Sunday, June 21, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday: Dining Room and Wine Rack Makeovers

It is Metamorphosis Monday on the prairie, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!

This weekend I had two mini metamorphoses: one in the dining room and the other to the bathroom.

Before we begin, this post includes a little game called, "Where's Dollas"? (Dollas is the "Brangelina" name hybrid for my dogs Dolly and Dallas. Their names always seem to be a tongue twister... we either mistakenly call one Dollos or the other one Dally, haha... so when referring to both at once, it is Dollas.) The game is similar to "Where's Waldo?"... since my dogs like to follow me around everywhere and are always in my pictures. ;) How many times can you spot Dollas? ;) Here we go.

The Dining Room Metamorphosis:

The wall to the left is blank... and I wasn't quite sure what to put there. I would love a new hutch or china cabinet... but that is not in the budget right now.

I really dislike blank space in my house... so I decided to rearrange what I already have; I added an old door to the wall.

I wasn't done with it quite yet. ;) I needed to pretty it up a bit!So I added a heart-shaped grapevine wreath with some dried sunflowers that I made (tied with rafia) and red gingham curtains to the window.

I also added a tea light tin star...

...and a set of old skeleton keys.

The hand-painted red heart was hanging outside of the chapel on our wedding day...
It holds sentimental value for us. :)

Exhibit A: Red heart on our wedding day:
Continuing on with the dining room door tour... ;)

You might recognize the heart plant stand and floral arrangement from last week's Met Monday.

Click here to see Plant Stand Makeover.

The mini metamorphosis wine rack makeover:
You might recognize this wine rack from my "Old West" Tablescape... when it held rootbeer. :)

Click here to see the Old West Tablescape.

Well, we were having a house full of guests this weekend (who were also sharing one bathroom)... so I decided that it would also make a great hand-towel and wash cloth holder!
I just rolled up some hand towels and wash cloths, tied them with jute twine and placed them in the wine rack.
Voila! Efficiency that is also aesthetically appealing: a win, win situation. ;)
Oh! Hello! Did you see me?
You did?? How many times?? ;)
For more fabulous metamorphoses, check out Between Naps on the Porch!
Hope everyone had a delightful weekend! :)


ceekay said...

Oh, your puppies are beyond precious. Love the horseshoe rack. Very versatile. Cute door in the dining room. Fills the space perfectly!

Gwen said...

I think that I counted 7, but I may be wrong. They are two cute!

Luv the door and that wine rack is crazy versatile!

kimmcl said...

Wow - what a great idea M.M. - you are one talented cookie!
Cute furball.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

How cute! I really like how you did the towels in the wine rack. Very creative!

marty39 said...

Such sweet and cute puppies. Love them. YOur door looks fabulous, what a cool idea. Love the wine rack as a towel holder, that is really clever and such great storage too. Hugs, Marty

Anna said...

the wine rack looks great in the bathroom with the towels!

Shelia said...

Now Dear One, you have some marvelous makeovers but I couldn't keep my eyes off those precious little doll fuzzy faces! Your doggies are just adorable!
You are truly the most creative one! And I think Dollas agrees! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

I agree your doggies are just too cute! You have done a fabulous job with that old door and your room is turning out great!!


Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Love the towel holder. So creative! And if that door isn't the cutest, I don't know what is!

Linda said...

You added so much charm to your dining room - I can't believe it! And that towel holder is adorable! Great ideas! Linda

Ann and Billy said...

That door went from plain to adorable. It really dresses up the room.

Barbara said...

You can be amaze what a little fabric can do.

Michelle said...

Oh your "babies" are adorable!! Nice Met Monday post!

Tomarie said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Your door is precious and the wine rack looks so cute...and I love your bathroom! You've inspired me to look at my wine rack that's just been sitting in a corner in a whole new way! Thanks for sharing! :-) Laura

Brenda said...

Oh, how cute and homey you made that room with that sweet door! Really brightens up the place. And then your bathroom! Oh, I'm loving that whole bathroom. That towel holder is precious, and what an idea that was to use it that way! I am inspired!

Kim said...

The wine rack turned towel display was a perfect solution. And I love the door in the dining room. I'm not sure about the gingham curtains, but that's because it is not my style. But it fits perfectly with your style.

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

that is one cute puppy! and i love the wine rack in the bathroom-so clever!

Pam said...

Now if that wine rack makeover isn't the most cutest thing!!! I wish I had seen this while garage sale hunting this weekend!! So clever!!

Marie said...

Hello Melissa - love your dining room additions! That door is absolutely fabulous. And I like the sweet story about your red heart. Oh, and the plant stand looks so cute in there!


Tara G. said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

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