Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Small Hutch Makeover

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This is another piece that I have had for many years, Johnny brought it home for me.  He obviously used to support my addiction to old furniture, not anymore!  
I decided it is finally time for me to do something with it.


I always knew there should have been legs on this, there is a strange bracket on the bottom.  We had to set it on a couple of foam puzzle pieces otherwise the bolts would have dug into the floor.  I saw a similar piece on Kijiji last winter and it had 60's type legs on it.


I had to pop the top off of the cabinet to remove the glass doors.
I originally was going to paint this black, but instead decided to go with gray.  I used wall paint that I bought to paint the livingroom, that project is still waiting. 


I adhered fabric to the back of the hutch with Mod Podge.  I also coated the fabric with Mod Podge.   


I put a coat of varathane on the hutch so that the stain wouldn't soak into the paint.  I antiqued the whole piece, including the fabric, with ebony stain.  The bottom to panels of fabric took the stain okay, but the top soaked up the stain in a couple of spots. 


I was just going to replace the top panel, but then decided to tear out all three and put new pieces in, I like it better clean white.


  I sprayed the hardware white. 





I added legs to the bottom, the type I had seen on the other cabinet I was telling you about.


Here it is set up with a few props. 



 

After all these years, it has finally been MacGIRLverized!

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4 comments:

  1. You filled that wall again pretty fast. Ooo that bowl looks great there.

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  2. Yeah, worked on it all day today. Time for something different now, maybe some burning or something :)

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  3. I just noticed that the bowl pulls out the colour of Dan's tie.

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