Monday, March 21, 2011
Before and After-Vintage Hutch
Look at my new baby! A friend of mine bought this old house about a year ago and is planning to tear it down. I got there just in time to harvest this beautiful hutch. I know what you're thinking.......why demo this cute old house? But in reality....this house was done. Termites had completely eaten their way through the log cabin and every room was falling apart. I even had to treat part of the hutch for termites. This house was well used up and it was it's time. (note to builder--log cabins by the beach won't last long in our termite town)
Because this piece was built-in to the wall, our friend reconstructed the whole backside and put the drawers back together. It took 2 coats of primer, and 2-3 coats of paint and a good soapy bath to get the crud off the glass knobs. Look at the original paper in the drawers. Isn't it rad? Just wiped them down and they look as good as new.
Now my plan is to paint the walls a light airy citron color which seems to be so hard to find right now. Not too green, not too yellow. Anybody have any recommendations?
Can't wait to show you when it's done.