Repurposed: The Thrifted Hutch

In spite of having a newborn, we have been able to complete a few small projects around the house. Natalie is a very easy newborn (as far as newborns go), and my husband gets antsy without a to-do list!

Last fall I found the top of a hutch at the thrift store for $10. I can’t find a “before” picture, but think dirty brown/two doors with bad handles and you’re right on track.  I didn’t know what in the world we were going to do with it, but I bought it anyways and added it to my pile of wood in the garage. After a few months of Andrew prodding me to figure out where it was going, we came up with the idea to repurpose it into a bathroom shelf!

Here is what we came up with:

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We removed the doors, cut off the “legs”, sanded/stripped the dark wood stain, and repainted it grey to match. We turned it one rotation counter-clockwise to fit the space and secured it using the studs in the wall.

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There is no linen closet in our bathroom and this is a great and attractive way to store our towels!

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There is plenty of space behind the door to the shower room. Turning the hutch sideways adds some visual interest and gave me a pretty perfect spot to decorate. I picked up the vase at TJ Maxx and have had the cotton picks for years… when your last name is Cotten, some themed décor is a must.

And just because… a little ruffled booty. Our girl will be 4 weeks old tomorrow and time is flying!

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Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for our bonus room makeover!

 

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