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!!!!


  1. Jennifer Jones Borrego on April 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I do love this! I was so hoping it was plans to make one:) Guess I will have to wing it.

  2. Hollis on November 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Love the Burlap against the black, really cute!

  3. ImagineCozy on November 19, 2009 at 7:13 pm

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

  4. SkylarKD on November 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    WOW, what a makeover!!

  5. Elaine on November 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

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

  6. Sherry on November 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Oh, wow! THat looks great! 😀

  7. Jenny on November 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm

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

  8. christi on November 18, 2009 at 7:55 am

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

  9. Kim -today's creative blog on November 18, 2009 at 1:24 am

    great idea!

  10. Rebecca D. on November 18, 2009 at 1:16 am


  11. Tammy on November 18, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Wow! That turned out awesome!

  12. [email protected] on November 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    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….

  13. Jennifer on November 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm

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

  14. Jan on November 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    just in case you need this…
    Jan at [email protected]
    Much appreciated!!

  15. Jan on November 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    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

  16. Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good on November 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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

  17. The Harris Family on November 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm

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

  18. Sarah @ Hennessey House on November 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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

  19. sweetpicklesandchocolate on November 17, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I'm loving this what an awesome transformation!


  20. Blue Creek Home on November 17, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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

  21. Anna on November 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    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!

  22. Tara on November 17, 2009 at 3:58 am

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

  23. Allison Shops on November 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm

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

  24. Cindy on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 pm

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

  25. [email protected] Creations by Kara on November 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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

  26. Janean on November 16, 2009 at 6:21 pm

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

  27. Richella on November 16, 2009 at 6:05 pm

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

  28. Miss Mustard Seed on November 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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

  29. susan on November 16, 2009 at 5:01 am

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

  30. abnsigoslady on November 16, 2009 at 4:35 am

    What a transformation. You have great vision for what CAN be. Thanks for sharing. [email protected] mansion

  31. abnsigoslady on November 16, 2009 at 4:35 am

    What a transformation. You have great vision for what CAN be. Thanks for sharing. [email protected] mansion

  32. starsfault on November 16, 2009 at 4:22 am

    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

  33. Room to Inspire on November 16, 2009 at 4:03 am

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


  34. ~ RM on November 16, 2009 at 2:52 am

    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.

  35. sheri marsh on November 16, 2009 at 2:42 am

    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…


  36. Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell on November 16, 2009 at 1:35 am

    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! 🙂

  37. Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk on November 16, 2009 at 12:21 am

    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.

  38. Rafahi Family on November 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm

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

  39. Kim on November 15, 2009 at 8:11 pm

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

  40. Ann On and On... on November 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm

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

  41. Infarrantly Creative on November 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    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 🙂

  42. Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous on November 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm

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

  43. Jill on November 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Oh my gosh…just fabulous!

  44. Nancy on November 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Looks lots better!


  45. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) on November 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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

  46. Candace on November 15, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Great job!:)

  47. Nori on November 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm

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

  48. Dawn on November 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Beautiful! I absolutely love it!

  49. Jane on November 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

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

  50. Suzanne on November 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    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

  51. Brenda on November 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Very nice. Great work! Everything came together beautifully.

  52. Chloe and Co. on November 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    You are a creative genious! It looks awesome.

  53. Cindy on November 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    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)

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