The hutch was my first big furniture piece. I wasn't sure I even wanted a large item in the kitchen. But as it turns out I do really like it. I do wish the doors and drawer opened. I found the tutorial for it HERE. I finished the bottom half first and took it home. I was disappointed at how large it was until I added the shelves up top. Now it seems right for the room.
I admit I wasn't totally happy with my fireplace. Another creation done without proper measurements. I was impatient with the glue drying too so it is crooked here and there. Since I felt I might make another one I painted this one whimsy. I like the addition of the yellow flowers. I've only used pinks and reds so far.
I am aging most of the furniture in the house. I like the shabby "used" look.
I found a table on etsy that I liked and winged the measurements from scraps of balsa wood. I bought a pack of various sizes at Hobby Lobby and have used the fire out of it. The little chair tutorial I found HERE. It literally weighs nothing because I used some of my thinnest scraps.
Aloe Vera leaves before baking. I found the tutorial on MiniEden.