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Between Naps on the Porch is a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on Decorating, Tablescaping, Before and Afters, Thrify Finds, and Gardening.

Oct 4, 2009

Create Your Own Plant Stand: Welcome to the 38th Metamorphosis Monday!

(If pictures appear cut off on the right side, please try adjusting the screen resolution on your computer to a higher setting.)



Yipee, it's time for Metamorphosis Monday and time to announce the winner of the wonderful Give Thanks tassel from The Tassel House!


The winner of the drawing for the beautiful Give Thanks tassel is...BJ, whose blog is Sweet Nothings. BJ, please e-mail me your address at betweennapsontheporch@gmail.com and I'll be sure to forward it on to Angela. I wish I had a tassel to send to each and every one of you. BNOTP will continue to host Give-a-Ways from time to time, so stay tuned for more chances to win in the upcoming months.

Turning now to our Metamorphosis Monday party...I have a little query for you. What would you do if one day at your workplace, you discovered the items shown below were being tossed out...thrown into the trash? I know some of you are so creative and talented, you'd probably snag them and take them home.


Me? I would have probably looked at them, thought they were interesting, but wouldn't have had a clue how to use them in a project. Well, fortunately for us, Cheryl, a reader of BNOTP, is very creative and can't stand to see good stuff go to waste.


Cheryl told me, "I am a teacher and was looking at some of the "stuff" they were getting ready to throw away. Old "T" stand bases, tubes and blocks and other assorted dirty junk. I gathered up the things I thought I could use and went to work.

"I glued the kids blocks together to make a base for the column. Then, on top went one "T" stand base, then the cardboard tube got glued on. On top of the tube I glued 2 more "T" stand bases, small side to small side, and then I glued jute around the cardboard tube on the top and bottom for extra support. I used both hot glue for a "quick stick" and Elmer's glue for strength.


Cheryl continued, "I painted 3 coats of left over green paint for a primer, then 2 coats of black. I lightly sanded the edges and it was done."


Take a look at how Cheryl decided to use the column she created...


Cheryl said, "It made a great tall support for one of my pumpkins. As you can see I love Halloween decor."


Doesn't it make a beautiful statement in the corner of Cheryl's family room?!


Love the basket turned up on it's side...great idea for displaying more fall treasures!


What a warm, inviting room...I'd never want fall to end! The oranges and browns are beautiful against the soft green wall. If you decorate for autumn in mid September, which is right around the time fall officially begins, you'll be able to keep your fall decor up all the way until just after Thanksgiving. That's a nice long time to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall,right in your own home.


Cheryl, thanks so much for sharing this ingenious "Before and After," as well as your beautifully decorated family room!

Let's go see what everyone else has been working on...lots of wonderful "Before and Afters" await! :-)

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74 Comments:

At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger tales from an oc cottage said...

That is awesome!!!! Of course, I'd have cats launching themselves from it...but I do adore the idea!!!

m ^..^

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Michelle said...

I saved the large tubes from when we had our new carpet installed and now I'm so glad I kept them. I also have some caps that were leftover when we replaced our fencing!

Such a clever idea!

Congratulations Bj!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Jenglamgirl said...

DARLING DARLING DARLING decor! love your comfy cozy festive room!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger pk said...

Great idea! One man's trash... :-)

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Susan,
I've been MIA for a while. But I'm finally participating today. I Love Cheryl's idea. How cool to end up with such a great looking architectural piece for free!!!
Have a great Monday,
Tam

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Cottage Rose said...

Hi Susan; Wow I would never have thought of that... She did a beautiful job on it,, thanks for sharing it with us,,, I will have to look at things with a new eye now... Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Anonymous nannykim/spindle cottage said...

I don't think I would have thought of that!! Wow--creative!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Anonymous Christi @ A Southern Life said...

That is so clever. How creative can you get? I love the end result!

Christi

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Anonymous Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

That is unbelievable. It looks so great!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Julie Harward said...

The tassel is the most gorgeous thing ever!!! What you created is totally amazing to me and it looks SO good in your room..WAY TO GO!
Come say hi :D

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger texasdaisey said...

What an amazing idea. It is similar to something I have thought of trying. I guess I need to go for it now.
Debbie

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Blue Creek Home said...

Cheryl's idea turned out so nice. Her whole room is so warm and fallish!
Rhonda

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger g.suzie said...

Great Halloween decor, I think it's such a fun season for decor! I love the tassel, I'm sure she is swamped with orders, her work is so creative!!! Thanks for sponsoring. . .

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Wow!! I luv that idea. I might have to steal it! Great job very creative. Stop by when can. Hugs, Connie

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Sandy said...

Great ideal, and it kept all that material out of the landfill. Pretty and green.
SAndy

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Sarah said...

Susan, thank you for sharing Cheryl's creative metamorphosis. Great idea! I enjoyed seeing her home dressed for fall. I agree, it is a warm and inviting home. All her fall details are so charming. Loved seeing this. And congratulations to BJ. Lucky girl! Happy Met Monday and have a good week. ~ Sarah

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger bj said...

I am so excited to win this beautiful tassel, I am making blunders all over the place. First, I posted here but ....where did it go? You may receive 2..or more...comments from me..:)
THANK YOU so much for this tassel..I just love it.

Next, I linked up 2 times and the first one is wrong. The second is ok. Could you please delete the first? I am so sorry to be such a klutz...just got excited!!
Thanks again, Susan

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Mama Thompson said...

Such a cute idea...I wish my brain worked that way...thanks for sharing!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just so clever. It looks like a real column. What a great idea and such a lovely home. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Robin said...

That is a brilliant idea! Love the pumpkin on top!!!
Congrats to the winner of the darling tassel!
Robin
All Things Heart and HOme

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Anonymous cindy@cottage instincts said...

Neato frito. I love it!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger podso said...

What a creative "green" project! It turned out so well! And she can reuse it for other seasons.

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Shelia said...

Hi Susan! Oh, what a most creative friend you have! That post is wonderful and so is her family room.
Be a sweetie and hope you've had a great weekend,
Shelia ;)

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Tammy@InStitches said...

I need a project for leftover fabric tubes. This looks great.

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Kathleen said...

Her home is lovely, and the pillar is a great idea!

I so happy for bj! Lovely tassel!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Someone's Mom said...

I would never have thought of it. I'm getting quite an education through blogging. Love it!

Sue

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

How creative~ I love her beautiful family room, so warm and inviting! Great Post Susan and congrats to the tassel winner too! Cindy

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger inner_child said...

How creative! Like "Tales from an OC Cottage" I'd have cats launching themselves from it. Oh, who am I kidding, Mr. Mise en scène would have it all hauled out to the curb before I could locate the primer.

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Sue said...

Some people's thought processes just amaze me. This transformation of what was seemingly just pieces of junk now looks terrific.
Congrats to BJ on her tassel win. She is a sweetie!
:-) Sue

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Anna said...

pretty fall ideas!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Judy @ In His Grip said...

Okay, this is the best idea! I do drapery fabrication for a living and I have tons of these large tubes hanging around my studio and have never known what to do with them. I have always hated throwing them out. Now I can make some pedistals. I throw away dozens of these a week. Thanks for the idea!!!!!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger xinex said...

What a cozy living room, neat idea on the column. Congrats to BJ for winning the beautiful tassel...Christine

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Julie said...

WOW... it looks like a real column. How smart to grab all the junk and make a great decoration for fall... Congratulations BJ...
xoxo
Julie

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger ImagineCozy said...

It is such fun to see so many creative ideas.

I love how all of the decorations turned out in the family room.

Thanks for hosting such a fun party!
-Angela

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Well, I wouldn't have seen that!! Very ingenious!

Linked up for my first time, now off to add the button and then I'll be back to see what everyone else has linked!!

Thanks, Janell

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'll admit, I would have never thought to create something like that. I love 'thinking outside the box' uniqueness!

Thanks for the party! My little kitchen backsplash addition I linked up to is so easy to do and has made such a big impact.

Funky Junk Donna

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Rona's Home Page said...

Congratulations to the winner.

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Nori said...

I am LOVING that column!

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Sherri S said...

Now THAT is having a vision! It turned out gorgeous! She has a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing it with us.

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 , Blogger Frippery said...

Awesome idea. Thanks once again for hosting this party! Pam

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Heidi said...

Hi Susan!
That Cheryl is one clever gal! Some people have these wonderful imaginations and know just what to do with all those odds and ends. Of course, around here everyone knows not to ever throw away a piece of cardboard, cause you never know what I might use it for...I have quite a stash. Some might call me crazy....
Thanks for always having inspiring posts, and for sponsoring Met. Monday! Have a great week, my friend.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

She had a great idea. I also, would have never thought of that. Looks great.

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - what an eye for transformation! And her home is adorable, too!

Yay! So excited to be able to join the fun this week. Thanks for hosting!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE your faux column... FAB!!!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Maggie B said...

So clever of Cheryl to see past the "stuff" and create such a great display piece for her home, which looks fab btw.
Maggie

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Anonymous claudie said...

NOW THAT'S COOL!!!!!!
Who would have thought to do that....Cheryl of course.
Happy Met Monday Susan... thank you so much.
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

That is just one great idea. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Monday.

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Deb said...

Super great idea...as usual. Love, love, love your blog!!!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Southerncook said...

Thank you for sharing your Met Mon. post. What a great recycling idea and Cheryl's home is adorable. Also, congratulations to the lucky winner.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Anonymous Kelee Katillac said...

Great ideas! The pumpkin stand/pedestal is so cute!
I love innovation!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Linda/"Mom" said...

* What a CLEVER IDEA~~~ and executed so well!!!! Yessireebob, TEACHERS alllways do the greatest things, BESIDES teach our KIDS!!!

Glad this "FUN-NESS" was shared!

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Tammy518 said...

What a neat idea! The column turned out great. I love Cheryl's beautiful family room, all decorated for fall.

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Sandy said...

Can I just say again how much I admire your blog!!! Great ideas as usual!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm having a great time reading everyone's posts and getting some great ideas! Today I linked up for the first time.

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Wow what a fabulous dea - don't think I would hav been able to think outside the box like that - tfs :)

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love it! She did an awesome job!!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Wow..just found you blog and LOVE it!!
Your project is just lovely!!
Look forward to participating more in the future!!
In the midst of transforming a giant birdcage and stand at the mo so will be back soon!!
Have a lovely day
Annie x

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Thats exactly when I put up my fall things, even in ca. where it was 1oo degrees. I like to leave things up for awhile to enjoy before christmas. I adore your blog and I think your pictures are amazing. I sincerely love the articles that help bloggers to do all those things to make their blogging easier, more fun and pleasing to the eye, again thanks, PS you should have a weekly or monthly section to teach us more, I think most everyone would have that link on their blog...lol phyllis

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Delightful Dwelling said...

I'm participating for the first time. I kept forgetting on Mondays to join in!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Jen said...

Thanks for hosting yet another wonderful linky party! Hope you have a great week!

 
At Monday, October 05, 2009 , Blogger Lady Katherine said...

Love the column she made, and painting it black. Made a great pumpkin stand! I used larger carpet rolls and made columns that were 10-12 feet tall painted them white.Used them in the reception area with a pond, plants,and bench to make a garden area. Now I should have kept some of them and painted them black. I never thought of using them for my home. I donated them to the church.

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Nezzy said...

Brilliant idea! Makes for an inviting setting in your very cozy room. Job well done, girl!

So glad I popped in today. As we say in the Ozarks, Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!"

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger The Raggedy Girl said...

That stand is really wonderful and I too love the basket on its side.

The Raggedy Girl

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, I've got nothing great like that going but I sure enjoyed having a look at it!

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I love looking at everyone's transformations! They are all so beautiful! Sorry I'm linking up late... but computer problems prevented me from doing it yesterday. Happy Fall everyone! -Jackie

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Linda Q said...

I love recycle ideas, this one is great!
And her house looks adorable for Fall!
Linda Q

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Jan said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing Cheryl's project!

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Chany said...

Ahhhhh jajajaja sos como yo con dos cositas me invento un mundo jajaja, que bueno sos muyyyy espeial e inteligente, un abrazo grande, enorme, Chany.-

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Allidink said...

What a great metamorphosis! It's so cute with the pumpkin on it lol. Lucky Bj to win the tassel!

All the best,
Allison

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Wow! What a creative and ambitious friend you have. Her home and decorations are so cool...would LOVE to see all of her home.

 
At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 , Blogger Amy said...

Very clever. Great!

 
At Thursday, October 08, 2009 , Blogger Lindy said...

Thank you for showing us Cheryl's family room with all the darling decorations. I hope you show it to us decorated for Christmas, too! Also, would love to know the green paint color.

 
At Thursday, October 08, 2009 , Blogger Lindy said...

Thank you for showing us Cheryl's family room with all the darling decorations. I hope you show it to us decorated for Christmas, too! Also, would love to know the green paint color.

 
At Thursday, October 08, 2009 , Blogger Lindy said...

Thank you for showing us Cheryl's family room with all the darling decorations. I hope you show it to us decorated for Christmas, too! Also, would love to know the green paint color.

 

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