Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Country Hutch

Here is my clients hutch all finished......

Here is what it looked like before......

She didn't want it to be used for dishes anymore and wanted to use it in a guest bedroom / office.  She had other white pieces in the room so she knew she wanted it to be mostly white.  The other colors in the room were red, some blue and a soft gold.  We went with having gold inside the top of the hutch because it is a constant color in the rest of her house.  This way the piece could be moved to any room and fit in nicely.

I also suggested taking out the center door so that area would have a different look, and using Chicken Wire or Hex Mesh as it is now called ( I am aging myself here for sure, and you now know I grew up on a farm.....) in the other two doors.  I have never tried this before but I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so.  Luckily the client agreed and I started my project.

I painted it white then did a very light distressing on the white.

I painted the soft gold and filled in the screw holes from the door I was not putting back on.

The "hex mesh" was another story.  I didn't realize how hard it would be to find the size I wanted.  Probably should have looked into that before suggesting it right?

Anyhow I did find some at Ace Hardware that was 1" (I would have liked 1/2" but that would have to have been ordered on-line and HEAVY,  shipping almost cost as much as the material!!)  Mr. Sensible was kind enough to help me with the install of the mesh.  Surprisingly it went in quite smoothly. We laid out the mesh and put the glass right down on top of the mesh to cut the wires.  As you can see there was a curve at the top (there were two pieces of wood which the glass slid up into)  so the mesh would have to slip into it as well,....hmmm that was a poser but with two people, the mesh was quite cooperative.  Once that was slid into place we laid the material down where that glass had laid and put the rubber strip back into place on the three straight sides.  I never thought this rubber stuff would go back in but it did with a little persuasion.  Easy peasy really!

We also changed out the hardware on the bottom,  filled in the holes from the handles and put on glass knobs.  The top doors got their old little knobs painted white, without the back plate. 

Colors for the white we used, Sherwin Williams Dover White and for the inside of the hutch we used Sherwin Williams Compatible Cream. They are on the same paint strip in the paint deck, a sure way to know the colors are going to work together. I did have these mixed at Home Depot in their Behr Premium Satin with the primer already in it!  (my favorite paint just in case you had not figured that out yet.)

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  1. wow, I would have thought the wire would have been a nightmare to work with . It came out great Connie!

  2. I thought the wire would be difficult to work with too. It looks great!

  3. You did an outstanding job on this the chicken wire...he he!!!


  4. The redesign is outstanding! Love the wire inserts! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you!
    Hope to see you again next week!

  5. Just GORGEOUS! I LOVE that yellow you used! Beautiful transformation!

    Deborah (happily visiting from

  6. A whole new piece. I love the wire, its different. I am sure she is one happy client.

  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing, love the Chicken Wire, gives a completely different look.


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