Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hutch Redo - Before & After


Okay so you know those kind of projects that are going to be super simple and you'll have them done and posted to your blog in about 2 days.
Start to finish...
Or perhaps almost a year or so will go by.
I'm an awful procrastinator.
I actually bought this hutch in a package deal off of Craigslist.
I redid the desk here and then just stalled for a while.
This thing is oooollld!
It was also dog mess brown.
Excuse my language but it was that ugly.

So the first order of business was to remove all the doors.
The bottom two doors were really falling apart and wouldn't close without some serious pushing and pulling.
I decided to just "remake" them instead of trying to fix them.
I took them apart and and removed the middles from them.
I decided to just chicken wire the whole toot'n thing.

I finally reassembled it and painted it.
The colors are all custom mixed with various paints I had sitting around.
The inside is a grayish blue.
The outside is just a normal white
I use it to store all my sewing stuff in.
As I look at this photo then I consider the fact that I should have straightened it up a bit.
Anyway, it's old.
It's big.
It's staying.
For now... 


Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Love it! Totally worth the wait!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's beautiful, jillian! love the chicken wire!

Stephanie said...

LOVE it - after seeing the finished project did you wish you had finished it sooner? I have projects like this too - as in sitting in my garage right now...hmmm.

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, it's beautiful! what a transformation. Well done. You had quite the vision. Love the pictures - imperfect is the new perfect! thanks for sharing, liz

Anna See said...

Simply Scrumptious!

Dawn said...

Loving it now, no more dog poo brown. Beautiful piece!!

Amy Kinser said...

It's beautiful! What a great piece of furniture and what a great statement it makes.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Wow! Great job with the whole thing I especially like the chicken wire :)

Art and Sand said...

I love the chicken wire. I need to start checking Craig's List. So many people talk about their great finds.

NanaDiana said...

It looks great! You would never know it was the same piece! It is beautiful! xo Diana

Clydia Mangold said...

I love it Jillian-!

Helen said...

Great job. I love how you display your treasures in it. Isn't it amazing what a little paint will do? Looking forward to seeing more projects.

Laura said...

I think it looks wonderful!
I wish our Craigslist had more interesting treasures.
So off to the flea market I go.

Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

May instead of procrastinating- which I do- we can call it waiting?

Lana M. said...

I like it. A lot. I like how you say "it's staying, for now." :-)

Robin said...

It's looking good now. I love the chickenwire doors! A wonderful touch.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Charming piece (after her DIY makeover). Come by and share her at my sometime.


Julia Kendrick said...

I love it! It turned out so great! It is amazing what a little paint can do. Julia @ juliakendrick.com

a house full of vintage said...

Wow I'm in LOVE with this hutch. The white is beautiful...what a great find! Glad I came across your blog...now following:)

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jessica said...

I love how you redid this! The chicken wire adds such a great touch!! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog!

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Amanda said...

What an amazing transformation! Very well done!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Tammy said...

What a neat hutch! I love the chicken wire! Looks like a keeper to me. I'm your newest follower.

Charity Thomas said...

It turned out great, lots of charachter! Awesome redo!