Tuesday, December 4, 2012

French Script Hutch



Painting is just like life--it rarely goes as planned!  Sometimes you get that rare piece that is in beautiful condition and needs little prep work.  Painting goes smoothly and it's done in no time.  Ummm, this was NOT one of those pieces.  

I've been wanting to do a hutch since I first started painting....

 I'm cured now. :)  

I practically had to stand on my head to finish this beast, but it's done and I think it turned out really well.  

(I think my shop being stacked to the brim with waiting projects didn't help my stress level on this one, but as soon as it was done and I took pics it felt like a huge weight had been lifted--now I can move on!! lol)

btw--it's really hard to take good pics with that darn glass!





                        Before







 After




 Ok, I adore it!  










I finally got smart and opened the doors...haha.

 there are glass shelves that go in here, but I didn't put them in for pics because they were filthy dirty and I was too lazy in a big hurry...








Love the detail on the top!

Claire @

TheRusticPig

featured this hutch.  Thank you so much Claire!





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30 comments:

  1. This is breathtaking, really. Did you use your regular SW paint? It is so smoooooooth.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I did use Sherwin Williams All Surface Enamel. :)

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  2. Gorgeous...love the color! Is that wallpaper inside?

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    1. Thank you Pendra--it's actually a stencil.

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  3. Ohhhh this is so swoonworthy!!!
    What a gorgeous transformation - loving the black - and the script - well that just knocks it right out of the park for me!
    hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thank you Suzy! lol By the way--I loved your last post!

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  4. Will you share the stencil?? BE...UTIFUL!!!!!!

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    1. Jamie, it's from Royal Studio Designs...it's a little pricey (I told myself if I sold so much furniture I could buy it for myself! lol), but I LoVe it!!

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  5. Looks amazing! I had to laugh when you said "I'm cured!" So true - I did a hutch once and let's just say, I am in no hurry to do it again ;o)
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Thanks Stacey! Experience is a great teacher, isn't it?!! :)

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  6. such a beauty! this was the perfect piece for french script!

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    1. Thank you Cassie! Have a great week!

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  7. A stunning redo! The stencil is simply wonderful.

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  8. Found you at Wow Me Wednesday, Gingersnap Crafts! I am so glad I came over to see this! Wat an amazing up-cycle. You did a fantastic job! I LOVE it! New follower!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much for following along Karen!

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  9. Wow, I love this piece! The script is just the perfect touch. Beautiful work!
    Saw you linking at New House All Star Party.
    Debbie :)

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  10. Wow what a gorgeous makeover! You did an amazing job.

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  11. Love the script! All you stencil-ers... you amaze me. I just did a small stencil project and it came out craptastic. Thank goodness it's a holiday gift! [NOT] I have no idea how you could keep your sanity AND get that back to look so fabulous! Did you put a new back on the china cabinet, or take the back off in order to paint/stencil it?

    I understand that huge-ness of doing a large piece, I've done my fair share of hutches and China Cabinets... personally I prefer them to smaller items like end tables, etc.. And I've grown to love spray paint, even if it's just a primer coat to jump start a big project followed by dry brushed rolled on layers. I dream of selling enough items to afford a sprayer... alas, still a dream!

    Lovely make-over!

    Ang
    SoLongFarm.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow! I am impressed! The whole thing turned out lovely. Love the French script background. It adds depth and flair to the hutch.

    Great work! :)

    Julie

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  13. Beautiful! what a clever and gorgeous idea! Hugs,Leena

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  14. Stopping by from the WOW party to see your hutch! That turned out just gorgeous! I didn't think that they would have a stencil for french script! Love it!

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  15. looks amazing, lisa. i have that french poem stencil and may be using it below the chair rail of our dining room. your beautiful project kind of confirms it!

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by, and i'm hosting a giveaway as well today:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    peace to you.

    michele

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  16. Hi, This is one of the prettiest transformations I have seen in a long time. You really did a great job...Connie

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  17. A big, warm thank you to all of you lovely ladies for your kind comments!

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  18. Amazing what paint can do to a piece! Great job! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  19. So gorgeous! Love the French Script. Thanks so much for sharing. -K

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  20. It is beautiful! I especially like the French script inside. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy
    www.homesweetthriftyhome.blogspot.com

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  21. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. I'm totally WOWED by this project! It's beautiful! Did you use primer on this or just straight painted? So pretty...

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