Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Trashy Hutch

-On the last Sunday of every month you can usually always find me around my neighborhood driving around.  Not lost, but searching.  Searching and looking and anticipating.  What for, you’re asking? My next project.  (As if I didn’t have a garage-full of projects.  Moving on.)  The last Sunday of every month is bulk trash day in my neighborhood.  I don’t live in a ritzy neighborhood where people might throw away things in near perfect conditions.  No, I live in a neighborhood where people toss things that need love.

Take this hutch for example.  It sat curbside lonely and sad.  Until, I came along and snatched it up.  I thought it would be a perfect match to my craigslist buffet.

No?  Don’t see it?  How about now?

I chose a light sea-foam color for the background.  Now I have a pretty place to display my garage sale dishes.

I distressed it in some parts and spray-painted the knobs with oil rubbed bronze.

I wanted to give the panels a little flair, so I covered them with an off-white burlap.

It’s also a perfect spot for my Wedding Invite Art.

Here’s what the place looked like before

…and after.

 Ahem,... and afterI


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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous! we don't have any trash days like that around here. oh how i wish we did because i would be doing the same thing you do!!!! i especially love teh lower part of it... so unique!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Love, love, love! It's such a beautiful piece now :]

Kristen said...

This looks really nice...good find!!!

Megan said...

I love how this turned out! the white is so refreshing! Love the art above it too!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Gorgeous! And free~you can't beat that. I really like the color on the back of the hutch. It looks really pretty with the white.

It just kills me that people actually find stuff like this in the garbage!! I NEVER find stuff like that in the garbage.

stephjacobson said...

Love it! What a great find. I really want a hutch/cabinet for my new craft room, but I haven't found one yet.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I can't believe you found this! It looks so great on your buffet and the paint job is terrific. Really ties it all together nicely!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

This is fantastic, Yanet! Great job! It looks absolutely perfect!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Great job! I love curb finds, and this was a great one.
gail

Chic Creations said...

Very nice. Great find! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Love it! I loce freebie stuff! Great job!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Hi Yanet, I hopped back over to answer your question and leave a link:
The pear was thrifted, but this is the technique I used on it, if you are interested...
http://sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com/2010/06/paint-and-glass.html

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great. Nice beachy feel to it.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

This turned out awesome! And I had to smile at the many photo shots that you had to take of the "after". haha love that you shared those "re-takes" too.
Blessings & Aloha!

Renegades said...

Wow that turned out so neat!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wonderful!!!I wish we did have a bulk trash day. But I go out every now and then and look. I use to do it weekly but I stop seeing nice things.

SADGEATPLAY said...

I'm a new follower. I like your blog! Nice job with the hutch.