This was a $30 Craig’s List find that was seriously dated. Despite the splatter effect on the wood finish, the missing panel of glass, and the 1970’s knobs, I saw the French Country lines in the piece. I was able to replace the missing glass for about $11.00, filled in the holes left by the old hardware, and drilled holes for glass knobs. I then sanded the piece, primed it, and painted it with Sherwin Williams ProClassic Semi-gloss paint in Creamy ( 2 coats). I highlighted the details in the hutch with a french blue acryllic paint mixed with polycryllic. The fabric was gathered and stapled behind the glass to hide the ugly items I am storing. I love how this piece turned out. In the future, I will include more detail about the process, but please let me know if you have any questions. If you have a piece of furniture you are not sure what to do with, feel free to send me a picture and I will provide a free consultation for you!


  1. Kimba

    What a beautiful makeover! Fantastic job! I never thought of adding fabric curtains behind the glass of a cabinet like that. Looks great.

    I see that your near Gettsyburg. I'm just east of Pittsburgh. In bloggy-terms that makes us practically neighbors. Nice to meet you!

  2. Jen


  3. Anna See

    This is lovely. It is sumptous and pretty. The curtains are a unique touch that I love!

  4. Shanty 2 Chic

    Wow… This is too cute! I love Craig's List!! Way to go!!

  5. Jane

    Really enjoyed reading about your redo. You did a great job turning that $30.00 piece into something that looks so much more expensive!!! Your efforts really paid off.

  6. Vanessa

    It really looks fabulous! The fabric is the perfect finishing touch.

  7. gail

    whoa! great re-do!
    love it.

  8. Magic Brush

    Wow! Great find and it looks fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Cant wait to go thru all your posts! And LOVE the name of your business!!!!

  9. Shannon

    oh it look so amazing! I love the white. Great job!



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