Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Hutch: A Update and the Finale

Hey guys! Thanks for sticking with me! Life has thrown some unplanned things my way and I'm working through them. Just wanted to say that you are loved and appreciated :)
Moving on.
You may remember, awhile {and I mean awhile} back I was asking your opinion on a few hutches. I think we decided on this one:

And you may remember these doors I bought from a salvage store?

My parents, who are from Tennessee, were kind enough to drive down to Texas to help me build a hutch. It was a HUGE job. It was cold outside and I was sick. So essentially, my parents did almost all of the work. I sat and entertained everyone. My Mom is a framer {as in custom picture frame work} and has mad measuring skillz and my Dad can do anything, so between the two of them, they had this down pat. I wish I were skilled enough to be able to tell you the exact measurements and how to build it {I'll leave that to Anna at Knock-off Wood who is amazing by the way}

Here are a few during pictures.
Here is the upper part of the hutch

The big scary saw I wasn't allowed to use. It has crazy kick back and would launch wood into that garage door behind it.

I thought I was pretty funny here.  This was my perch for most of the project. 

My Dad was teaching me how to use the miter saw. It was really intimidating.

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Here are the two completed pieces sitting in the garage.
And here I am standing next to it. I'm not even sure why we decided I needed to pose next to it. And why I look drunk? 

But let me tell ya, this b**ch is HEAVY. It took two grown men to get this into my house. My husband underestimated the heaviness of this thing and assumed I could carry it. No, no, no!
Are you ready to see her all beautiful and finished?



I actually ended up flipping the reclaimed cabinet door and using the inside of the doors as the outside. I have yet to put any sort of hardware on her tho. I'm a little nervous about commiting to something cutsey or too bland. When I see it, I'll know.
You may be able to also see the bead board detail on the back of the shelves. Remember when I bought that roll of bead board wallpaper? Yep! I used it on this project! I'll type up something soon and show you how I did it. It's easier than you think!


susy said...

OMGoodness, that is simply gorgeous, and how lucky to have it custom made.

Jennifer said...

Amazing!!! Glad you finally finished and posted it. Congratulations!

Lila said...

I'm beyond impressed. That is absolutely beautiful. Great work!
Lila Ferraro

shari @ little blue deer said...

It came out wonderfully! You guys are quite the team! Love DIY and am looking for DIY blogs, so happy to find you, happy to be your newest follower!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Hi, I was thinking of you recently and wondered how you are doing. Hope all is well over there!

I thought I had commented on this post but I don't see it. Anyway, the hutch is beautiful!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

It looks so good!!! WOW!

Just found your blog! :)

design gal said...

LOVE how this turned out! I wish I had a garage to work on projects!
P.S. I just got a roll of beadboard wallpaper- any tips on using it?

Mrs. SE said...

That is amazing! where did you find the plans?

Mrs. SE said...

This is fantastic- where did you find the plans?

Kristina at The Purple Pea said...

Mrs. SE-- Thanks! No plans! Just whipped it up :)