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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Transformation Thursday


Follow me over to The Shabby Chic Cottage for my very first Transformation Thursday where I will be sharing this hutch made of old fence re purposed wood!!! Talk about one man's trash!!! And how green can you get??? I have always loved recycling things and making them into something new!! I'm excited to see what everyone else has so I better get this going. Here we go :))
 I usually spray my furniture but I figured the wood would just soak it up and it take too many coats so I rolled the paint on and it worked pretty good. It was a little gloppy in some areas but overall it did the trick.

This is what I started with. I didn't make the hutch but I do know the gentleman who did. I almost forgot to take a before picture. You can see on the side that I had already started painting it :/ So many of the projects I have done over the years don't have a before picture. I get so excited about getting started that I forget to take pictures of the before and then after it's done I'm kicking myself for not doing it. But on this one I just so happened to remember :))  Yay!!
 
 




The gentleman that made the hutch used screen in the doors. 




It really looked ok but I prefer the look of chicken wire. I think it gives it more of a rustic look (plus I love chicken wire.)
And here it is.  After I painted it I couldn't even wait for the paint to dry to start distressing it.  But it was not really wet. The wood really soaks up the paint.  I love to distress furniture.  It's kinda like therapy but a whole heck of a lot cheaper :)




I don't know why I love chicken wire so much.... One time I covered a lampshade base with chicken wire and then used a white cotton hankie with lace on it to cover the top.  I loved it.... I don't know about anybody else, but I did :))




Here is the base of the hutch.  The top is removable so it is not so heavy to move around.  I just painted over the hardware that was on there too. I think if you didn't want to use the bottom for display and just use it for storage, it would look really good with some fabric behind the chicken wire.  Maybe a toile or even just plain white cotton or linen.  But I think it would be an ideal place to store and display some cream wear or even all your silver (mine is all tarnished at the moment and I think that would even look good in there!!





Here is the top of the hutch (and one of my mannequins (I love them so much :))  I didn't know at the time that I was taking these pictures that I would be posting them on a blog.  So you will have to excuse the mess in the background.  You may have noticed that I don't have a straight on shot of the hutch.  That is because I couldn't get far enough away to get it all in the shot.  This thing is huge.  It is probably a good 7ft. tall and maybe 5ft. wide.  It really is a monster!!  If it wasn't soo big I would be bringing it home with me.  I really want a potting bench / hutch for the patio and this would be perfect for that.  The wood is treated and already weathered.  I use exterior paint so that would be good.   I think it would just get better looking sitting outside.  But that is just me :)




And here it is all dressed up for the Transformation Tuesday party... You like??? I loooove it!!!
Please excuse the dolly in the picture.  I couldn't crop it out without taking off the whole bottom of the hutch.  I think having this blog and knowing that I am taking pictures to post on here will make me become more aware of everything else in the picture.



So there it is.... I hope you enjoyed it.  I will eventually open an Etsy shop and start selling some of this stuff and I am planning on taking the furniture to a consignment shop.  It just doesn't look like I am going to be able to do what I wanted to with opening the shop and having the flea market.  But I am not going to give up.  I know this is what I want to do.  I just have more pressing things going on in my life at this moment.  But one day I do plan to open my shop again and hopefully have it on a piece of land large enough to have a flea market as well.  I think that would be so much fun!!!




I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!!!!!


Michella
xoxo

3 comments:

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

wow,, beautiful transformation. I just love that hutch. You did a great job on it.

One Cheap B*tch said...

LOVE IT! Did I say that loud enough? =) Seriously, that is one gorgeous makeover and piece of furniture!

Coming over from the Shabby Chic Cottage and a happy new follower!

Jeanine

Julie said...

Wow! I love the hutch. It is the perfect combo of cottage and farmhouse - my favorites! I too love chicken wire. Going to put some in an old armoire/wardrobe I got off of Craigs list. (Love that resource.) You did an awesome job on it. You are a talented lady!!!! woot. Thanks for sharing the before and after. It's outstanding! Have a great day.

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