Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Transformation of a Craigslist China Hutch

I picked up this china hutch on Craigslist for cheap.  The picture below was the one listed on the Craigslist ad.  It looked great.  I thought I wouldn't have to paint it.  When I picked it up however I realized how decieving the picture was.  The finish was terrible, the painted chipping and a back leg broken.  You can not see it in the picture but the back had large gold swirls painted on it.  The indentions in the doors were also painted gold.

I ended up repairing the leg, spraying it black, and removing the gold grids in the glass doors.
The Before

And the After....

Love the crown moulding and the dental moulding across the top of the buffet in the above photo.

 This piece took more time than I originally thought but it turned out gorgeous.

Monday, May 9, 2011

French Country Hutch Redo

I picked up a hutch at a yardsale on Friday.
I didn't get a before picture of it.  The finish was the same as this hutch below I finished earlier this year.  You know that dark 70's look.  Only this hutch had orange pop bottle glass doors. Ugggg.

I painted it a very light blue grey, lightly sanded the edges, and wiped it down with Ralph Lauren tobacco glaze.  I love the hammered hinges and the chicken wire in the top doors.  I added glass knobs and stenciled a laurel wreath and year on the bottom drawers. I think it all came together nicely.