Thursday, November 29, 2012

hutch in french linen...

Yay, it's off the list!
I'm loving it with my neutrals and am so happy I went with the lighter color.
I have a bit of detailing to do on the bottom hardware.
(Oh my gosh, I JUST now noticed I didn't do the hardware on the doors!)
Yep, went and confirmed, thought maybe it was the photo...ugh...
can't believe I missed those guys!

Anyway, here it is and I can't wait to give it a little Christmas pizazz and show
it to you next week along with my unconventional Christmas tree....
there's a peek for you off to the side. :)

Products:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - French Linen
Annie Sloan Clear Wax
Rub 'n Buff Gold Leaf on Hardware (most of it!) 
Aluminum Sheet on doors - Home Depot here

Thank you Linda and Jennifer for suggesting the metal, Cathy for suggesting greige
 which led me to French Linen, and my kind reader that advised against black,
and, to all of you that offered your opinions along the way and tips for working with ASCP!

Price:

My hutch was a Craigslist purchase, it included a table and six chairs - $250.
Paint and Wax - $70
Aluminum Sheet on Doors - $32
Plastic that didn't work on doors - $16
(I'm trying to think of a clever diy to salvage it)

Prep:

None, that is the beauty of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, no sanding or priming.
I wish I would have watched this video by Cindy @ Simply Reinvented here
 before waxing, she has great tips I'll be using next time!

Problems:

I didn't purchase one of the waxing brushes ($35). I wasn't sure that I'd be doing enough
 pieces to warrant it, but it would have made the waxing much easier.
I know I used a lot more wax than I should have, but didn't realize it until too
late in the game. I did have to add some water to the paint as it thickened a bit
from having the lid off for so long while I was painting.
 Otherwise, easy to use and great coverage, I applied two coats of paint.

Before:



After:


See you Monday, I'm off to finish decorating and get my act together for the
  Favorite Things party,
that I've totally neglected because I was obsessed with finishing this!

Happy weekend, hope you get something BIG crossed off your list,
or have some BIG fun!


Stop by Miss Mustard Seed's Funtiure Feature Friday here for lots of inspiration!
  

40 comments:

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

Love it! That color is perfect! I love the touches of gold too, it's so pretty.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Well, you certainly worked your magic on that piece! The before and after is amazing. Even with no styling it's absolutely gorgeous! So glad the metal sheets worked out-they look just right. This is such a classic piece that I know you will love. Wish I could find one too! Have a great weekend, Pam!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

My favorite transformation of yours thus far! Spectacular!

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

That is a really impressive transformation. I am not always a big fan of painted furniture, but in this instance I think it vastly improves the piece. I also like the way you changed the position of the doors, and the colour is perfect.

cindy said...

Gorgeous! Now that is a great Before and After, you are going to have so much fun filling it!

My Crafty Home Life said...

This is fantastic. You really did an amazing job. I would not have seen the potential in that "before". Have fun at your party. I have a BIG (in size) CL piece to pick up on Sunday....I hope.

Jennifer {The Chronicles of Home} said...

Tremendous difference! That combo of grey and gold has become one of my favorites :)

Cathy Wall said...

AS anticipated, the piece is fabulous Pam!!! I LOVE the color you chose and all of the details, can't wait to see it styled up for your party! Have fun prepping and enjoy your week-end!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It's perfect!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh Pam!!!!

It's just lovely - as beautiful as I envisioned. The gold mesh is perfection!! And I LOVE the gold with the grey - so pretty together. This has turned out to be a fabulous bonus piece to your table and chairs hasn't it? Wow - that was an awesome Craigslist find!!!!

Thank you for sharing - I am so inspired by this makeover!!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Pam, this looks like an expensive Swedish antique! You really outdid yourself and I can't wait to see how you dress it up!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam that looks FABULOUS!!

Nancie Bee said...

Wow! What an improvement. Looks great. Wow!

Cotton said...

I really like the way it turned it--you would never think one came from the other--an AWESOME upcycle there!

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway going on now! :)

Haley said...

I love this! Great color choices.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW. take my breath away it is a total beauty!

charmaine said...

Love it Pam! You did an amazing job!

Dana Frieling said...

Oh, girl, that turned out great! Well worth the elbow grease involved.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Pam, it's GORGEOUS!!!! Love the gold !!!
We're working on the kitchen ...

Monica said...

Amazing!! Loved how you repositioned the doors it made the hutch look larger.

Lori said...

It is just beautiful, Pam. The color is perfect and I love the gold hardware. Another amazing transformation!

Suzie said...

Stunning!

Kristen said...

It's gorgeous! Love the color and cannot wait to see it with accessories. I also look forward to see what your doing for your Christmas decorating!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

It looks so fantastic, Pam! The color is just perfect and I love the gold details. Enjoy your weekend :)

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Oh my stars!! That is absolutely stunning. All of your hard work has certainly paid off and now you will have a piece to treasure for a long time. I can't wait to see how you decorate it for the holiday!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an awesome job you did here...it looks outstanding!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Julye said...

So cool you renovated it!!! Looks so pretty ;)

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love it Pam! It looks just like you! Great job. And that tutorial was a good one. I still don't agree with waxing before sanding but the way to apply the wax is great!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW PAM, this is amazing! Doesn't even look like the same piece, just beatuiful! I love the color :) Hope you have a great weekend.
XO
Kristin

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Magnificent Pam....It is a stunning piece and you made it more beautiful!

Michelle Lunt said...

Wow, I can scarcely believe that it is the same piece. You did a great job. I can't wait to see the Christmas tree & the "favorite things".

Warmly, Michelle

SHERRY HART said...

It does not even look like the same piece! I am now anxiously awaiting the styling of this beauty!!!

Nancy said...

Pam, it is magnificent and the hours you put into that really show! I love the piece, and you just tripled the price tag at the very least! It is beautiful.
xo Nancy
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Danielle said...

Wow! This came out fantastic. I LOVE it! You did such a wonderful job and I love all the gold detailing and the metal you put in. It is beautiful.

Natty by Design said...

Amazing.

Cindy @ Simply Reinvented said...

Thank you for posting the link to the tutorial! A new reader mentioned they found my site through yours. LOVE how you moved the doors to expose shelving in the middle. Looks much more updated and on trend.

michele said...

looks gorgeous, pam.

hope you'll stop over soon--we'd love to have you.

michele

Casey Huber said...

Love this! Where did you get the aluminum sheet?

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks, Casey! I got them at Home Depot, there is a link to it above in the products I used.

Susan Barham said...

I would love to find my own china cabinet like this one. Does it have a manufacturer's name stamped on it? Also, what style would you call this?

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