Farmhouse hutch reproduction, completed

by brae  

Completed work on the farmhouse hutch I found on European Paint Finishes.

I painted all of the pieces except the counter top and the hutch back boards Slate Green by Americana.

It's close to the color used on the inspiration piece.

I sanded the pieces to reveal some of the stained wood underneath the top coat and then sealed with Delta Ceramcoat satin varnish.  The knobs are clear flower-shaped earring backs held in place by silver pins.  The faux drawer fronts look convincing, no?  :]

I added the notched detail on the shelves.  Fran suggested this might be for displaying spoons, and even though I don't intend to display mini spoons, I liked the detailing.  The lovely flowers are by Michelle from Little Rabbit Miniatures.

I moved the crown molding up slightly during final finishing, so the entire unit measures 6 1/4" W x 7 5/8" H x 1 1/16" D.

I think it turned out very close to the original.  :D

Now to fill it.  I won't be using these items with it, but I wanted to show the relative size with some minis.

Basket by Lyssa.  :D


Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
I'm in awe. It is fabulous.
07/15/12 @ 21:31
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]
Wow! You did an amazing job on this hutch! I love it!!
07/15/12 @ 21:51
Comment from: Plushpussycat [Visitor]
You did a really beautiful job, Brae! Wow! xo Jennifer
07/15/12 @ 22:45
Comment from: Jaz [Visitor]
Absolutely gorgeous work Brae!
07/15/12 @ 23:41
Comment from: Blanche [Visitor]
Brae, your belief is beautiful. Than the original, because yours is in miniature. You are very good. I follow you forever. See you soon.
07/16/12 @ 00:01
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
It turned out beautiful Brae! Wonderful job.
07/16/12 @ 00:35
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
It's perfect! Love the little "glass" knobs. :D
07/16/12 @ 03:08
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Wonderful work, it's gorgeous. Spoons, huh? I wondered.
07/16/12 @ 04:33
Comment from: Eliana [Visitor]
I need to squint to see any difference with the original. Amazing work!
07/16/12 @ 06:15
Comment from: April [Visitor]
I wondered if those were earring backs, great idea! It's so beautiful. I'm sure it was hours of work, but soooo worth it.
07/16/12 @ 06:37
Comment from: Michelle [Visitor]
its better than the original! Wonderful work Brae!
07/16/12 @ 07:28
Comment from: Zilda Fonseca [Visitor]
07/16/12 @ 07:38
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
07/16/12 @ 08:32
Comment from: Natalie [Visitor]
Beautiful work as always. I honestly could not tell which was the real hutch and which was your copy till I scrolled down. Can't wait to see it in situ.
07/16/12 @ 09:51
Comment from: Wanda [Visitor]
Looks great, fantastic job!
07/16/12 @ 09:55
Comment from: Sean White [Visitor]  
That is amazing. Your attention to detail really brings life to your work.
07/16/12 @ 11:19
Comment from: Iris March & Judith [Visitor]
This is terrific! You worked hard and turned out an eye-catching piece. Cheers, Iris
07/16/12 @ 14:19
Comment from: pepper [Visitor]
Outstanding job Brae. Anyone would find it hard to differentiate between miniature and life size.
07/17/12 @ 08:33
Comment from: Ninni [Visitor]
It looks amazing and so real! :)
07/17/12 @ 13:56
Comment from: Evelyne [Visitor]
Which one is the RL hutch and which one is the miniature reproduction? Really hard to tell!...
07/17/12 @ 19:23
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you so much! :>>
07/17/12 @ 20:59
Comment from: Mad for Mod [Visitor]
Amazing! I had a tough time figuring out which one was real and which one was mini!
07/18/12 @ 13:40
Comment from: rbytsdy [Visitor]
Hi Brae, this is stunning! Love it!
07/21/12 @ 10:00
Comment from: rosanna [Visitor]
WOW !!!!! cannot add much .... I am in awe
07/21/12 @ 14:47
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
You've made an excellent job of this dresser and I really like the colour. The little drawer knobs caught my attention too - why can I never find earring backs like that? lol
07/24/12 @ 08:44
Comment from: Josje [Visitor]
I see I missed a few posts...What a beautiful hutch, well done! You've got such a great eye to turn something life sized into miniature!
07/25/12 @ 15:42

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