I put on Facebook that I would be sharing a completed DIY project that involved blood, sweat, and power tools. Lots of sweat, a few power tools, and…okay okay…no blood. In April I previewed “the biggest project yet” and planned on turning this lovely 80′s dresser hutch into a faux fireplace mantle. After the reality set in and I realized my lack of carpentry skills I had to construct a new plan of attack for the little booger. I decided to make it a sofa table/shelf, a B.A. sofa table/shelf. That’s right, I planned on transforming this guy into a beautiful, useful apparatus. So with a power saw, crow bar, staple gun, and hammer…I went to work.
The first thing I did was take the mirror out followed by knocking out the two panels that were holding the shelves. Then I sawed a few boards to use as full-length shelves, added legs to get it off the ground, and followed that with some bead board backing and a few coats of white paint (after stripping the inch-thick polyurethane, of course). I was not confident going into this project but in the end I had the transformation I was looking for.
It fits perfectly behind the couch to give enough room for the walk way and fills up the wall like I had imagined.
Millie is wondering what the heck I’m doing. “And why are you taking pictures instead of throwing piggy across the room for me to chase?”
I had to use my flash so you’re not getting the best picture but I’m still pretty proud.