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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shabby Hutch Makeover: My First DIY Project!

While out thrifting one day, I came across this beauty! Ha! I've been so inspired by all the DIY projects I've seen on so many blogs lately and thought to myself: "Hmm...maybe I could do one!" It was only $15, and they were very clear to indicate that price was for "As Is" condition!
Yikes! So I headed to Walmart for paint, sponges and new hardware. After an amount of time that I will not disclose, this is what I ended up with:


I'm pretty happy with it...for my first time, that is!
I took out the drawer guides and the remainders of the broken drawer to make a bookshelf.
I used a vintage handkerchief to try and draw attention away from the missing drawer corner. It's not as noticeable in reality when one is not zooming in with a fancy camera.

I decorated it with some of my favorite things. At the top, I arranged some of the members of my baby planter collection. I got the idea for this collection from Two Crazy Crafters!Here are a few vintage items I picked up at a recent church yard sale along with a special picture my friend made of us at her bridal shower (in my blonde days!):
This is the Bible my parents bought me when I was two. It is displayed on a vintage dress that I found at an antique store and is guarded by this sweet little angel, Hope. You can read more about her here.
These are some beautiful flowers I brought home from the market last week, along with a picture of my great-grandmother when she was a young girl and a pressed butterfly that my Mom put in the Bible above when I was little.
I really like how it turned out and am excited to tackle something else now! I have a piano that really needs to be done...but not so sure I'm brave enough for that one yet!

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26 comments:

  1. What a gem you found and you really did give this old cupboard a new life! Sarah! Is there anything you can't do!

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  2. Fabulous First!!! Love all your little treasures nestled in there too! Happy WW!

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  3. You did a fantastic job, sugar. Yep, for your first makeover from a piece of junk, it's truly awesome, chick...
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  4. Curtains In My TreeSeptember 1, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Wasn't that fun? And it turned out soooooooo good!!!!.Way to go.

    Now you will be ready for the next project.


    Janice

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  5. Now this is just amazing...you did such a nice job. It is just beautiful.
    You should link this with Between Naps on the Porch for MET MONDAY. It's perfect !!
    xo bj

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  6. Wow Sarah, that turned out AWESOME!! I love it!

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  7. Great job-you did it-now you're ready for more!

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  8. That looks awesome!! It's beautiful! I so want to go find something ugly and turn it into gorgeous now. Hmmm - I do have that old table...

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  9. that an owesome job, sarah..
    i really inspired.

    it's very beautiful,
    lovin' it..

    xo,
    zethra

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  10. owesome!
    it turned out very beautifully..

    xo,
    zethra

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  11. Wonderful!!!! I love what you did with it! The laces draped on it are just perfect too. I love your Bible...it's so sweet there.
    Thanks so much for linking up with me for Pearls and Lace!!! I love your blog! Great job!!!
    Blessings, Doni

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  12. You did a beautiful job with this piece. I never would've thought to use the missing drawer space as a bookshelf. That's quite clever! Your baby collection is darling as well.

    Blessings,
    Shanna
    www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

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  13. I love it! Esp. using the empty drawer space as a bookshelf - kind of genius! I would have passed it by because of the missing drawer, now I'm inspired. Thanks for a great idea!

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  14. Well, for your first project I'd say you did a great job!! Looks like you've been transforming furniture for a long time. I love the way the piece turned out.:o)
    Congrats on a wonderful transformation.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  15. Sarah- you did a wonderful job! Wow, what a transformation!

    Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  16. Only your first DIY project? It looks wonderful - the hanky is inspired - you have a lot of possibilities opening up in front of you!

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  17. Your first project turned out as expertly done!! I love your decorations you placed on the shelves.

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  18. Wow!!! I really impressed. Love it and all your treasures!
    Leann

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  19. You did a fantastic job on this beauty? Way to go girl. . . Great find and great re-do. Thanks for sharing. Hope you will visit my blog. Karieschiccreations.blogspot.com

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  20. This is a perfect example of something that most people would throw in a dumpster but to those of us who have vision, can save this piece and make it even grander then the original was.
    And that you did!! It is magnificent!! A truly fantastic job!!!

    Debbie

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  21. I love your dresser make over. I am always too busy stitching to do anything like that!

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  22. Great job, it looks so beautiful, bravo:)))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  23. This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

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  24. Hello,
    found your link on Kathleen's blog. As your first DIY project, it is amazing! The hankie and bookshelf were such clever ideas.
    Monica.

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  25. Hi! I know this is awful late haha but I found this posting looking for some inspiration on a chest that I found that was missing a drawer, and I just wanted to let you know I'd like to use some of your pictures on my blog (as well as give you due credit) You can find me at www.somehowvintage.blog.com

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