Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hello Party Box Design Fans

Hi, I'm Shara. I blog over at Little Gray Table. Jess kindly invited me to guest post over here from time to time. I'm huge into DIY projects and refurbishing furniture. I also love cooking, baking, photography, and being a stay at home mom to my three rug rats ages 6, 4, and 2. I look forward to sharing with you some fun and creative craft and home decor projects.

Today, I am going to share with you my top five furniture make overs that I have completed in the past year. I love finding something that is no longer loved and turn it to something fabulous. So let's begin:

#5 Old Ugly 70's Hutch turned bookshelf for the boys' room

This ugly old hutch was in desperate need of some love. I transformed it into a fun place to store books and toys. To see the full transformation, click here.

#4 Broken dresser with missing drawer given a new lease on life

This dresser was missing an entire drawer so I added wood to create the perfect shelf for a basket. It now holds crafting supplies in my craft room. To see more, click here.

#3 Coffee Table Makeover

I found this diamond in the rough at a local thrift store. It was the perfect size for my living room. I took it from drab to fab with a little paint and a fun stencil. See how I transformed it here.

#2 Dining Table Make Over

This one is on the list not only because I love how it turned out but because I got this table for free off of Craigslist.

To see more, click here.

#1 China Hutch Make Over

This is by far my favorite project to date. It is just a fun and vibrant piece. I love it.

Would you believe this hutch only cost me $25? It is the best find I've come across so far.

So, what do you think? Do you like transforming things into something better? I hope this post has inspired you to look beyond the surface beauty and envision what something could become. I am excited to get to share with you some other fabulous transformations and craft ideas in the coming weeks.

Happy Crafting,
Shara Pin It


  1. China Hutch Make Over... LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! SO SO SO Happy to have you blogging over here in party land!

  2. holy smokes that is a fab china hutch and a score $25!!! holy unheard of!

  3. Love the transformations!! I do have been looking for a few good pieces to transform.

  4. Hi Shara,

    I'm a friend of Jess's and I was so glad to see your blog post! I have been wanting to do something different with a few pieces of furniture I have, but I haven't been sure exactly how to start. I never know if I need to sand down the piece first, or just go right to primer. Is there a time where you would do one vs. the other?


    1. Meredith,

      It's best to sand a piece to help the paint and primer stick. Even just a quick rub down is don't need to remove all the old finish if your going to paint! Hope that helps!


  5. Mer, you would only sand if it's real wood and you want to take off the finish. At least, that is what I have always done.


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