Sunday, October 18, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday......we are in the black around here!

Time for Metamorphosis Monday posting. Thank you to Susan at, http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/, for hosting us each week.
Check out her blog for other Met Monday posters.

Before..... a little nightstand chest I found at a garage sale for $20 this Summer.
It was needing some TLC and a redo.
It had seen better days.
(Click on any photo to enlarge and see closer)

Hubby was nice to sand it some for me so paint would stick to it.
It had something like glue or nail polish spilled and stuck to the top.

Now painted black, it serves as a silver chest in the dining room.
My grandparents silver plate flatware set and it's box fit perfectly inside,
as well as being storage for other serving things.
I still have to get a couple replacement screws for the hardware and replace
one side, as one was missing when I got it.

A bit of gold detailing on the top.
I also brushed the front hardware with gold over the black to accent it again.
I had to sand this a second time at one point as my first gallon of black
paint was bad or something. It had little clumps of paint in it which were being
left behind on the surface.

It also serves as a stand for this cool terrarium
that I really like.
Now with it's new paint job it fits in with the dining room much better!
Goes with my ebony antique pieces in here now.


Martha said...

A great change -- and such a handy piece ot have in the dining room -- such a great find! You did a wonderful job with it!

Kammy said...

So very nice and sleek in black ! Great little touches on top - you go girl !

The Persimmon Perch said...

Well done! What a change.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the redo. Looks great with the touch of gold.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a super chest. I love it painted black and the terreraum on top is just lovely. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great job, Linda! I always like to see what people can do with furniture finds, and you have that looking all spiffy!

Happy Met Monday...


Sheila :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Queen Linda you always do everything so good girl and I bet it does look great in your beautiful DR my friend...Hopw all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

susan said...

I never find anything worth rescuing !! You did a great job--love the gold touches. Did you free hand it?

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your chest is just so cute, what a great choice of color, good job

{ L } said...

Great work! Black works so nicely on that. You must be happy about it. :)

Happy Met Monday!


mishebe said...

very cool. love the gold scrolly you painted . mishelle

Embellished Bayou said...

Looks great! I love black furniture and the detail on the top makes it unique, great job!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

It looks fabulous!!! I think everything looks better in black. And I love the touches of gold as well. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's a beautiful piece. You did a great job!!

Cindy said...

That has the prettiest shape. Looks great all black and I envy your ability to add detailing. Sooo beautiful.

Anonymous said...

My husband just brought something similar home he found upside down in the rain by the curb... I gotta redo mine too... Mighty nice Royal Touch on that little French piece.