But this is the beginning....The rest of the story.....
Obviously the before is not pretty!
I bought it second hand. It was one of those deals you don't want to pass up. That is until you bring it home and wonder what the heck you are thinking.
One thing about hutches.....they are heavy.
And this old girl feels every lift and tug.
But I also love good transformations. And this was no exception.
It all started like this YUK!!
Did you see it? Take a look again.....
This happened as my friend and I were lifting it out of the car. It fell on the headrest and busted a hole in the back of it.
Great more work...
I had wanted to put fabric on the back of this piece anyway but when this happened I knew I would! I had bought this to go into the Barn Sale I was in but never got to it.
My friend Vonda did a beautiful hutch so I knew there would be one in the booth. When I saw hers it confirmed my decision to use fabric. She had used it on hers and it was stunning. You might see it in the link above or here.
So now I was ready to get it done.
I had to replace the whole back though. I removed all the nails and had a piece of board cut to fit.
Since the back was out, the inside was a lot easier to paint. I also wanted to remove the glass and put in chicken wire.
I taped the glass so that when I broke it the pieces wouldn't shatter everywhere.
I then cut the chicken wire.
Chicken wire is like torture! As you cut it, it cuts you back. I guess it is revenge!
My hands are still healing!
I bought fabric for the back and cut it to fit. Placed the back on and hammered the nails that were in the last board.
I replaced the horrid hardware and painted it. Love the before and after.
If you ever question a piece.....look at the details. Because when you paint it those are the things that matter most.
Those are the things that breathe a new breath in the piece
I just had to tell you the rest of the story!
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