Category Archives: Hutch

De-Countryfied

This solid oak hutch was a Craigslist find. Seems to be my usual treasure finding spot lately. I am missing my Saturday morning treasure hunts but our weekends have been so packed lately that I haven’t been able to get out for that.

There was really nothing wrong with this baby she just needed a facelift and a whole lot of sanding to get rid of that shiny finish. To me it already had a country look to it just in the not so good kinda way…you know?

Before…
The process…
Sand and prime. I used Benjamin Moore Wood and Metal Enamel in Smoke. Love this paint, it has such a great finish! Turned out a really nice pale blue color. Distressed and painted hardware and chicken wire with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze. Replaced the glass shelf with a wooden shelf and the glass door panels with chicken wire to go with the farmhouse look. Also, I replaced the original backer board with white bead board paneling. Voila!

After…

Jon and I delivered this beauty to her new home with Stephanie and her sweet family. She had a great spot in her kitchen that looked like it was made just for this hutch. It fit perfectly in her home!

Now to share some overdue pics of the two eldest in their back to school adventures.

Sa-weet!
Now that’s more like it…

They are loving school! I couldn’t be more pleased for them!

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I am so stinkin’ happy to show this french beauty mainly because that means it is done! Sheesh! I became a little obsessed with this monstrosity. It was even showing up in my dreams. I know I’m crazy.

This was my first experience with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Throughout the process I went from I love it to not so sure and back to I love it again. The color was mostly what I wasn’t sure about. I chose Paris Grey for the exterior and didn’t really fall in love with the color until I distressed and waxed. I love the dimension the wax adds. Lovely! The interior is Annie Sloan Old White. The two really look nice together.

Any of you local Greenvillians should know we have a local Annie Sloan paint stockist. You can check out Jennie Leigh Designs here!

In the end I am so happy with the results! Now if I could just get back all that time I lost thinking and rethinking it I’d be golden.

This piece of french goodness was a fabulous Craigslist find. Before…

And after all my stressing here is what she looks like now…


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Summer Lovin’ and a Shabby Cabinet Redo

My sweet little fella has been asking his Daddy for a week to take him to the store to get me some flowers. Awwww! I love that he just got this idea and he was not giving up until he got them for me. It was supposed to be a surprise and I tried really really hard not to know I promise. Even this past weekend our neighbor was having a yard sale. …Side note: Ms. Cindy we still don’t like this whole moving thing!… Sam picked out a vase and insisted that he must buy it for something special and so he did. Too precious! Yesterday as soon as Jon got home the two ran their top secret mission and came back with a sweet bouquet of purple flowers little man picked out all by himself. Good gracious being a mom is the most challenging thing I have experienced but the rewards …oh the rewards… are wonderful and I don’t just mean the flowers. They are lovely as you can see but Sam’s heart and thoughtfulness throughout his mission, those are the things that make this job the best!



Ok, so onto my shabby little redo. I found this solid china cabinet at a yard sale earlier in the Summer. I spotted it while it was covered up with some plastic and there I go inquiring…

So glad I did! There was a beauty under there and in really good shape. The hubs said yes and it was a go. The couple who were selling it were so kind to us. I did feel bad for the guy though. As he and Jon were loading it up he commented on how glad he was it was going to a nice family…awww shucks…

My ‘say the first thing that pops in your head’ hubby says…”well, I don’t really know who’s getting it…we are going to refinish it.” Oh dear!

Nevertheless, I do think they would be pleased to know how stinkin’ adorable it turned out and it will still find a happy home.

The piece was in good shape just out of date…

Disassembled, sanded, and primed. I painted the cabinet in Muslin White. Distressed and glazed with a mixture of tintable glaze and Classic Silver by Behr (not metallic). I love the look of the grey on the white! I covered the back panel in textured wallpaper and sprayed with metallic silver spray paint. Next, I antiqued over the wallpaper to give it more depth and the look of aged tin. See the difference below…
Jon helped me get the cabinet all back together. We both learned a valuable lesson at this point. Label all hinges when removing. Geez! That was a pain because while they all seemed the same when I was removing them the slightest difference changed the way the door opened and closed. After a little extra work we got it all together and here is the result…

This china cabinet is available for sale. If interested you can contact me at monkeydoodles@att.net for pricing and dimension information.






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