Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Hutch

This is my "hutch of many colors".  A little out of my comfort zone, but I love it.

This is the not-so-beautiful before.  I found this one sitting out in the rain, all lonely, just like my farm table .

That's dirty white paint peeling off a bright yellow underneath.  I sanded off the white, but the yellow didn't budge.  While I was sanding, I discovered the back of the hutch had painted over wallpaper.  Ugh!

As I removed the wallpaper, I discovered a blue painted underneath.
That makes three colors. For some reason, I got the feeling this piece should be painted with a bright color.  I could not decide between turquoise and green.  While shopping over the weekend, I saw a cabinet in Anthropologie that was painted with the green and turquoise together, and I knew that it would be perfect.

While I was sanding and distressing, there came that yellow again.  It was actually a great accent.  I'm so glad I picked colors that looked good with yellow.  My white primer also made an appearance, making this a very colorful hutch.

I hope someone falls in love with it at the antique mall.


Feathered Nest Friday
Home Sweet Home
Furniture Feature Friday

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Foot Board Turned Coat Rack

This was just a really fun project.   I found this twin foot board at an estate sale.

This is the only before picture I have.  See it leaning against the wall?  It was the typical yellow cream most of these pieces have.

I painted it French Gray and  left the gold details, added hooks from Hobby Lobby that were painted white and antiqued, and then made the "DREAM" banner.

To make the banner, I used wooden letters from Jo Ann's.  I spray painted the edges gold to match the detailing on the foot board.  Next I traced around the letters on antique sheet music, cut out and applied with decoupage medium.  Finally the letters were hot glued on a piece of twine.

For some reason, nothing I had looked good hanging on the hooks.  So I decided to show some of the frames I had just painted.  Decorator's block? Maybe.

Anyway, I really love how this turned out and it has already been taken to the Antique Mall.


I Rocked It at The Ivy Cottage
The Power Of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Restored It Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesdays
Saturday Nite Special