Friday, July 20, 2012

Hutch restoration

My parents were given an old, handmade hutch a while back, and it had just been sitting in their garage gathering dust. When they asked if I wanted it, I jumped at the opportunity! After all, I can never have too much storage for my yarn, right?

Doesn't that just look so much better!? I love how the blue just POPS in my crafting room (which is messy right pardon..)

Steps: strip paint, clean up the mess (it does make a HUGE mess), sand everything with 100 grain sandpaper, paint 2 coats of a deep chocolate brown, paint 2 coats of a bright turquoise, let sit for 24 hours, rub the edges with a sandpaper block, and rub the heck out of everything else with coarse steel wool (1-2) and coarse sandpaper (but even out with a finer steel wool),  and presto! new and improved hutch!

Stay crafty my friends!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

20th birthday and 3 year anniversary

Today has been just a relaxing day of doing absolutely nothing, which is nice. Today is my 20th birthday, and the 3 year anniversary of Fletcher and I's beautiful relationship. I love him dearly, and I can't wait to see what is in store for us in the future.

Birthdays are fun! But you know what else is fun? Restoring and revamping old furniture! On my next post I'm going to post about all of my adventures I had restoring THIS old hutch, so keep an eye out :)

Stay crafty my friends.