8/17/2011

Painted Hutch 2-Die-4!

I came across this hutch at a local thrift store. When I first saw it, I thought it was an old 1970's piece because it was so dark. Upon closer viewing, seeing the vintage drawer pulls and the dove-tailing on the drawers, I realized that it was an antique. I found two labels, one in the drawer and a metal one on the back that reads, "Lenox Shops Furniture, Canastota, NY".  I Googled this information and they were in business selling only high end furniture from 1893 - 1930.

I first shared this with you in a recent Diamonds In The Rough! post.
Before in Original Condition
 I realized that it was a shame to paint solid mahogany, but a painted hutch was the look I wanted, not the dark look that it was. The real shame was that I planned on using it for a display rack in my mall booth and not in my home.

However, last weekend when hubby was helping me set up the shutters in my booth and getting the hutch put together after I had painted it right in my empty booth for the past two days, said, "Boy, this hutch sure is nice and would look better in our home." I knew it would eventually make it there but we no longer had our pickup and couldn't haul it home. The thrift store had taken it to the mall for me since it was right around the corner.



I guess he had been thinking about the hutch because when we got home he said, "Call someone with a pickup and take the Seller's cabinet to your booth and bring the hutch home." So I called around and no one was very interested even for lots of $$.  So I called the only person that I can really count on (Other than my wonderful Hubby) when I am in a pickle...My young and cute, handy dandy handyman. He said, "Sure!"  So we did the switch, he and I. I also fed him lunch and paid him. It sure did come out beautiful after using my Annie Sloan chalk paint and wax! Looks totally different don't you think?
And a nice change in my dining room.
Here's the hutch before I decorated it. I painted the base with Annie Sloan's Old White and the upper crown molding on the top. The hutch shelving I painted in Old Ocher. The design on the drawer fronts was there originally, so I just taped off that area and painted it Old White. After it dried, I retaped the opposite and painted that the Old Ocher.
This is what the dining room wall looked like earlier today. This Seller's cupboard is now in my mall booth ready for someone to snatch it up and take it home.

 I brought down my ironstone pitcher collection from the upstairs landing and placed it in the hutch.
 This will be something that I will change continually with the seasons and my mood. I am excited to have this much variety for decorating.
The beautiful curvy profile. I'm giddy with excitement! I LOVE change! Change is good.

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39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! You are going to have fun with that pretty piece.

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  2. that is stunning!!! i love the hardware- the details on the base are awesome.

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  3. You are such a lucky duck! That is a beautiful piece. I liked the sellers cabinet too but the white hutch really pops from the red walls.

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  4. Looks outstanding...so much room for all your goodies!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. LOVE this hutch, and it really brightens up your Dining Room! so glad you're linking up with VIF!
    xo, Debra

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  6. LOVE IT!! You were wise to make the switch! It is perfect :)

    Lou Cinda

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  7. Great job Terry! I think you and your husband were very wise to put it in your home. It's beautiful!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  8. It is beautiful! Perfect with all of your pretty treasures.

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  9. Oh I love it..Nope can't sell that!!

    Carol

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  10. This is such a fab Club G.W. find that I can't believe it's not at the party now, girl! Stop on by!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  11. I always love your projects, and this buffet if so pretty.

    I host a Bunny Hop Party every Wednesday and I would like to invite you. The linky is open until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Bunny Jean's Decor and More (my main blog)

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  12. It looks great, Terry, and look at how great it looks against that wall! Doesn't it figure? If you had brought it home to begin with, it would have gone to the booth! : ) It's a great piece and I think you've given it new life by painting it. It shows off that curvy profile much better, too!

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  13. It looks great. You did a fantastic job on it. Was it hard to give up your other hutch? I think I would have tried to find another place for it, too. I love pieces like that.

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  14. Very pretty! It looks perfect in your home.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. It is beautiful, but I would never had the nerve to paint a mahogany piece, and painting does ruin the value-it is almost 100 years old. But, it does show up beautifully against your red wall!

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  16. Glad you and hubby decided to bring it back home, it looks fantastic against the red wall. Looking forward to the seasonal changes and decor. Diane

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  17. I would have had a hard time giving up the other cupboard too - oh, the decisions we have to make. It's gorgeous and all your decor on it is perfect! I'm jealous!!

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  18. Wow! It turned out so pretty! I like it in your home better than the dark, which was very pretty.
    It just makes the space pop and lookd great with your pretty chair.

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  19. Oh my word! I don't know how you could have even considered removing THIS from your property. It definitely looks much better than the other cabinet in that space and it was a nice piece too. Chalk one up for the hubby on that call! ;^) I sure wish I could find a beauty like that!

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  20. This is gorgeous! It's so light and bright now! Love it!

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  21. Creamy colored goodness!!! :) Great looking hutch and yes, it is 2 Die 4! :D

    Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight,
    Smiles,
    Suzanne in IL

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  22. Terry it turned out just beautiful!

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  23. Looks great! Don't worry about painting it when it looks so much better!
    I'm your newest follower!!

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  24. Your hutch is wonderful! The color now just opens it up and makes it sing.

    I have a similar one that I use in my booth, but it's just a flat white. Now I'm thinking about doing a bit more with it's color.

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  25. Wow I love that hutch! Especially the bottom half! Well done. I would love to have you share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-24.html

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  26. Your blog is very beautiful! I'm following him. Marion

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  27. I so agree with your husband that you needed to switch out cabinets. So pretty and so much fun to decorate. Love it.

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  28. Lucky, lucky girl! I really hit the jackpot with this one. And it looks like a million dollars in your house, all dressed up.

    XoXo,
    Kristal

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  29. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

    See you soon, I hope!
    Artie

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  30. This looks so fantastic painted. Just perfect in your home. I'd love to see this linked up at my Mod Mix Monday party next Monday!

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  31. This is so great! I featured it on my blog tonight.

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  32. That is such a difference! I love it! I need to get some of this chalk paint... :)
    Here from Corner House.

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  33. OMGoodness...love, love, love this! I need to paint my Mom's hutch...this has given me motivation!

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  34. Wow, this is a really, really great transformation! Great job, it definitely brightens your room!

    I am hosting a fun giveaway & would love to have you check it out--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/uprinting-giveaway.html

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  35. How beautiful! Lady, you did a wonderful job! You have the "magic" touch!
    Leticia

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  36. Hey there girl! Love the transformation of this hutch, it must to hard to transform things only to turn around the sell them! Love this and will be featuring this and hope you'll stop over and link up again...you are never sitting still!

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  37. Love the hutch! You did a great job and it looks wonderful against the red walls.

    Popped over from Wickedly Crafty Saturday.

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