I was very fortunate that my mother wanted to pass on this lovely hutch for free. It has a lovely antique quality. It fit beautifully in her home. She has a very eclectic and antique-y style. She is a retired interior designer and has a beautiful home. I, however, have a much more contemporary and non-eclectic style. So, I decided to revamp the hutch to fit in with what I have (and kept my fingers crossed that Mom doesn't hate it!).
Here is the before picture, and please try to ignore the very, very messy garage in the background. The upper glass doors were already removed for travel, so they are not shown in this picture.
Now, drum roll, here is the after:
I think it cost me about $35 to redo this, including all of the hardware. I just bought some white paint (obviously) for the outside, a turquoise (Turquoise Bay at Ace Hardware) for the inside, and new knobs, pulls, and hinges. I already had primer on hand.
Here is a close-up of the inside of the upper part. I just love the pops of red with the turquoise.
And I stuck pretty true to the knobs that were on the original piece...the glass was just really yellowed so they needed to be replaced. Very classic looking, I think.
I went a little more contemporary on the pulls, though.
All in all, I am super happy with how this project turned out. It makes a beautiful addition to our home and gives me TONS of extra storage. Also, it is an interesting process refinishing old furniture...when you get in there and see all of the stuff prior owners have done. All of the nicks and nails...it makes you wonder about them - who they were, when they were, etc.
Have you had any successful furniture refinishing projects. If so, give me the link or email a pic. I am always inspired to see other peoples decorating!