Firstly, I would like to welcome all the people coming over from Centsational Girl! How exciting! When I emailed Kate about my before and after, I was totally expecting my email to get lost in the crowd, but I figured, “what the hey”, and it doesn’t hurt to give things a shot. :) She featured it last night, and it increased readership exponentially. What’s funny is, when I saw that hutch on craigslist I thought to myself (and later out-loud to my hubs) “this would be such a great blog post!“. It’s so awesome to know that other people like doing and seeing these sorts of things as much as I do. When I see an old dingy piece of furniture, I always see it for its potential, and I’m excited to meet others who feel the same way!
For those of you not familiar with Kate and her work over at Centsational Girl, let me explain why this hutch makeover is so up her alley; she features lots of furniture revamps (usually thrift store & craigslist finds), and is a sheer force in the world of DIY home improvements. I think we share that “seeing a piece of furniture for it’s potential” thing I just mentioned. She’s also not afraid of power tools, finds great uses for molding, and probably uses her garage more than her husband (as I assume I will, once we have a garage … *dreams off wistfully into space*). Here just a few of some of my favorite revamps of hers:
(Her logo is Aphrodite Pro; a favorite font of mine, I couldn’t help but use it here too!) Make your way over to her project gallery to find more great makeovers, and a bevy of information, tutorials, and tips; from “how to paint laminate” to “10 lessons I learned building a kitchen”. And thanks again to Kate for featuring my hutch, and for helping the world realize the potential of the “junk” left on the corner of the street, and to all those who came over from Centsational Girl! xoxo
*all photos are credited to Centsational Girl*