Met Monday is one of my favorite "blog events", and I am so late I should skip it, but I don't have anything for 3 or more Tuesday. Susan from Between Naps on the Porch (see her link in my side bar!) is our lovely hostess and she does some really amazing transformations. Mine are usually "mini-mets".
My mom picked up 2 teacup shelves at an auction, and gave me one. She painted hers black and put teacups in it. It looks great in her living room. Here is mine, "before":
I started painting mine black too, but then I started thinking about what I wanted to do with it and where it would ultimately end up, and I changed my mind and painted it white - distressed, of course. I decided to use it in the bedroom to showcase my extensive perfume bottle collection. I liked how the finish came out, after only about 87 coats of paint. I should have done black, it covers much better. No kidding, those spindles are murder, and I have no place to spray-paint right now so this is brush painted. I do NOT recommend it.
But the overall look was pretty cold. I showed my mom, and she thought it looked like a store display. Not what I was going for. My friend Trish tactfully agreed that it "needed something". I do think it will be much better once I get the room painted (soft robins' egg blue), but wasn't sure what else to do. Mom suggested antique hankies or doilies.
After a foray through Mom's shed where she is storing all her leftovers from her antique selling venture (she retired), I complied a nice cache of both hankies and doilies. The doilies are looking good to me, much better and less sterile looking than before.
Getting the perfume bottles off the vanity freed up some space for other stuff. Now I have to figure out how to display all my jewelry...
I am not painting anything else white until I have a place to use spray paint. Happy Met Monday!