{Gun case turned craft hutch}–before & after

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I got this gun case a while back, and gun cases just aren’t my thing…. so I knew right away that it could be modified and repurposed as a cute little craft hutch.  But, it could also be cute in the kitchen, bedroom, anywheres…

Before – case is in 2 pieces (luckily for me)


And while I was totally diggin the birdies – they had to go.  I took the doors off completely (and trashed them as fast as possible) and then took off the upper gun holder. 



I also removed all the felt from the bottom part where the guns would rest – but I left the carved circles in place.


Next, I made 3 simple shelves to put the baskets on.  I just used some pre-cut pine strips, made a cleat for the shelf to sit on, then used a piece of pre-cut pine to trim out the front part of the shelf (shelves themselves were made from MDF).




After I patched all my nail holes, gave it a light sanding, primed, painted and sealed – its ready for packin full of cute crap :)


See why I left the bottom gun rests?  Perfect for holding misc. little things – genius I know…


Both sides of the cabinet worked out perfect.  The one with lots of little shelves is perfect for folded up fabric, and the other is perfect for rolls of wrapping paper.  I get so excited when cute little things like that happen.




Color = SW Drizzle

And it just so happens that right after I got this hutch, Erin from Lavender and Lemondrops, needed furniture for a room for the Utah Parade of Homes.  So I used this piece in a spare bedroom that I staged as a craftroom – but after the Parade of Homes is done – this piece will be available for sale – you can check Sweet Pickins for more info.

And go check out Erins blog – she shows the rest of the house that she staged – it turned out super cute