Eliza of MamaTwo has trained her husband well: he keeps an eye out for roadkill rescues, too. This project, though, goes even beyond the road. Eliza’s husband found this little china hutch at the dump.
Considering where it had been, the cabinet was in pretty good shape. The cherry stained finish just wasn’t Eliza’s style, so she freshened it up with a coat of pale blue. The chipboard backing wasn’t doing it for her, either, and I love what Eliza came up with to change that: daisy wrapping paper glued over the chipboard. The sweet birdies on the garland added to the front are the perfect finishing touch. Adorable!
You can read more about how Eliza redid this china cabinet at MamaTwo.
When Heather of Inspire Me Heather originally spotted this rescue, it was a $25 dining hutch on Craigslist. She originally thought of it as the perfect media consul for her family’s electronics. Unfortunately, after she’d transformed it with paint to house media, Heather realized that she didn’t love it as a media center.
Instead, Heather switched things up even more and turned this hutch into a bathroom vanity. The base of the original hutch makes a fantastic vanity that’s just the right size. I really liked learning about the interesting paint techniques that Heather used on this project.
You can get more information about this project at Inspire Me Heather.
Jill from A Bean’s Life was lucky to score this china cabinet from a co-worker who
was cleaning out his garage. As a first-time homeowner, she’s always looking for furniture that would be a fun addition to her home.
Jill had never painted furniture before but had seen many painted pieces that turned out beautifully. Of course, it was enough to make Jill give it a go with her newly acquired cabinet. Due to the condition of the glass doors, Jill removed them and added shelving for all her dinnerware. Jill has plenty to be proud of with this first painted piece! I love the combination of the white paint and gray accents.
Read more at A Bean’s Life.