Ashley’s Corner Hutch Shanty

Hi all!  Hope you are all fantastic!  I haven’t posted much in the past week because I have been pouring my blood, sweat and tears into this piece!!!
It may be hard to believe but it once looked like this!
This is a piece from our game room.  There is nothing wrong with it but my boys are getting older and I really want the room to have a more mature look.  This hutch fits great in the corner however, the yellow, blue and sports decor didn’t fit with the picture I had in my mind…
I started by taking the cabinet doors off and cutting the wooden sport decals out of the doors.  I used my Ryobi battery powered circular saw to start, then Whit’s hand saw to tackle the hard-to-reach spots and finished off with a good sanding to smooth the edges.
Enough of the elbow grease….let’s paint!
I used a Shanty Sisters fav ~ Rustoleum American Accents Canyon Black spray paint all over ~ 2 coats and quickly moved on to the detailing.
I measured and cut pieces of burlap to fit on the inside walls of the hutch.  Next, I hot glued the edges down to form nice seams on all sides (my hot glue gun is my best friend seeing as I do not know how to sew ~ she gets’er done!!!!
When the burlap was ready, I sprayed Elmer’s Spray Adhesive on the inside corner of the hutch and used a ruler to smooth the center of the burlap all the way down the corner.
I then pulled the burlap tight to the edges and placed several small tacks behind the outer edges.
Next, I pushed the pegs through the burlap into the holes…
and placed the newly painted shelves back in their spots.
Now she’s starting to come around…
I continued the same steps all the way up to the top.
Now for the impact detailing!
I used my 3M sanding block to distress all of the edges and corners…
and hot glued 4ply jute twine on the bottom edges of each shelf to give a more finished touch to the burlap!
One final important piece!
I cut down a piece of molding to fit the top of the hutch…
gave it a good spray down with our fav Canyon Black…
turned the hutch on her belly and attached the molding to the front using Gorilla Glue Epoxy!
Next, I attached the cabinet doors and finished her off with a cute set of knobs that I purchased at Hobby Lobby!
What was once this….
Is now a chic piece of furniture that I can display in any part of our home!
I’ll leave her in the gameroom for now but who knows….she may make it around the house a few times!  I’m so happy with my new corner hutch and it has given me just the motivation I need to start decorating our gameroom!!!!
  • I do love this! I was so hoping it was plans to make one:) Guess I will have to wing it.

  • Hollis

    Love the Burlap against the black, really cute!

  • ImagineCozy

    What a sophisticated new look! The molding on the top really finishes it off. Nice work.

  • SkylarKD

    WOW, what a makeover!!

  • Elaine

    Fantastic job! It looks great!!! The burlap is a such a good idea!

  • Sherry

    Oh, wow! THat looks great! 😀

  • Jenny

    That is quite a project! Very cool 😀 Now my hubby is going through the post cause he saw and it went OOOO!!

  • christi

    wow wow wow ,,, nice work! love the burlap!

  • Kim -today’s creative blog

    great idea!

  • Rebecca D.


  • Tammy

    Wow! That turned out awesome!

  • Marianne@Songbird

    Magic, just magic!
    I especially like the molding on top. I have a billy bookcase from Ikea that I want to give a makeover adding some molding like that might just be it. Thanks for the inspiration. Again….

  • Jennifer

    What a fantastic makeover!! It turned out great! 🙂

  • Jan

    just in case you need this…
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    Much appreciated!!

  • Jan

    I love all the creations on this blog!!! Amazing! I've been searching all over for a post on making roman shades… is that one of your posts?? I can't find it – can you help?

    Thanks for all the inspiration! – Jan

  • Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good

    Wowzers. Looks great! What a difference! Okay seriously…I'm 4 hours away. Come play at my house!!

  • The Harris Family

    Ohhh I love it! It looks so good. I love the burlap in the back.

  • Sarah @ Hennessey House

    yowza, you really gave this piece the sophistication it was clearly lacking before. nice transformation!

  • sweetpicklesandchocolate

    I'm loving this what an awesome transformation!


  • Blue Creek Home

    Another "hit" from the lovely, creative sisters.
    I love the burlap.

  • Anna

    you did a great job, that seems like a lot of work, but the transformation is so amazing, you are right, this hutch would look great in any room!

  • Tara

    I love that you have such great vision for a piece of furniture. Thanks for sharing the process.

  • Allison Shops

    Great job. I really like the burlap on the back – great idea.

  • Cindy

    Popping over again to take another look :o) So glad you linked up…thanks muchly Ashley!

  • Kara@ Creations by Kara

    Amazing! Love the idea of using the burlap on the back. It is just gorgeous now!!

  • Janean

    shut completely up!!! it looks wonderful. never heard of Elmer's spray glue. does it smell awful like the potent stuff? thanks for sharing.

  • Richella

    This really does look wonderful. Thanks for showing us how successful you can be if you just take another look at things!

  • Miss Mustard Seed

    Beautiful job, as always! You should link up to Furniture Feature Friday this week. Well done!

  • susan

    You did an incredible job! I would never have thought it could look this "grown up"!

  • abnsigoslady

    What a transformation. You have great vision for what CAN be. Thanks for sharing. Laura@the mansion

  • abnsigoslady

    What a transformation. You have great vision for what CAN be. Thanks for sharing. Laura@the mansion

  • starsfault

    You did a super job on this and the results look fantastic. thanks for sharing the step-by-step also!

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

  • Room to Inspire

    Wow, what a great piece! And a complete transformation. The molding is a great addition.


  • ~ RM

    Awesome job! I love the molding! It's refreshing to see all these great ideas! I often look through your older posts and get new ideas.

  • sheri marsh

    Awesome Job Ashely.. I love it.. You are both so talented..Thanks for all the ideas. Maybe one day soon, I will be able to decorate Madison's game room. These ideas are wonderful…


  • Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell

    That turned out beautifully!

    Just wanted to mention that today I went supply shopping to make the magnetic recipe holder and a cake stand. Everyone wanted to know what the heck I was doing with such odd supplies and when I told them they couldn't stop gushing how creative it was! Just wanted to pass their reactions onto you both! 🙂

  • Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk

    Beautifully done, and I'm so glad that you were specific with your tutorial. Someone else might have just tossed this piece, but you've turned it into a lovely piece of furniture. So nice!!! Please considering showing this piece on Wednesday at my boardwalk Bragfest.

  • Rafahi Family

    This is so great! You are very creative with your repurposing!! I look forward to every new project that comes out on your blog! 🙂

  • Kim

    @Cheap Chic Home. You'd never know what it started out as. The details are wonderful.

  • Ann On and On…

    It was well worth the blood, sweat and tears! WOW, it is fabulous!

  • Infarrantly Creative

    Love it, burlap and all. See I am not a burlap lover but you guys are making me reconsider. I big puffy heart Canyon Black. I think it is no longer American Accents but now just Rustoleum. I think they repackaged it here. Anyway…random thought of the day 🙂

  • Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous

    Oh my goodness! What a 360!! Looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing. Your sweat and blood paid off big time.

  • Jill

    Oh my gosh…just fabulous!

  • Nancy

    Looks lots better!


  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

    What a fabulous transformation. It looks just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  • Candace

    Great job!:)

  • Nori

    what an incredible makeover!! you two really have an eye for making things beautiful!

  • Dawn

    Beautiful! I absolutely love it!

  • Jane

    This looks great. The addition of the molding on the top really adds the perfect finishing touch!

  • Suzanne

    Wow. That is amazing! Thank you so much for giving such detailed tutorials. It really helps the rest of us — who are a little lower on the "creative genius scale" the impetus to start a project of our own. Really beautiful!
    – Suzanne

  • Brenda

    Very nice. Great work! Everything came together beautifully.

  • Chloe and Co.

    You are a creative genious! It looks awesome.

  • Cindy

    This would make a great addition to my link party tomorrow Ashley….you 'made it with what you had' for sure and the result is stunning :o)