Giving new life to old furniture.. I'll never forget the day we were visiting my husband's parents' home and my mother in law casually mentioned that she was donating a hutch she had to charity.
I took a look at the piece--- It was a medium wood color, with very old-fashioned hardware and this weird brass grid that covered the cabinet's glass.
Despite the fact that the hutch didn't complement our current home décor and that I wasn't particularly drawn to it at first, I saw a glimmer of potential in it and asked if she would consider letting us have it.
Maybe it wasn't the perfect piece for our home as-is, but with a fresh coat of black glossy paint and crystal hardware, I thought it may just be the perfect addition to our dining area.
My in laws were so sweet and had a professional refinish it for us, but it's certainly a project you can do yourseld---there are tons of great DIY blogs andRead More »from Breathing New Life into Old Furniture