August 12, 2015 by Terry
This pretty piece was inspired by warm sunny days. For a while now I have been wanting to do another yellow piece. I absolutely love the two I did previously (click here and here to view) and have been itching to find a piece that would suit the color.
Here is the piece I found. It is an old display hutch probably from the 80’s. It was in pretty rough shape, missing hardware and having some holes in the back of it.
I took the entire piece apart, discarded the broken and damaged pieces and removed the moldings off of the doors. They were just plastic anyways and I think removing them kinda removed the 80’s from it. lol!
Here is what I was left with …
After a good cleaning and a little more prep I gave all the pieces of this cabinet 2 coats of American Chalk Paint Co’s Amber Waves of Grain. I sanded between coats of paint and did a final sanding with 400 grit paper after the second coat.
The backboard to this piece was replaced with pine tongue and groove planks. I white washed them with watered down white chalk paint and when they dried I went over them with random brushstrokes of antiquing wax. The wax was smoothed into the wood to soften the brushstrokes.
After the bottom shelves were reinstalled and the back attached I continued on and made 2 additional shelves out of the same wood as the backboard. This cabinet was missing the shelves when I got it so I decided to make some. Both shelves were glued and screwed together to make them strong enough to hold the weight of anything that may be displayed on them. Then I cut them to fit and finished them the same as the backboard.
Once the doors were reattached and the glass was installed I added new hardware.
Then it was time for a photo shoot inside the house …
I picked up these cute little honeycomb embossed milk bottles the other day. They came with red and white striped re useable straws.
I also found a new tureen to love. It came with a big white porcelain ladle. I love the shape of the whole piece. I’m using the lid as an ornament right now in another display vignette in the kitchen.
Hope you have a sunny day!
Also … just a reminder that my Broken Made Beautiful Furniture Linky Party begins again tomorrow evening at 6:00pm (MST) so please join in the fun and share your latest and greatest projects, finds or favorite pieces!
Hope to see you there!