Monday, September 27, 2010

the hutch wasn't meant to be....



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
 her detail
 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.
however, 
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
$28.00.

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...

we touched up the missing paint on the back right leg...
and i turned the drawer pull on the top left side.

i will post the final pictures later.....


linking up at
http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/10/we-have-been-busy-and-twice-owned-party.html
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2010/10/nifty-thrifty-tuesdays-no35.html
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/fireplace-for-my-dream-library-welcome.html
http://www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com/and http://www.inthefunlane.com/2010/09/fresh-coat-friday_24.html
and http://www.storiesofahouse.com/2010/09/project-diaries-volume-1.html
http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/2010/09/show-and-tell-get-your-link-on.html
here too...http://www.domestically-speaking.com/2010/09/39th-power-of-paint-party.html
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/2010/10/piece-of-work-wednesday-link-party.html
http://decormamma.blogspot.com/2010/11/frugalicious-friday-giveawayjunk.html



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
here:
http://camerasandchaos.blogspot.com/2010/10/finishing-touch.html

and you can see the final result
here:
http://camerasandchaos.blogspot.com/2010/10/final-result.html

40 comments:

Okie Chic said...

Wow now that's a deal!! She's beautiful!!

Krysta said...

I can't wait to see more! It's beautiful.

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

OH MY WORD!!!...... $28??????? I paid $30 for a similar one but she needs a lot of body work!!! That is a steal!!! She is a beauty, such pretty details!!!!!! Looking forward to the end result... will motivate me to get mine done ;O)!!! Thank you for sharing her sweetie!!

Musings Of A Gem said...

Hi Cindy!!

Can't wait to see it finished!! I LOVE IT!!

Such inspiration : )

Gemma x

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I cannot believe you got that beautiful buffet for $28! That is unheard of where I live. Would love you to link this beauty up on my blog!
Christa
www.storiesofahouse.com

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

GORGEOUS! Great find, wonderful work and what a fun post to read. Thanks for sharing. Visitng from Stories of a House.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Twice Owned Tuesday! This buffet turned out just beautiful and especially for the price!! I love thrifty!

Katie P said...

What a fabulous ornate hutch! I just love what you did with it!

Katie P
Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a unique piece, I love it! Way to go hubby!

cushycottage said...

love the makeover and the price!

Chic Creations said...

It is beautiful. What a great vintage pices of furniture. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissie said...

I am absolutely turning green! You got this beautiful piece of furniture for $28??!! I love it, great job on the redo~

Corinna said...

This is magnificent! And the fact that you got your HUBBY to do it for you makes it even more so. LOL

Corinna

Emily @ LaForce Be With You said...

Wow this looks fabulous! What a steal! Stopping by from BCD.

www.laforcebewithyou.com

Georgianna said...

ha ha, I just realized my comment that was meant for here went on one of your other posts! I'm sorry – I'm in the car and it's a bit hard to see. ANYway, congrats on this awesome find and beautiful restoration. Have a great weekend. xo – g

kathie said...

It is gorgeous. Such beautiful details, and the color is so pretty. Great job!

concretenprimroses said...

Wonderful! inspiring...
Kathy

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

wow, its beautiful, needed lots of work and restoration but the end result is too good, the carving and its style makes it a really great piece of cabinet storage

Annie's Online Store said...

its really a fantastic piece of furniture, great carving and great piece, it would look very good in a dining room

Pam said...

Wow! What a deal! Looks great! I wanted to let you know that I've given you a blog award. Come on over to my blog and check it out!:-)

Jen.Jensen said...

beautiful! I want one too!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it turned out beautifully! the color is awesome and the price fantastic! what a bargain!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Get out! $28? Lucky girl!!!

Midwest Cottage said...

You earned a follower on that one. Love it!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Wow! Beautiful piece! Great job on the re-do.
I am stopping by from B/A & just read thru some of your blog...
My DIL just bought a similar piece, would you mind sharing exactly what paint you used?? I think this is exactly what we are looking for. I LOVE your final result!!
(& don't hate me... an MSU fan here :) have to root for them a LOT of our money went there :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Her makeover looks sooooo gooood!!! How NIFTY THRIFTY at $35...hop over and show her off at my PARTY!!!!

Blessings,
Lindad

Mimi said...

Beautiful!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Love the color, great job!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

That is one pretty piece! One of the prettiest I've seen! The price is amazing.

Hubs did a beautiful job!

Cheers!

Tina

Anna said...

it looks so good, your hubby did a great job painting it!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Gorgeous!!!
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Perfect piece, perfect price and perfect transformation Love it!!

Amy Meyer said...

I love the color! Great piece at a great price!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Great find!! The buffet looks fantastic and I can't believe you got that for only $28.00!!! Wow!!! Incredible score! :)

Allison said...

TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS?? If I didn't love what you did so much, I'd hate you! Lucky gal!! You/he did a great job!!

Rene said...

I'm just going to chime in with everyone else to say it's beautiful! I see pieces like this all the time, but never at that great price.

-Rene

Mitzi Curi said...

I keep telling people there are great deals to be had here in Michigan (I'm an antique dealer), and this hutch is a great example. I love what you and your helpful hubby did to transform it. Bravo!

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

i hate you..... this is the prettiest buffet i have ever seen! i am not a huge fan of this style of dresser but now i want one just because yours is beautiful!

what a great find by your daughter and hubby for painting it! awesome little family you got going on there!!

ps.. i really dont hate you!

The Frosted Gardner said...

This is just stunning! Love the color and so so so many wonderful details. You must be very happy!

Lisa said...

I love the color of paint you picked for this dresser.

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