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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Met Monday - Server Before and After

Once again, I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com.

I bought a few things from Craigslist recently to help with my kitchen storage issues. There was a large hutch, small server and a big mirror all for one price - $80. Daughter Manda and I made 3 trips to get it all home in my little Honda, Zippy, 2 of the trips with the hatch up and furniture hanging out. The server is a perfect fit for a little spot in the dining area, one more inch and it would be too big! My dad dropped by the other night, and he helped me carry it upstairs from the garage. I painted it this weekend and it turned out pretty well.

I'm going to let the paint rest for a day before I start piling stuff on top, but I couldn't wait to fill the inside and get 2 of the last 4 boxes out of my sunroom. Happy Monday everyone!

32 comments:

kimmcl said...

Oooh! Now that's a great metamorphosis Tracy! I love black furniture - it's so in right now. Great job!~

susan said...

You are right about the one inch part--must have been fate! I love it painted black!

Scribbler said...

Isn't amazing what some black paint can do? Instant pizzazz!
Scribbler

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow Tracy, you really put your heart, soul & muscles in to this piece of furniture and it shows! How gorgeous! Painting it must have been an all weekend job, but it turned out so beautiful!

What do you keep in it? I can't wait to see it in your kitchen!

Great job! Happy Met Monday!

xoxo
Jane

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! In seeing the after - I would have guessed it came from a high end shop! Way to go! Can't wait to see how you dress it!

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous!
I love the look of black painted furniture.

Wonderful job! :)

Martha said...

I like the look of black furniture as well -- and it updates tired furniture really nicely.

Suzie said...

Hi, Tracy!
Wow!!That's gorgeous!
Black looks so good on that furniture!! I just cannot picture with any other color on it.
Good job, Tracy!

Mary said...

Wow, the black paint makes it look brand new and the size makes it look custom built just for the space you put it in, it's sooo cute too! :O) Mary from Boogieboard Cottage

Linda said...

You got a deal, girl, and I love what you did with it. Fabulous! Linda

Shelia said...

Wow, Tracy! That hutch is beautiful! It looks fantastic black! Are you going to hang the mirror over it? It just fits perfectly in your new home! Don't you just love CraigsList!
Be a sweetie and I'm ready to see more!
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

That is a beautiful transformation! Black is so timeless... Great job! Happy Monday!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It looks beautiful with the new paint!
~Michelle

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am stopping by via BNOTP. Great transformation! Black is back.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a great change. Boy what a great job, I love how it looks. You did a beautiful job. I would be happy too.
Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Bonnie said...

Love the way everything is coming together for you. Look forward to reading more blogs from you!

Lou Cinda said...

I love This! LOVE Black! Classic!! Can't wait till you get it assessorized!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Wow! I'd never guess it was the same piece. Looks fab in black and with new knobs!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Great transformation. The black looks great and seems to fit that wall perfectly. Have fun accessorizing and be sure to post the pics.

marty39 said...

What a great find. The buffet is just wonderful, and it really does have such neat storage. I have a similar one in the breakfast room and it is invaluable for all the goodies it holds. I love the black paint. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

Joyce said...

Super new look!
Joyce

Nicole ~ said...

That looks so much better in black. You really picked up a bargain. I cannot wait to see all of your pretties on it.

Great job, Nicole

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is a remarkable transformation. I often wonder if the previous owner has ever seen these make overs and what they thought. I bet they wish they would have thought of the make over.

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

This turned out great! I'm always so amazed at the goodies folks find on Craig's list...way to go! Susan

janet said...

fantastic!!! super deals and love the cabinet painted in black, gives it a whole new look
hugs
janet

Happy To Be said...

What a great piece you have there and for only $80.00 wow!!it looks wonderful Tracy...thanks for sharing Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

LMH said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog .
Your blog is lovely and I love what you did with the server. What a find!

Come back and see me- I look forward to visiting.

Laura

www.whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

That is a wonderful transformation! I am so excited to watch as your house becomes a home. It is fun even from far away. Good thing you have great taste. It isn't any fun to watch decorating when I have to pretend that things look pretty.

The Stylish House said...

Tracy,
I am happy for you and your girls on moving into this beautiful home! What a milestone, congratulations to you. I love the red shutters and door against the white siding. Your home is crisp and cheerful looking. You definitely breathed new life into the Craigs List cabinet, it turned out beautifully. I look forward to following your blog and see the changes you make to your place. I wish you much luck and happiness here….Have a wonderful day. ~Cathy~

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Now that looks wonderful! I love how a little paint can really change up a look in a big way. I can't wait to see how you dress this baby up. I've sooo enjoyed this "journey" with you :0)

Shelia said...

Hi Tracey! Thanks for popping in to see my tablescape! I know you're enjoying getting settled into your new home! Happy Easter.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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