Anthropology - Maybe6:45 PM
Today marked the end of a huge emotional project. I finally finished my antique hutch. Just a little history on this piece, I bought it from the estate of my friend who was an amazing wood worker. He passed away from cancer over 5 years ago and his wife sold me his 'pet' project.
I bought the hutch knowing full well that it was beyond my repair capabilities, but I could see how fantastic it would be and I knew I had to 'save' it. For those of you who buy furniture you share my disease!
The hutch was missing pieces but had amazing bones and I knew if I didn't get it I would regret it for a long time. So, I bought the hutch, got it home where my family thought I was crazy. The way the pieces were joined, and the details made me think the hutch was over 300 years old. So I got it home and tucked my treasure into a spot in the garage.
For this project to be successful I needed several things to come together - lots of expert old fashioned wood repair, locating replacement pieces (preferably old wood), and the right paint.
Here's what it looked like before: