Feb 20, 2012

Shabby chic hutch and an antique dining set

Saturday morning I woke up around 7am to get ready to take in the hutch and dining set to Aunt Bee's. My alarm went off, I reached over to shut it off, and my arm nearly dropped off. 
Like a lead weight was around my wrist. 
All that painting and waxing over the week really took its toll!
The hutch took several hours to finish, but I think the transformation was worth it:

Here was the before when I got it in December at purchase:

I loved the lion head pulls, the scrolly details, dental moulding, and the wire glass fronts. It took up a ton of space in the garage, so we are all glad to have some space back in there!

This massive piece had so much potential. It wasn't until we got it home that I discovered that this was made by Thomasville. I had no idea what year this was, but it had a copyright date stamped on the back, 1969. The inside has glass shelves- each one has a groove for plate display.
 The interior also can be lit from inside.

The back of the hutch was a beige-y stripe, but I painted it in ASCP's Duck Egg Blue. 

The rest of the hutch was done in Annie Sloan Pure White, and distressed with dark wax and sanding.

Neither of these pieces would fit into my space at Aunt Bees, but I was lucky that these were able to go into a room that changes out periodically. 
I love the barn wood walls in here!

The antique dining set was a purchase from one of my neighbors. She posted an "anyone interested?" pic one night on Facebook, and I jumped at the chance! I really loved the shape and design. 
Here was the before:

I painted the base and chairs white, finished the top in dark walnut stain, and recovered the seats in black and white ticking.

I just loved the carved legs on the table! A classic look.

I started working on this post Sunday, and there's already an update.
The dining set has sold! One day! :)

Last week when my friend Jenny was here, we went shopping, and she found some vintage silverware
for me.  She really hit the jackpot- I never find that much in one trip on my own!!

 I also added a creamer, berry basket and wire tray.

The gorgeous baroque style mirror in the background with the chair pic is another vendor's.
I'd love that in my living room!!!

This week I hope to finally get the master bedroom completed. I found some other amazing stuff on Saturday, so I'll show you those soon too. :)

Enjoy your long weekend~


  1. The hutch is beautiful! I bet it will sell fast. Love your new profile photo.

  2. Love the hutch and the dining room set is no wonder it sold so quickly. Great job!

  3. Another amazing job done by you, Denise! I always love to see what you come up with.


  4. I love the affirmation of a fast sale! I sold a dining table last year, too, in one day. I had 5 different people emailing me for it. Tables must've been hot that week! I'm glad your wares move quickly! Good times, good sales. andrea@townandprairie

  5. Denise,
    A one day sell is soooo awesome...love the seats!!! thanks for sharing these pieces at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party...it's always good to have ya here.


  6. Wow! What a job this was and well worth every hour of labor. I love the Duck Egg Blue in the hutch. What does your neighbor think of her "new old" dining set? I'm not surprised that it sold so quickly. Great job Denise!

  7. wow Denise it is gorgeous! So worth all the hard work! Hope you have a fabulous week, thanks for linking up, I'll be featuring it next week.

  8. Great transformation. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful

  9. Love, love, love it!! Wow, that was a ton of work but so worth it!!! Yay! & the dining set already sold? So cool! I enjoyed every photo!

  10. that hutch is stunning! i adore the color in the back- it's so pretty and beachy!

  11. Love it all! Great work!

    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Wow, Denise!!!! The dining set and hutch both came out absolutely beautiful! Great job! And congrats on the quick sale of the dining set! How exciting! I love the lion head pulls on the hutch...it's sure to move fast, too! I can't wait to catch up tomorrow and hear more about everything!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  13. I can tell that you did a great job on both pieces. They are beautiful!! Glad to hear you have sold the table already. That is always a great feeling.

  14. The hutch turned out so beautiful! I just love duck egg blue...and that dining table! Simply gorgeous! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog...now I found yours.


  15. Wow, just beautiful. Love the shabby chic look. Would love to see it full of dishes!

  16. Love this! Love the Duck Egg Blue on the back! I've got a massive china cabinet that I want to paint white. I'm thinking about pulling out the spray painter. Never tried it, but the thought of paining this huge piece by hand is exhausting!

  17. Gorgeous transformations! I am a sucker for white and that color of blue-so pretty against the barn walls, also love the chair transformation. I would love to start getting into refurbishing and selling like you do-thanks for sharing!

  18. What a beautiful transformation! You do amazing work! Came over from FNF! would love for you to come and visit!

    ~ jill

  19. Beautiful! Isn't it amazing how the paint actually brings out the beautiful shape of the piece? I 'liked' you on FB to follow...hope you'll follow me too! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  20. So big and beautiful, no wonder it sold in one day! Nicely done Denise!


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