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!

cushy said...

love the makeover and the price!

Karie 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 Bustamante said...

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

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Get out! $28? Lucky girl!!!

The 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

Marigene said...

Beautiful!

Kate said...

Love the color, great job!

Unknown 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

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ 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@FabRehab 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!!

René 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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