Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another free piece of furniture!

I'm participating in another Met Monday from Between Naps on the Porch and Trash to Treasure Tuesday over at Reinvented, and Make-over Open House at Sanctuary Arts!

By the way, imagine my utter surprise when I popped over at Reinvented and saw that Kimm (who I LOVE, by the way) was chatting about me in her post today!!!! Me? Little Ol' Me!!! Seriously folks... I'm giddy over this!!!

Anywho...so you know how I L*O*V*E freebies, right? Well, who doesn't?

A few weeks ago, I stopped by my cousin's house. She was emptying her hutch, and mentioned that she was going to put the top of the hutch out for trash because she was going to use the bottom as a sideboard.

Trash? Are you kidding me? Of course I asked her if I could have it! I knew it had potential and I could use it for something!



So, this is how it started. It's upside down in this picture 'cuz hubby was working on it.

I was in the kitchen doing dishes, and I heard him yell into me, "Hey Hon, don't you want to take a before picture of this?"

Is he perfect or what?!!!? He knows me sooo well!



So, hubby removed the bottom part of the 'hutch top' and replaced the feet. He sanded it, and painted it creamy white.

Once the paint was dry, I took the sandpaper and roughed it up in spots to make it look more aged.



I'm not done decorating it yet, and I have my eye on an adorable candle holder at Michaels that will look perfect on it. I have a 40% off coupon that starts tomorrow, so I'll be out there then to pick that bad boy up!

37 comments:

  1. Oh it is just perfect. Now I would never have thought to cut the bottom off and replace the feet. It looks like it was always this way. What a super piece and I love the white color. Your DH really is a sweetie. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  2. What a great deal - can't beat free. :) I really like the redo. Your husband did a great job.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hlenda

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  3. What a great piece!! I bet you love it even more because you saved an old piece and made it new again....I know I like things like that even more than new things!!
    Blessings~LillySue

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  4. Adorable!!! Great eye you have. :) You're so lucky your honey will do stuff like that for you--I have to "nag" a little bit most of the time around here. ;)

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  5. I tried to comment, but I think I lost it! You did a GREAT job on this piece!! It looks so pretty!!

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  6. okay Dawn, you are just too brilliant, and this piece is absolutely perfect, im sure to watch for a top off a hutch. By the way, sorry i missed your birthday, happy belated girl
    hugs
    janet

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  7. Awwwwwwww!!!!! I can't believe how stinkin' cute it is now! Okay, I take that back...knowing you, I do believe how cute it is. You just amaze me. Not only did you snag a freebie, you made it cuter than it ever could have been. Way to go!

    Nancy

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  8. Ohhhh WOW Dawn!! You are truly Amazing! It is so awesome taking a freebie and turning it into such a beautiful piece that you will enjoy for many many years! I love it! Thanks for stoppin by my blog and leaving such a nice comment and yes blogging is soooo addicting!!

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  9. Stunning Dawn. Truly.
    Gotta love that Michaels coupon. Sometimes the waiting kills me though!!! Ha!
    Kim

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  10. That looks just amazing! Can't believe she was going to throw it away. You sure lucked out!

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  11. That is AWESOME!! I love a hubby that knows we want to take "before" photos, and also I love a freebie. It looks fantastic!
    Carrie

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  12. What a fantastic piece!! I love the makeover results. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  13. Are you not glad you where at your cousin's house just at the right time! I always seem to be a day late- right after the trash man has compressed all the lovelies in the back end of his truck!!

    This is a great piece- thanks for sharing!

    blessings
    mary

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  14. Great job at seeing the potential ! It really turned out great !
    Hugs ~Kammy

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  15. So cute! I love all the re-purposing posts this week! Handy hubbies are good to have around too!

    ~Really Rainey~

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  16. If more people knew how big a difference paint can make, there would be less furniture tossed away!!

    The "new" hutch looks great :-) Good thing you were at your cousin's place at just the right time!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  17. Oh I really like this redo!! Well done...

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  18. It just gives you a warm feeling when something like that turns out so well, doesn't it? Good job!

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  19. I love that cabinet - great bones!

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  20. The hutch redo is great but I loved your husband's comment the most :)

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  21. I love that!! It makes me want to go thift store hunting & find a hutch to redo...=)

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  22. That turned out great! Nice job to you and the hubby! :)

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  23. Don't you just love what white paint can do? Very creative. Come by to see my transformation! If you like what you see, please subscribe to my blog in the right hand column. Just hit the word "Follow" and stay updated on lots of great tips!

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  24. LOVE what a little paint will do!

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  25. WOWZA this is genius!!

    I just actually removed the hutch top on mine, which belonged to my parents. I put it in the shed, not wanting to *ever* throw it away, since it was my parents'. But not knowing what to do with it either!
    NOW I know, woohoo!
    thanks for the inspiration!!

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  26. Can't beat free! :) Your cabinet turned out great! Love the color! ~Rhonda

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  27. Wow, looks great, great job. Love the paint color.

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  28. It turned out great. A lot of my furniture came from "Are you getting rid of that? I'll take it".

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  29. I would never think to take off the bottom part. Good idea. It looks wonderful.
    Joyce

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  30. Wow!! What a transformation! Plus...a freebie! Can't get better than that! It looks terrific...and how cute that your hubby remembered to take the before picture! Good for him!

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  31. love this! It's awesome! Wish I could stumble upon a find like this one!

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  32. I love what you did with that freebie! Just awesome. If you don't quit it, I'll be showing off your projects every day and it's MY blog!! :)

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  33. Well, it certainly doesn't look like "free" now. It looks too dern good!

    The Texas Woman

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  34. What fabulous make over! it looks very Habersham! Thank you so much for joining in on the party! jen

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  35. Looks wonderful...you did a great job.

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