Grandma’s Hutch Gets a Makeover

The Junk House hutch before

Every so often when I feature painted furniture here, the furniture police show up, ready to make arrests because an original finish just got covered up with paint.  My attitude about this is expressed very well by Sam from The Junk House, when she explains why she decided to paint the hutch she’d inherited from her grandmother.  “At first I was hesitant to paint over such a nice piece, but I know that my grandma would prefer I paint it and enjoy it rather than give it away because it didn’t fit my style or begrudgingly keep it out of obligation.”  If paint keeps a perfectly useful piece of furniture out of the junkyard, go for it!

The Junk House hutch before

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Grandma’s Jewelry Box Gets Spiffed Up For the Next Generation

Cutesy Crafts jewelry box before

Over at Cutesy Crafts, Jessica tells us that her sister was beyond thrilled when she inherited this jewelry armoire from their Grandmother.  The only thing she didn’t love about it was the orange tone of the oak finish.  She asked for Jessica’s help to give the large jewelry box a new look.

Cutesy Crafts jewelry box before

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Broken Dresser Becomes an Armoire

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

Annie blogs at Unexpected Transformations.  “I was given this dresser from a friend who didn’t quite know what to do with it, she says.  The finish was worn and on some of the upper drawers, the slides had broken off.

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

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Getting Many Uses from One Piece of Furniture

AKA Design hutch before

Dean and Shannon blog at AKA Design.  Recently, they shared the evolution of one piece of furniture in their home.  I think it’s a great example of how creative thinking can keep just about any item in your home from going curbside.

AKA Design hutch before

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Painted China Hutch Makeover

start at home before

Brooke blogs at Start at Home.  While perusing the flea market with her mom, Brooke came across this china hutch–an outdated color, but still in great condition.  So she took it home and got to work giving it a makeover!

start at home before

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Hutch Makeover with Turquoise and Red Accents

Aurora Patina pine hutch before

At Aurora Patina, Kris came across this sturdy pine hutch on Craigslist.  Excited about the display shelves and storage options, she brought it home for a makeover.

Aurora Patina pine hutch before

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Amazing Armoire Makeover

Thrifty Treasures armoire before

Sara from Thrifty Treasures scored this armoire through Freecycle.  That’s right, someone gave this sturdy piece up for free!  It had great lines and was in pretty decent shape, but Sara couldn’t resist the urge to give it a new look.

Thrifty Treasures armoire before

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Jewelry Armoire Becomes Coffee Bar

Hearts n Crafts Boutique jewelry case before

Phylicia from Hearts & Crafts Boutique tells us, “Once upon a time, a glistening box from the side of the road caught my eye.  It turned out to be an old, out-dated, hasn’t seen Windex is many years, icky, dirty, jewelry armoire.  I didn’t need a jewelry armoire, but I had dreams of how I could transform it.”

Hearts n Crafts Boutique jewelry case before

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