Transforming The Office For Under $30 Part I
As the move was a major downsize I had created a map of the measurements of each room prior to moving in. I knew in advance that we would have to place our antique sideboard and china cabinet in the space because there was literally nowhere else for the pieces to go. There was a determination to make the room work, but reality set in.
I worked on other areas of the house first and the office became a major dumping ground for everything I could not find a home for.
A Big Mess
Transforming the China Hutch
As you may know, I am a big proponent of all types of paint, but for this particular piece, given its age and intricacies, I did not want to pick up a paintbrush.
To lighten things up the back of the hutch was papered with vintage atlas glossary pages. I used a crude method of taking my hand and pushing the paper against the wood to create a pattern and then cut out the creased area. I then just tacked the paper in place with double-sided tape.
The magnifying glass belonged to my Grandma Mary. The wee vintage bird once held tiny sugar tablets (there are still mini tongs inside). He was a gift from my dear friend Heidi. I adore his peridot eyes, my birthstone.
A glass bowl from Grandma Jingles childhood doll dish set, Sweet Boy’s egg cup he received as a Christening gift and a china bird that was once a stopper on a child’s food warming dish. I found it in Jean Luc’s shop in Beaune, France.
Have a happy weekend!