CardsbyMarianne is a blog that is not only about cards but also scrapbooking, papercrafts, mini albums and trash to treasure projects. I love to work with dies, patterned paper, embossing folders and various punches. In short, I love crafting and I can't wait to share it all with you. Thanks for visiting and for leaving me a comment!
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.