Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Guess What This Is?

Hello Everyone...

Can you guess what this is?

OK, Miss Smarty Pants, I know it is four quarters, but it is also the money I paid for this beauty....

Yes, I know...hideous, which is probably why no-one but me wanted it..poor thing! Even I did not have much hope for it, but I figured for $1,00 it was a gamble I could afford.
Yep, just call me Mrs. Moneybags! That's me!

OK, so this nasty looking whatever, (I'll call it a piece to sound more sophisticated ) has been sitting in my garage all summer. Last week I decided it was time for "The Transformation" to begin.

And here it gets boring..same old, same old. Took the hardware off, primed with Kilz Spray Primer, then sprayed with Krayola Satin Black.

No, I'm lying. There was just a little bit more to this one than that. See the top drawer with its lovely glass insert?  I could not think of a plan to make with that, so I took the drawer out and replaced it with a shelf.
( Actually, this part Wonderhusband did...expertly, I must add. Thanks, Love ! Batting Eyelids...  )

I also tried to smooth out the top parts of the doors with wood filler, because I did not like the little half circle pattern on it. Notice I said tried. It did not work. Well, it did, but it didn't look good. I could not get it smooth enough.

Ah! But it is in times like these, that my true genius comes out! Or when I get really desperate and rummage through my stuff in the hopes of finding something that might work...

I remembered that I have this cool wallpaper left over from a project a number of years ago.
I used it to cover up the top part of the doors, and then decided to put it on the top as well. And of course painted it black, too.


Doesn't the wallpaper look like tin ceiling tiles?

 I love the look...

I kept the hardware neutral, because I was not sure what this piece will end up as...
Got the handles at the Habitat Restore.

I really like this transformation, and I'm thinking it would make a lovely four piece set with these.....

See how I transformed them here.


What do you think? Let me know,I love to hear your comments.


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Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday

Happy Halloween, Everyone! And happy birthday to me!

OK, so this is what I opened my eyes to this morning.........

as well as this....

....A wonderful breakfast in bed made by Wonderhusband and the kids.

This is what I found when I went down stairs to the kitchen a little later.....

O well, the breakfast was very special, at least....

                                                      Pumpkin carving.

  My own little green monster...

I bought the dress at GW a while back, and then saw that Wal mart had the tights and mask to go with it....

Now, we just have to wait for all the sugar to get out of everyone's systems, and it will be business as usual....at least untill Thanksgiving!

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend!!