I found this amazing beaut @ the D.I. (local thrift store) for a whoppin' $10.00.
Seriously, a steal.
I felt like I was going to be cuffed and locked away 'cause I was getting it for so cheap!
The whole thing was real wood, no veneer- so double score for me!
It was missing a drawer and had some nasty decals that dated it.
So those were the first things to go!
After lots of sanding, priming, and my hubby making lots of customized pieces, it was ready to paint.
The hub made a top shelf, cut out a backing, and also made a shelf where the missing drawer was.
Such a good slave!
(above pic... is the shelf he added where another drawer should have been)
Loved this new decal.
Cost me as much as the hutch though!
I found these beautiful knobs clearanced @ the Home Depot for $6.20 a set.
I painted the entertainment center country white with the intentions to glaze it as well.
I got out my favorite glaze....
...glazed away, and HATED it.
I had to repaint over what I had glazed 3 times!
But after more painting it was once again clean and fresh!
After I was done painting my kind Love Buckets (aka my husband) felt sorry for me and told me to go rest and he would poly coat it. This is what I walked upstairs to a little later....
That is my hubby hard at work poly-coating my entertainment center in his PJ shorts and YES- his desert racing boots.
I got a good laugh. (he is going to kill me for showing you all--haha)
I asked him what he was doing and he replied " I needed to try out my new riding boots and feel manly while I helped you with your crafts!"
Oh I LOVE him!!!
Now it is finally ready to assemble!
I had to fix the baskets I bought so they wouldn't scuff up the paint.
A little felt and hot glue did the trick!
Now to put everything back in it.....
......FINALLY a home for everything again!
(My other hutch was leaning and needs some MAJOR tlc.)
Here is one more before and after, side by side.
A huge THANK YOU also to our friends who helped me lug this puppy from the thrift store home!
I am off to get my package ready for one of you lucky viewers!
Are you excited to see what is in it?
Just a little longer and you will know!