Poor Baby With SK
This solid yet messed up hutch was in dire need of some TLC. She was found in a farmer's field. It needed to be stripped of it's fabulous 1930 wallpaper and repaired.
SK Sartell delving into the unknown. Again!
I stripped the wallpaper finding very old and musty wood and damaged fittings. It was a beautiful piece in its time. But long years of home use and then many years in storage took it's toll.
The original glass was broken at corners so I needed to replace all the glass components.
After sanding and de-stinking it was time to consider paint.
My client wanted the insides to show with a fun color. So here goes a brilliant red. The cabinet has a cool little drawer in the top compartment. Maybe for silverware? Jewlery? It has a little inset latch and pull.
I chose a beaded glass to replace the broken cabinet glass. It seemed appropriate for the decade.
The exterior is painted with an old cream and then glazed with chocolate and sanded back.
I added lighting inside so the red and her pretty collectables would show.
This poor baby now has a wonderful spot to live out her years being loved and treasured. sk
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Leah M on Apr 12, 2014That is such a beautiful piece, thank you for saving her!
Janice on May 23, 2014Love the finished product. How did you de-stink it? And, I'm curious why you left the red over spray on the top section so it shows when the door is shut. Where do you buy that wonderful beaded glass?