do any of this without the inspiration of all my blogging friends. I get so many good ideas from everyone, and it has helped me see things in a new way and look at them as what they could be instead of what they are at the moment.
Happy Met Monday everyone!