Monday, July 12, 2010

Yes Honey...let's clean the garage!

We have one of those garages that is packed with wonderful things that I have collected over time.

When opening my garage door and peering in, few people would see the potential of all the bits and pieces that I have collected. In fact you might just say that I am way over due for a garage sale or a clean out. But I know the treasures that are there and the creations that can be made.
This weekend my wonderful Metamorphosis man worked on a this project.
From a wood pile and these old pieces of discards he made this:
Afterwards, I was thrilled with our new potting bench. Or as my pregnant daughter-in-law and I thought about it...a wonderful changing table.
See the flowers in the window. Funny story, a bit sad one day a few years back however. I had a great little table. It had a round glass top that sat on 3 wonderful metal flowers. As I mentioned...I had a table, until son backed over it with the riding lawn mower. It was smashed flat.
I kept trying to get it to bend back to it's original state with no luck. I couldn't throw it away. No matter how many times hubby dear asked that I would I kept saying not yet. He finally gave up. lol
I am so glad now, as I love it!
Just this weekend I got the old flowerpot holder for .25cents at an estate sale. Funny story behind that too. There was a gal at the sale that was throwing a fit because the estate sale people had sold several items the night before. She brought the items back all in a tizzy and made a rude comment and left demanding her money back and as she left I said to the lady....I would like that please. :)
Another delightful discovery was the yellow under the window as hubby distressed it. It caused us to add the yellow to the rest of the potting bench. The yellow tin on the top, I flattened by backing the truck over it. It flattened just perfectly and then hubby cut the spindle in two and added it to the legs.
All in all I think it is a wonderful metamorphosis don't you?
Have a great time looking at all the other transformations out there today by joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Just click on the butterfly on my sidebar and if you would like to see a White Wednesday post then click on my Lace and Lures blog.

Hugs
Becky

51 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

Absolutely wonderful!! Love all the elements combined to make a great piece!
xo,
Debra

Marilyn said...

That is amazing! It certainly would be a cute changing table. You are inspiring! Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

That is just darling! I love all your little added details. It turned out perfectly!!

Shelia said...

Hi Becky! Oh, my goodness! I love this! What an amazing hubby you have to have made this for you! Did I say amazing?? :)
I know you're going to enjoy it so much! It would make a darling changing table in a shabby chic room!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

WOW! I love the potting bench. So creative it really is wonderful!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

A lady after my own heart. I cant throw things away either. And this should be the poster for reasons why. Its every bit of wonderful. It truly would make a beautiful changing table....if I was your daughter-in-law I'd make a deal with you! Beautiful job to your superhero!

Sandra said...

This is a wonderful creation and it would be darling in a nursery for a changing table. How unexpected but adorable.

katillacshack.com said...

Becky that is just terrific! Totally love it. Husband needs a big kiss and a peach pie!

What a wonderful project!!!!! Truly charming!

Thanks for visiting too!

love, kelee

Debbie said...

This is simply adorable...great as a potting bench, or changing table. LOVE how you flattened the tin LOL.
Your hubby did a wonderful job pulling everything together!!!
Debbie@houseatthelake

★All Thingz Related★ said...

This is AMAZING! I think it would be FABULOUS as a changing table! ~Bridgette

xinex said...

Wow! I cannot eblieve your hubby created that out of those scraps. He is so talented! Great job!...Christine

sassytrash said...

Very nice!!! What a cool and useful piece you'all created--love it! I wish I had help when I struggle with the big projects--you are blessed!

Pemberley said...

I can just see you backing over that tin - hilarious! I think it's looks great and I like the idea of using it as a changing table. I have seen a lot of high end stuff in 'trade only' furniture showrooms and I bet this one would ge about $3k.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

You are so darn talented, I LOVE it!! The flowers in the window and the flower pot holder are just perfect on it. Are you going to use it in the nursery? When is the baby due?

FEDERICA said...

It looks great! Gorgeous!
Thanks for your nice comment!
Federica
xoxo

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I was going to say you better be careful not becoming a hoarder. haha But look what came out of all your stuff.... Hey this thingy is the neatest thing ever... It can be used for so many different things.. I love it! Your husband did a fantastic Job!

Hugs*

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO darn cute!! You both are quite creative!!!! I love it when imagination is used to create such a one-of-a-kind piece. Great job!!

Becky

Pam said...

What a great potting bench. Or changing table I guess.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I actually have gotten rid of most of the smoke smell. I put a bowl of vinegar in each drawer for a few days. Then it smelled like vinegar so I put a box of baking soda in it for a few more days. I can't smell the smoke anymore. I'll wait a few days to see if it magically reappears before I put my tablecloths in it though.

tales from an oc cottage said...

AWESOME!!!!!

m ^..^

Sharon~heartsongs said...

That is so creative!! I am always hesitant to buy odd pieces without knowing what I will us them for. I need to change my thinking on that! I will start buying things that I love because eventually they will all fit together.
Great job!

June said...

OMG!!! Becky this is gorgeous! I want...I want...I want! You guys made something so special here!
hugs

Carolyn said...

Hey! that is amazing!!! I think you guys should clean out our barn for us-never know what you could make.

Carolyn

Tete said...

ok- this is the best potting bench I have ever seen. I have a cool one that I am going to attach an old door behind it. Love the catch alls on the sides!
Now, girl, you did very well at the estate sale. You do not have a flower pot holder.
That is a cast iron keroseen lamp holder- very victorian- late 1800's- early 1900's.
If I put it in my booth right now- without researching it- I would put $75 on it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Blessings- Tete

Rebecca said...

What fun to use objects that you already have-I have barn loads of that stuff! Turned out wonderful!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

This turned out fabulous...very creative!! I wish I had such fabulous things in my garage (hehehe)!
Thanks for the inspiration!
~ Jo :)

Atticmag said...

I love everything about it, but my favorite part is the window with the flower and the yellow paint showing through. Great inspiration ♥
Jane T.

Olive Cooper said...

What a delightful transformation. Very well done. Thanks bunches for visiting me:-} ♦olive

Kate said...

Hi Becky
What a blessing to have you stop by my blog and now I can hang out at yours. The potting bench is divine. Looking forward to more of your inspirations.

xo
Kate

Myrna said...

Wow! What a talented husband!
(I like your daughter-in-love's idea, too) ;-)

Glad to see you blogging more often, btw.
Are you staying cool there? It's 105* here. bleh!
Thanks for your sweet comments to me, it really means a lot~especially when it's something I've made..
Blessings!
Myrna

Becky said...

Hi Becky, it's me Becky...lol
So happy you stopped by my blog. Thanks for your sweet comments.

I love your new potting table. What a talented team you both are! It's amazing. Can't wait to see what is next.

Smiles,
Becky

Attic Rat said...

Oh, Becky! Your potting table is fabulous. I think my husband is FINALLY beginning to understand the value of my "junk". You are so creative!

Happy hunting,
Teresa

Andi's English Attic said...

Love, love, love your blog. I came over from Aiken House and Garden.
How is it that you knew about Rachel Ashwell's new shop in London and I - who am only a twenty minute train journey away from London - did not? Checking my diary to see if I can get there next week.....
Very pleased to have found your blog. xx

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Love the finished piece! Great that you had the foresight to save all those goodies!

Tara said...

It looks great..Love how you can something look so fabulous, from so many different things...

I Luv Linens and Pearls said...

Always enjoy your posts.

Jane said...

Love the new potting bench. Can't wait to see it in person. You and Dave make a wonderful creative team. A special thanks to Nick...for backing into your table. The flowers perched in the center are the PERFECT touch for the bench...
Hugs,
Jane

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love it, amazing job!!! Thanks for sharing. Blessings~~~ Daphne

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Wow Becky, that is a simply gorgeous piece! Isn't it grand to have a hubby who can put together the marvelous finds we collect!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Just thinking of you! Hope you are doing well.

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sassytrash said...

Hi!! So sorry I missed you today!! Would have loved to meet you.....I am heading to FL and hoping to get to Summer House, will you be around?

Our booth was almost EMPTY this weekend.....we hate that you saw it looking so bad! We took a break, and worked on the new shop.

Hope to see you soon!

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! Love all the extra details!!
Carol in GA

maría cecilia said...

Hola, first time in your blog and I have adore your amazing victorian cottage!!!!
And this piece has turned out great with your garage pieces, a wonderful creation!!
greetings from Chile,
maria cecilia

Donna Lynn said...

I have a shed with bits and pieces, and have finally got a home where we actually park in the garage for once! I build potting benches, birdhouses and benches out of cast offs too, I love your wonderful use of vintage and newly repurposed bits, lovely!

Cori G. said...

Hi Becky, it was good to hear from you today ;-). It seems like an eternity since we've seen each other around the blogihood. I hope you're doing well and that like is treating you to some extra special moments.

Your hubby is so talented!!! Isn't t just amazing what they can create with our old scraps of this and that.

xoxo Cori

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky...;it was so nice to see your visit...and I just read your daughter in law is having a baby...Congratulations !!!! What happy news.....I am taking baby steps getting back to blogging....I also retired 6 months ago and loving every minute....lots of life changes...some I didn't expect !! More to say about that later....You made my day with your visit...
Take caqre and much love,
Mo :-)

Jane said...

I am rolling...laughing so hard at the vision of you flattening the tin. You are definitely one of the most creative people I know! You always amaze me with your vision of taking "broken" pieces and creating masterpieces...I have adored this potting bench for a long time!!! But I have to admit, DIL had a great idea...it would make a fabulous changing table. Just imagine how easy it would be...everything you need is within easy reach!
Thanks for always being there for me, my dear friend.
Hugs,
Jane (Artfully Graced)

ps Thanks for coming with me on Tuesday. You cannot imagine how wonderful it was to have a friend in the audience. I am so blessed to have you as my friend!

Barbara Jean said...

Lovin' your blog!!
and love that bench.

blessings

barbara jean

Deb said...

Such a gorgeous potting bench! It would make an adorable shabby chic change table :-)

Patty's Stitches said...

I love it!

Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness! What a creative and lovely piece! I'm going to start following your blog NOW!