Friday, January 22, 2010

Shabby but Chic Hutch

This is my fabulous craigslist find I got for 40.oo.
I sweet talked my boyfriend into meeting the lady selling it. She listed a picture of it but it was really hard to tell what it looked like, so I told him...... buy it no matter what!
I got lucky, it was a cute piece and it had potential.
(Before)P1010075a
I started painting  it the next day using my usual acrylic craft paints, I highly distressed it using a razor knife, which revealed the underlying green paint.  I just love distressed furniture, if it gets nicked or scratched it only adds to it.
I guess I could hire Miss Gabby (my cat) to do the distressing. lol  (if you don't know what I'm referring to, read my post  Lesson Learned.
I removed the doors because I wanted to display my pottery collection. I plan on making something with the doors later on.
  (After)P1010282a
It fits perfectly in my Living room.

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48 comments:

  1. oh my gosh! it is so darn cute!
    great job! I would love it if I could have something like that in my kitchen!
    gail

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  2. I love the before and the after even more! I sent my husband out to buy 4 antique dining chairs once and told him the same thing, buy them! I didnt get as lucky. Great find!

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  3. That is a great piece of furniture! Love it!

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  4. What an adorable piece. You did a great job refinishing it. And the next day? I'm impressed! I have so many projects saved up! I'm inspired, now! Sherry

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  5. I love that! Everything you post amazes me!

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  6. You did a great job. I love everything you do and look forward to each post.

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  7. The hutch looks beautiful. The colors you painted it really gave it a gorgeous facelift.
    Jane

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  8. Don't you just love Craigs list. I got a whole kitchen of real wood "Granny" cabinets. They were very grandma in there wood finish, but when I painted them and installed them in the basement they look amazing all for $100 and some paint. You did a great job, I love our colors.

    Cha Cha

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  9. Truly spectacular!! I can't believe it was only $40, considering it looked okay before..

    I have the same pottery collection and would love one! The blue/green color on the inside is beautiful, would you mind sharing the color?
    Thanks
    Luci

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  10. Your pottery looks perfect in it, Trixie! You did get lucky! You know your cat would only help you out if you put wallpaper on it.

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  11. All I can say is Wow Trixie, your Good real Good. Great price too!!

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  12. lovely...one would never know it's the same piece!

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  13. Wow, that is amazing! What a huge transformation! I liked it before, but when I scrolled down and saw the colors - well WOW!! And the antiques sign above it is just PERFECT. Love it!

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  14. What a transformation, I agree, it is hard to tell it's the same piece! Fabulous! Great job.

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  15. I love that hutch. I'm going to e-mail you soon about your thoughts on some ideas I've got for my sunroom redesign. I want to incorporate some aqua in that room which will be mostly whites and cremes....I want your ideas on wall color, etc.

    Judy

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  16. WOW...now that is one incredible makeover...looks amazing!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. Well I must say that you transformed that cabinet into a piece of shabby loveliness. How devine!
    What a deal for $40. I have never bought anything from Craig's list, so now I might take a closer look.

    My kittie's name is Gabby too.

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  18. Wow, that is a cute piece! It look good black but even better white! I see your mirror just like mine in your header! It looks great painted that color!

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  19. OMG what a fab find it is. I love how it turned out. So chic it is.

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  20. Don't you just love Craigslist? You got a great deal on this cabinet and it turned out so cute!

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  21. Your guy did GOOD! Again I found myself laughing at your Miss Gabby remark! Too Funny! But seriously..this piece was a fabulous find. The before and after photos were magical. Ya know..I've never browsed Craigs List, but after seeing this transformation I'll certainly be taking a peek. Wow!

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  22. Trixie! You are one talented lady!That was an incredible fine plus you did a terrific job redoing that piece. I need your help! I have a kitchen chair that belonged to my grandmother. I am not sure of the original wood or paint color but through the years it has been painted apple green and white! I would like to brighten up that white paint but my daughter Hannah scratched Hannah Rocks on it. Any ideas? I welcome all ideas!

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  23. Did you score on that one! Love the paint job.

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  24. I love it, great job on the distressing! We should shop together, I am in Tally a lot!

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  25. Stunning! You transformed it from pretty darn good to absolutely stunning!

    Happy Hunting,
    Teresa

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  26. love your cabinet. it looks like a million. i love the price most of all. great blog. diane from vintage-tickled-pink

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  27. Wow your new hutch is completely adorable!

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  28. Love this! The colors are awesome! It is a great piece to show off a collection in.

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  29. It is such a pretty piece...well, you made it a pretty piece. Removing the doors was the right move and the aqua on the back really brings out the lines of the piece.

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  30. Wow...........FORTY dollars? I'm so jealous..... It turned out so sweet....and I love your pottery too.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  31. LOVE it. And love how MMS explained it. Bingo.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  32. Love it - Beautiful job. I'm off to explore your blog - I see you love aqua as much as I do!

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  33. What an eye you have! It is smashing! I'm trying to come up with a word you have not already heard! Love it.

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  34. Gorgeousness. Love that you took the doors off. Definitely added to the overall look.

    Love my visit here!

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  35. This is awesome! Don't you LOVE Craigslist??

    Can't wait to see what you do with the doors!

    Lou Cinda

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  36. That turned out great!! I love a cute hutch!

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  37. WOW! I love that. I paint everything black, but have a white dresser I wanted to distress and this makes me want to work on it ASAP!!

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  38. I love love love everything about this hutch! GORGEOUS!!! You are incredible. That's a big ambitious piece to tackle and it looks great.

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  39. I am jealous...how awesome...waiting for the day when I find something like that for my kitchen. A Beaut!

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  40. when you say "acrylic craft paint", what exactly did you use? I hate having to lug out a big can of paint or wait for good spray paint weather! Thanks for sharing!
    Ginnie

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  41. Thanks for linking up--the blue on the back is so wonderful!

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  42. The hutch is an amazing transformation! Love it!
    Theresa

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  43. This is so gorgeous! I love it!

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  44. I love this hutch so much I actually feel pain from longing. I just found and bought a corner hutch that just might work to transform like that.

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  45. WOW I'm in love! If it isn't there when you wake up you know who took it :) Glad I found you, enjoying looking around your blog!
    Kristin

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  46. This looks fantastic, and your pottery collection is beautiful too. Just came across you're lovely site, looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

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  47. Beautiful job! I pinned this site onto my Pinterest board...hope you don't mind. You have some really nice 'trash to treasure' pieces that I thought a lot of other people would be interested in seeing.

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