Monday, 21 October 2013

Trash to Treasure Hutch


Since moving into the new house I've been trying to make my craft studio into a functional but pretty room. I have so much stuff that it's been a challenge to get things put away in a manner that is functional but pleasing to look at. Over the last year or two I've been purchasing anything that I thought I could use for storage because I knew that we'd be moving and would be looking at having either a bedroom or an area large enough that I could make it into a studio. I have collected and inherited a large amount of crocheted doilies and tablecloths as well as unfinished pieces. These I will use up on cards and layouts because I don't know how to crochet to finish them for myself, although I've been watching YouTubes to see if I can learn how to crochet. Anyway I wanted someplace nice to house and display my collection along with my growing collection of vintage hats. I came across an old beat up hutch at my local Salvation Army store for $50.00 and loaded it into my car and dragged it home, first stopping to pick up paint and supplies for the transformation that I was planning. Below are some before and after pictures. I simply wiped the 2 pieces down, getting rid of dust and cobwebs. I then sanded the pieces, just enough so the paint would have something to grab onto. I then gave it 2 coats of paint. I intended to sand the edges and give it that distressed and worn look but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. LOL I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

9 comments:

Crafty Moni said...

You did a great job! I love the new look:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Chris said...

Hi Marianne, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Chris said...

Hi Marianne, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Renee Castellon said...

That came out great!!!

Laura (Twnk) said...

It looks fantastic! Great job

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

what a marvelous job you did on this chest Marianne!!! I am totally jealous!!! <3 hugs, karen

Marianne said...

Hi Monica! Thanks so much for your comments. I'm loving the look of it as well. Problem is that it's already full! I need to get another one! LOL Hugs, Marianne

Marianne said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I am trying to answer each individually but I'm having issues at the moment. I'm also trying to lift the comment moderation and I'm having issues with that as well. But please know, that I've read everyone's comments, deleted the duplicates and hopefully by the next post I'll have the issues resolved! Hugs!

Cely said...

wow this is so fabulous!!!