Monday, July 11, 2011

TV Hutch to Book Shelf and More

OH, I am a wretched human being.
I LURVE before and after pictures but somehow forgot to take a before picture of my old TV hutch. Let's just say she was a "sweet spirit". Her hinges sagged, her doors barely hung, the backing was gone and all her pieces were MIA. 
But I love hutches (as do all our sisters) and still knew she could be a beaut again.
I decided to try to spend zero, zilch, and not one dime on this project. So I used all old odds and ends around my house to refinish it.

Notice all the mismatching wood? Yep, that's right. Odds and Ends BABY!
My husband added 4 shelves in the hutch. I really love my books. Not only reading books but all of my photo albums too. I just hate the cluttered look of book shelves and really wanted doors, so this was perfect!

I had this old decal left over from my kitchen project!
We used two different pieces of wood for the backing.
I added some new hinges that I had left over from another project.
I really really really wanted to paint it a wasabi green or something like Ali did here, but to not spend a dime I just used some black paint I already had. And well, you all know me, I LURVE black! 

Here is the inside.......

All my books are perfectly hidden. 
There was only one problem....

I hated the bench after I moved this piece in.
So a quick touch up paint job and some new fabric... and VOILA.

I even spray painted the basket underneath too! 

 I am loving this space now!!

Wahoo....I love doing projects!
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  1. This turned out really well, it just adds so much to the room

  2. No.. but I have about five pieces of furniture in my garage that need some paint... Wanna help? ;)

    I LOVE what you did with that space by the way!

  3. I love all of it...seriously. Every. Single. Piece! Adore your decorating style!

  4. Love it all! Someday I will get adventurous and paint something.

  5. I love that!! It's awesome how much a good coat of paint can change a piece. =)

  6. So cute! I love it! You do such a great job decorating!!

  7. It is about dang time! LOL just kidding bon. I love it it looks so good in there!


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