A couple weeks ago I shared with you my quest to find a replacement for a few pieces of furniture I moved out of my space. You can read out that furniture update here. Now I would like to share with you the furniture update reveal. Yes, I found of piece to add to my space!! Viewer beware. This piece is in need of some serious tlc. Here she is.
It’s a hutch, big, heavy and ugly. I found this out of pure luck at a moving sale. The family was moving out of town and very eager to downsize. I guess less to move. When I spied this piece it was already taken apart— shelves removed and top taken off the base. Therefore, I had to use my imagination. How tall was it really? How far apart are the shelves spaced? Even having theses questions, I could see it had good bones – well built and solid wood. It was quality in the rough. I made an offer and they accepted. It was mine! Now to get it home. Oh, did I mention it was located in a second floor condo unit? And… no elevator? Lucky for me I have a strong teen boy who is willing to flex his muscles. He got it down the stairs, and out to the van without a hitch. I was super excited and thankful. It was meant to come home with me.
After it arrived at our house, I placed the pieces together to get a visual. I wanted to have my own personal furniture reveal. It was big! Too big for the space I had pictured in my mind originally. Some rearranging of furniture will be in order. But now it was time to start giving it some TLC.
I decided I wanted to begin with the inside back panel. I knew I was going to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, so sanding it down was not necessary. However, I did wipe it down with a cloth just to get any surface dust and dirt off. The most tedious job and the one I hate the most is taping off. For this particular area I needed to that because I want the interior of the cabinet another color. I applied two coats of Lucketts Green with about a half hour drying time in between.
When that was completed, I applied an antiquing wax with a soft t-shirty cloth. Important tip: Use a furniture wax brush. It is an oval shape brush with flat bristles. It will save your arm from falling off!! Mine almost did. I applied it in a circular motion and the wiped off any excess. Just to let you know, when this dries it is not as dark or look this streaky.
Meanwhile, I searched my paint stash and came across a full gallon of Martha Stewart Iron Stone. This will be plenty to use on the shelves and interior of the cabinet. I gave each shelf a quick once over with a sandpaper block and then applied 2 coats of paint with a smooth roller. These pieces were super easy to whip out…. no fancy edging, moldings or taping required.
Sometimes Most times I need the quick job. I do my projects in between other stuff in life and I loose focus pretty easily.
Well that was it for that day. (See I lost my focus ) Don’t worry there is more to come. I just need to walk away from it for a while to get excited about it again. Did I happen to mention is a huge piece? Stop back again and see the progress on it. Beware: I may change my mind with my original idea!