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.
***FOR A FULL TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN STENCIL, CLICK HERE!!!!***
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!
Be sure to also check out our tutorial on applying upholstery tacks or nailhead trim to furniture!
Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos says
Hi Vicki! We just used a sheet of 1/4″ plywood cut to size! After tearing out the old beadboard, we just popped in the plywood (after it was stenciled) and stapled it in with an industrial staple gun!
Love the stencil. Wondering what the new backboard material is? Did you just remove the old backboard and replace with the new?
Loving this. Wondering what material the new backboard is?
Tracy Kalescky says
I just found your site and am loving all the projects! I can’t wait to go out and some furniture to redo!
We do seal our pieces to ensure durability. We either use Polyurethane (oil base) or Polycrylic (water base) depending on the piece. It’s just a clear coat that protects your masterpiece! 🙂
Question for you…I was reading on a nother site about a lady who put paint conditioner in with her paint and then used a sealer after she painted the white on. Do you do that or do you just prime and paint and that’s it?
Wowza! This is amazing. I cannot wait to see this tutorial for the stencil!
I’m very impressed, great job. Mary in NY
Holy smokes that is amazing! I love the piece much better after you two did your magic!
You are amazing! This looks stunning. Love the hidden storage you added and the awesome paint job.
Seriously! That is amazingly beautiful. Such talent you two have such talent.
Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats says
Wow it looks awesome! Great teamwork!
Love It!!! You guys are awesome! Thats all have a good day.