Flippin’ a Floatin’ Hutch

I just love it when I can turn a bowl of sour lemons into the best lemonade imaginable.  This hutch at one time was a beautiful Ethan Allen solid maple piece some friends of mine had stored in their basement.  They went on vacation and came home to 14″ of water in their basement due to their sump pump giving out. You can see the water level mark on the lower doors and it goes without saying…..it was destined for the burn pile.  They contacted me asking if I wanted it to salvage the maple wood.  I honestly didn’t want it that bad but they are both in their upper 70’s and my soft-hearted side wanted to help them out.  It sat in the WoodGal shop for several months as I just didn’t have the heart to torch it.  It hit me one day that I had a perfect place for it in my kitchen where I could put my microwave, coffee pot, some of my bigger baking pans and my wonderful Kitchen Aid mixer.  It was a ton of fun to flip and it makes me wonder how many other burn pile destined pieces there are out there that I could get my hands on!  I hope you enjoy! Oh one more thing……I love to promote the products that I totally believe in (no they didn’t pay me to say any of this!) so a big shout out to General Finishes for their Enduro Black Water Based Poly.  I love, love, love this stuff and this is what I used for this “hutch flip”.  Heck, it’s what I ALWAYS use whenever I need to create something in black.  Check ’em out…..great company out of Wisconsin!






Work In Progress Pics


6 comments for “Flippin’ a Floatin’ Hutch

  1. Michelle
    November 14, 2016 at 6:24 am

    I absolutely love this!!! You are amazing and so very talented!!!!
    Great work!

    • The WoodGal
      November 14, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Thank you Michelle! Thanks for stopping by and saying “Hi”!!

  2. Rob P
    November 14, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Great job! I like the look of a few painted pieces scattered through the house. Too much wood can be visually monotonous, even though each individual piece may be great.

    I think you would be great on Instagram. Very robust woodworking community there with lots of great work. Easy learning curve. The only social media I care for.

    Keep well

    • The WoodGal
      November 14, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Yes I too think painted pieces have their place in the home. In this case, painting it was really my only option. It was a fairly quick and easy project and it filled a blank spot in my kitchen that was just calling for some kind of hutch. Black goes with most everything but it does show dust very easily. It was free and I’m always happy to repurpose things whenever I can.

      Thanks for the heads up on Instagram Rob…..I have an account but never imagined there was such a big woodworking community through that media. I’ll have to dig far to find my account again but I’ll try it out and see where it goes! Thanks for stopping by my website….always good to hear from my followers!

  3. Sherry
    November 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    This is REALLY neat. I like the verse you added.

    • The WoodGal
      November 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you Sherry! I try to continue to focus on what I have in my life and NOT on what I don’t have. I’ve been blessed tremendously and I’m very thankful!

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