Sunday, October 3, 2010

~ Ho-Hum to Handsome ~

Good morning, lovlies!

You girls just rock my world, you know that??
Your kind words and comments, your support and encouragement, your gifts of flowers and blog awards.....
you completely, utterly, humble me -
and I treasure you all.
Thank you for your friendship.
You all hold a special place in my heart!  :)

I could go on and on about you all all day long, you know...but I'm sure you're waiting with baited breath to see what I've been working on. I'm linking with Between Naps on the Porch today so that I could share with you my latest metamorphosis.

I do have to confess that I made a return trip to the Allegan Antique Market last week Sunday with my treasure-hunter-in-crime, Pam.  Debbie couldn't make it down here to go with me, so I had decided just to save some money and stay home.  

There really wasn't anything that I needed. I knew that if I went I would just see things that I wanted and thought I needed.  
You know how that goes, don't you?  
(Please tell me yes...)

Anyway, Pam called and wanted me to go with her. 


Was I supposed to say no?

Not on your life, girls.

It was a chilly day with the sun playing hide-and-go-seek with the clouds.  We were glad to have our jeans and sweatshirts on.  What a difference a month makes in Michigan!  Last time I went it was the hottest day of year at 98 humid degrees. Go figure...

After hours of walking, looking, searching, turning over, pawing through, wheeling and dealing, we both ended up with a SUV-ful of delightful treasures.

THIS was my favorite find of the day (that Pam saw way at the back of a booth - thanks, Pam!), and the project that has happily consumed my week.

A vintage cupboard painted a minty green, complete with nasty plastic knobs and handles.

So, after two coats of Benjamin Moore's "Ivory Tusk" (the creamy white I've used all over the house) and two new sets of pretty painted handles,
the cupboard was added to this dresser which has graced my various bedrooms since 1976.

Want to see how much fun it is to combine furniture pieces?

Ta-daa!  Instant tall-boy dresser!

But......what to put inside of it.....?
Well, there was actually no question at all what was going inside according to the Queen of Heaven's Walk.

 Out went the tiny, old, clunky television set, and in came a new HD television (Merry Christmas to us!) so we can watch the news (and view some vintage pretties, of course) every night all cuddled up in bed.

 Want to see that magic again? 

Ok. Just take this...

add this...

 and you get this.

Easy as pie!  
Sweet as candy!

(I can hardly wait to crawl into bed tonight just so I can lay there and stare at my handsome new tall-boy.... *wink!)

{ Hugs and sweet dreams! }

~ laurie


  1. Brilliant girl! I love it. You sure know how to make a treasure a treasure.

  2. Oh, Laurie, what a wonderful marriage!
    I love this piece and you have done it justice. It was just waiting for you to love it. See it smile?
    Hugs- Tete

  3. Dear Laurie - Fabulous makeover! What a perfect union and a great eye by you to see the potential. TV in bed can be so much fun! Enjoy.

  4. Oh Laurie I was there that day!!!!!! All by myself! :( Hubby was taking a break but since it was the last one I HAD to go!! Next year we will have to meet up! I bought the shutter/doors but your scored big time my dear! I love what you did! What a great idea to make a tall boy dresser!!!! It looks so perfect there in the corner with its great new TV!!!! I bet you are just loving it!!

  5. You rock my world, too, girl! :) You scored at the flea market, and what a agreat idea to marry the two pieces! It turned out great... but now I'm going to be jealous, because I don't have a TV in my bedroom... LOL!!
    Happy Monday, Laurie! :)
    Hugs ~ Jo

  6. Look at all those beautiful windows in your bedroom! I love how you stacked that lovely little piece. It's gorgeous!!! In the first photo with the TV, that crystal knob hanging from the ceiling light technically counts as sparkle, right? Hee hee


  7. Great job! What a lovely hiding spot for a tv!

  8. My goodness that is wonderful. Love how you put the two pieces together. I am so glad you stopped by. I don't know why I haven't found your blog sooner. I must make time to peruse your older posts and I look forward to more. Looks like you repaint inside the house like I do.

  9. This turned out beautifully! Lucky! I want one!

    Thanks for always visiting my blog! I am so happy that my stuff catches your eye - because you have a good one!

    Have a wonderful day!

  10. What a beautiful and lucky find, and fab metamorph! Such talent! Thanks so much for stopping by my place--The curtain is an antique homespun towel folded in half over a tension rod! Easy peasy! Jacqueline

  11. Amazing what you did with this piece and how cleaver to be able to combine it with other pieces and get totally different effects! Thank you for paying me a visit and leaving such a nice comment. I admire your creativeness.(-:

  12. Wowee! What a superbly brilliant transformation. I guess you were kucky to find it. But to think of putting it on top of the chest of drawers is genius! I kept flipping backwards and forwards between the pictures. The transformation is almost magical!

    Love it, love it,love it. Can you tell?!!


  13. oh that is fabulous!! *love* it!

  14. What a perfect redo and an excellent combination, Laurie. I love it! SO functional too....Christine

  15. Hi Laurie, I love this idea! And the flower frogs witht the photos is too great also.

    xo kelley

    PS thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!

  16. Ok- I love it - and you're a genius (like you know you are) lovely...and don't you love having your TV hidden in your bedroom? I had an old sewing hutch converted about 15 years ago...and painted white (of course)and that is in our bedroom.

    Now..the question for you is....Are you sure the bolts you used to attach that mirror to the ceiling in your bedroom are strong enough to hold? Just askin....Hugsxxoo Diana

  17. The two pieces fit like a charm! Great it!

  18. Love it. Your creativity was brilliant. Came out great. Looks marvelous in the corner of your bedroom!!!

  19. Such a pretty piece! It looks wonderful on the dresser Laurie.
    What did you do with the lovely mirror that was on the dresser? That is also a pretty piece.

  20. Well done! Love the ball jar with hydrangeas.

  21. Both pieces are so pretty-I love that you can change them out-hadn't thought about that before! Nice Job!

  22. Wow!
    Amazing transformation!
    Its gorgeous!

  23. Are you even serious?? that is just simply amazing, girly! I looove how it turned out! It looks just stunning! Way to go!! Big hugs to you!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  24. Looks great together. you would never know they were two seperate pieces. nice job

  25. Love love love it, would like this at my house!


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