Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Hall Tree is Finished

She is done!  I am so excited it is my favorite thing I have built so far.  If you remember from my last post I built the Hall Tree to help raise money for my Relay for Life team.  To read about that and see a tutorial on how I built it go here.  

I used 1x pine boards and half a sheet of bead board paneling for the back.  It is not perfect, there are several flaws but I am going to fight the urge to point out everything I did wrong and just focus on what I did right.

I love the bead board on the back.  The cubbies could take larger baskets but I had these.  I am a basket hoarder so I'm not sure I will donate the baskets even though I haven't used them in years. 

The bottom opens for storage. The bottom panel insets are smooth which I think keeps it from being too much bead board (if there is such a thing).

I lightly distressed the piece with my fancy tool I talked about here and sand paper.  I also used a dark brown glaze then finished it with wax.  Side note: Beadboard paneling is not a good first project to try out wax for the first time.

I staged this baby in my living room corner because I have no other free walls that are big enough in this place.  My trumeau mirror is usually occupying this space.   Just to keep it real I thought I’d share that that picture hanging next to the hall tree is half covering an awkward window.  I took it out of the closet just for this photo shoot.  Oh the power of cropping, gotta love it.  The rest of the room is a disaster with all the furniture from this corner in the middle of the room.  See I couldn’t finish this post without telling on myself ;) 

I hope the person who wins her loves her as much as I do!

Want to make your own? 

Detailed plans for hutch & bench are now on

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Robin said...

You have some serious woodworking skills girl! You did an amazing job. I'm sure the proud new owner will be very excited I know I would be!

anangloinquebec said...

Wow....that is gorgeous!! Time to go into the business!!

Jen-uinely Inspired said...

Wow, you built that! It's beautiful!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This is just terrific! I would love to have this in my mudroom or laundry room. But I have no mudroom and my laundry room is the size of a postage stamp. But my next house? Oh yes, Something just like this in my extra large laundry room!

gail said...

Super Hall Tree! You did a great job. Someone will be very lucky to win her!

Karen @ Heritage Home Creations said...

Lovely piece of furniture! Stunning!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! This is my first time visiting, but I am completely charmed by what you built and for a noble cause. Signing on to follow! :)

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow that is wonderful you are able to make something like that and donate for a good cause!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I am your 200th follower loving your blog

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Mimi,
What a job this must have been...and all for charity. You must be a real sweetie. : )
I applaud your efforts in every way...great job! Thanks for the sweet comment on my hall tree.
I'm looking forward to your tutorial on the slipcover for the recliner- my mom (also, Mimi!)is desperate for a makeover on my dad's chair!

Laurel said...

You did such a beautiful job on this. What a gorgeous and useful item. I know it was done for a good cause, but I confess I totally covet it!

Lyndsey said...

That is so cute!! You are to sweet and too talented :_)

Carwin Candids said...

Really Beautiful Mimi! I am super impressed! I saw this on Ana's site and am excited to explore your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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