Sunday

~Monday Metamorphosis #1~

January 19th, marks the 1st Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Thank you Susan, for hosting this event. To see more metamorphosis, follow this Link.
My first Monday Metamorphosis, a "mini met", involves the fireplace, at the condo. J and our son in law, completed painting the front room and inside hallway of the condo, over the weekend. The walls are Sherwin Williams Snowflake, a very light gray. The TV cubby above the fireplace is in SW Mink. We are so pleased with this little makeover. The opening, above the fireplace, seems to recede, with the new paint color.
While the guys painted, my daughter and I went shopping. Terrie happened to mention, she thought we should think about buying a flat screen TV. After some discussion and research, we purchased a TV, Saturday evening. It's much better than the former TV, which is now in the condo master bedroom. We picked up an inexpensive shelf, to use while we await the shelf and mantel being built by a neighbor.
We had supper at Baxter's Grille. If you're at the lake, we recommend Baxter's. Wonderful food, customer service is amazing and fabulous lake views!
I thought you might like to see the view from the deck, just about an hour after the amazing sunrise, seen in the previous post, Friday morning; a sort of weather metamorphosis.
We've enjoyed the gulls, the past few days; watching them move around on the ice, as it melted and kicking up a fuss when a bald eagle flew over. We saw several eagles, today.
After a busy weekend, I hope to have time to sit down and check in with you. We're also going to do some exploring tomorrow, weather permitting. We went from 0 temperatures, on Friday, to mid 30's today. Thirties seem almost tropical, after the earlier temps.
Have a great week and I'll do my best to get around to seeing you. I miss my visits and appreciate everyone who comes by the Back Porch, even when I am so neglectful!
Sheila, at Quintessential Magpie and Joy of Books and Life have challenged me to a fun photo meme. I'll answer the challenge, later this week.

60 comments:

Wendy said...

Your paint color looks great! I'm really liking your flat screen t.v. It looks perfect there.

Wendy

Kathy said...

love the pictures of the gulls...so pretty

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Um. Pat. Hate to burst your bubble, but 30's is NOT tropical, girl!

Flat screen...gotta love 'em! Looks great! The lake looks cold, though. But winter is such a beautiful beast...say I!

Happy To Be said...

Pat the fireplace turned out great girl..love your view from the deck..have a fun day tomorrow hugs and smiles Gloria

Becca Watson said...

The fireplace looks great! I love the view from the deck too!♥

Susan said...

Very pretty!I think you ought to re-show the foyer/entry for a met. monday...it's one of my favorites!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Pat, this looks great! I like how the opening looks with the new color. Don't you love the flatscreens...so much easier to move around and lift than the older televisions. I love that you called this a Mini Met...too cute. So we can have Mini Met and Major Mets...hee, hee. Thanks for posting this on our first Met Monday. Susan

bfs ~ "Mimi" said...

Inside and the view outside ~ absolutely wonderful!!

imjacobsmom said...

Yep, that looks good. The choice of paint does transform that space. I agree the flat screen was a great touch too. ~ Robyn

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Pat,
what a great makeover of the tv opening. It looks GREAT now.
I love the flatscreens as well. So much easier to work with then those bulky tv's.
I've been following your different condo makeovers - Beautiful!
Also GREat photos of the seagulls!
Have a wonderful Monday,
Tam

justabeachkat said...

It looks like you're busy, busy...as usual. It all looks great.

Hugs!
Kat

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

We have been postponing the purchase of a flat screen TV...I have a cabinet I'll have to get rid of!

Your solution looks wonderful!

BECKY said...

The fireplace looks warmer now...thanks to your special touch!
Can't wait to see more condo met!
Have a joyful week!
Becky

Lana G! said...

Love the paint choices! It looks marvelous.

Glorious shot of the gulls!

Auction Girl Vintage said...

The condo's coming along wonderfully, Pat. Great makeover, everything looks cleancut and organized (something seriously lacking around my house at the moment :o)

Victoria

Charli and me said...

I like the color you picked out. It looks very pretty.

Betsy said...

This is a great before and after! Thanks for posting it! I'm inspired!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, the paint color has turned out great. I hope you get to do some exploring tomorrow.. Your view from the deck is incredible. Happy Met Monday. hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, the paint color has turned out great. I hope you get to do some exploring tomorrow.. Your view from the deck is incredible. Happy Met Monday. hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Hi Pat...What a difference painting the TV cubby made..great idea! It's always a pleasure to view any of your photos. ;-) Bo

Carrie said...

The flat screen tv is a great transformation.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, very good transformation! And I love your pictures of the birds on the lake. Can't wait to see your Meme! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

WOW.....beautiful!

~CC Catherine said...

Pat, I love the new look! Everything looks very much more to scale now~ Super job, and love the paint color! ~CC Catherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Maybe my eyes are old, but when I looked at the pictures, I thought you had not put a tv back in the cubby in the second picture! Between the paint and the flat screen, the t.v. dissapeared! Great job! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful photography. laurie

Catherine Holman said...

That made a huge difference! Love the pictures of the gulls. Rick and I would love to get back down there to see the eagles sometime and we'll have to check out Baxter's Grill.
Stay warm!
Hugs,
Cathie

prof en retraite said...

Wow! Amazing difference! Now I am inspired. I need to get out the old paint brush. Have a great week...Debbie

Helen said...

Mini Met ... how clever. Hope you don't mind but I saved the before and after photo to show my daughter. She has painted the inset above her fireplace ... but I really think it needs to be darker for contrast .. like yours!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, that is a great change & really makes the TV disappear. Love this!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The paint color is so nice and bright and the flat screen TV fits perfectly! You'll enjoy the clear HD reception it gives.

So many gulls! I bet they were looking for fish to eat.

Have a great week!
Hugs, Pat

Beverly said...

Pat, I'm going to show your metamorphosis to my son. I hate the opening above his fireplace, and I think your treatment is perfect.

Thank you for sharing.

ann said...

I loved your job and that you called it a "mini met"...ann

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Kim Chalfant said...

Love it! It's amazing how doing just a few simple things as changing the wall color & getting a new TV can make such a huge difference.

Melissa Miller said...

Very nice paint color. LOVE IT! :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Great morph Pat. I like it a lot!

salmagundi said...

I like that idea - while the guys paint, the girls go shopping! It's looking good at your condo. Sally

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mbkatc230 said...

The fireplace reno turned out beautifully. And what a view you have, how gorgeous. Thanks for your nice comments on our kitchen, it was quite a job, but so worth it. Kathy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That really turned out great! I love the dark color - it really does make the nook recede.

That lake is just beautiful.

Rose Haven said...

I love your view, Pat!!! And the flat screen TV looks wonderful against your newly painted fireplace wall!

Jan

Lady Katherine said...

The larger TV with the paint makes it look great! We are in the middle of the same project. The TV is in, with a computer area in the bottom. I told hubby it wouldn't work, so were are changing over the computer area to my armoire, and a mantel and propane heater will go in the bottom! Glad you showed this, I was hoping mine will look OK. I love yours.

bj said...

Just fabulous...the paint colors really did just what you wanted it to do...Love it !

Ma'dame French said...

A little paint can go a long way as seen here;) Great job! French;)

The Decorated House said...

Brrrr.... 30's seem tropical? LOL
I'm sure it does after the cold y'all have had.

Fun to see the room getting a little makeover. I love watching you decorate.
Hugs, Donna

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Happy New Year Pat!
My apologies for taking so long to catch up with you~

LOVE the mink color, the kitchen looks great and it really did the trick for the TV area! The condo is really looking great.
Wonderful geese pics from New Years. We have been watching Fly Away Home with Nova lately.

I enjoyed seeing all of your makeovers again. I gleened some ideas I had not spotted the first time.

Your Christmas decor was divine. I am in love with that dining room color too.

Hee! I see you visting Dowds, yum. I MUST go to that antique mall where you found your awesome table!!

A wonderful pic of you and Xanti.

Guess where we finally went? To tour the Cottrell home! Richard was wonderful. The home and antiques were PHENOMENAL! I loved his shop too. Thank you so much for reccomended it. I want to go back.
I didn't take any pictures because he was rushed and wanted to get back to his shop... and it was COLD.

Happy Pink Saturday... I look forward to another year of blogging with you!

A Hint of Home said...

Your makeover turned out great! What a beautiful, serene view you have.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello; Nice paint color, I love how your tv is above your fireplace. I wish I could do that here, watch the TV and fire at the same time.

Hugs;
Alaura

Shelia said...

Evening, Sweet Pat! I just love your fireplace and how nice it turned out. You have a knack for picking just the right colors! The snow looks so cold! I guess it just comes that way, doesn't it? ;)
Love the bird pictures.
Stay warm, Dear One, and thanks for your sweetness today,

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b. said...

I like that transformation. It's amazing how paint and shelves make such a difference. Enjoy. I'm late in getting around this week :0)

Julie said...

Oh - I am glad you told me about this - I almost forgot. My last post was a before and after - so I am in good shape!

Deserae said...

Love your mini transformation!!! I really enjoy watching the birds....we had a mini flock of doves eating outside the kitchen window this morning :o) It has been really cold here too so 30 something does seem warm! LOL
~Des

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I just stopped by to say 'how are ya?' Thanks for your visits and as always your sweet comments. We are enjoying some major snow here. My company went off to ski today and my dh is bowling. Cousin Bob left and I am home alone. Oh Joy!!!

Have a great day.

Hugs...Jeanne

Miss Janice said...

Love your makeover of the fireplace area and thanks for sharing your photos!

Debra said...

Your "mini met" looks great! Excellent idea! Deb

Light and Voices said...

Golly, wonderful paint job! Flat screen T.V. is the way to go. Are you able to get cable, Direct TV or Dish at the lake?
Joyce

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Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

The condo is really coming along! You and J are doing a beautiful job on it and it sounds like you're having fun too :)

Thank you so much for your kind comment to me and for sharing your story on my dork post. Isn't it strange how we perceive others? I never would have imagined that you were anything but the beautiful, talented and kind hearted woman I know today. So, thank you :)

hugs,
rue

Linda said...

The projects are coming along and I can't wait to see the mantel.
Gorgeous sunrise and the gulls would forever keep me entertained...hugs, Linda

Kat said...

Love the TV makeover! The blue bath is delightful. You have been a busy gal.