I know that it has been a while since I wrote but I have been busy with some life changes…(more on that later) and also working on this Hutch redo for a friend of mine. This took me entirely too long to do thanks to the uncooperative weather but she is finally finished.
I first filled in some holes with wood filler then I painted the whole thing with my self mixed chalk paint. When all was dry I sanded and distressed all over, then I went back over with paint again lightly to give it that aged… painted and repainted look. I then covered it in a jacobean stain by minwax and wiped off to age it.
I decided to not put the doors back on the top because they just seemed to not go well with the hutch. I think they look great all by themselves. I thought she could hang some chain from them and use them as decorative windows somewhere else.
(perhaps hanging in a seating area outside…or hanging in front of a window in the bathroom or kitchen….) Where ever she decides I think they will look great.
This was the first time someone has hired me to do a piece for them and it was kind of strange ……definitely more pressure than just doing a piece for myself…you feel more pressure to get everything right. I really hope she loves it too. 🙂