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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nag, Nag, Nag!!!

Tessie wants all of the vignettes for the Tree Party finished NOW. I am running out of furniture to use without robbing other scenes.

I dug into the drawer that has the unfinished Michael's cabinets and found that I only had four left and three of them were the same.


Everybody uses these and makes them fancy in different ways.

I just grabbed a few "Tiny Turnings", some laser cut corner brackets and a few beads. I got lucky. One of the strips of tiny turnings when cut in a certain place, fit perfectly in the scalloped area of the doors. I just cut them off with an exacto knife and glued them in with fast grab.

Then I improvised feet and a top crown with six of the corner brackets. I lined the front feet up with the lines of the cabinet above, not the outer decorative bottom. Then I turned two of them back to back for the top.
Pretty simple build. I put a couple of fan pieces at the bottom and stained the whole thing with Minwax Early American stain.

Last step was to put beads on for the knobs of the drawers and doors.

I will go back and do some finishing work. I still need to put on a coat or two of varnish.

It's too bad that the people that put these together aren't a little more careful with the glue. I am going to have to do some work on the bottom corners of where the drawer is. Maybe I can get Spike to sit in front of one of the spots and put a potted plant on the other side.... I now have furniture for another vignette.

It was a fast project that made Tessie happy. Now I am free to go bake Christmas cookies and fudge.....I wonder if I could put off the laundry for another day? Who needs clean clothes anyway?

See you tomorrow.

18 comments:

Thmini2 said...

I hope your Micheal's still carries the cabnets. I keep checking ours and another one 30 miles away and neither one has them anymore. Hardly any wood section at all. I LOVE your cabnet with the turnings and trim! You always have such great ideas.

Irene said...

Yet another inspirational makeover. I love these!

riSa said...

Oh, the cabinet looks so lovely! Glad to hear Tessie approves. :)

Nina said...

Casey,
I have seen other Michaels hutch make-overs but none are as impressive as yours! Nobody would ever guess how that hutch started out. You are amazing!

Cheryl said...

This has a lot of style. Bravo Casey,

Norma said...

What a transformation!! 10/10 Casey - even Tessie with all her magic powers couldn't have done better :)

jose said...

you have had left brilliant

Kathi said...

LOVE what you did with that hutch! Amazing transformation. I was at Michael's (again) this morning and they don't have these anymore. :(

I'm going to look in Florida and stock up if I find any. Gotta spend my gift card, you know. I'm sure Santa will bring me a gift card. I've been very good this year! LOL

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

I love the way you redid this piece of furniture!

Lucille said...

A wonderful transformation! I never cease to be fascinated with what can be done with these little cabinets. I especially like that you covered the drawer with pieces of fan. I feel like playing with my stash of cabinets after seeing what you've done. Unfortunately, Christmas baking is calling and I must answer the call.

Lataina said...

Casey I love this!!!! I'm thinking with a different finish it would look nice in my shabby house(whenever that happens). =) I've never seen those turnings. And its true about Michaels wood section. Totally going downhill. =( Although I have seen the hutches at the ones I have visited. Maybe I should stock up, just in case. Now if I can just find some $$$ for that.......

Caseymini said...

I guess that I should have said that the "Tiny Turnings" are available at a lot of miniature stores and I am sure that someone on line will have them. As for the baking, Lucille, I managed to do two batches of spritz cookies on top of the furniture refurbishing! Great day. Now I can eat cookies and knit for the rest of the evening.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love what you did with the hutch. My Michael's doesn't carry these and I am so disappointed! If I ever find them anywhere else, I will buy as many as they have! I bet Tess is happy with it! Good job!

Lucille said...

Lucky you, Casey! It's horrible what just happened to me. My oven fell apart as I was cleaning it. There's a piece of wire hanging from the top and I can't put the sides back in. No baking tonight, I'm afraid. Maybe they'll give me a new stove. This one existed before Adam and Eve. There's no light in it and I have to hold a flashlight in one hand as I scrub with the other.

Mini Me said...

I bought one of those too! Love your makeover!

Margriet said...

What a wonderful way of enhancing that hutch!!!it looks great!!!

Heather said...

Now that is some Michael's Hutch Transformation! Just lovely.

Matxalen said...

That most impressive transformation! Beautiful. Happy
Christmas