Favorite yard sale find

I haven't been to a yard sale once this year.  That is sad.  We've been super busy and on a rare Saturday morning that we don't have something planned, all I want to do is sleep.  In years past, I have scored some awesome deals at yard sales, but I think my most favorite thing I've ever bought is a hutch...a hutch for $30!!!
I bought it before my blog picture taking ways, so this is the only photo I could find of the hutch in it's original state.  It was a pale yellowish-cream color with a crackle finish.  I took the doors off of the top and painted the entire thing black.  Then I put some scrapbook paper on the back of the open shelves. 

Here it is in our dining area a few years ago.  It stayed this way for a while.  Then it started to feel too crowed in there.  So I started plotting and planning.  When I decided to do board and batten in my living room, I took out the huge tv cabinet we had and needed a smaller tv cabinet.  The lower part of this hutch fit that bill. 

I painted it a light blue color from Home Depot. 

Then sanded it down a bit so the black underneath would show.  Then gave it a few coats of poly.

I was left with trying to figure out what to do with the top of the hutch.  I figured it would make a pretty decent side board in the dining area. 

I just added a piece of MDF to the top and bottom of the side board. It's super heavy and sturdy.

So to recap, I took a hutch (that I scored for $30) from

and now looks like this!  I think I got my $30 worth!!