Friday, July 3, 2009

Library inspired hutch

Thanks to Wren taking a 2 hour nap yesterday afternoon I was able to tick off quite a few projects! One of them being this $30 Goodwill dresser. As soon as I saw that it was made of solid wood and was a really good size I knew that it had a lot of potential for our family room. I love books and since having an actual library in the house just isn't gonna happen in the near future I thought it would be fun to make this "library inspired".

Recently somebody asked me what my workshop looked like (I think it was you Kelsey). My "workshop" is really where ever my fancy should like and yesterday I set up a paint studio on our lawn (very little clean up!) since it was so nice and sunny. The color I chose was a mismatched light, warm gray I found that really felt Martha Stewart-ish.

I had to splurge to get the hardware I knew would be perfect, 5 library card pulls and 2 knobs actually cost nearly twice as much as the dresser itself!

The organization that labelled pulls offer is perfect for a well-loved and busy room like a family room.


50 comments:

laura said...

Wow - it looks AMAZING!! You're very inspiring with your DIY projects!

I can't remember how I found your blog but I love it!!

A Little Bird said...

Wholy, Freakin Crap! That looks awesome. I can't even believe that is the same piece.

Audra said...

Wow-amazing!

Tina said...

Oh. My. God. That looks amazing! Did you have to use wood filler for the holes, or did you just sand and paint?

Jess said...

So when did you say you were making a trip to Texas? :0) AMAZING!

Country girl said...

loved it... really beautiful... sometimes i find myself hard to image the change... want to see the coffee table as well....

Kristal said...

Wow. That is amazing. It seriously looks like a picture out of a magazine. WOW!

Erin said...

Gosh, this is a stunning transformation!! Straight out of a magazine indeed!

Leslie said...

That is gorgeous. Can you give some tips on how to paint furniture?

Kalee said...

Love this! Where did you get the drawer pulls?

Kim said...

That is amazing! I love the pulls, how creative!

Gwen said...

I love it! The hardware was the right splurge, it is like frosting on the cake:)

nameisgrace said...

Just beautiful! Love the labeled pulls. You rock!

Jen M said...

It looks incredible. Wow. How many coats of paint do you do? When I painted my desk it took one coat of primer and like 4 coats of paint and felt like I was painting forever.

Amber said...

Wow that looks AMAZING! Great job Holly!

Rachael said...

I LOVE it! It's beautiful!!!

Susan said...

You have inspired me to go troll craigslist for a piece to make over! :) Loooove your blog! :)

Susan @ www.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

Brakes and Gas said...

Love the pulls! Just gorgeous!

RLG said...

Looks incredible. I think your white anything just pops against the dark stained hardwoods (which makes me drool). I don't ever get things like this done when the kids are napping. Good for you! xoxo

lisa said...

I love this!! We have an antique dresser and table we need to paint/refinish--any tips? I've read different things online, and it seems sooo daunting. Please share your secrets!!

MrsKBJ said...

Omg! Holly that looks fantastic! Once you are done with your projects, you should start a bussiness redoing furniture. Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Wow these look amazing! Well done on seeing the potential.

Just wondering where you got your floorboards- they look lovely.

Amber said...

Holly those pulls are awesome! Where on Earth did you find them?!

Tamstyles said...

girl wow..i would passed that thing up..wow..i am in aww...where did you get the pulls?

simply fabulous said...

Everything looks beautiful!!! Do you paint everything by hand or do you have a automatic painter? Also, do you sand everything first before painting it? Love your blog. Very inspirational!

catK said...

everything looks SO good!!! love it! i'd love some tips on painting furniture, too!

Rebecca said...

Looks amazing! I am so envious of your DIY talent and time to get it done. Like the other posters, i would love tips on how you paint!

And where did you find that hardware?

SoSoBella Designs said...

oh my gosh. that looks so great! G.R.E.A.T
so happy to have found your blog :O)

Miss HoneyDew said...

This looks great!!! I love the drawer pulls!

erin... said...

Love this! Seriously, Where did you get those pulls!? I've been trolling the 'net and no luck yet!

hopeful #1 said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL! You did a fab job on this one too! You are so good! I just love your style!

Suzie said...

Fantastic!

Suzie said...

The whole room is beautiful, Holly!

Emily said...

Wow, I would have never seen the potential. Where did you get those pulls? They look fantastic.

Chris said...

I literally gasped when I saw the "after". It is amazing!!! I had to go back to the before to see if you had changed the drawers or something. I'm in LOVE with the library drawer pulls. Those are now on my "must buy" list!!

Kristin said...

I love it! I'm so inspired to paint everything in my house!

Becki said...

What a great job you did on the dresser! When my children were newborn and had two hour naps I read a book!! ha-ha! Beautiful blog. Becki

Ani said...

I love it!
You're so creative!!

I LOVE THAT COFFEE TABLE!! Its amazing! Can't wait to see where you put it!

LDH said...

Good Morning! First time visiting your place and love the dresser project! You have actually caused a dilemma for me... I rescued a hutch from my neighbors back yard that I intended to paint black (all other pieces I have done were finished in white) to be used in my foyer. After seeing this piece, my heart is again loving the white :)

From your pictures, it looks like you used spray paint. How did you make-over this lovely dresser?

Kindly, ldh

sara said...

Oh my word! That is awesome!! It does look just like a magazine...so glad I found your blog!!! Came over from A soft place to land. :)

Aja said...

I LOVE this. Fantastic job!

Laura said...

What a beautiful redo! Do you know what color of paint you used? I've been looking for an off-white for my desk and I like this gray-ish white better than the "cream" whites I've been looking at. This is my first time at your beautiful blog--I might have to look around awhile!

Julia said...

That is so pretty! Great Job!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

HiHolly,
dropped by from Kimba's blog.Absolutely love your library inspired dresser, it is just beautiful, and I love the way you
decorated the top as well. The hardware you chose was really clever. I love white furniture, in fact, I love just about anything that is white, accept white walls maybe. Have a great weekend,
Blessings, Nellie

Infarrantly Creative said...

The best part is those darling library pulls...Oh my word...i love it. Amazing transformation

michellejohnnie said...

Darling. I love the card pulls.

Shilo said...

Stopping over from a Soft Place to Land. Great makeover!

anizmail said...

that is gorgeous!!!

Tennille said...

What an awesome transformation!! Great job!!

Ashley said...

Wow! I saw a similar hutch on Craigslist that I will be calling about after seeing this fabulous transformation! :)

 
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