I found out through my mom that my brother was throwing away a hideous looking hutch. So I decided to do what I do best....drag it home! My husband HATED it! The hutch was oak, with brass hardware, and had lead design glass in the doors which were broken and a 70's type mirror glued to the inside of the cabinet. It was ugly. My husband and I argued about it and I thought for sure that we would definitely not be on speaking terms within no time. I saw something in this piece of furniture that he couldn't. I became stubborn and frankly didn't care if my husband hated it! I didn't hate it, in fact I loved it :)
I was in such a hurry to start working on it, I didn't take any before pictures and I'm kicking myself for it. I had to hurry and waste no time because for all I knew my husband was waiting for me to turn my back so that he could murder it with a sledge hammer.
I removed glass, sanded, painted, and stapled (without help from Victor) I did it all on my own. Yep, it was all me!
After it was all said and done....Guess who LOVES it?????? That's right MY HUSBAND. He said to me "looks great, we really needed something in that space!"
Whatever! All I know, is that I won the battle and that is all that counts!