Monday, September 7, 2009

Finished!

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that one of my projects was to refinish a corner hutch that I have. A couple of you expressed an interest in seeing the finished product, so here it is! The first photo is the hutch as it looked when I bought it -- for $25 at a garage sale. The photo doesn't show how beat up it was. I tried covering the scratches, but they were just too deep. There were doors with glass on the top part, but the glass was missing and the door frames were pretty racked, so we took them off.

Here's the before:

And this is after:

I read recently where you should have a color repeated three times in a room, to incorporate it as a "theme." I have a few pictures with black frames, and the light over the dining room table is black -- actually very dark metal, but close enough.


I don't have much of a knack for arranging things artistically, but I'm a collector of knick knacks and particularly family heirlooms, so it's nice to have another place to display things.

I'm still on a roll with painting. I'm debating what my next project will be. Stay tuned!

15 comments:

Lynne said...

Looks terrific - you did a great job. I never knew about the 3 items of a color before. I'll have to look around my rooms and see if I'm doing that.

Susanne said...

I love how the colors in the dishes just pop off the black. And I've heard that you should have black in every room to anchor it. (Whatever that means. LOL.) You did an awesome job.

Sarah said...

That looks fantastic! I love the redo! Thanks for posting a before and after...I think it sets off the room quite nicely!

Melissa said...

You are good. It looks profesionally re-finished.

Bravo to you. Good job.

Becky said...

Wow girl! You have missed your calling. That turned out beautifully. I really like it. And it is functional too, for storage as well as fun.

Well done!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Love it! You did a fabulous job. And can't beat the price!

Jen said...

It looks really great....I have a piece in my front LR that needs to be painted black..wanna come over and do it. I need to do it this fall.

Joyce said...

Oh, the finished product is beautiful, Karen! The dark finish is a perfect accent in your dining room. Lovely work.

Dandy said...

Holy Moly- what a transformation! You have a gift for sure. Please come over.

Judy said...

Who told you you don't have a knack for arranging things?!

YOU DO!

Wow. That looks lovely.

Janean said...

It looks brand new and modern (in a good sense). Great job. Thanks for posting the before & afters.

Robin said...

I love the black against the gold/yellow wall - that sets it off perfectly! And I also love the new hardware you put on it.
Beautiful!

diana said...

oh, it's gorgeous. great job. i guess i should think about looking at garage sales. that was such a great find when you can make it look like it does now.

Kim said...

Okay-that room is stunning. Can you come up here and redo my house? I love all the rooms you have showed us in the past. You definitely have some talent there!
*smiles*
Kim

Kat said...

How wonderful of a job did you do? I am really impressed. The hutch looks wonderful. As you already seen today mine is black also but not by me, I bought it that way with the distressed look. I like your china in the cabinet too, it's very pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'm off to read your most recent post, but this was eye candy to me.