November 20, 2011

French-inspired Craig's list hutch. . . .



The dining room saga....was I even sane thinking that I could pull off a room flip a week and a half before Thanksgiving???  I'll be sharing with you later my paint disaster.....because I'm still somewhat in the middle of it!

I found this hutch for the dining room on Craig's list.......I've been stalking Craig's list for a couple of months.....




I sold a pair of these the same day, so it was basically an even swap.... 



Wanting to save time and money, I mixed my own chalk paint. I used the recipe from Kim at Too Much Time On My Hands.  This recipe works great!



1 1/2 cups of paint 
1/2 cup of Plaster of Paris
1/2 cup of water.

I mixed it all in a washed out applesauce jar....be sure to shake it well!




As I continue to work with chalk paint, I am beginning to understand it better. One thing that I am learning is that you don't necessarily want complete coverage...



I did add a second coat to this (and then a third, but I shouldn't have!).  I ended up sanding off most of the third coat....




Before I got to this point, I had moments of extreme panic.....it looked terrible!  I thought for sure that I had ruined this piece of furniture!




One of my favorite parts is hidden inside the hutch......beadboard wallpaper and thrift store glass!!



I had leftover beadboard wallpaper, so I lined the back and side with the wallpaper!


I bought the glass dishes (with the exception of my Grandma's cake stand!) at the Goodwill for 50 cents each! Some were even half-price!!



I love how the hutch turned out....the color on the walls.....still giving me fits.....





39 comments:

Meg and Mum's said...

It looks fantastic! :)

Sarah said...

Nicole, that turned out so amazing! Well done!! :)

life just saying said...

This looks so nice. I want to do something similar to our TV cabinet, but I'm a bit intimidated!Thanks for sharing.

Tatum said...

Wow! I am in LOVE with that hutch! The chalk paint was the perfect update- bravo. This is so amazing! Now I need to start stalking Craig's List for one just like it!

Laura said...

You picked a great piece and made it better. It's lovely! Congrats on getting the chalk paint down!

Shay said...

I love it! I have wanted a hutch for so long...It looks so good! These look so good! Thanks for sharing! Shay :) http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

beautiful!

Lauren said...

This looks beautiful! I'm convinced everything looks better white. :)

Lauren @ www.fromourhidingplace.com

KelliB said...

This turned out beautiful! I am sucker for hutch redos! I hutch was the first piece of furniture I ever recreated! Yours looks great and I would love for you to share it at Totally Inspired Tuesdays at The Inspired Collection, going on now! I hope you will link up!

Kelli
www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

It looks great. My sis and I re did her hutch in Sept, A very similar style, and it turned out great too. I just started working with chalk paint recently, It does distress so nicely doesn't it?
Happy Thanksgiving!

Cortney said...

very beautiful

Jamie said...

Looks fantastic. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

Jenn said...

You are so good at that "antiqued" look! I love how this turned out! You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway! http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/11/vanilla-bean-paste-giveaway.html

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It's perfect! I keep thinking I'll try the homemade chalk paint recipe but I keep chickening out. This may be my inpiration! Could you link it up to my party?

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/11/latest-greatest-friday-link-party-7-and.html

Its So Very Cheri said...

YOU have been featured in my SATURDAY SHOWCASE. Come on over and check it out and grab a featured button (down in my footer.

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Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love the new look! I'm a huge fan of a painted white finish.

Jen said...

Oh it turned out great! Congrats! :o)

Found you via link party.

http://justagurlintheworld.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-make-custom-wall-art.html

Honey at 2805 said...

You have done a beautiful job on both the desk and this piece. Nice hints about the homemade chalk paint.

I am happily following you and hope you will do the same.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Not only do I admire your talent, but also your courage to take this on--ANY time of the year! Congratulations! It looks great!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

PS - I'm following you now, and invite you to visit me and follow along as well!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Okay so I'm ALMOST convinced now to try making the chalk paint -- I have several large projects waiting but hate spending 35.00/can for the paint. I think your hutch is fabulous!! I too need to get past the idea of 'total coverage' -- great job!!

Wholesale Dollar Merchandise said...

These are awesome ideas! Everyone loves to learn how to save these days especially on decorations:-)

Eclectically Vintage said...

I think I need to mix up a vat of that paint!! I saw you on Cheri's blog hop - but I've been a Linky follower already! Hope you can pop over soon.
Kelly

Carolyn at Moose Mouse Creations said...

Hi! Looks great! I found you through Cheri's blog hop and I'm your newest follower..Would love to have you visit Moose Mouse Creations and follow me too!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Love the way the furniture turned out! Absolutely beautiful. I'm glad I found you through the linky followers blog hop. I'm now a linky follower.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Tera Leigh said...

Found you via the Linky Blog Hop. Following you now! Hope you can come visit me at http://www.eccentricleopard.com

Erika @ My Road to Savings said...

This is gorgeous! When we move into our new home I want to repurpose most of our furniture. Your blog gives me so much inspiration.

I am a new follower from the LF blog hop and hope you get a chance to stop by My Road to Savings

Jenny Melrose said...

Love it! Found you through the linky blog hop at northern cottage. I'm a follower. Come visit www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Hutch looks great.I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your hutch turned out beautiful. You can never go wrong with chalk paint. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

HI,
I'm happy to be following you from the Linky followers blog hop!! If you want to follow back, I can be found at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com
Thanks!!

Dree Getz said...

I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!
http://dreesthings.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

Visiting from the Linky Followers Blog hop. Now Following your cute blog...would love for you to follow back:>

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

This is an awesome redo! Love it! New linky followers! Not Your Ordinary Recipes
Not Your Ordinary Agent

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

i said holimoli when i saw this makeover. you did good.

I actually came over via the LINKY FOLLOWERS blog hop, and .... am now following you. ** Will you follow me back?? **

http://www.finecraftguild.com

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY,
R.

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Looks stunning! I have always been following you, but am now following through Linky ;-) I have a huge link party going on with 20 co-hosts if you want to come join in!

Sugarr2518 said...

I love what you did to your hutch! Love the look of it. I saw your blog at the Linky Followers Blog hop and I am your newest follower:) Would love if you had some time to check out my blog!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your cabinet turned out beautiful! Love it~ thanks for the recipe for the chalk paint and diy instructions.

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