So we're back with one final furniture project from Brenda! She had this hutch thing that she was using to display items, but she wasn't loving the distressed finish anymore, and she really needed some storage below for china and such.
So Nick set out to enclose the open/bottom area, and put in a shelf and 4 doors along the front. Believe it or not, we get a project like this and Nick gets all excited. To me it just sounds complicated and time-consuming, but for him it's an opportunity to use his problem solving skills. AND HIS POWER TOOLS.
Luckily, I wasn't without a fun project with this hutch. Brenda wanted to lose the wood beadboard, and instead have a crisp white/gray lattice design. Like this:
My first thought was to use the projector… but with all the detail involved, it seemed like a lot of tracing, followed by a lot of tedious painting. So I set out to create my own stencil.
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Making my own stencil took about 5 minutes. And cost less than $1. Yep, you heard me.
Once Nick finished all his carpentry business, we painted the whole body of the piece a crisp white…
Then we put on the the lattice-stenciled backboard, and some new hardware… And VOILA!!!
And here it is… all set up at Brenda's house!!
Didn't Nick do a great job with enclosing the bottom? It looks so sleek and awesome!