Every once in a while I will get the bug to do a hutch. And almost every time I wonder why in the h@#* I wanted to do a hutch. I get about 1/2 way through and start hating life.
I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with this one, so I went to Hancock Fabric for some inspiration. I found the loveliest print and then it just came to me.
When I say it came to me, I mean I knew, in my head, what I wanted it to look like. BUT, fate usually takes it's course and what's in my head doesn't always translate to real life. Thus is the case with this piece. It kind of morphed about half way through because I started with the bottom and seriously thought I was going to have to make a trip to the ER because of the way my arm felt. Ok, ok, that's a slight exaggeration, but it was A LOT of work!! I don't like using an electrical sander because you have so much less control and it tends to look like you did it with a sander. So, this baby was distressed by hand (and arm and shoulder). Won't be doing that again for a while!
This is a little out of my comfort zone, so I'm curious to know what you think!
I'm still looking at it.
I do absolutely adore this fabric. It has that french country vibe to me. I love how it's soft and casual, but girly and upscale at the same time.
Oh, this makes my arm hurt just looking at it! BUT, I do love how the distressing turned out! It's just a lot heavier than I normally do.
I could not find knobs that I was happy with so I finally went to my local lumber store and found these. They were originally black so I sprayed them and the pull with oil rubbed bronze so they would all match.
Have a great weekend!