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:
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.
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!
So here she is all finished up!
And here she is all loaded with wares at the boutique:
I’m so glad I got this one done before I started feeling icky! :)