Saturday, June 28, 2014

Repurposed Hutch Top

Do you ever feel like you're in the Twilight Zone?  I'm totally a routine person.  I don't function well without one, so the beginning of summer is always a little hard for me.  I stink at transitioning from the school year to the summer routine.  And, my sweet little daughter asked me to not paint this summer so we could spend more time together and I agreed (I needed a break anyway). This piece was my last custom until school starts again.  It was originally the top to the buffet I just finished up.  

My client wanted to use the pieces separately, so she had the same cabinet maker that made the tops put legs on the hutch so it could be used as a book shelf.  I really love the idea and thought it turned out so great.  It was definitely dark and in need of a pick me up! 




 Before




 After

I love this color.  It's subtle and sophisticated, especially paired with the dark wood top.   







 *Confession:  People always ask me about glazing and I never tell them that I absolutely hate glazing.  I'm not sure why, I just do.  But, I do like the way it looks when done lightly.  




I'm not sure when you'll see me again, but I hope you're still around when I finally make another appearance!! :)

Have a terrific summer!!

14 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea on the hutch! Glazing can be a pain. And lastly, enjoy your summer, but you will be missed! :) See you in September!

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    1. Thanks so much Robin! Am I the only one that hates glazing??

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  2. I love the way this turned out. Great job!!

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  3. I totally stink at glazing and hate it too. When the summer is over I hope you can do a post on how you sand and stain. I always get swirl marks and it ruins the wood.

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    1. I'm glad to know someone else hates it, too! What grit are you using to sand? I use an orbital with 150 and it does pretty good. If you find swirl marks sand them out in the direction of the grain with 180. :)

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  4. This looks great, Lisa! With the legs, I could see this being used in so many ways in different rooms in the house. Love the color and the top. Glad to hear you will be taking a break and spending lots of time with your daughter. : )

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  5. I LOVE this piece Lisa!! We all need a break...enjoy the summer with your daughter!!

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    1. Thanks so much Martina! Now if it would just quit raining! ;)

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  6. What a brilliant idea to add legs! Your touch took it over the top! Beautiful :)

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  7. Don't abandon us entirely. You are absolutely an artiste! I know when I see createinspire in my inbox that I am in for a treat! You need to break your daughter-promise and paint a fun piece together. Maybe a subway art piece.

    La Verne@hopeandsalvage

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  8. Love it! That color is very similar to the sofa table I just finished! I will miss you terribly, but I understand. And I will definitely be here when you return!

    xoxo
    -andi

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  9. Hello - Love this piece! Do you remember the paint color you used.

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