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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 22, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

Welcome everyone to Metamorphosis Monday Put on by the lovely Susan
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I wanted to share (some of you have seen this!) a wooden piece that someone put on the side of the road...and my hubby...bless his heart....slammed on the brakes and said "hop out and get it...I know you want it....you're going to paint it white...right? Oh yes I jumped out and oh yes I painted it that very day!

It had a great old mirror on the back that I accidentally broke first thing...so I put scrapbook paper back there behind the opening. I added more paper between the shelves....and voila!
I just love it....I keep a lot of my scrapbook materials in this hutch, it just fit perfectly over the white cabinet I had!
Now if I could just 'metamorphosis' my waistline!
Blessings,
Debbie
"Though your beginning was small (is God talking about my waistline here?) your latter end will greatly (hmmm?) increase!
Big smile!

31 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

I adore this make over, it is wonderful! Wish I found it. lol It looks so great! I love all the little pocket shelves in it! Lucky you.

Karla said...

Lucky girl - I can't believe that was on the side of the road! And thumbs up for having a hubby that would stop because he knew you would want it! It looks great and it's so functional! Great Met Monday post!

~Karla

PAT said...

Wonderful makeover! Great post!

Anonymous said...

As usual, all your posts are fun and uplifting. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us! I love the red rose pillow cases in a past post!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great find! Love the way it came out!

Betty Jo said...

It's gorgeous, I love it! Especially love the way you used the scrap paper on it. ♥

Kat said...

Beautiful job! And good for DH for stopping. This is so pretty and functional too! Glad you were able to give it a second life. Kathy

Janene said...

What a great husband you have to have stopped "automatically". Just him knowing that you wanted it is wonderful!
You did a great job redoing your road side find...it looks as though the two pieces were meant to be together!

Bobby (Baniji) & Gayle Evans said...

I can't BELIEVE someone would throw that out. OMG what a find. It's wonderful now! Why don't people around here throw out things like that :-(

Anonymous said...

Debbie, this looks marvelous! I love all the storage and how you replaced the mirror! You're the most creative one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I can't believe someone abandoned that lovely shelf - lucky for you! It really is a treasure! Linda

Linda said...

WOW, I love antiques, and this surely is one. OMGosh, you're lucky to have a hubby that would stop! Have a wonderful week, and if I were you, I'd drive past where you got that piece more often!!
Blessings from Kindlelight Blessings,
Linda

Chandy said...

Cute!!! Great job!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Unknown said...

Hi, what a great find! Love that you painted it white. I, too, am very fond of scrapbooking and when I finish my laundry room re-do I am moving on to my hobby/scrapbook room. I will be checking out your blog for some inspiration for sure. Thanks!

Bella Della said...

I just love it. So cute! What a great place to store your stuff. And I love that hubby stopped to get it for you. I have to hide things like that! ;)

Birgit said...

I never would have thought of adding scrapbooking paper as a backdrop to the back of the shelf. I love how your shelf turned out!
Blessings~ Birgit

Mom in High Heels said...

What a beautiful piece! You did a great job.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW just great girl..I would have BRAKED for it also...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Angie Lessard said...

What a beautiful find! You're so lucky!!! And your husband sounds like he knows you well. :) I love how you changed it to work for you. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Not sure why I never find things like that that someone is throwing out. :(

janet said...

wow, im glad you saved that peice, it looks fabulous!!!!
hugs
janet

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Wow! I just love what you did with it. Isn't it amazing what people toss out. Our Met Monday posts are similar this week. :) it looks great!
~Michelle

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Debbie; Wow!!! if the people could see it now.. I love how you prettied it up, it dose not look the like the same piece. You did a wonderful job.

Hugs;
Alaura

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Now that's what I call a "find". Good for you. I love the little jars with their lids tucked into the little cubbies. What a nice husband you have.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lucky you, and what a smart couple to stop and get it! It turned out great! laurie

Everydaythings said...

Debbie I love the way you spray things, do them up with such enthusiasm and gusto! so much positive energy on this blog!!!

JMHO - But I would get rid of the paper where the mirror was and remove the wood there and just have an open hole there if poss...I think it would look wonderful just open!!what do you think is that an option? apart from that the dresser is wonderful!

Jennifer said...

I love that your Husband spotted it and knew you would love it. I love it in white. It looks perfect on top of the desk it looks like the 2 pieces were meant for each other.
Jennifer

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You sure know how to work some serious magic with scrapbook paper and paint, Debbie! What a beautiful transformation...

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful job!

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Now why would somebody throw that out? It's a great piece! Lucky you to get it and how sweet of your hubby to stop for you! Mine would have rolled his eyes and drove past, pretending not to see it! :D
You have made it even nicer by your changes. Maybe a chalkboard or cork board where the mirror used to be would make it even handier? I hear that chalkboard paint comes in a wide variety of colors now. You may even be able to get it in pink.

Unknown said...

What a great find....and an equally great husband to help spot things for you...LOL! It looks precious...why would ANYONE throw that out! Oh well...their loss, your gain. :)

Johnny said...

I can't believe someone was tossing that out!! Lucky you!!