Monday, May 5, 2014

Hutch Makeover - before and HALF - ter

Good morning everyone !

The bottom half of the hutch is complete ( the top half is still in the van - soooo heavy - we've had one failed attempt at bringing it in - will try again today )



This piece didn't have the serpentine drawers that I love so much or the curved crown on top for that matter
( Like this piece actually )


But it has good " bones "
I chose not to distress this piece but rather outline all of the grooves in black for some contrast


using my sharpie  ( which have become just as important as my brushes )

I also spray painted the handles a crisp black


The reason I chose to outline it in black will become a little more apparent once I can get that  top piece out of the van - think I'll invite my Son over for dinner tonight LOL

Here's the before
For some reason, lately, I've been cursed with Tannin stains on a lot of pieces I do - this was no exception to the rule - many many layers of Shellac had to be applied between coats of white.....................


I can't wait to finish this piece




Oh and 2 of these are waiting to be installed in the kitchen - over the island - so I think I'd better make him a nice dessert too
( he's my official light installer )


Have a great day one and all ♥
Hugs,

I'll be at these parties !
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36 comments:

  1. It's nice to have grown children, isn't it? :)

    Good luck getting the piece in and finished the way you like it. I like the Sharpie outline here, it looks nice!

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  2. Ah yes the curse of the bleed through, how we hate it!! Especially as you rarely find out until you've already started painting so it's too late to use stain block or primer on the bare wood which I find always works best.
    These are monster pieces - I'm starting to ache just looking at them. Don't you wish you were world famous and had minions running round doing all the hefting, or is that just me?
    I like the sharpie idea, I may just have to steal that!

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    1. And often each subsequent coat of bleed through only appears after each subsequent coat of paint - such a waste!!!!
      I WILL have minions one day - I was meant to have them and I will LMHO !!!
      XOXO

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  3. I have only had bleed through once and it was a pain but I "cured" it with a spray can of Kilz. Thankfully it wasn't everywhere but just in a couple of areas.

    Love the new lights! Someone just suggested something very similar for my kitchen. Thank goodness for sons!

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  4. its beautiful! The sharp is such a great idea, I woul have been afraid to use it, lol, shows what I know!! Your pendant lights are lovely!!! Hope the son makes it for inner,

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  5. my "D" is broken, lol, sorry, lots of errors,

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  6. LOVE the transformation, Suzan. Can hardly stand to look at the 'Before' pic. You have great vision!

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  7. Gorgeous... love the lights too Suzan! V

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  8. I love how this turned out and can't wait to see the other part too! Oh, and Sharpies are the best! :)

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    1. Aren't they though? lol
      Thanks so much Dee
      XOXO

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  9. Very nice indeed.
    You are so talented and creative.

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  10. Turned out beautifully! :) Sharpie...genius!!!

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    1. I'm regressing - I may end switching to crayons pretty soon LMHO - thanks so much Kristine!
      XOXO

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  11. Suzan this came out beautifully. Great job. Wow you did the outline with sharpie. I learn something cool and new from you all the time. Love that look with a sharpie!
    Kris

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  12. That is a beautiful half dresser and I'm sure the hutch will be lovely too. I like the new lights. Hope your son is available to help with things. :)

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  13. Hutch lookks great! Where did you find that pendant light?! Love it! Patty/NS

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  14. It looks great! I love how the handles look in black and how you outlined the details. I can't wait to see more of your kitchen.

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  15. Oh I love your paint jobs! Such a transformation. That one with the curved crown is exactly like I want! The one you are working on now is gorgeous too! Oh...and I love the new light fixtures and can't wait to see them in place.

    Blessings, Vicky

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  16. Crayons are next...LOL. You crack me up. Love your lights.

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  17. It looks amazing. Love it! Those lights are fabulous!!!

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  18. You improved this piece so much! You did a wonderful job! The lights are really neat, too!

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  19. You are so brave to work on such huge pieces. I applaud you. I love the black in the grooves. Great idea.

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  20. God bless sons! Mine is my plumber and so much more! Looks fantastic but now I am curious about the top. The suspense will kill me!

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  21. That is just perfect, congrats and keep up the great work and inspiring us.
    Ramon
    Rowhouseblog.com

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  22. So pretty, I also wish I had a light installer that worked for dessert :)

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  23. I would never have thought to use a sharpie, but why not! It looks beautiful!! I love the new lights...bet they'll look fabulous once installed.
    Debbie :)

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  24. I'm pretty sure I read these out of order because that is one lovely finished piece! Love your new lights too!

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  25. Another beautiful makeover! You are becoming a real pro! Great lights.
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  26. Love how it turned out and what a great idea with the black sharpie! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events…hugs, Tammy

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  27. I love all your transformations Suzan. This is going to be gorgeous.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  28. Do you have a post where you discuss how to accomplish these transformations?

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  29. Lovely job! Visiting from Katherine's Corner

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  30. Beautiful job, I love it!! That sharpie outline is either pure crazy, or pure genius, but it works! :) Glad to have found you at Katherine's Corner, visiting from C'mon Get Crafty! :)

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  31. gorgeous transformation my talented friend.Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

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