Stain Treater

Stain Treater
Better After reader Sarah sent in this little hutch that had seen better days.  Days when you could pass off a puff-painted design as “stained glass,” and then try to pass that mess off as “decor.”  Those weren’t better days at all!  What is that “artwork” supposed to be anyway, tulips?  It looks like mutant corn.
Well, that’s all thankfully in the past, because Sarah fixed it up nicely with fresh paint and a stencil design that doesn’t bring to mind diseased vegetation. Great job Sarah!

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  1. January 6, 2012 / 6:08 PM

    Pretty nice post. I just came across your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

  2. January 6, 2012 / 7:14 PM

    VERY nice! One thing, I think I would have gone with white hinges.

  3. January 6, 2012 / 9:25 PM

    Hee hee hee. You so funny. Great redo…so cute!

  4. January 7, 2012 / 1:55 PM

    Wow! I would have given up on that piece. Love the new look!

  5. January 7, 2012 / 3:19 PM

    OMGoodness!! Does she have instructions posted anywhere? I have a lamp with a hideous glass shade that I’ve thought about painting over, but I have no idea how to start. Any link or blog we can go to to see more details?? Thanks!

  6. July 17, 2012 / 3:04 AM

    Wow! I have the exact same little hutch and I have been working on it just this morning. I used a paint technique I learned at

    I am thinking of using a favorite scrapbook paper on the little windows. Luckily the plastic windows slip right out and one side is completely flat.

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