Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Transformation Thursday

Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage

Thursday has become one of my all time favorite days due to The Shabby Chic Cottage hosting Transformation Thursday.  I have gotten so many great ideas from all the wonderful ladies that have posted their links.

Here's a new use for a thrift shop find.  These little shelves were designed as paper towel holders.  I don't have a before picture but, trust me on this one, it was ugly.  It has a dark avocado green crackle finish with the ugliest rooster evah where the rose is now.  The good part was the underneath finish was gold.  

I slapped some primer on it and then painted it a creamy country white.  After gently sanding the edges to reveal the gold, I applied a rose decal on the back and sealed the entire shelf.  Each end has a delicate little rose, too. This piece was intended for ebay but I ended up keeping it 'cause it's so cute.

It lives in my bathroom with an antique piece of lace on the paper towel bar.  I use the bar as a sort of movable art display. Sometimes I have vintage gloves on the bar, other times some vintage embroidered pieces.

On the left side is my Dollar Store wooden star that says "One Day at a Time."  As an almost 20 year veteran of A.A., it reminds me to keep my priorities straight. Good advice for everyone. On the other side is a vintage necklace that gets changed around depending on the season or my mood.  Right now the shelf has a little brass bath tub with a shell and some vintage silver manicure files and a pretty painted salt shaker that I use for powder. 

Don't forget to head over to The Shabby Chic Cottage to check out all the folks that signed up for Transformation Thursday.  I get so many great ideas by seeing what other people have done and its a great way to meet other bloggers.


Delightful Dwelling said...

Great makeover, it looks so pretty now! I love how you have the necklace hanging on the end, nice touch.

Shannon said...

Very nice display. Thanks for sharing it!

Heidi said...

That is so cute! You're one of the clever and creative people out there, making great things out of castaways. What a fun project, and so handy to display all your special things. Nice job!
I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit sometime!
Heidi - Heart and Home

MightyMom said...

tis cute..

Adrienne said...

Delightful Dwelling - thanks for visiting. The necklace just "happened" - you know the thing laying about that you grab and hang up to get it off the counter?

Adrienne said...

MM - but, but, but - it has gently sanding edges... ;-)

Adrienne said...

sanded not sanding Arrrrgh