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22 March, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday...or...A Triple!!

Welcome to another Metamorphosis Monday with our hostess with the mostest, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to visit her blog to see some wonderful before and after projects from Susan's beautiful home and to check the list of this weeks' participants!


Do you see this ugly duckling? This is a find from a recent trip Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina's Nest. I love anything with grapes, but that color...!!


However, for $2.92, I'll see what I can do! You can't really see it here, but the pitcher is marked Lelia Ceramics May 1969...almost exactly 40 years old!


So....a few coats of white spray paint (just $1.00 a can at Walmart) and...


...voilà!! Can you even recognize it?? See how nice it looks with my blue and white Spode?


Or even with my Red Cliff ironstone!


And...taaa daaa...here is the picture that is in the center of my header! It has become a star! lol


You will have to use your imagination for transformation number two! I found this coffee butler at a thrift shop all black and tarnished and immediately remembered a recent post by Savvy City Farmer in which she had rescued one of these lovelies and asked us to help save them from the landfill! How could I refuse? I polished this baby up so fast that I forgot to take any before pictures! Isn't it amazing?


And here is number three! Where?...you are asking. It's me!...after treating myself to breakfast this morning with my Lunéville china and my new silver coffee butler! I feel like a new woman...pampered and special!! lol I hope you are doing the same for yourself!
Thanks for dropping by! Please be sure to head on over to Susan's to continue your visits and to see some wonderful transformations!!

54 comments:

  1. Wow, these really look great. I love that pitcher, but it does look much better in white. It's perfect with your spode and ironstone. And that coffee butler was a find! I really love the way your breakfast table looks. Hugs, Kathy

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  2. it looks fantastic! you did a great job...happy monday!

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  3. Debbie, I love that coffee butler. How does it work? And the pitcher is must nicer white.
    Have a great Sunday.

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  4. ARGH!!!!! Google a mangé tout ce que j'ai écrit! Debbie!!!!! Tout est beau - j'adore le truc (pitcher) et le carafe est magnifique (malgré le prix). Et encore ta robe de blog est très, très belle! J'aime beaucoup! Linda

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  5. I'll be over for breakfast! :-)

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  6. What great treasures you found! Your pitcher looks like milkglass! Wow! What a transformation.

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  7. Wow Debbie, I would have never thought of spraying the ironstone. The pitcher is absolutely stunning painted white. It just looks gorgeous. I also really love the silver coffee carafe. I gave one of those to my daughter years ago and she still uses it a lot. I love to use the old silver, so pretty and has such a wonderful patina when it's freshly polished. You should also pamper yourself, I think we all need to remember to do that. Love your new items. Just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Hey Debbie! Love the Meta Monday post! You did a tremendous job on the make over of the green to white pitcher! The Coffee Butler is totally fab., I have one myself from GW and I love it! I use it at most of my tea parties! ;) You'll love my "green to white" meta post too! ;)))) ~CC Catherine

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  9. Hi Debbie,
    I think the pitcher transformation was brilliant and I like the silver coffee all shined up. Cindy

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  10. These are my kind of projects! I love the pitcher and in my mind anything and everything looks better painted white!

    amy@maisonbelle

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  11. Oh, Debbie, I love the transformation of the grape pitcher! The inside was white, are you going to be able to serve with it? Or use it for flowers? It so beautiful. This make me think of things in a different way! What a wonderful idea! I love the coffee butler, and the cup beside it! I going to have a Tea Party for my Birthday April 5th. I will be doing this just once a year. I would love for you to join me this day, by giving a tea party. I just know the coffee butler could be used as a tea pot! I love it so much. I need to go shopping in GA! What wonderful treasure you GA girls are finding!

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  12. What great finds! It's amazing what a little spray paint can do. I love your new (old)finds!
    ~Michelle

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  13. Debbie, What a great transformation. I love both of them. I always wanted a coffee butler similar to yours that Princess House made in the 70's. Good Job! Hugs, Terrie

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  14. They both are very pretty! Deb

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  15. I can't believe that you can spray paint a piece of china -- looks wonderful! And it is always nice to find "black" silver and bring it back to life. That's a great useful piece as well.

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  16. I really like this post...I need to paint a pitcher and bowl I have...did you use just regular spray paint??

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  17. Great makeover on the pitcher. It looks great with your spode. I also love the coffee butler. I think I may have one of those somewhere. Time for a hunt, because it does make for a festive morning cup of coffee. Thanks,
    Maryrose

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  18. I am going back to my thrift store tomorrow and see if I might have overlooked something that could be improved with some spray paint too,that looks great.I love a quick fix!
    cyndi

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  19. You and Nina are dangerous with a can of spray paint :) Great finds!

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  20. Beautiful transformation on that pitcher, Debbie and the coffee butler is very pretty. You should have posted your picture too so we can see your transformation. LOL!...Christine

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  21. Great makeovers! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Girl, what you do with spray paint is amazing !! lol It's great you have any eye to see beyond an eyesore!!

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  23. Wow Debbie... I've never thought about painting an ugly color ceramic... poor Ricky... he's not going to like this one! LOL

    I love your new header... some wonderful photos of your addiction... that sounds weird doesn't it... oh well?

    Thanks for all the sweet comments you left for me on my Lahoma posts... It seems everyone loved "Finding Lahoma" as much as I did...

    have a wonderful week.. blessings. Dixie

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  24. First, I love your new header! It is beautiful. The spray paint was genius. What a great idea. My mind is spinning with possibilities for spray paint around here! Happy Monday, Paula

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  25. Debbie first let me tell you I love your new Blog Hat girl...and that pitcher I would have never thought to paint it..I have used Glass paint on windows before...so this is a first for me and one I'll park in whats left of my memory..Thanks for sharing...now pour me a cup of coffee girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  26. Debbie, That was amazing! I would NEVER have thought of painting a ceramic piece. Now I'll look at objects for their lines not just as they are. Great post & yummy breakfast too! ♥

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  27. It's great how you spray painted that piece of ceramic! I have a utinsil holder I've been wanting to replace - I love the shape & size but not the colour. I wonder if I could spray paint it?! So... any kind of spray paint? Nothing special?? Your ceramic pitcher looks so much like ironstone or milk glass!
    Victoria: EdinDesign Interiors @ DesignTies

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  28. Great job, Debbie! Very impressive! I love grapes, too! I'll remember that trick!

    Happy Monday!

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  29. Debbie, yes I did bid on the flatware and I won the First Love 90 piece for $ 67.00 and girl I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
    I have my husbands mother's set and I am trying to find piece for it to put the set back complete. It was bought in 1929. I have 7 set of flatware. So funny my husband wants to know when I will have enought. Never!

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  30. I love how that pitcher turned out. What a difference. Can you wash it with the paint you used or did you have to bake it on?

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  31. I never would have thought of painting that cute little pitcher. You are BRILLIANT! It has taken on a whole new life; really fabulous. Did you use gloss or matte paint? Just regular spray paint? I am awed.

    And I've already rescued one of those coffee butlers at a church thrift sale. Hmm... maybe two. I have a hard time resisting sad old silverplate!

    Cass

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  32. Wow, two great makeovers!! I love the pitcher and that coffee butler...I must have one!

    I published my 300th post, yesterday. There are photos of new dishes...yes, I fed my addiction, last week. I'm having a giveaway and hope you have a minute to come by and sign up.
    Have a great week, Debbie!

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  33. Remarkable what you can do with spraypaint. LOvely pitcher and lovely coffeebutler

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  34. Debbie,
    You have switched on a light bulb over my head, YOU CAN SPRAY PAINT CERAMICS....It opens up new possibilities!

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  35. Debbie, thanks for your kind comments on the FR/Kit/BR redo. I appreciate it. I am just glad it's finally done. Hope you have fun today at the movies. Hugs, Marty

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  36. ~WOW~ Debbie you are so creative to see the potential in it.

    It looks gorgeous in white!
    Amazing... :)

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  37. Debbie: This is SERIOUSLY wonderful! I am looking at ceramics in a whole new way! Who knew you could spray paint them? You did! Thanks for sharing! I am going to Goodwill at lunch!!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  38. Love your transformation and I always love spray paint! I still am looking for my coffee butler!

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  39. Hi Debbie...so that's what those things are called....a coffee butler...now I want one! The first thing I noticed in your header photo was that pretty WHITE pitcher...never would have guessed it was spray painted...Clever!
    ;-) Bo

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  40. That's amazing - who would have thought? Another great tip from blogland. Have a great week. Sally

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  41. Deb, you are the spray paint master. I love your enthusiasm and how clever you are. Great ideas,Hugs Kathysue

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  42. I would have never thought to paint that pitcher. What a brilliant idea. It looks lovely and what an elegant coffee butler.

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  43. That is amazing! I have a cornucopia that is a really bright blue. Not a bad color, but I want to use it with my fall things. DH had suggested spray painting it, but I wasn't sure it would work. Guess you showed me!!! Love the coffee butler also. :D Jewel

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  44. DEBBIE,WHAT BARGANS!LOVE YOUR BLOG.HAVE A VERY BLESSED EVENING!

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  45. Debbie, I had trouble even reading your post, because I just sat and studied your beautiful header FOREVER! I love it! I love everything in it, and I love the way you put it all together. So pretty. Okay, now to the post, you are so smart to paint that piece, and your coffee server is so pretty, but I LOVE your blog header! laurie

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  46. Who would have thought to paint the pitcher? That was great!!!

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  47. What a difference you made with that pitcher. I love thrift shopping too, I also went today and found the cutest vase to use as a clouch. I have to mark you as a favorite. Rosemarie

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  48. Spray paint has got to be the best kept secret. Don't you just love it.
    Goodwill finds are like a box of chocolates, you never know whats inside, (until you look past the ugly ducklings and imagine what a swan it could be with a little spray paint)
    Love your blog

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  49. You have such a way of making everything look so much better ♥ I love your creativity.

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  50. That pitcher turned out great! I'm all about a can of spray paint, especially from WalMart. My theory is, if it has a surface, it can be painted any color you want it to be.
    I also have one of those silver coffee carafes. Only I use it for serving tea with one of my tea sets that doesn't have a matching tea pot. :)
    Have a great week.

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  51. I AM amazed at the transformation of the pitcher! Love the coffee butler - and saw it at SavvyCityFarmer too...(she has been a friend since we were young newlyweds) Love your personal metamorphosis - that charming table layout would be a treat indeed!

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  52. Debbie... mon blogueur français préféré, Corey, a une 18e plaque de siècle comme un distribue. Relier ici à regarder... et si vous aimez... gagner le beau trésor... Je pense qu'il vous appartient ! (hope my French doesn't stink so much you can't read it! LOL)
    http://willows95988.typepad.com/tongue_cheek/2009/03/eighteen-century-dinner-plate.html

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  53. Hi Debbie...

    Girlfriend, I'm with you...anything with grapes on it...I can't turn away! hehe! Well, I just love how that little pitcher turned out after you gave it a coat of white spray paint! It looks fabulous and right at home with all of your other pretties (Ooooh, I love red cliff) You know, I didn't think you could paint glass that had a smooth, glossy finish...of course, I've never tried. How does it hold up? I've got all kinds of glassware (like a set of canisters) that I would love to paint! Hmmm...my wheels are a turnin' here...hehe!

    Love your coffee butler too! You got some great "treasure finds" Girl! I'm so happy for you!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie