The Power of Paint……A Metamorphosis Monday Transformation
As I have previously mentioned, I have been painting furniture in my home, little by little, in an attempt to convert to cottage style decor.
Today, for Metamorphosis Monday, I would like to share a project that is probably one of the most dramatic “before” and “after” transformations that has taken place in my home. I painted an old 3 piece wall unit that has been in my living room for eons.
I have had a love/hate relationship with this wall unit.
I have loved it because it nicely fills up a long, awkward wall we have in our living room. It has also given me lots of space to display many sentimental items that belonged to my mother and grandmother, plus other things I have collected over the years. Last, but certainly not least, it has three very roomy storage areas concealed behind doors. I need all the storage space I can get!
But for at least the past decade, I have also hated it because it was so dark and out-dated looking. It was definitely “stuck in the 70’s.”
After its metamorphosis, it still is not my idea of the "perfect" cottage piece but it’s better. It seems a little more current and feels "fresher” to me.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.