Thursday, April 12, 2012

DIY: from ugly dresser hutch to fabulous mantel!!



I bought this dresser like forever ago for the girls bedroom.....yes I finished it like 6 months ago....no I haven't posted about it yet :(

Anyhow, it came with this fugly hutch that had a mirror on top.  Reminds me of those cheesy waterbed frames. Sorry, if I offended you about the waterbed.  I think they kind of, well, belong in porns.

It looked like this before:

Mr. TSL made wraparound sleeve thing for it and then it turned into this:

please note in this photo:  I do realize there is a vintage gas can in my fireplace, but that is a chalkboard and not real flames.  Generally, chalk doesn't cause house fires and the can has been empty for a number of years! :)


view of the back of the fireplace:



Okay, one more pic....it's my turtle.  He's my absolute fave!!



-Make your life beautiful!!



  SUNDAY:
The Girl Creative ,
The DIY Showoff,
Sisters of the Wild West,
The Tattered Tag,
Flamingo Toes,
Under the Table and Dreaming,
I Heart Nap Time

 MONDAY:
Skip To My Lou
Thrifty Decor Chick
C.R.A.F.T.
Sew Can Do,
Dittle Dattle,
Between Naps On the Porch 
Homemaker on a Dime
Making the World Cuter

TUESDAY:
Tip Junkie,
Type A
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Today's Creative Blog
Funky Polkadot Giraffe 
Strictly Homemade
A Diamond in the Stuff
All Thingz Related
Handmade Tuesday

WEDNESDAY:
Blue Cricket Design
Not Just A Housewife
Someday CraftsHandy Man, Crafty Woman
Sew Much Ado
Organize Your Stuff Now 
Seven Thirty Three
Sugar and Dots 
The Mommy Club  

THURSDAY:
My Repurposed Life
Paisley Passions
House of Hepworths
Beyond The Picket Fence
Inspired by Charm
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Somewhat Simple 

FRIDAY:
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Miss Mustard Seed
Remodelaholic 
Chic on a Shoestring
Shabby Nest
Tidy Mom
Little Lucy Lu
My Simple HomeLife

SATURDAY:
Funky Junk Interiors
Be Different Act Normal 
Tatertots and Jello 
Young and Crafty


12 comments:

  1. How smart. Isn't it great to have a handy Mr.?

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  2. I am WELL familiar with that 'lovely' kind of furniture. Who would have ever thought that something so SPECTACULAR could have come from it! It's just beautiful!!!
    Nancy

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  3. I love it--the chalkboard fire is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That is so neat! Would have never thought of it! Great job! Amazing really!

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  5. What a super idea and it looks fabulous! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  6. This is really cool, especially for people who want a mantel. How smart! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  7. What a fantastic restyle! Love it! Your hubby is very handy too! Love the chalk flames! Just too cute!!

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  9. Very cool! I wish I had the space to make one of these! I dream of fireplaces :]

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