This hutch is a thrift store find that was missing it's legs and had been distressed naturally for decades, but it was such a unique vintage piece and a quality piece of furniture that just needed some updating. I have Googled Kroehler furniture and they made some sharp looking furniture and I love the retro look of the items they did in 50's and 60's. Michelle had found the Lion claw legs in a box of furniture parts that someone was tossing out on trash day, so I attached them to the hutch, sanded and painted the whole thing satin white and removed and cleaned all the hardware and painted it apple green and reinstalled it and then painted the ball that the Lion claw was grabbing green along with painting the inside of the hutch green. This was a fun project to work on and it turned out so nice. I hope to find another one someday.
finished with legs and new paint
Monday, June 28, 2010
Michelle bought this piece along with a matching chest of drawers and both pieces were missing their legs very strange? but found some legs in my furniture parts box and went to work. I wish I could take credit for coming up with the sheet music idea but I saw Miss Mustard Seed do this with an older dresser on her blogand I thought it was very creative and I also found a bunch of sheet music in the pink desk we bought from Goodwill that you see on our blog, the girl that owned the desk was in the band at school because it was all for the flute. I then distressed it lightly and cleaned,primed and painted the pulls metallic silver...we think it turned out nice and plan on doing the chest of drawers the same way.http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2010/03/sytycd-week-4-whites.html check this out
Michelle brought this home and it was really ugly,it looked like they had their 6 year old try to paint it 5 different colors and someone had broken the bottom doors off but left the hinges on it? so I removed the hinges and filled the holes,found some wood knobs for the top doors and painted it Glidden satin CINNAMON STICK and Glidden satin SPANISH OLIVE it turned out great.I painted all the edges spanish olive and then took a candle and rubbed wax on the edges and then painted cinnamon stick and when the paint was dry rubbed edges back to spanish olive color.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
These older TV entertainment centers are piling up at Goodwill's/Thrift stores, I wish I could have a brainstorm and figure out how to make a useful/good looking piece of furniture out of these older pieces. Flat screen TV's have turned this piece of furniture into the 8 track stereo of 2010. What can be done with these pieces??......any idea's??
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This dinning room table and chairs had been thrown into the dumpster at an apartment complex my son was visiting, he borrowed our truck and took this home and repainted it and had his mother recover the seats and then put it on craigslist and sold it for a $100.00
My wife bought this at a garage sale and it had many coates of paint that required chemical stripping once back to bare wood it was primed with Glidden grabber primer and then hand sanded flat and level and then 3 coats of Glidden custom mix aqua on the outside and semi-gloss white on the inside of the drawers. The chrome pulls were polished and reinstalled and I think it turned out great.