If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you probably have no idea what this “hutch” thing is all about. You see a picture of a buffet and a cool copper lamp and you don’t get what that crazy title is all about! Well, if that’s you…go check out that post, okay? Then you’ll be up to speed! (wink!) Anyway…here’s the hutch…that’s now a buffet! Yesterday I told you about this crazy-beautiful piece’s tragic ending. Except, thankfully, it wasn’t the end. My hubby and I had that little glimmer of hope that this could actually still turn out, so we gave it a try. Here’s what she looked like after “the accident”. Since the top of the hutch had a little “step” up, we decided to try to pry it off and see what was underneath. And this is what we found! The new “top” was in great condition. I thought for a minute about staining the top, but with all the nail holes, it just didn’t make sense. So I just (carefully) sanded the top, filled in the nail holes, gave it a couple coats of shellac so that the milk paint would adhere uniformly, and then painted it with Trophy – the same base color as on the bottom. And here she is now! And the best part? Even though I think I loved the piece more when it was a hutch, it turned out perfectly as a buffet because it sold almost right away at the flea market! I guess it was just meant to become a buffet and meant to find that perfect buyer. I just couldn’t see it right away! And I know you see that cute copper lamp up there! My super talented hubby made it and I couldn’t be more in love with it! Is it not just the coolest thing?! I am not surprised one bit that both of the copper lamps my husband made sold at the flea market. These cool industrial lamps took him a lot of time to make and polish. He even found vintage-looking wire, plugs, and shades to give it a more authentic, industrial look. I just can’t get over how cool they are! I’m thinking he needs to make another one for our home! (PS – if you’re interested in one, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!) So what do you think? Did the hutch-turned-buffet turn out okay? I’m personally really happy with it and so glad we could save it and give it a new beginning!