There once was a lady who wanted a HUTCH…
I had been searching for a hutch for quite awhile and had even given up temporarily because I hadn’t found something that I liked.
The hutch process began in November. Do you remember when I wrote the post “The Hutch that Makes me Crazy?” Well, after I wrote that post I realized that I didn’t have a wall in my home that could even fit a hutch. I got some flack about that from the Hubsters. It’s true though. I’m such a “visual” person that I tend to overlook the fine details at times. That is why we are such a good team together.
So, I decided that I would look for a hutch to fit the television (a.k.a the ONLY wall in the house that WOULD fit a hutch).
1st challenge…my hubby got a 50 INCH flatscreen. UMMMM only hutches on steroids will fit the giant thing. Instantly, the television took the “focal point” spot in the room. I was not ok with that.
2nd Challenge: I had just bought this media cabinet on Craigslist, and since I had given up on finding a hutch I even dressed up the media cabinet. Do you remember THIS post?
Then the I found her. She was beautiful….well at least my vision of her was.
Yep. both pieces of her were exactly what I was searching for.
The top needed some alterations. Luckily I have a handy-man named Dan for a hubby. He took off the doors built me some cubbyholes for the electrical stuff, filled a ton of holes with wood puddy, and added a few molding pieces to finish her off.
After a the primer was dry, I sprayed her with Krylon Ivory in gloss sheen. I had originally planned to have a turquoise hutch, but after I did the STENCIL on the wall, I decided to go with something a little less bold.
I sprayed the hardware an oil-rubbed bronze color. Here they are before:
This is how she looked before the glaze went on.
If you need instructions on how to glaze go to previous posts found HERE or HERE. The glaze makes the details just POP right out!
Here is the end result.
The details turned out exactly how I planned.
This find cost me $35.00 on Craigslist. All the supplies to paint her were about $15.00. So, the total cost for my hutch was right around $50.00. Doesn’t she look more expensive than that!?!? Now that’s THRIFTY!