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Monday, December 6, 2010

Transformed Hutch and Some News…

Well, I know the first thing everyone thinks of when they hear that there’s “news” is pregnancy, and if you were thinking that, this time, you would’ve been 100% correct!  I’m expecting baby #4 in August 2011!  I started feeling nauseous about a week ago, which was about a week before I even missed my period.  (TMI?)  Not sure how that bodes for me.  And I’m not sure how being pregnant then having a newborn will bode for the furniture refinishing and blogging, but I’m trying to just take things as they come.  But I thought I’d warn all my bloggy friends that if you aren’t hearing from me as much as you’re used to, or you start wondering “Hey!  What the heck happened to Ann Marie?  Did she drop off the face of the Earth or something?”, I’m just growin’ a baby over here!  I’m probably nauseous and/or tired and/or cranky and haven’t had the energy for projects, but I’m still here and still very much appreciate our readers!!

In other news, last week I finished up a hutch that went to a local boutique for display.  It’s also up for sale there.  Here’s how it started out:

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My plan was to replace the glass on the top with chicken wire, strip and stain dark the top of the buffet part, and paint the rest a soft white.  I used mostly the original hardware, which (I thought) was very tarnished (nearly black) brass. 

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I mixed up some homemade brass polish with white vinegar and salt.  When I was done, it turned out the pulls were not brass like I thought, but copper!  What a great surprise!  I love how the patinaed copper looks with the white paint!

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So here she is all finished up!

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And here she is all loaded with wares at the boutique:

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I’m so glad I got this one done before I started feeling icky!  :)

Linking to:

Perfectly Imperfect, Thrifty Décor Chick, Stories of a House, House of Grace, Primitive and Proper, Domestically Speaking, My Backyard Eden, Miss Mustard Seed, The Shabby Nest, Finding Fabulous

38 comments:

  1. I'm about to inherit my great grandmothers China Cabinet that looks almost just like this one and I JUST got through googling for a white china cabinet with a brown top. This is EXACTLY what I was dreaming of! I even planned on the chicken wire!

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  2. Congratulations! I love what you did with the chicken wire here - so creative! It looks perfect and really opens the piece up. Very nice!

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  3. Congratulations!!!! What wonderful news!

    Love the hutch!

    Judy@cutest-little-things

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  4. Congrats on the baby news! So absolutely excited and happy for you. The hutch is beautiful as well but nothing more wonderful than announcing a new one is on the way!

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  5. congrats! that is exciting news!!!
    and the hutch is beautiful... love what you did. hope you feel well- take care of yourself!

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  6. Love your hutch! Congratulations! I have five children...it'll slow you down a little, but a creative girl just HAS TO CREATE! You will find time...you may just have to choose: Shower or paint? sometimes, I just paint!

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  7. Congratulations! I shouldn't freak you out, but I had my pregnancy symptoms early with my twins! :-) But hey, I LOVE having twins, so I wouldn't consider that a bad thing!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yay for babies! that hutch is beautiful, great job!

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  9. ohh what wonderful news! i have four babies and let me tell you, it's no different than three. :) just one more friendly face at the dinner table and another team mate for family games. :)

    and the redo is fabulous! :)

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  10. i love what you do! husband & i are about to refinish a hutch to use as a headboard...we've already been on your site a lot for ideas :))

    and big time congrats!!!

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  11. OH, MY, GOSH!!!!!

    Congratulations!!!!

    Um, I have to ask, was it the weekend you and hubby spent in Sedona for the barn sale? TMI?

    I'm so happy for you. Wow, 4 kids. I've always wanted a big family, but couldn't do colic for a fourth time :)

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  12. YAY!!! Congratulations on your wonderful news! (and the hutch is lovely!)

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  13. Congratulations and lot of healt and rest!
    baby #4? oh you're a brave mother! :D
    (the transformation looks great!)

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  14. Congratulations on your happy news!!

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  15. Congratulations! Babies are such a great way to start people! ;-) Your hutch is lovely! Take care of yourself, and baby too!

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  16. Congratulations on being pregnant and on the completed hutch. The hutch is beautiful and I'm sure the baby is too ;-).

    Thanks for sharing.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  17. The piece looks beautiful.

    Congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations! How exciting! Four kids...how fun! Your hutch is beautiful and looks fabulous all decked out in the boutique. You did a wonderful job. I love the dark stained top with the contrast of the white. I hope you feel better soon. Take good care.

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  19. Love, love, love the hutch. Best of luck growing that little one. Congrats.

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS, Anne Marie!!! So exciting....will definitely keep you in my prayers for good health for you and the baby and no nausea. :) Love the hutch, too...it looks wonderful all decked out in the boutique! -shaunna :)

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  21. Love love love this hutch, you rescued it from blah and made it look amazing! Linking on FB!

    xo
    Kate

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  22. Congratulations on #4. I always wanted 4, but unfortunately that wasn't in the cards for me. Now as for the hutch it came out magnificent, and I love the pulls.

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  23. Woooww! #4!!! Congratulations!
    The hutch is gorgeous! I love the original hardware. Your little tags are super cute, too!

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  24. congratulations on your pregnancy. This china cabinet looks amazing, great job!

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  25. Congrats on baby #4! That hutch is amazing,too;0)

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  26. It looks great in the boutique. Maybe you should have kept it for baby #4?? :)

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  27. Congratulations! And the hutch is beautiful!

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  28. congratulations on the baby! and the hutch ;) I've been thinking of going the boutique route with my furniture, offering it 'free' as display pieces as long as they keep a tag on it for sale. Was it pretty easy for you to find boutiques that were interested in this sort of arrangement? Have you sold many this way?

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  29. Congrats! I hope you have a healthy and easy pregnancy. I love you style & I'm now a follower. This hutch is super cute.

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  30. Ok so a friend linked you on facebook and I'm so glad!! I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! Your furniture is AMAZING!! So I have a question for you. You said you just got a paint sprayer and then did a black dresser. We just bought one to paint our piano black but it took a WHOLE GALLON of paint. That seems ridiculous to me! Am I wrong? It sprayed it on super thick and got ALL over the place. Doesn't seem like the same experience you've had and the people at home depot don't know what their talking about. Please fill me in. Did you get a specific sprayer for furniture? I was hoping to paint more furniture but I'm not sure I want to go through that mess and waste of paint again. Help! Thanks in advance! kath_doll@hotmail.com

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  31. Oh, I know that piece was a challenge to strip, paint, stain, etc. It looks so good, though. Anything that was dated about it is totally transformed. Great work, as always!

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  32. Congrats on adding a sister for Audrey to your wonderful family - I'm thinking positively for you !!!

    My prayers for a healthly pregnancy for you - and oh,I luv the hutch - would buy it IF I had room for it. Great job, gal!!

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  33. This turned out so pretty, I have done a lot of these and they are such a reward when finished.

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  34. I grew up with a kitchen that had a hutch a lot like this one. I love it. :) Maybe someday I'll have a kitchen big enough to accommodate something similar!
    Good luck with your pregnancy and the morning sickness. Drink lots of ginger tea! Being baby #4 you probably know how you deal best with it but I have a post on my blog about dealing with severe morning sickness (which I have had twice now, yay!) if you need some more ideas.

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  35. Congrats on baby #4...I was baby #4 for my parents! I LOVE the hutch and think it turned out so fabulous! Terry

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  36. congratulations! just found your blog through a link of little chief honeybee's blog.

    love the hutch makeover! i've been wanting to give my desk, dresser, bookshelf, AND bedside table a similar makeover.

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