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My Little Blogging Corner


As I have said before we have a teeny modest home.  So a lot of our rooms have to play double duty.  Our kitchen has officially become Kitchen/Office... which may not be ideal, but it works for now.  Slowly but surely my little blogging/designing corner is becoming more & more functional thanks to a few new additions.

This is what the space looked like originally... not so functional.  (don't worry, the Coke Machine is being safely guarded until we move into a bigger home.)


Once we decided to incorporate a work area into the kitchen we built our desk (tutorial here) with the intention of building a hutch for extra storage of some of our crystal & china.  Something like this...


I completely believe everything happens for a reason because we procrastinated forever on this project.  Months past & then we found this on the side of the road...


It was the EXACT dimensions we were planning on building!!!!  So after removing some doors, the base, replacing a few of the glass panels & adding a few coats of paint we finally have our hutch!


Now we are able to display most of our crystal & china while also incorporating a few storage solutions for my work items.  Like I said... double duty.



I also antiqued the original mirror on the hutch using this tutorial from Mandy over at Vintage Revival.  This project involves some serious chemicals.. so I wasn't as brave as Mandy to attempt a tutorial.  I was too afraid to take my gloves off to take pictures!

Tomorrow I will share the story of my new to me Vintage Rattan Chair & how to add your own drop in seat.  





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16 comments:

  1. Who needs Craigslist when you can find something on the side of the road?! Amazing that the dimensions were perfect and the mirror backing was in tact after sitting on the curb. The hutch definitely has benefited from your re/up-cycling, looks like it was always meant to be in that spot.

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  2. Love it! It's all just perfect! We are also short on space, and I actually love my little desk...not much room for clutter!

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  3. Love your blogging corner. The desk/hutch looks great!

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  4. What a fantastic work space! Your finds continue to amaze me. Really like the fun fabric you used in your chair, also!

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  5. It's perfect! Love that rattan chair too.

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  6. Very cute and functional. And let me just tell you something that might end up to be true for you as well. We have a big house. Guess where I write? Guess where I keep my laptop. In the kitchen! On the kitchen table! I have an office with a built in desk and everything I could possibly want for a blogging empire! We have a study on the main floor. What can I say, girl? The kitchen is where it's at!

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  7. Love the fact that you found the perfect piece on the side of the road and made it SO beautiful! Your corner looks FAB and reading your post today just made me happy. Thanks.

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  8. So cute. I blog right out in the open, smack in between my kitchen and living room. But I'd rather have a cozy corner or hidey hole to work in. Or maybe just a small space in the midst of four walls of books.

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  9. I absolutely love that desk and hutch! You are so creative and so inspiring! I will be watching the roadsides in hopes of finding something with as much potential!

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  10. Super cute space! I feel like smaller spaces force us to be more creative. Love it.

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  11. It's gorgeous! love the antiqued mirror backing!!!! I think the rattan is a beauty too. :-)

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  12. How cool is that?! A new hutch for free! Your workspace looks so cozy yet glamourous with all your china!

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  13. What a fabulous rescue from the side of the road, Kristen! Love your creativity for using every inch of your home!

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  14. What a great use of space! I can't believe you found that perfect piece on a whim,! The chair transformation is so cool, took me a couple of scrolls to see how you cut it, pure genius. The fabric is a great punch of color for the area. Love it all!

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