online garage sale bargain hunting

so…..after we moved into our new home…i decided to start looking for pieces of furniture to fit our new space better…but with all the chaos of the renovations happening, sadly, i had no free time to go garage sale shopping or thrift store hunting during normal business hours. but what i did have at my disposal were a few “local” online garage sale groups on facebook.
so, every night instead of zoning…i chose to seek out bargains online. Within a few nights i got the hang of how the sites worked and how often/when people listed new items.

i wanted to start decorating our downstairs entryway first…
it’s such a small space, but it needed to serve several purposes…..obviously.
i started looking for a corner hutch…not too wide, not too “country” looking…..and it needed an enclosed space and a drawer would be useful.
After several weeks…i stumbled upon a piece….i liked the design, but thought it might be a little too short for our extremely high ceilings in the entry…i thought it might look tiny and overwhelmed in the space. but, i took a chance and showed the picture to my hubbie…he loved it…so i contacted the seller, we arranged a meet and off we went to buy it.

here is how it looked when we bought it…

i’m not sad to report it cost me all of $86! i pondered what color scheme/style finish i wanted…then headed to pinterest for further inspiration. before long i had my idea and set out to design how to rebuild the piece to make it slightly taller.

i removed and added taller trim molding at the top and new legs/feet and cut moldings to cover at the bottom.

anyway…..i think you get the point…it was a much longer process than i anticipated….but it’s completed and in it’s new home!
here is the finished hutch…i’m very pleased i took the extra time to “personalize” it for our space and décor.

thanks for taking a look! ;)

(and a few extra pics to help you see it up close)



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