Thursday, February 5, 2015

Black Kitchen Hutch !

Good morning everyone !

After I had painted the black cabinet for the den HERE  - and fell in love with it - I decided to go for it in the kitchen since it's black and white themed anyway ..................

Black Hutch

I heavily distressed - but only on all the edges


John says - I hope you're not going to start painting everything in the house black
Suzan says - We have nine rooms - surely we can have a few pieces of black furniture?

But his will be the last piece for me in black - although I may do a set to sell because I love how dramatic it looks !


I didn't use ASCP for this piece - instead I made a home made chalk paint to use as a primer

3 parts black latex paint
1 part Plaster of Paris

You make a paste with the plaster and mix it into the paint - it worked beautifully as a primer
And then I gave the entire piece a coat of Rustoleum CHALKBOARD paint - and finished that with a coat of polyurethane ( I may put another coat since it's in the kitchen and will get heavy usage )
The " cousine " looks a lot better in person that it appears in photos - I know it looks busy next to the wall paper in these pictures - but it doesn't when you're actually in the kitchen !


I used an electric sander for the edges


It gives " substance " to the kitchen ( if that makes any sense at all )

I know it's not for everyone - being so dark and all - but it really does work in this space

Black painted hutch


This piece has had so many makeovers -
From Painted White


To Chicken Wire


To wallpapered


But it originally looked like this when I spotted it in the Salvation Army for  $37.50 ( years ago )


It's come a long way  (baby) UPDATE - DO NOT TAKE NOTE OF COUSINE - I SPELLED IT WRONG LMHO !
SHOULD BE CUISINE - ( a quick fix thankfully )
THANKS LILIAN - I OWE YOU ONE !!!!!!!!!!!



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57 comments:

  1. I really like it!! Esp. the heavy distressing... just how it should look!

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  2. Looks beautiful in black, I'm surprised you used chalkboard paint! I'd like to know how you find black pieces are to live with? I have a couple of very very dark blue pieces (almost black) and find they look dusty quicker than other furniture. (Maybe it's just my lack of housekeeping)

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  3. Looks gorgeous and you did a great job on it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  4. I can't believe how little you spent on that. It is really nice in black and gives some weight to that wall. You did a beautiful job on it Suzan.

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  5. Cousine / cousin / cuisine who cares - it looks fabulous!

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  6. Stupid me. I thought you were referring to this kitchen piece as a cousine ( relative) of your black piece in the den. You had me fooled. Don't lots of folks in Montreal speak French? 😜 Linda @ Wetcreek Blog

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  7. Love it, Suze! That poor thing had a bad case of the uglies before you saved it. I'm trying to decide which I like better between the black and the white! xoxo, T.

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  8. I love, love, love this piece. Did I say LOVE??? The distressing looks great. Sometimes regular paint is the way to go. Love what did on the glass and I don't think it looks busy. Okay, one more time LOVE

    Cindy

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  9. You know me, I'm all about the black furniture.
    Add another row of letters. Poutine. Then it will say COUSINE POUTINE. That's some type of official sounding phrase, I like it.

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  10. Just when I thought I couldn't like it more than before, I do! I love your hutch in black!

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  11. Love the hutch makeover! I think something dark in a room, preferably black distressed, can really ground a room and give it substance. Contrast is what seems to draw me. I've tried all white and I love my white pieces, but they work better for me if the walls are a mid-tone colour. Poor John, one day he'll get it. I thought you knew a different word than I did, yes, that is how bad my french is! xo Patty

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  12. It looks wonderful in black. Especially with the white walls. OMG love it.

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  13. I thought you meant cousin too. Haha. Too funny. I like it in black but I love black furniture too.

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  14. Looks wonderful,love the back,you did a great job.

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    1. Thanks so much Marlene - ( time to take a refresher course in my French lol )
      xox

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  15. Wonderful job on your hutch. It turned out great.
    If you put Island to go with your Cousine you will have the Cousine Island which is located in the Indian Ocean

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  16. Lovely.
    Thanks Lillian for the pick up. I was about to start checking alternative spellings due to country difference. :P

    I love seeing the evolution of your furniture. I get in trouble if I want to move it, let alone change it's colour.

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  17. I love it...it is a beautiful black swan :) and I am glad that you fixed "cuisine"...I have to admit I was wondering about that until I read to the end of the post, haha.

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    1. Thanks so much Julie !
      I'm really embarrassed about the cousine - I shouldn't be making mistakes like that
      ( I live in Montreal for crying out loud lol )
      xox

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  18. Gorgeous....black furniture is my LUV......

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  19. Suzan, Outstanding! Such a striking piece now. Just love it. May have to copy this one. I did a small china hutch with Linen Service on the Windows, painted in white with soft aqua inside for outside the guest bathroom for extra towels but I love your wallpaper idea. Keep up the great posts.

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    1. Wow - thanks so much Erin !!!
      Soft aqua on the interior sounds gorgeous !
      Have a great weekend
      xox

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  20. It looks fabulous! Love it in black. Black and white are my favorite lately! Have a happy Friday Suzan...:) Oh, I ordered one of the mattress toppers and it should be delivered tomorrow. Can't wait for bed tomorrow night. I hope it's as comfy as I think it will be. :)

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  21. I love your piece in black and the distressing looks great.
    ~Cindy

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  22. I really was wondering about "cousine" and while reading, I was pondering if I should ask you in the comment or if it would be rude to ask about your choice of words. After all, you may have a "cousine" you wanted to honor on your hutch... I think "cuisine" is much better on your gorgeous hutch, though!

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  23. I have just recently 'found' you I love your blog. The majority of our furniture in our cottage is recycled and painted. The Hutch is simply stunning

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  24. You know...every time I see that cute paper in the back of that hutch, I have regrets! LOL! Your hutch looks great. I have enjoyed using black in Jacobs room, but I haven't really tried it anywhere else.

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  25. "Cousine"...I thought that was a place where French people "Mange". I questioned it, but I would never have known the difference!

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  26. I, too, love black painted furniture. Yours is stunning. The Cuisine is so much more vibrant in black than is white. Good job. Keep 'em comin'.

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  27. The beauty about pieces we find at great deals, it is easy to change your mind and style. I love it in white and black. But either way the wallpaper in the background is a keeper.
    If you go for a third round I vote for a deep costal blue.
    Barbara Ann
    etsy.com/shop/barbaraannscreations

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  28. Haha, I was wondering if that was just a different way to spell cuisine? Lol. Love it in black! Very dramatic AND perfect.

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  29. Love that all the details now stand out more and the use of the wallpaper in the inside is stunning!

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  30. It came out really pretty. It looks like you put the glass back in. John probably liked that. xoox

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  31. You are so talented! It looked good in its previous finishes, but the black is definitely the best. $37.50??? Amazing! Looks like a million bucks!

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  32. Beautiful makeover! Thanks for linking up to The Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  33. Susan, it looks just beautiful! And, I love the wallpaper backing! Thanks for sharing! Leticia

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  34. Hehehe....cousine. I thought maybe it was for your girl cousin. :P It's lovely in black!

    xoxo
    -andi

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  35. I think the hutch is gorgeous. It is one of those pieces that you might pass up in a thrift store but what a gem when painted! Happy Valentine's Day.

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  36. Gorgeous transformation Susan! Love it in black, it definitely stands out more. Ciao!
    Happy Valentines Day! ~ Christine

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    1. Thanks so much Christine !
      Hope you had a Happy Valentine's day too
      xox

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  37. Gorgeous as usual!! I probably would have passed right by this at the thrift store. XO

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    1. I almost did - except it was extremely sturdy - and had the most storage !
      Thanks so much Christy !!!
      xoxo

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  38. I'm a big fan of black furniture and I love it! I'm glad someone told you about the spelling...I was wondering! Happy Valentine's day to you!
    JP

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  39. I really like the black... even more than the white! The white wallpaper really is perfect with it too!
    Thanks so much for sharing your makeover with us a Project Inspire{d}!

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  40. I just love the black and white combination - so sophisticated! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  41. wow you did a wonderful job my friend. ♥ Please tell me you shared at the hop today ( you can link up through Sat midnight) xo

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  42. Beautiful! Visiting you from Katherine's Corner.

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  43. Looks amazing...you are so talented...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Please stop by to enter the very special giveaway on http://www.over50feeling40.com

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  44. I love the paper in the back! It looks amazing and ties the whole thing together so well. I am obsessed with refinishing furniture myself. I just send my husband fishing when I start painting! lol
    (Visting from the Katherine's Corner hop)

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