Monday, July 11, 2011

Metamorphosis Monday #2

I received some positive feedback about last week’s inaugural Metamorphosis Monday, so I’m back this week with round two. 

First up are two before & after shots from the bungalow Dorie and her husband brought back to its charming 1916 splendor after it had been ravaged by a late ‘80s or early ‘90s (I’m guessing) “remodel” by the former owners.

Tuesdays with Dorie - kitchen before & after 
Tuesdays with Dorie - bathroom before & after

You’ve got to go check out the rest of their house.  You can find Dorie’s own post here, and the feature post I came across at Hooked on Houses.  Dorie and her husband have a sophisticated cottage style, which is so appropriate for the period of their house.  I am smitten.

Next we have a very different project.  I was wowed by the bright red color on this pair of nightstands by Mr. and Mrs. Frugal Face.  Their shape reminds me of the turquoise nightstand I recently refurbished.

Mr and Mrs Frugal - red nightstands

This woman is serious when she says she’s on a budget.  Miss B.e.e. of B.E. Interiors created her own green glass subway tile look on her kitchen backsplash area with paint and a gloss sealant, which cost her only $25.

B.E. Interiors - painted glass tile backsplash

This stenciled record cabinet by The Creative Collage is really cute.  I love the DIY honeycomb pattern, along with the simple white/turquoise color scheme.

The Creative Collage - record cabinet stencil

Amanda at Every Creative Endeavor created a bowl out of rope after being inspired by one from West Elm that she saw on The Nate Berkus Show.  Her tutorial sounds easy-peasy, and this project is now on my to-do list.

Every Creative Endeavor - Rope Bowl

Lemonade, anyone?  Staci of Just Sew Sassy turned an unloved desk into a snazzy stand for her young entrepreneurs.

Just Sew Sassy - lemonade stand

Here’s another creative repurposing project.  Vintage silver-plated casserole trays were transformed into into spice racks at the home of Nita at Mod Vintage Life.  I have no idea how people think of these things!

Mod Vintage Life - vintage serving trays into spice racks

This next project is right up my alley.  Jean from Flower Hill Design Company found a side table for cheap, painted the base, and had a remnant piece of Carrara marble cut as a new top. 

Flower Hill Design Company - Carrara top bedside table

We have Carrara on our kitchen counters, and I am a huge fan of its timeless appeal.  I spotted a cabinet at a yard sale recently but it didn’t have a top and this would have been a great solution.  I’ll keep that in mind next time!

Hope you enjoyed today’s Metamorphosis Monday.  We’ll be off on vacation next week, so I’ll be back with more transformations the following week.  Until then, go find something old and tired, and wake it up with a transformation!



  1. Thanks for your sweet comments about my lemonade stand, for the feature, and stopping by our little ol' blog last week!! Looks like you guys are having a fun summer!

  2. I love these! I can't believe how much of a chance Dorie's house has gone through! I'm totally envious!

  3. I love the idea of the silver-plated casserole dishes as spice racks. I'm sure there are some in our basement if you are interested!!!

  4. Wow, those spice racks are out of this world fabulous! So many creative, innovative ideas here!

  5. Thanks for the mention! It is so amazing to be amongst so many talented and creative people! See you soon...I'm off to work on my next project for Metamorphosis Monday!


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