When hubs asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day last year, I told him that I wanted to find an old hutch to refinish. He looked at me like I was crazy and said, "you want me to buy you something used and something that you have to work on for Mother's Day?" I said, "Yes!" He said, "Wouldn't you rather just buy one that is already done from a furniture store?" I said, "NO!" So we went shopping. We hit every antique, thrift and consignment store around. Finally, in the very back corner in the clearance section of a consignment store, I found this beauty:
After prepping it, we painted it bone white:
Then we distressed the heck out of it and put a walnut stain over it:
Next up, we put chicken coop wire where the glass should be. This is where Hubs really thought I was insane. Oh ye of little faith!
A side view: