But enough whining! How about this gooooooooorgeous vintage solid rock maple two piece stepback cupboard!! Do you love it? I love it! It's Heywood Wakefield, which is very oh-lalala in the furniture world, and has the quality and design to back up the hype. I bought it at the town wide tagsale about a month ago and finally got around to finishing it. I've been absolutely swamped with custom work WHICH IS AWESOME, but it does make it hard to sneak in 'spec' pieces to keep things fresh.
The hutch was in basically perfect condition, just dated and lame. I wanted to give it a modern farmhouse update so I refinished the solid maple top and lower shelf to show off the grain. The lower shelf is especially neat-o as it has both birdseye maple and tiger maple figuring on it! I painted the case in a custom mixed color named 'Before Dawn'. It's almost black, but not quite, but almost, so so close. I distressed and waxed the case, painted the backboard in an antique cream for a nice contrast, and swapped the boring hardware out for fun salvaged 19th century pulls.