Monday, August 15, 2011

Here we go again, I am super excited!

I hope your weekend was as wonderful as ever!!! We took Oliver to a petting zoo & on his first train ride, shopped for supplies & came up with a plan for the future outdoor table, & also managed to fit in another project I have been wanting to do for a while now.

As you know, this is how our dining room hutch looked in the Baltimore casa....

But originally it was very red & very dark (however, still a lovely piece of furniture) We painted it Chinchilla Grey by Martha Stewart & replaced the hardware, but lately I have felt like that wasn't enough.

In our new California digs it acts as more of an entry piece rather than a dining room hutch. Instead of collecting bowls & cake plates, it houses our car keys, books, & trinkets on display. And ever since I saw these lil' beauties on Pinterest...

                                          *Photo from Martha Stewart Magazine

                                         *Photo from Real Simple Magazine

 I have been wanting (once again) to take our magnificent hutch to a new level. So this weekend we started the process. It is taking a few steps so please bare with me. Tomorrow I will be showing steps 1 & 2...I hope you will check back to see the progress ;.)


  1. So excited to see what you come up with! Good luck:)

  2. orange/peach paired with grey is to-die-for! where do you find all the time my friend? so jealous of your mad DIY skills.

  3. Always love your creativity. Do you spray paint your larger furniture pieces? I have a small chest that I'm mulling over, and I wanted to know your usual steps. Your painted furniture seems to come out beautifully. Thanks for the tips.

  4. Hey Wendy! Yes most of the time I find spray painting is the best.... However sometimes we have to roll paint on because the color i like isn't in spray paint form:.) but when I spray I always sand and scuff up a little bit of it & then clean it off really well. The trick so spraying is being patient.... Very very light coats over and over again drying in between so it doesn't drip or clump :.) I LOVE Rustoleum's x2 coverage colors that cover wood, plastic etc... I luv it the best. One last tip stay away from waterbase spray paint I recently tried to work with it and I found it to be a nightmare! Goodluck & happy painting!

  5. Got it. Can't wait to get started! Thanks so very much for the tips, and I can't wait to see your "new" hutch!


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