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 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's my turtle.  He's my absolute fave!!

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  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!!!

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

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

  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" @!

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

  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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