A few months ago I was looking on Craigslist and found a FREE hutch. It was the top of a little girls desk in it's previous life. Well, it was free and I was able to talk my husband into picking it up!!! Of course he thought I was nuts, but that's alright, it wasn't costing him any money, just time.
Here is the before picture of the hutch. It was the ugliest yellow color wood I have ever seen! However, it had great bones. Nice trim and nice bead board on the back, I was happy!
The first thing I did, which you can't see in this pic, I added decorative feet to the bottom. I cut out a notch on each corner of the front with a hand saw and screwed the new 6 inch legs in. Totally changes the look!
This is after I painted two coats of flat black paint and two coats of white primer on the inside. I had just started the antique tobacco glaze.
Close up of the tobacco glaze.
Almost done, just a little more.
This is the top, I'm painting it to match the bead board inside. I found that painting the glaze on with a sponge brush worked the best for this!
The finished product, with my free shutters from CL and some things I bought from Goodwill. I love the way it turned out in my dining room, it makes a HUGE difference! And, my husband is happy too, woohoo, HOME RUN!!!