Sunday, July 5, 2009

Met. Monday & Today's Thrifty Treasure

Hope everyone had a Very Happy 4th and ate lots of good food.
This week I decided to join Susan at Between naps on the porch, who is hosting Metamorphsis Monday http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.
My contribution today also falls in the catagory of "Today's Thrifty Thursday" hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/.
This is not a recent thrifty buy, but have had it for a while now. Out and about one day and came across a yardsale, and nothing really jumped out and yelled "buy me" and was about to leave when I saw this propped up on the ground. It was a light tan colored - not very pretty, but thought a little "decorators' helper" (spray paint) :-) will cure that problem. The best part - it was only $3 - aka my "Thrifty Treasure"! Last Fall I sprayed it white and was going to hang it over my front door.

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The more I looked at it, I decided white would not look right as everything else at the end of the room is dark wood with the exception of a mirror frame (which is going to get painted black also). So again, I got some "decorators' helper" (this time black satin) and when the heat index dropped out of the triple digits it got a new coat of paint. My Metamorphosis Treasure!

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No - I did not drop and crack it! That is the way it is made. :-) But another architecture piece I am working on DID get dropped and broken (but not by me!), but that is another story. Lets put it this way - I hope E6000 glue is as good as I have heard.

This is my little contribution to "Metamorphosis Monday" and "Today's Thrifty Treasures". If you have not already, go over to visit Susan and Rhoda to see what they and the other participants have to share.

Oh! While you are over at Susan's http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ cast your vote for her blog "Best Eye Candy".

Hope everyone has a great week!

Glenda

66 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Very nice redo. Can't wait to see a post of it in it's place of honor. Happy Monday.

rosanna said...

How god is it and how nice are your table coaster. I really love them

Shelia said...

Hi Glenda! OH, what a pretty piece and it looks awesome painted black. I'm so glad there was no mishap with this one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Suzanne in TX said...

Hi Glenda! I just dropped over via Rhoda's and Susan's events. You did a great job in transforming that piece. I love it against the green! Hope to see you over may way soon...

Lori E said...

Once again it is black paint to the rescue. I am just going to buy some and carry it around in a holster ready at a moments notice.

Marie said...

Hello Glenda - love this piece, especially painted black! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Great piece! Can't wait to see where it lands!

Manuela

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, that's a really nice piece, and it looks great either color! I can't tell if its concrete or resin, but it sure looks like an old concrete architectural piece. Love it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is really a cute piece & will look great over a doorway.

abeachcottage said...

love this little piece and I think it looks great in both colours

happy thrifting

Sarah

Nancy said...

OH how adorable! Love it! nancy

Brenda Eason said...

Wow that looks so RICH. no one will ever know it has been painted.

Blue Creek Home said...

What a difference a little paint makes! Good job.
Rhonda

Sarah Robbins said...

That turned out so great! Nice job and what a find!

Kammy said...

Nice job , glad it didn't break !
Hugs ~ Kammy

susan said...

I love that the texture shows through--it's character :) Show us when you hang it!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love it! What a pretty piece! Love the black! Thanks for sharing!

MyJourneyBack said...

Cool transformation.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry

grannyann said...

I love the crest you bought and painted.

Laura said...

What a wonderful piece. Now we need to see a picture of where it is located!

Laura

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Great job!

Enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I like it MUCH better! Good job!

BrownBag*Boutique said...

Oooh - what a pretty piece and it looks so different painted. It was pretty before but I think it looks even better now. ~Anna

Patricia said...

3 bucks... how wonderful is that?

Thanks so much for stopping by...you are welcome anytime

The Stylish House said...

Glenda,
I love your decorator’s helper! Changing over your new find to black really made it pop and brought it a new life. You will be able to use it so many different ways!
Cathy

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

What a gorgeous piece! Looks great in white or black! I'd love to find a couple architectural pieces like this but never once have I ever run across anything this pretty or affordable.

Melissa Miller said...

It's gorgeous in black Glenda! :)

Bill said...

Wonderful find, Glenda! And for $3??? Amazing!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Hope your week goes well!

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

Olive Rue said...

You made the right choice. Black looks better on this piece. Have a fabulous week!

Dish Diva aka Kay said...

I love architectual pieces! My best piece I got from dumpster diving when we were staying in an apt waiting for our home to be ready over in South Florida years ago. I Have painted it many times.
Yours is very nice.

Carrie said...

Yes, it does look better in black. The paint brings out all the great detail on the piece.

Carrie said...

Yes, it does look better in black. The paint brings out all the great detail on the piece.

Liz said...

Black Paint makes everything better!
Very pretty piece!

~Liz

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a great piece. Looks fabulous in white or black. Just depends on the decor! Great find and great makeover(s)!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Nice transformation!

I really liked the color change.

Here's hoping we get to see the "broken" project fixed!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Linda said...

Love that architectural piece - so very interesting. Now you'll have to show it in place! Linda

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your piece looks great! Try Gorilla Glue. It has mended the "beyond repair" for me.
Have a great week.

Charla

The Carolina Quilter said...

Glenda, this is gorgeous! You have such a touch. By the way, I passed on a reading award to you which you have to retrieve from my previous post when my modem was dying (now have the new one installed). I was too busy blogging about our area serial killer today! Scary stuff.

Jody
Mini Leaps and Bounds

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Glenda, this is beautiful!!

Barb

Sue said...

Nice re-do on a great architectural piece. Make sure you show where you place it!! :-) Sue

RedAries said...

very neat!!

Amy said...

What a treasure you found! I love what you did with it. It looks like it cost a whole lot more than the $3 you paid for it. Very nice job! Amy :)

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello! You were so sweet to come over to my blog and give me a hug on a day I really needed it! Your blog is great! I love the thrifty treasure you morphed. I'd love to see how you're going to put it over your door. God Bless! Lauralu

Brenda said...

The paint really brings the textures out. I like it!
Brenda

soanywaytoday said...

Thanks for visiting me. I love your find - post a picture once it is hanging up.

Have a great week.

Bonnie said...

Wow, what detail, I love it! Can't wait to see it hung up...

Jadehollow said...

I love it painted both ways.. it's a beautiful piece!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Glenda, I need your help. Can you please email me and tell me how to center my blog header. I have switched to the stretch design.

I truly appreciate your help.

Barb


sshadeeron@aol.com

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Hmmmm, that would look good over my front door! Would match the black shutters. Great idea!

Christi

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love that makeover! :) I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Glenda, the black really packs a punch! It looks like a heavy wrought iron piece now. Great job!

Helen Joy said...

It looks great both ways but I prefer the black as well! That will look great over a door!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is a very pretty architectural piece...I think I like it black better than the white....you have a lovely blog...I've enjoyed all of your photos...Thanks for the comment...

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

I'm finding everything looks better in black! Love the transformation!

Cindy said...

That is a really neat piece, I think you got a great deal on it! Great Met Monday, Cindy

Christina said...

Love your architectural piece. Looks great painted black.

Yours is the second blog today where this glue was mentioned. I'm going to have to look out for it and try it sometime.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Glenda,
Loved it in the white, like it even better in the black!

Now I am wondering what broke, and did the glue work?

Cass

The Best Family said...

Lovely treasure you found. Isn't it fun hunting? Thank you for stopping in on our blog.

Have a great week!
-Shannon in Austin

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Love that great architectural piece. Isn't spray paint one of the best inventions EVER? I have way too many things waiting to be painted, but our heat index is up in the triple digits too. YUCKY! It's hard to leave my nice cool house when it's so sticky sweaty outside!

~Amanda

Kelly said...

Oh, wow! This is sooo cute! Love it!

Bill said...

Hi again, Glenda. Thank you for the thoughtful comment on my "Delta Dawn" post. If walls could talk indeed!!! ;)

Bye for now,
Bill

Melissa said...

I love it! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am new to this, and need more followers! You now have another stalker! ;) I think I bought like 10 cans of spray paint last week for some upcoming projects...I think I should buy stock in Krylon!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Don't you just love the wonders of black spray paint!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great job! Spray paint is a marvelous thing!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Glenda...this really looks "old world" painted black...really like it that color! I haven't heard of E6000...I'll have to look for it at Home Depot...'cause I'm a klutz! :-) Susan

santamaker said...

Love what you did to this architectual piece. Black did wonders.