I thought I'd start out the blog with a furniture transformation that I did last year and had great success with! My sister in law had gotten a steal of a deal on a black bookcase from an overstock furniture store for $175.00. When I went there, they were already sold out. But I loved it so much that I was determined to make my own and got my creative mind in gear! I bought this oak china hutch off Craigslist for 150 bucks. I removed the doors, primed it, took out the two center supports, and painted it dark kettle black (from Lowes) which is the same paint that we used on our built in entertainment unit that came with the house. I even kept the original hardware - I primed it and then spray painted it with appliance epoxy spray paint in stainless steel. (That stuff is DURABLE)
It took hours, but I love the result!