I expected to see some of my old posts, which I have, in the past, but to my surprise I saw a link with a picture of the hutch in my porch to the HGTV website in a feature on porches!
Okay, that was flattering, (I used to post on RMS a couple of years ago and I understand that once you press the "agree"button when you are downloading your photos on to their site, your pictures and ideas belong to them), but it would have been nice of them to email me and let me know ! I have no idea when it was "published", just glad I had my 15 minutes of fame!
So here is the "article":
Decorating Patios, Porches and Decks: Make the Most of What You Have
See inspired ways for creating or transforming an outdoor room without spending a dime.
You can push the boundaries of design in an outdoor space. Think about existing furniture in a new way. Rate My Space user santamaker converted an old hutch into a plant stand, using garage-sale silverware as a whimsical accent.
more From HGTV.com
So, how is this a Metamorphosis post, you might ask?
Because this hutch has seen many faces...
I could not find a picture of it in it's original state, when we first bought it, circa 1980.... It was "blond" with some stencilling on it. It was our first major furniture purchase as a married couple and it was part of a dining room set. We still have the oak table and use it in the kitchen.
When we moved to Chattanooga in 2000, I wanted to paint some parts of it white to go with my kitchen. (Notice I had already started my love affair with blue and white.)
When we moved into a house in Columbia, S.C. in which there was no room for it in the kitchen, so I transformed it to my crafting hutch and painted it all a solid white and got silver knobs for it. It looked nice in my craft room, because I had white cabinets and everything looked cohesive. This is the only picture I have of it in this stage, you can barely see it on the far left side (profile of it).
Then we moved here and I decided to put it in the back porch, but it didn't look right stark white, so I "distressed and antiqued" it.
Got some rusty fleur de lis knobs...
Found these fun spoon and fork cabinet pulls at a garage sale:
Here it is as in the "article"... I emptied the drawers of my junque and used the drawers as planters for pretty flowers in the spring.
Here is what it looks like today:
This old gal has seen lots of days, but she keeps changing with me and my homes...
I guess we all have to take a lesson from my old hutch...(bloom where you're planted). This is a fun piece to play with.... I love to change it up all the time.
Enjoy a lot more transformation's over at Susan's place....BNOTP for Met. Monday!