Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sweet little hutch redo and a giveaway reminder

Happy Sunday all! I just wanted to give you guys a quick reminder about the giveaway I’m having. This Wednesday night I will be randomly choosing a winner for a Pink Fig pattern courtesy of my friend Terri at Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops. I’m also giving away a monogrammed house sign number like the one shown below. If you don’t want the house number I can put your last name or help you come up with some thing else. This can be done in the color of your choice. Help me spread the word. Come on! Help a sista out! You can enter the giveaway here.

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Now for the redo! This horribly tacky ugly hutch that needed some attention whispered to me in the thrift store. She was so shiny with hard varnish that she couldn’t breathe. She wanted to be light and airy and comfy. I wish I had a picture before Andrew did any sanding. She was SO SHINY!

She was missing a glass pane in one door.

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This is a petite place but has great storage. I knew it would be perfect for a smaller kitchen or bathroom. Of course I considered keeping it for myself, as I have been wanting something for my bathroom (you know I want to keep everything we do). I decided not to be selfish and share her.

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The sweet stepmom of one of my best friends from high school called as soon as she saw the picture on FB. After some measuring she decided it was perfect for her bathroom. We discussed color, and we got busy.

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Here she is the morning she left to go to her new home. Isn’t she precious???

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We decided to take the other pane of glass out and replace them both with chicken wire. She sent me a pic of the piece, and she has pictures clipped to the wire. It looks adorable.

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Close up of the wire. I think Andrew always does a great job with it.

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She has plate grooves on both interior shelves as well as the top of the base.

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Bebe (the stepmom who is married to Bully. Isn’t that adorable) wanted a little contrast like in some of my other pieces, so I painted the inside panels a soft blue.

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We painted the entire piece in creamy by SW. I distressed and glazed very lightly. This piece just didn’t need a lot. All her details are so precious, and the glaze brought them out just a little bit more. I wanted to keep the true white of the piece.

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I’m so happy this piece is at home with Bebe and Bully. I know she will be loved for years.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:

Show & Tell Wednesday, Power of Paint Party, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Project Diaries, Transformation Thursday, Wow us Wednesday, Hooking Up with House of Hepworths, Catch as Catch Can, Furniture Feature Friday,Metamorphosis Monday, Restore It Wednesday

8 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Loulou! What a great piece and I am really loving the chicken wire you add to pieces. I hope Bebe enjoys it!

Maureen said...

It looks great. The chicken wire adds a nice touch (even though it's a bugger to work with!).

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love hutches and this is fantastic. Love the chicken wire. Thanks for joining WUW.

Kelli@Restore Interiors said...

Lou Lou this is precious! I love it. Where did you find your chicken wire? I can't find any with a dark finish on it. It's all shiny?? Come by if you get a chance and let me know.

Becca said...

I LOVE this! The chicken wire adds such a fun, French touch. Thanks for sharing, Becca

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Shelia said...

How sweet is this piece!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

OMJealous. Thats all there is to say about that. Thanks for linking up!

Love your guts
mandi

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

LouLou! The chicken wire really makes it!
great job!
gail

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