I worked hard to keep that room divider intact even when all the drywall around it was ripped down and replaced. Pretty much threatened everyone who was working in that room with their lives:)
Check out the chandy! I really did love that light! It hung there for a few months but as much as I loved it, it didn't fit the style of the house or the look I wanted for the space. I sold it. But truth be told, I still think about her now and then.
Yeah baby! Check out all that yummy paneling! Maybe this is the part that made the other 100 potential buys go running out the front door.
Notice the big bow in the upper cabinets of the hutch? I ended up literally jacking it up, placing 1x4's in the back (over the thin plywood I faced it with) and calling it good. Very well placed trim at the top helped hid the imperfection at the top of the cabinet.
We removed the paneling and drywalled the living and dining rooms. Although we may be removing and replacing this hutch with new cabinets when we do the kitchen, I love the little update I did to it.
You can find the antique glass tutorial HERE.
or the one we built 5 years ago. But that's ok, I am getting there!