Monday, August 16, 2010

My New Pride and Joy


My latest project is now completed after sitting in the garage for over nine months.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

This is what it looked like in its previous state.


I purchased this from a barn sale I found on Craig's List. This guy had a huge barn stocked full of antiques, but it was the kind of thing where you had to dig through piles and piles of stuff.  Of course I didn't have to dig far to see this beauty, which he sold to me for a mere $40.  I still don't know why it was so cheap as there is really nothing wrong with it structurally.  The only issue with it was the little piece missing from the bottom left door and a small piece of the decorative moulding on the inside of the glass door was coming off, which didn't matter because I wanted to remove that anyway (insert OMG!!! here).  Other than that it was in great shape.  Just a little moldy.  Keeping it in the garage for so long didn't help that either.

When it was finally time to clean her up, Mr. Bliss and I used some Murphy's Oil soap to gently clean the surface.  I thought long and hard before deciding to paint it.  It's solid mahogany and has some beautiful inlay work, not something you typically want to paint over.  But, for my purposes and where I was choosing to put it, painting was the only logical choice.


This picture shows how the piece missing is hardly even noticable now.  I kept the original hardware on these doors.


But switched out the knob for this glass one I got at a yard sale.  The tassel is from Tuesday Morning.


I chose to remove the inside door moulding because I wanted to be able to better see the inside.


I applied some toile fabric that my friend Stacy gave me using fabric adhesive and added the trim with a hot glue gun.   The hardest part was measuring and finding the best piece of fabric to display.


It's the same on top and bottom.


Here it is with the door closed.


A better look at the detail.



This picture shows the glazing technique I used.

We purposely did not use a primer so as to better show the aging.  We used a latex paint and gave it two solid coats with a third only in certain places.  I then sanded in certain places and of course glazed using a stain to bring out the detail and then removing the excess with a damp rag.


This is what it looks like in my sitting room off of the master bedroom.  Those plates need to be rehung, but that's another project that hopefully won't take nine months!  Speaking of nine months, baby is doing great and I'm sixteen weeks today, so starting my fifth month already!

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50 comments:

Wendy said...

Kim,
Oh my gosh! It is beautiful and looks so good in your sitting room! $40 at a barn sale...awesome!
Congrats on 5 months...wonderful!!
Wendy

Kimberly said...

I WANT THIS!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT.
5 months already....time is flying!
Heading over to your Etsy store to see if you added anything new!

Kristin said...

GORGEOUS Kim! I just love how it turned out. Looks perfect w/ your existing furniture too!

Debbie said...

Awesome Kim!!~ Where did you find the energy? Love the piece in white, it is so cheery and you can see all the detail now. Thanks for sharing. Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, good job on the hutch. What a pretty piece and what a great buy or steal I should say. Wow, you are already five months, how time flies.

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

$40, for real? I swear you get the best deals. It turned out beautifully.

Next project, baby furniture?? :-) Glad to hear all is going so well with your little one.

Kristens Creations said...

Oh Wow Kim! This piece looks incredable! $40 was a steal! Love the fabric you added to the back...the whole thing is just beautiful!! Kristen

The Lazy Peacock said...

that is stunning! i can't believe what a great deal you got on it. i love all of your frames as well.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Kim...I so remember this piece when you show us...I just love the way it turned out and only took 9 months you have a thing about 9 months girl ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Donna said...

This is just stunning, Kim! I think painting it really brings out all of the wonderful detailing, and was such a good choice! Of course I adore toile, and the fabric you used is beautiful! I've never seen any just like it! I really love all of your pretty accessories too. You should be proud! Looks perfect in your sitting room. Glad you & baby are doing well :)

Mimi said...

What a pretty piece of furniture...I think you were right in painting it. It really looks so much better now that it is light, all the detail shows up. And...you found the perfect spot for it, too!

Darlene said...

That's an amazing transformation. It looks great, and what an awesome deal!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty redo! Really like the toile you used.
Time is going by so fast - take care.

Jemsmom said...

That is stunning!!!!!!! For $40 dollars, you find the best deals! 5th month?!? That went by fast!!! Sweet boy just growing away in there!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful makeover! It's a gorgeous piece of furniture.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That was quite a deal! I think I would have jumped all over it too. You did a great job with it. I'm sure it was hard taking that first brush stroke though :)

Nancy's Notes said...

That is one fantastic re-do! Looks just awesome!

Have a great week!

Nancy
Nancy's Notes

Sailing Simply said...

Glad to hear you are doing well! That was a deal you got on this piece. Always so hard to decide to paint over such beautiful wood, but then that beautiful wood is just so dark sometimes isn't it? You have done a wonderful job and it looks fantastic! Love the background paper you used too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Kim that is so gorgeous and wow what a deal on it. Of course it took lots of hard work on your part to turn it into this beauty. So glad you and baby are doing well.

Pamela said...

It turned out beautiful! Such a wonderful piece!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It is sooooo pretty, love the fabric you chose!

Congrats on your expecting, love babies♥

I'm now a follower and will be back often!

Rondell

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great looking piece, Kim! Love the legs on it and it looks great white! Tuesday Morning has great tassels, don't they? I always wind up doing a double take when I look at the price. My Tueday Morning outlet practically gives them away!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Looks great. Congrats on your pregnancy...doesn't time fly.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wow Kim! I love it! The lines of the piece are perfection and I love the new paint job!

Gorgeous!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Terrell said...

This turned out amazing!!!! Love love love it! Great job, sweets!!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, your new hutch is beautiful! What a deal you got too! I love it better white too! The addition of the pretty fabric on the back is wonderful. You've dressed your new Pride and Joy up so prettily!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christina said...

This is just fabulous. It is amazing how the white paint brought out all of the wonderful details.

Love your choice of fabric "wallpaper" for the back. Oh so pretty.

Jennifer said...

It's bootiful Kim!

Olive Cooper said...

I liked it before but now it is eight kind of awesome. Thanks bunches for visiting me. hugs♥olive

sissie said...

Very pretty! I love the toile fabric lining the back. Your sitting room is very sweet.

hugs
Sissie

Brittany said...

It's beautiful! You got a steal for 4o$!!!

Paula said...

Wow! What a transformation! You did a great job of updating this piece.

Screaming Meme said...

You did a fab job! :) I love the results!

Andrea said...

You should be proud of yourself,
job well done!
It goes so nicely with your furniture.
Good for you, for getting such
a great price on the piece.
Glad you are feeling good!
Happy 5 months to you :)

aimee said...

you struck gold! that is a beautiful piece of furniture.love that you painted it! so glad you are doing well with the bun in the oven :)
blessings,
aimee

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG that was worth a 9month wait! I just don't see where if you had left it brown it would have fit with your decor, I love it white!

Carol

LisasCreativeHome said...

It's GORGEOUS! I love the detail!Congrats:)

Love the Decor! said...

I love this!!!
What a steal for only $40.00!!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Kim! Long time since I have posted on your blog! Super busy summer here. Glad to hear things are moving along smoothly with the wee one! Your hutch is absolutely beautiful! I love all the details and design. What a great find at $40 bucks!! Lovin that Craigslist! I even have an application for my iPhone. I guess I am hooked on C.L.LOL! Don't laugh at my "little" bench project. After seeing your beautiful job, I want to hide behind a rock! Tee Hee! Anyway... stay cool and have a great rest of the week! Hugs!

Always Nesting said...

Kim, that cabinet turned out beautiful! It's an incredible piece of furniture with incredible detailing. I'm so glad your pregnancy is going well. Hugs, Marla

Pink said...

oh I love it !! and don't you just lvoe a good craig's list deal. I got a china cabinet for just $70 and love love love my redo.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Really nice and I can't believe the price! Good for you! Would look nice in the baby's room too. :)
Best,
Gloria

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I can't believe you got this for such a STEAL! It is beautiful, and so are your kitchen chairs!

~Misti

C.J. said...

super great job! love this blog, just became a follower. thanks!

Jill said...

What a beautiful piece! I love it!

Shanarun said...

What a beautiful result! Keep up the good work!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Holy cats! How awesome!

m ^..^

Hannah said...

You are so talented!!!! Have you thought about starting your own decorating business?

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Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Beautiful job!
Thanks for linking up to mt homeroad party!
Susan

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great job on the hutch love the glass knobs and im your newest follower.