Re-purposing a China Cabinet

Picture if you will a shiny tiger mahogany china cabinet that ended up by default in my home.


Problem was, it just wasn't my style....

I stared at it for a year or so in my living room, always saying 
"I really need to do something to that piece"

The first thing I did was to removed the glass doors.  I lived with it like that for a while but
it still wasn't right.

Next I removed the whole top piece
and then about a year ago, turned it into a desk.



I sat the top of the hutch right on top of a an old door. One side is supported with a saw horse and the other with an antique wooden file cabinet.

I filled the center space with a cork board.

Now I still have the rest of the hutch 

to deal with... and I'm ready to get busy!

Here's a little sample of what the before looked like:




Come back and see just how awesome this one turned out!

Hint... Home-made chalk paint is involved!


Check out part 2 and part 3!

Susan 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. I am so looking forward to the reveal. It's a gorgeous piece. And homemade chalk paint in black?
    Love it!

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  2. Susan that shiny tiger had to go - thank goodness! Can't wait to see the makeover, that tease pic looks so yummy.

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  3. Looking forward to the next installment! :D

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  4. You are amazing! I love that you turned it into a desk (I'm a little behind here...) Can't wait to see what it looks like now!!

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  5. Love the top piece on a desk, Susan! What a great storage piece. You got two pieces out of one here! I can't wait to see how the base turned out. I'm going to play around with making my own chalk paint this week, too.

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  6. I am truly intrigued at what the bottom looks like now. I'm toying with painting a piece black and now I think I may need to make my own homemade chalk paint in black ...

    :)

    Linda

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  7. I keep looking at the pictures of the piece and then the pictures of the desk and wow - I never would have guessed it was the same piece

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