i really wanted that hutch...
however, shannon called me on friday and excitedly told me
"mom, i found the perfect piece of furniture for you"!!!!
she had gone to a flea market that she has been trying to get me to go to for a couple of months.
of course, i was at work and wasn't getting out for a few hours.
so she sent me an iphone picture of it.....
it was a cruddy picture but good enough that i knew that it was exactly what i been looking for.
a wonderful jacobean buffet.
i finished up at work as fast as i could, snuck out and headed home.
i stole borrowed my neighbor's minivan and headed out to the flea market and found it hiding under a bunch of junk.
i paid the man, had them load it into the van (thank you, laura) and brought that bad boy home...
here is what she looked like when i got her into my garage new furniture reworking space.
i love her curves
and her knobs and pulls
i sanded the top and filled some of the defects with wood filler.
now i fully intended to sand and paint this project myself.
don had just rolled his eyes when i asked him to help me take it out of the van.
saturdays in the fall in michigan mean university of michigan football games.
don is a michigan man.
he graduated from u of m.
he loves football..
but he cannot watch a michigan football game.....
it's a long story. but that will be the subject of a future post...
so he started sanding...(because it keeps him busy and diverts his attention from football)
please ignore the beer in the corner. i use it for cooking....really!!
beer and buttocks, or michigan football...hmmmmm
i chose michigan football. so while he sanded, i kept an eye on the game....(we won)
and i picked out a beautiful shade of turquoise, a lovely robin's egg green
and he got busy painting.....
the games last 3 hours, so when the game was done, so was don...
and he paints with one of those cheapo paint brushes that are like 2 for a dollar.
now all i have to do is layer a nice gray or espresso glaze on it so all of her
lovely details shine through.
and i left the best part for last...
oh no, it wasn't 35.00
it was 20% off of 35.00
here is the final paint job. i love the color. i just need to decide on the glaze now....
i painted the hardware with a oil-rubbed bronze spray. i love it...
and i turned the drawer pull on the top left side.
i will post the final pictures later.....
linking up at
edited to add....
i have had some friends ask what kind and color of paint i used for this project....
i used behr premium plus paint in a satin finish. when i sent hubby to home depot to get the paint with the swatch, he left the swatch at the store so i don't know the exact color. it is very similar to the
martha stewart living tidewater msl 121
paint swatch, though...
for the glazing i used ralph lauren glaze from home depot and just mixed black acrylic paint from hobby lobby until i got the gray that i liked.
the glazing results are
and you can see the final result