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Transformation Tuesday: The Old Made New

Several months before my bathroom remodel, I began looking for an old buffet, dresser, or something to repurpose as a vanity. Many impromptu stops at garage sales, junk stores and flea markets that threatened to give me fleas, was leaving me empty handed and frustrated. Hubby was not so sure about this idea, but I am one of those people that once I get an idea in my head I can’t easily discard it and start over; so the treasure hunt continued.

While visiting my daughter & son in-law, I shared my dilemma. They were sure they could help me find something having many “junk” shops in their town. After visiting several businesses and about ready to give up, we saw another shop. We looked and looked and finally found the perfect piece. When I showed it to the guys it was kind of hard to read their responses. They questioned, “THIS is what you want? Really?”, and “Are you sure you want THAT?” Once I convinced them that, “Yes, this is what I wanted.”, they willingly loaded it while I paid the cashier. The old dresser came as a package deal; three pieces for the price of one. Isn’t it a beauty?!

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Okay, okay…my husband wasn’t seeing it either.

We got it home, unloaded into the garage where it sat for a few months. Like I said, I wanted the dresser to convert to a vanity. Not the bravest when it comes to paint and different techniques, it took awhile before I had the courage to begin. Once I started, the project was quickly finished and waiting for the carpenters to finish the bathroom.

Gone are the gold handles and the red velveteen; the old has been made new. Plus, I think the distressed paint brings out the detail. I love how it looks!

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I did not use the mirror in the bathroom, because I wanted a wider mirror above the vanity. However, I did put it to good use. To give it a face lift, I again got rid of the red velveteen, and then spray painted it. I chose watermelon pink, and then aged it with a dark stain. This gives a wow factor in my daughter’s pale pink bedroom. I think she (and other guests) will enjoy the large mirror above the old writing desk that can be used as a dressing table. Again, the old was made new.

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I still have the bed headboard in the garage. I’ve thought of several things that could be done with it, but no decisions have been made yet.  Do you have any ideas?

You may not have an old piece needing to be made new, but what about you?  How can you be renewed and transformed today?

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2

My Transformation Tuesday

I keep seeing posts titled Transformation Tuesday. I’ve seen baby-to- teen pictures, before and after dramatic hair changes, stories of the transformation of a large weight loss, DIY projects, and the list goes on. Well, today while I was doing some of my own do-it-yourself makeovers I decided I may as well share my own transformations.

This first one only took about 10 minutes, and most of that time was finding my supplies. Instead of throwing away a couple pillows which had gone flat, I stored them in the closet with a some repurpose ideas in mind. Today was the day to pull them out and stuff them in an old muslin dyed and stamped dog food sack. This combo teamed well to make a cushion for my red metal chair on the patio.

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My next project was the corner cupboard that used to be home to bath towels in my pepto-bismol pink bathroom. Since the bathroom has been gutted and getting its own transformation, I will no longer be using the cupboard there. Instead, I’ve removed the glass doors, and painted it navy blue with white wash insides. This will be relocated to my sewing/guest room to display family heirloom quilts.

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While these have been fun projects, what has really been on my mind this Transformation Tuesday are the words of Romans 12:2

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 NLT

How many times do we try to change all by ourselves in our own power? I have  so many times and failed miserably. Also as women, we let negative thinking dominate too much and often compare ourselves to others.   This verse specifically tells us to let God transform us by changing the way we think. When we let him do this we are promised that we WILL learn to know God’s will which is good, pleasing and perfect. Now that’s what I call a transformation!

Take this Transformation Tuesday challenge and expect great things. Have a Wonderful Wednesday.