November 15, 2012

Isn't She Lovely?

I found this amazing bargain ($30.00) on a local online rummage sale site through Facebook that our community has. I love it! I visit this site almost everyday. I have found some great items at rock bottom prices. And this lovely lady is the latest.

painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

Okay, she isn't so lovely in this picture, but just wait!!

I removed the doors and all hardware and then caulked any seems that were gaping. This isn't an expensive piece of furniture. In order to give it a more solid appearance, caulking was needed. I then sanded and primed. I knew this was important on this one, even though I really don't like prep work. I think I just get too excited about the final product that I am impatient. But since at this point I had no idea what color I was going to paint this, the prep work wasn't so bad. =)

painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

It took me several hours and several times asking my kids, "what color should I paint this" before I finally figured it out. Nicholas had suggested a color I was considering, so I decided to use that color on the outer part and another for the inner. I use seafoam green as an accent color in my dining room (that's where this will be living), so didn't want to paint the entire thing that color as the decorative pieces in that color would get lost in it. So the inside will be antique white as will the hardware.

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I didn't get home with the paint until almost 9:00 pm but I had to put a little bit on just to see...and oh boy was I excited then! It was all I could do to put the covers back on the paint cans! =)  This is not a paid post for Better Homes and Gardens paint, but, this was the first time I had used this brand and it is some nice paint!!

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And she if FINALLY all dressed up!

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painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

I added a hook in the back to hang my little bird cage that holds a candle...

painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

I painted the hardware by first priming it with a spray primer and then using the same antique white paint I used for the inner part of cabinet.

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painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture
Hardware Before

painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture
Hardware After
What a difference, huh?! Okay, okay...here she is!! (Please excuse the fact that I still do not have my trim board installed in the dining room, sigh, it will happen.)

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painted hutch, painted cabinet, painted furniture

A side by side before and after pictures...


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I'm sort of amazed at how different this looks. What do you think? I think she's lovely. =)  Thanks for being so patient with me getting this done. I was hoping to have posted this a few days ago, but sometimes you just can't rush The Finishing Touches.



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16 comments:

  1. WOW! I love this! I have an old bookcase that I can use to make this. Thank you for the photos and the idea!

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    1. You are so very welcome! And thank YOU for stopping by! I'm glad you like how she turned out! Good luck with your bookcase!

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  2. I love it too!! And I HAVE one I just bought and am watching for different ideas! I like the two color way it came out! Very nice! I hate to prep too, it isn't the fun part! But well worth it! Looks wonderful! Can't wait to do mine now - hmmmm which colors? haha Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Theresa! I will look forward to seeing how yours turns out! Thanks for stopping by and good luck! =)

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  3. WOW it turned out awesome. I love it. I shared your post

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it! And thanks for sharing it, too!

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  4. It looks so expensive now! Love the color that you chose.

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I wasn't sure about the color at first but as the days go by I'm liking it more and more. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come back soon!

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  5. aw!! yes, she is lovely!! what a wonderful transformation!

    dropping by from make it pretty monday, come and visit me back at
    http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/

    huggies***
    rea

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    1. Thanks Rea! I'm glad you think she's lovely! =) I will be dropping by for a visiit over at your blog! Thanks again for stopping by!

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  6. I think it looks wonderful. I like the pale blue against the paint color on your walls. It makes for a light and soft spot.
    Pat

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    1. I must have missed the bit about sea foam green...it looks a pale blue to me.
      Then of course that made me laugh, because The Honey and I have this same conversation about the back splash in my kitchen! He says green (I'm guessing now a sea foam version?) I say blue! Color is a strange creature.
      Either way...I like your cupboard and that little birdhouse especially!
      Pat, via Make it Pretty!

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    2. Thanks Pat! Blue, green, whichever! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I'm glad you like it (and the birdhouse) and thank you so much for stopping by! =)

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  7. looking beautiful. I like the way you styled the space and I think the colour choice works well. Great find and redo!

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    1. Thank you The Thrifty Challenge! I'm glad you like it and glad you like how I styled it. I am a rearranger, so the style will more than likely be moved around, but so far, I'm loving it! Thanks for stopping by!

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