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Friday, February 1, 2013


Sometimes when I’m out thrifting, I find a lonely top hutch without a home.
Perhaps you’ve seen something like this sitting on a cold, dirty linoleum floor at your local thrift store; a top bookshelf for a desk or a china hutch for on top a cabinet. Because there’s little to no use for a lonely hutch, I can pick them up for cheap.  Then, I see if I have a dresser that needs something special; that little extra touch.
Since I painted them the same color, they look like a perfect pair; a match made in up-cycling, repurposing, shabby chic heaven.  
I took it down to Antique Plaza and the set sold in a week.
I found this wood vintage bookshelf at a garage sale for $5.00 (don't be fooled by the picture, it was in bad shape).  
I painted it and matched it up with this cute little Drexel dresser.  
I think it turned out pretty dramatic.
I also mismatched my date night outfit with something borrowed and something used.  These $5.00 XCVI pants (new they sell for over $100) are from Goodwill, while the shirt was borrowed from my sister-in-law.
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  1. Cute outfit as usual. Perfect use of the hutch. Now i'm gonna have to try that on the next lonely half I see. Be blessed.

  2. I just bought the memory catcher and cannot wait to read it... blew through Coming from the Light and LOVED IT!!!!

  3. Hi Laura....I came to your estate sale this morning....I told you I found it on Estate
    I had a great time. I wish I could have bought more. But the sweet spice rack is in my kitchen. I will probably post it on my blog soon.
    It was nice meeting you!

  4. Those are both great pieces! I love marrying pieces like that. They just look like the go together.

    have a great weekend, via CCC ~Pat