—please, bear with me—
This was still pre-Freddy & Petunia, so I wasn’t thinking consistently about before, during, and after shots. And it was during construction of this china cupboard that the first thoughts of a business began!
Since the split pediment was larger, I was able to make it a bit wider and deeper for drawers! I wished I had cut a wood top for the 1st china hutch, so I made a point of it this time. I gave it a serpentine form, and routered in a roman ogee profile!
Although the doors are a flat slab, I applied 1/2 round strips to give it a paneled look, which allowed more play with paint. Speaking of paint—I thought to shabby chic it white would be boring, and pink didn’t fit the style….. My friend loves sage’y greens, which lends itself to the traditional feel I wanted–so green it is!
When I finished painting, it just looked too new and a lot like “doll” furniture. So I distressed it and dirtied it up to seem more authentic! Yes, this was built for a special little niece—but I can build one custom for yours, too!
27″w x 47″h x 13″d
(would have been) $295
p.s. Another change for another china hutch, next post!