Hutch Turned Tool Bench
Before I show you what red has been up to…
I wanted to thank all of my followers for their support.
Thanks to your votes over the weekend, I earned the “Iron Chef Mom” title for my “apple pie“. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love,
and have others enjoy it as well.
I put so much time, effort, and love into each and every post, so
to know that you recognize this inspires me to the max!
Now on with it Jules!
This is where it all began…
I actually liked this hutch/buffet, and I thought about painting it white.When we turned this dining room into an office (details found here), I really had no use for it. The glasses were awful to dust, and Dude spends a lot of time in this room, so the glasses rattle every time he runs for a raw hide (he’s almost 100#).
So, this is what happened…
But now what??
No one even glanced at it at the garage sale!
So here it sat.
The wheels started turning…not on my car,
but in my head!
I looked around the garage.
I saw this:
This lovely cabinet was left by the previous owners. We use it for tools.Then there are these…Mr. & Mrs. Stinky by the door.
It’s convenient to just open the door and whip a bag of garbage out there, but I am getting tired of the smell at times.
(What do you think of my Walmart rug?
I had about 5 people ask to buy that at the garage sale.
It’s great for boots with snow.)So…here’s what we did.
We found a better location for those stinky garbage cans. Then we moved the cabinets over here and screwed the hutch to the top of it.We normally leave our precious American flag outside, but we have to store it for Winter. What a cool new spot.
I added a lamp I had in the basement, and a picture of my main squeeze & I.
The hardest part was sorting all of our screws and weird little brackets and such from over 20 years of projects.
The girls helped me with that, and Rick painted the cabinets-what a guy
I used knobs I had left over from other projects (I am a knob collector).
One of the perks to relocating those cabinets…
Just enough room to make a nice little cozy break room out of furniture we usually store this time of year.
My little Valerie came up with the lantern idea (lit up on table)…
she takes after her Mama. The table top is from an old table
and we screwed it on to a huge log to make the “coffee” table.
We spend lots of time in that garage, especially for RCD…
it was about time we organized it and made it cozy.
Maybe you can find something to repurpose in your home.
You will be surprised what you find!
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