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Friday, September 3, 2010

French Country Hutch

We’ve had a bit of success of late at a little boutique in town that sells some pieces for us, the latest of which was this wonderful hutch that Cara did a while back.  But in a 500 square foot space, the loss of the hutch for display purposes in the store wasn’t going to cut it, so Cara and I started putting our heads together to come up with a good replacement on the quick.

I had this hutch top sitting in the workshop for quite a while. 

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I picked it up back at the Arizona Bloggers Tour de Thrift back in June, and was planning on making another Puppet Theater with it, but that was never high on my priority list.  Fate had a different plan!

My parents, as I mentioned before, are in the process of downsizing from our childhood home now that they are empty-nesters.  They offered me the dresser from my old room to “do my thing with” and (you know me) I’ll (almost) never pass up free.  :)

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As fate unfolded it’s serendipitous plan, the hutch I had laying around for far, far too long was a PERFECT fit on top of my old dresser!  This was just meant to be.

Since we needed this to be a quick project, and since I haven’t yet purchased a functioning paint sprayer (grrrrr….), we chose to go with a spray paint this time.  We used “Celery” from Krylon, and it’s a gorgeous color, perfect for the French Country look we were going for.  The back was painted a slightly more turquoise color of the same value, for a really subtle difference.  Cara did some hand-painted details on the back of the hutch that mimicked the motifs in the pulls.  Then we added an burnt umber antiquing glaze over the whole piece.  LOVE!!!

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Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday weekend!!

 

Linking to:

Life in the Fun Lane, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots and Jello, Perfectly Imperfect, Domestically Speaking, My Backyard Eden, Shanty 2 Chic, Thrifty Decor Chick, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Thrifty Decor Chick

47 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! The hand-painted details really send it over the top!

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  2. That is truly beautiful! I had that same dresser and it's amazing what creativity & necessity produces. Well done ladies!

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  3. Wow oh wow! That is stunning. I love the color and the stenciling you did to it. Oh and how you branched the two pieces together effortlessly is just simply amazing. You guys rock.

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  4. Wow! It looks like those pieces were meant to be together! You can't even see a hint of the hutch's former country life. Great job!

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  5. It truly is lovely. A fabulous job, as always! Hope you will link up this brilliance. :) shaunna

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  6. Wow, I love the stencil! The color is perfect, too. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  7. You. are. amazing. This is gorgeous, Ann Marie! The HAND painted details are beautiful, Cara!

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  8. Wow that looks fantastik! Funny how things just fall into place - it was fate!!!

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  9. This piece is gorgeous! The color and the handpaianting...it's really beautiful. I like the drawer pulls on the top drawers. What a transformation!

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  10. This French hutch is beautiful. You did a great job on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your hutch turned out beautiful! I love all of the detail and the color is gorgeous.

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  12. Very nice! This one will sell quick too! Great job!

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  13. Wow!!! THis is incredible!! The details are so incredibly amazing!! Enjoy your long weekend!

    ~Alison

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  14. that is beautiful, I'd neve had thought that was a spray-can job, looks lovingly hand painted to me :)
    xx Karen

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  15. Incredible! I have several cans of "Celery" by Krylon. I love that color. I just bought a semi antique hutch from good will ($47.00 woot) and I plan on painting it. I originally thought white but the way you painted this is just what the Dr. ordered. what brand is the burnt umber glaze?

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  16. I used to have a hutch JUST like that one -- but I gave it away because it wasn't my style. I'm TOTALLY kicking myself now! LOVE what you did with that -- it's gorgeous now! :)

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  17. GORGEOUS! Oh how I wish I had a bigger house!!

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  18. That is totally beautiful !!! Amazing job gals!

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  19. Again, I think y'all are crazy talented...thanks so much for linking up my place! I'm honored! -shaunna :)

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  20. r u kidding me? Beautiful! I love it! I am also crushin on that paint color. I am thinkin that I need to go and purchase some of that. So..are you furniture gurus? I picked up a metal/steel dresser at a garage sale today and I am having a hard time figuring out it's history and if it is in original condition. If you do this-I would love a shout out and I will bombard you with pics and questions! Thx in advance!

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  21. I am so glad you waited on the hutch!! This looks amazing!! I love the color and the detail on the back!! It's like they were separated at birth!!

    Fantastic!!

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  22. WOW ! That turned out fantastic ! Happy weekend !!

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  23. It turned out gorgeous! That celery colored spray paint is one of my absolute faves!!

    Hope you're having a fabulous holiday weekend!
    -Sara.

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  24. Can't believe how well they fit together! Was truly meant to be! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  25. Wow, very nice! I've used Krylon celery as well and love the colour.

    XO
    Lenore

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  26. Great post, very useful for a beginner like me"
    http://evocowire.com

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  27. Wow... you gals knocked it out of the park. Cara, your hand painting is gorgeous!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful, bravo:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  29. Love the painted details on the back!

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  30. HI! I am stopping by from Domestically Speaking and I see we have very similar hutches that we just repainted and are showing in the link party!! Yours turned out beautiful!!! I love what you did on the inside of the hutch! Mine was passed down from my mom as well!

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  31. gorgeous! love that color! i haven't used that one yet-but i will have too now! beautiful job!

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  32. Perfect fit, it looks amazing together! You guys are a great team!

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  33. That hutch is beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  34. Pretty! It looks like the two pieces are meant to be together!

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  35. Ann Marie, I am in love !!! This is just stunning, so delighted to see this piece revamped in such a gorgeous way!
    Kate

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  36. That is simply stunning. I love how it looks like the two pieces came together. Love the colors used.

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  37. This looks amazing. And useful also for a big home, I love the colour and the detail on the back! It's like they were separated at birth! It could be more attractive with pink colour.

    shabby chic furniture

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  38. LOVE it!! Was is easy to do the hand painted motif to match the hardware?? I am in the midst of redoing our kitchen island and want some french country looking painting on it but am beyond intimidated b y the free hand thing. Any tips??

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  39. I am hosting a trash to treasure Tuesday party over at Sassy Sites! Come by and link up!! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!
    www.sassysites.blogspot.com

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  40. Love it!!! Next time I find a hutch top I'm so keeping it because this is just fabulous (and I need a China hutch!). I saw the Celery color of paint recently and I agree; very beautiful!

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  41. That looks so good! Check out my blog sometime if you get a chance.

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  42. That is just gorgeous! I think every little girl of a certain era had that dresser. I stumbled across your blog while googling for Krylon Celery. I painted a shelf the other day and love the color, not too minty, not too light. Now I'm getting ready to do a desk.

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