I painted this gorgeous hutch last summer. I wish I had a ‘before’ pic for you! I knew the moment I saw the craigslist ad that this would be gorgeous painted. It wasn’t horrible, but it was rather outdated looking in its original state with a rather orange-y stain.
You can see that I lined the inside with pages from an old Swedish bible. I hand painted the ‘1863.’ at the top. It’s not a stencil, I just printed the image off my computer, traced it onto the cabinet using tracing paper, and then painted it in with a small brush.
Yep, she was a beauty. I sent this one up to the Round Barn and it is long gone. Sniff, sniff.