This was quite the project for me. This is the biggest piece I have painted thus far, and it took me a lot longer than I thought that it would. But isn't that how things usually go?
This is what it looked like before- (this isn't the actual one, but one that is identical to it. The finish on mine was a lot rougher.)
I kept the original hardware, but spray painted them black, for more of an updated look. And black and white is always a classic look. I also scraped all the gold crosshatching off of the glass... that was a job in and of itself!
I had originally bought this piece with the intentions of keeping it and using it to store all of my craft and sewing supplies. However, I have decided that isn't quite the perfect piece for me after all, and have decided that I will be offering it up for sale... and continuing my search for THE perfect hutch.
On another note: Does anyone recognize the pattern on the platter I have displayed on one of the shelves? The name on the back of it says "Garland". I have researched and researched some more, without finding anything. It belonged to my great-great-grandmother, who lived in England.