Last week I was poking through Value Village and came across this hutch in the furniture department. I hummed and hawed....pictured it with all my stamps inside....pictured it painted white...
Then I looked at the price tag.....$14.99! Can you believe I walked away and left it there? Sometimes when the price is so low, you think, okay...something is really wrong with this.
I thought about it the rest of the day and finally decided to go back and see if if was still there....and it was. So we piled it in the back of the Burb and brought it home.
I had to replace the glass shelves inside (2). The light on the top inside worked and there were no major problems with the wood.
I removed all the hardware, sanded it all down, taped up the glass and painted away. Sanded again and did a second coat. When it was dry, I roughed it up a bit and then finished with a coat of wax stain. Let that dry and them buffed it to a polish. It worked out great because the dark wax caught all
the depressions and grooves and gave a great aged
I was going to replace the hardware, but once I was finished, I really liked them and they seemed to be good quality.
It is now moved up into my "creative
room". It nicely holds my stamp
collection, all my inks, and various
other items. The bottom stores all the
yucky looking stuff that is so nice to
So there you have it...a steel of a deal!
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