Sunday, August 8, 2010
put it together!
hi everyone! sorry i've been away for a little bit! it's summer and it's go-go-go with the kiddo's these days! i've still been doing little projects here and there, but today i finished something that i really think turned out better than i anticipated. i'm not methodical, nor am i a big planner when it comes to creating or decorating. i just usually come up w/ an idea and run w/ it. hoping all the while that it'll work out! and if i run into technical difficulties i bring in the big guns, aka hubby ;) ! but today i did it w/o my hubby! i got this hutch top from my sister and bro-in-law. her hubby brought it home from a trash pile, but they didn't end up using it-much to my delight! so i brought it home and everyone that saw it tried to get it out of my hot little paint stained hands! but i held firm, knowing i love it and could do something w/ it. i thought all i needed was a base for it to rest upon. i figured something would come my way eventually, but i didn't have to wait for eventually! i was so eager to put this little honey to use that i started measuring all the dressers and such around and in my home. nothing was big enough until...i was outside one day and measured this cabinet i have outside under the kitchen window, it was serving as a buffet for when we entertain outside and also held outdoor necessities. it was also in my sons room at one time and held his toys and books and whatnot. we got it from the neighbors, they were getting rid of about 5 pieces of furniture (for free, on the sidewalk) and i took them all! anyway.... it fit the bill for the detached hutch top i had! yay! so i spray painted the hutch top w/ heirloom white,sorry i forgot to take a good b4 pic! then i had the task of making a door for the base cab. it had been missing one for years, while it was outside i had a little curtain covering the hole where the door should be. but now with it being reborn into a proper hutch duo, it needed a proper door! so i found a piece of wood, cut it to size, sanded the edges, added some bead board and an old frame i had lying around (i have a frame collecting sickness!) nailed them to the piece of wood and hung them on the cabinet w/ the original hardware! i save all the hardware from anything and everything and it really comes in handy! i did not have the original knob to that door though, it was missing when i got it, so i had to improvise. i had one vintage crystal knob( left over from an old desk i disassembled a while ago) and this old metal thingy that was a candle holder when i bought it, but the glass broke, so i put it on the knob screwy thing first and the attached the crystal knob. i took out this old book case and moved my lovely new hutch in! whew, i am wordy tonite! i guess i'm in detail mode- anyway!!!! i screwed the top to the bottom and wah-lah!!! my first HUTCH!!! i think i really like it! i decorated it w/ some plates,family photos,bird houses and this cool wood cut out thing i got at a yard sale for a buck! i like to sprinkle a few dark things around the house because i tend to go pretty light w/ everything else, it helps it not to get so light that everything floats away :) ! i'll be linking up to many of the parties on my sidebar so please go check out what everyone is up to! and thanks for visiting me! please leave a comment so i know you stopped by! have a fabulous week creating!