Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Great make overs

Jen over a Sancturay Arts is having a "Make over party", so here is one of our best to date make overs.
My in-laws are avid rummagers and found a hutch similar to the one above for $70.00. While I was over at their house one day, I spied it in their garage. They had no plans for it, they just bought it in case someone needed one or were going to re-sell it when they has a sale. They thought I was nuts because I wanted to paint it. It was too nice of wood to paint they told me, but I knew it would be great painted.

After much discussion, I talked my husband into tackling the project. Sometimes he just doesn't get the vision that I do when I see something.


We took out the back and replaced it with bead board. Then we removed the glass and put wire screening in the door openings. Painted it all cream, added new hadware and distressed. For around $150.00 total, we have a pretty great looking piece of furniture.

The Junk Mammas

14 comments:

blondiensc said...

Woo wee, that looks great, love the color and the use of chicken wire on the doors, so perfect! Only $150.00 total too, great deal~Thanks for sharing~

Jen r. said...

I love it! It looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in on the party! Jen

Christina said...

You did a great job!

Christina said...

Love your hutch makeover. It is so amazing the difference paint makes.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

gorgeous. great job with paint.

bec4 said...

Froms 70's sad to super fab! Beautiful!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

great work...looks so amazing.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Looks fabulous!! Aren't you glad you didn't listen to your in laws?? Almost everything looks better white!

cindy said...

Awesome job!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How pretty!

Kris said...

What a great redo. I love painted furniture. It just makes a home feel so cozy.

Have a happy day

Kris

Janet said...

Wow, that looks great. I can't wait to go yard sale-ing tomorrow.

It' an Evolution said...

Love the chicken wire instead of glass. It looks so much more friendly. Great job and great spy.
Janet

melissa said...

Oh, I love it!! You did a great job~the beadboard is a perfect touch!