Welcome to my first ever “Makeover Monday” (We will see if this sticks.)
Regardless, I have a lot of projects that I didn’t have the foresight to document the process. These projects have been hidden away in a folder in the deep recesses of a desktop folder. But maybe, just maybe they will spark some of your own ideas.
Today I want to show you what I did with a shelf/hutch, that was left behind by our homes’ former owners.
The left behind this huge ugly hutch. I am assuming it was apart of a buffet table in it’s former glory. We kept it in the garage for a while, for fear that maybe the previous owners were planning on retrieving it. BUT, it was taking up so much space! Finally, I started ripping it apart so I could more easily dispose of it… LIGHT BULB.
Instead of trashing it, I came up with a new destiny for the scrap pieces. It was destined to become the kids toy bin! So I got to work. It was a little tedious piecing it all together but, I love the look that it created!
This is my only “during” image, but it is easier to see the different pieces of wood. It also illustrates what a difference a coat of paint can make!
As you can see it is fairly large, my husband and two children wanted to prove it. ( Watching attempt to get out, made all time making it, totally worth it!
Over time I realized that I didn’t really love the color, and the kids had a hard time retrieving their toys from the bottom of the crate. So I made a few modifications .
I added a shelf in the mid section. It made it perfect for storing some of the kids bulkier toys, while still being easily accessible.
It really the was perfect addition to the family room, it added character, while still creating storage!
So what do you think ? Do you have any great renovations, makeovers or flips !? I would love to see them, and maybe we can feature your ideas on a future “Makeover Monday”.
You can submit ideas, tutorials, and/or images here.
Heidi Lee says
What do I think?? I think I want to come over and play! I LOVE the way you think “outside the box” and make such gorgeous pieces so different from where they started. Quite an inspiration!
Cassie T - Lovely Weeds says
This is amazing! I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out how you came up with such a great design from that hutch, and trying to figure out how you put it all together!