Monday, February 2, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday!



Welcome to another Met. Monday sponsored by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ please go visit her and see so many great projects! Thanks Susan for hosting!!!!

This is one of the first project my husband and I did. When we moved into this house he found old shutters in the attic, he tossed them in the garbage and I went and dug them out. We had hundreds old cd's and I thought..hummmm why not a cd cabinet. We had the doors so we were halfway there. It was a beautiful Saturday, so he build the cabinet, we stained the wood and the shutters, found some old hardware and there it was a 10 foot tall cd case. Now after all these years we are thinking about getting rid of it, it served its purpose but I still love it because it was the beginning of some crazy projects together.




Take this style ottoman, in this style fabric, make it even more bubblegum pink, add the face it had been sitting in an attic for 15 years and now you know why no one wanted to buy it at a garage sale for 5.00. Well no one except me! I had no clue what I was going to do with it, but I knew it was coming home with me. My husband just shook his head and wondered what now!


We ripped off the old nasty pink fabric, removed the padding, added new padding, took an old fur throw and recovered it. So the only thing new for this project were the legs and the garage sale ottoman, costs for both...10.00!
We bought new legs at Lowes, painted them red, painted them black, sanded them and than put some umber on them.











11 comments:

marty39 said...

Great projects. What a wonderful use of the shutters, and that ottoman is just gorgeous. I love ottomans, they have so many uses. Yours is very unusual with the fur. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

Love your projects...what great ideas! You made some treasures!

Thanks for sharing them with us

Susan

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great projects, I love the CD cabinet. Old shutters are so versatile. Love the fur on the ottoman, quite a transformation!

prof en retraite said...

You have some really great ideas! I love old shutters and want some for a project I have in mind....but they cost a fortune!!! lol You were lucky to have some in your attic! and I love your recovered ottoman...vey comfy! Great post...Debbie

Pug1 said...

I like your blog! Cute doggies!!!! CHEERS! Michele

Claudie said...

Two great projects. I would love to rest my feet on that soft ottoman. WOW
Now I know what to do with my shutters. Thanks for the show and tell.
Happy MET
claudie.frid.com I do not use my blogger acc

Steph said...

Love the shutter cabinet and your pups!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love that fur ottoman! Happy Met Monday!

salmagundi said...

I love your ottoman - I just want to put my toes up and feel that fur!!! Sally

mbkatc230 said...

What great projects. I laughed when you said you dug them out of the trash after hubby threw them out, sounds alot like our house! What a unique way to store your cd's. And I love what you did with the ottoman, particularly the paint finish on the legs. Kathy

~CC Catherine said...

Margaret! You and I both had "fur makeovers! ;) You'll have to stop by and catch mine now! ;) This stool is so cool......and I am going to keep this in mind going forward! Very nice with all your items you transformed! ~CC Catherine