Apr 12, 2009

Makeover


I bought this hutch a few years ago for pretty cheap at a shop downtown. It's a neat place that typically buys estate pieces, but they also have a lot of junk too! I found this piece and fell in love with it. Originally, I'd planned to strip it, paint it black, then antique it, but the wood was so pretty I couldn't do it... that and Mom talked me out of it. The inside was horrible; it had this puke nasty diarrhea yellow brown colored velvet nailed to the shelves - which as it turned out - were rotten boards. I immediately tore the puke nasty diarrhea yellow brown colored velvet out and exposed the sorta rotten wood -- then just left the sorta rotten wood in there! I was lazy... and I didn't know where to start (duh, Lowes).
I filled it up with picture frames and ceramics and a soapstone nativity from Kenya, but (there's usually always a 'but,' right???) since I've been doing more sewing, I have found myself using the dining room table as my assembly area. I had all of my stuff on the table because I have absolutely NO space in the sunroom (office/craft room) for anything else, and I don't really want to spend $40 on a fold-up table when I have a perfectly good, unused table just to the side of that room. So... makeover time!
This makeover mainly consisted of removing picture frames, the soapstone nativity, ceramincs, and a few random trinkets and laying plain canvas over the rotten boards (yeah, I know... Lowes). Then I somewhat organized the fabric, supplies, etc... on two shelves. I still need the bottom shelf for cookbooks and recipes since the kitchen is so small, but it totally works. I love how it looks too. Makes me feel so crafty inside. I really do need to fix this piece up, but it's SO fragile I almost hate to do anything to it at the same time. For now, it works and I guess that's all that matters.
Hope everyone had a great Easter! I'll post Easter pics sometime tomorrow. We have some really cute ones of the puppies. They were SO much fun and they are SO sweet! I can't wait to show off their big feet... their paws are more than double the size of Nola's and they are only 11 weeks old!!!

11 comments:

pam said...

I love it, it is gorgeous. What a great find!!

Kitten said...

Oh, I would love to have a piece of furniture like that! It's beautiful! I mean, bee-YOU-tee-FULL!

~K~ said...

Just be careful moving it when you go to Boston! ;) We missed you at brunch yesterday, it was fun.

Ali said...

Beautiful! I would love to find something like that =)

brittanywest said...

girl, they are 12wks. i can't believe you kicked out the picture frames. :-(

brittanywest said...

i can't tell, is that luka or finley trying to get in??? by the way....i LOVE my bag girl!!!!! of course i am going to be using it ALL the time. you need to make some business cards for me to hand out.

Domestic Goddess said...

LOVE IT! You did great.

GinSpaghetti said...

Thanks girls, all I did was stack some fabric in there, lol! But I'm glad you like the furniture too. :)

Jill Foley said...

That is a great piece of furniture. And I know...all you did was stack some fabric in there...but isn't it fun to "redo" a room with stuff you already have. It just gives it a fresh look and you something new to look at.

Abbie H. said...

I am in LOVE with your cabinet!

I like the idea of what you want to use it for! I need something pretty like that to hold my craftables!

GinSpaghetti said...

Thank you! :)

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