Have you been day dreaming while flipping though the popular furniture catalogs but your dreams bursts when you look at the price?
I had an empty space in my home which was begging for a piece of furniture.
What I really wanted was something where I could arrange some of my favorite pieces of milk glass, something to display holiday and seasonal decor, or when the mood arises, set out some fun treats for the kids, similar to a window display.
The furniture idea stayed on my wish list, under hutch and affordable, for quite some time until that fateful day when I saw this hutch at Goodwill.
It was two solid pieces with molding detail, cabinet doors with windows, a drawer and storage space underneath.
Marked for $89.99, it was a price I could afford, compared to the steep, retail furniture store prices, which kept me from achieving my desire.
Sure, the hutch was nice in its current condition, but I was looking for something a little more crisp, a little lighter in appearance.
It had a very light polyurethane finish so I decided to forgo sanding, to remove the finish, and headed straight to paint primer.
I removed all of the hardware, gave it one good coat of primer and waited one full day to let it dry completely.
Then, I gave it two coats of pearl finish paint in a creamy white.
I painted the original oxidized brass hinges with silver, metallic spray paint.
To give the hutch an updated, more “clean” look, I replaced the drawer pulls and knobs with nickel finish hardware.
My new hutch went from dark and dated,
to fresh and lovely.
From the moment I saw her, I was lightheaded and dizzy in love.
Ohhh, the possibilities.
I can dress her up and adorn her with anything and everything pretty.
Because she will have different appearances I have named her, Eve.
Just like the character from the classic film, All About Eve, my Eve will have many different personalities.
This is going to be fun!
Who says multiple personalities can’t be fun?
Stay tuned as I post photos for you to watch Eve evolve.
She takes her role very seriously and will entertain you, possibly even inspire you, not to have multiple personalities, but with her many alter egos.
Perhaps you will see the furniture at Goodwill in a new light and create a space where you can have changing displays of your own.
Keep flipping through those magazines, keep those dreams alive, head on over to Goodwill then wait for fate to intervene just like the day it brought Eve and I together.
Do you name your furniture, or is it just me?
Please tell me I’m not alone.
Do you have ideas to bring out the best in Eve?
We are both open to suggestions.