February 8, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

Don't forget to check out Susan's blog for all the great Metamorphosis Monday posts!

Here's a little switch-a-roo I've just done. Back in October my friend Linda and I were at our favorite flea market (the same one Layla posted about last week) and she spied this little dresser without drawers or doors. Ya'll remember Linda, don't you? The one with the fab-u-lous cottage house. If you missed her pretty home, check it out here. Anyway, she thought this would look great in my bathroom filled with pretty white towels and other "stuff" (we all like stuff, right?). All this time, I've been thinking about that little run-down dresser and did I really want/need it. The chest I've had in my bathroom was a real "before and after" that turned out pretty good. You can see for yourself here. While I really liked that black chest, it really took up too much room and I filled it up with things that needed to be put somewhere else or thrown out. So, I decided to move that black chest to the guest room that is done in cream and black toile, and move this little dresser in, not so much for function as for form. A lot of inspiration pictures I've gravitated toward are featuring some dark woods mixed in with the all white scheme so for $45 (the cost of the dresser), I figured I couldn't go wrong. If it didn't work, I wouldn't be out of much money.

Here it is at the flea market (sorry for the blurry picture)

And here's what it looks like in my bathroom

I'm going to put some baskets in where the drawers are missing.

I've also been looking around for a little scale. I saw this one at the same flea market for just $15 so I grabbed it too.

I want to put some artichokes on the scales but I didn't have any for the "photo op" so I just used some faux pears. Some bananas, apples or other fruit will look pretty there too

I won't be joining in for Metamorphosis Monday next week (the 16th) as I'll be sailing off to Mexico!


Southern Lady said...

Judy, what an amazing transformation! I love what you did with the cabinet ... it's perfect for your bathroom and was a great bargain, too.

I love lamps in unusual places and that little one looks so pretty in your cabinet. And I especially like the lamp in your kitchen with the pretty little scale.

You did GOOD!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

What a great metamorphosis! I love the use of the dresser without drawers. I never would have thought of it!

~CC Catherine said...

Judy, LOVE this Meta Monday Makeover! The cabinet looks stunning in the bath! Great transformation! ~CC Catherine ;)

Teresa said...

how wonderful- love the transformation. Now I'm planning to keep my eyes open for something like that.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Happy Day

kahlanne said...

That is amazing! I wish I had the talent to make things looks so "finished" and "pulled together". Great job!!!

Cass said...

Lovely! What great creative use of that little dresser cabinet. It looks perfect in the bath. Thanks for sharing... Cass

Nicole ~ said...

Wow, that looks so great in your bathroom. You are so creative.
And, the small scale is precious with that display of fruit.

Have a wonderful time in Mexico.


marty39 said...

Judy, the dresser is wonderful in the bathroom. Give you a place for some really great decorative items and the extra storage is always a plus. The new little scale is so pretty next to the lamp. What great finds. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

Great metamorphosis Judy. Wonderful idea using the baskets in place of the missing drawers.

It's beautiful!

Claudie said...

Mexico? Have a fab trip.
Love the scale, and the artichokes will look good, when you get back...whaaaa can I come.
Love Claudie

Carol said...

Have a wonderful trip to Mexico! Lucky you!!

xinex said...

Wow! You sure have a great vision! I really like what you did with the armoire....Christine

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh my goodness, that IS amazing. You have a very good eye for what can really look good in the right environment just dolled up a bit.

I'll be back to see you again. I just found you over at Susan's. Hope you'll stop by and say hi.

Steph said...

I don't know which I like better. Love the scale and the cabinet! You have a real eye for accessorizing!

Inspired Kara said...

The baskets will look wonderful!!!!

I'm so jealous! Have fun in Mexico!!!

Kim Chalfant said...

Love it! I especially love the lamp in the dresser. I wish I could be so creative. Thanks for sharing.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Judy! So you came to B'ham while I went to Nashville. Everything looks great at your house. Your new blog makeover looks great too.

Have a wonderful cruise & we'll catch up when you get back. I'm thinking about coming down there & going to the East?? something antique place that Layla told me about, so the 3 of us can meet up. Will have to find a good day for that after you get back. It might have to wait until after the March 7th flea market now, so we'll talk.

Linda said...

I love that cabinet! We did something similar and put baskets in it for our grandchild's room. I think I'll post it soon. Linda

mbkatc230 said...

This looks really great. What a great job of repurposing this piece. And I love the scale, too cute. Kathy

beth at aunties said...


Love the new little chest and what a super great deal at only 40.00!
Your towels and lamp ALL look fabulous!
Super transformation!
Have a delightful time in Mexico. Our friends are going to Cancun about the same time!

DesignTies said...

Fantastic flea market finds! And they look fantastic in your home!! You know, I'm a little jealous... I guess I need to make more time to hit the flea markets!
Victoria (one half of DesignTies)

Shelia said...

Hi Judy! This looks awesome!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Linda said...

Very cute idea for your bathroom. Always fun to find a bargain and do something exciting with it!
Linda Q

Nancy said...

Judy, I love what you did with the cabinet! Love the scale too and that lamp sitting next to the scale is very pretty! Nancy

Still Stacy said...

Hey, just wanted to say hi. Originally found you at RMS and clicked over. My parents were originally from the south, and I was fortunate enough to be born on one of their stints here in Colorado, but the south is near and dear to me; and I have countless family members down there.

I always enjoy seeing what you've posted and I stop by often to see anything new you've put up.

Take care, God bless, and carry on with what appears to be a joyous life you have.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Judy! Great finds! Love how you decorated the chest; I could even see some of the small wood trays you can pick up at Michaels in where the drawers used to be! Love old scales too and it looks perfect in your kitchen!!! Have a GREAT time sailing in Mexico! Hope you have sunny weather and lots of fun! Stay Safe- Sincerely, Jeannette

Tara said...


Now I NEVER would have thought of that--but you did! Looks great! Enjoy Mexico!

Melissa Lester said...

That looks so pretty! You have really created a beautiful retreat for everyone who visits your home. I hope you have a great cruise!

Mom on the Run said...

Judy, you're all over the Atlanta paper this morning with Eddie Ross!

Not sure if you can see the pictures in the online edition. ajc.com

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