Friday, January 3, 2014

A Place to Put Things

As you might imagine, I've collected a lot of miscellaneous craft supplies over the years. It's hard to part with leftovers from a project when there is always a faint chance I'll use them again in the future, so bits and pieces and odds and ends pile up and up until eventually there are no more shelves or nooks or corners to tuck them away. Everything had been building up on a rickety shelving unit I inherited from my parents' house, but it just wasn't doing the trick anymore.

Fortunately, my sister's mother-in-law parted with this old hutch and my sister offered it up for my using. I sanded the dark-stained wood with 320 grit sandpaper, wiped it down real good, and put on two (some places three) coats of pretty Summer Camp paint with an Aqualine inside. I salvaged all the original hardware and spray-painted them with a glossy black lacquer to revitalize them a bit. I'm thinking I might treat the glass sometime down the road to give them a smoky mirror type look, but for now I think she looks mighty fine as a home for all the things I love to hoard.


  1. Impressive Lucy! I wish I had that creative gene :)

  2. Thank you! It's not hard...just time consuming :)