Saturday, March 9, 2013

I'm BAaaacccCK . . . Changing Table to Kitchen Hutch

Let me start my offering my sincere apologies for being absent from the blog world for far too long!
I am SO Glad to Be Back and Giddy to Share a Thousand-and-One projects with you!  Many seasonal decorating ideas will probably have to wait until their next season -- but the furniture makeovers will be shared away!

I opened a booth in a local antique mall at the end of last September and had a blast thrifting for treasures to fill it with . . . and of course learning A LOT along the way . . . as you will hear more about later.

I revamped this baby changing table into a stylish kitchen hutch last October . . .

. . . here is a side by side BEFORE {blah yellowish 'wood'} and AFTER {yum coolness}:

I bought 'her' from a local family who no longer needed her . . . and while I didn't 'need' her either, I knew she could be more than just nursery furniture and could provide fabulous kitchen storage for a hip young couple (again not me -- it is just who I imagined would fall in love with her -- ever do that?).

I replaced her flimsy hutch backing with bead-board that I had cut to size at Lowe's.

She was painted with multiple coats of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint goodness in Old Ocher and French Linen.  I applied a combination of clear and dark wax to the French Linen (hutch back & 'counter tops'), 
and just used clear wax on the Old Ocher.

The interiors were painted in Duck Egg Blue for a bit of happy!


All the hardware was purchased at Pottery Barn {yay coupons!} . . . 
I love the 'ice box latch' for the cabinet door -- coolness!


I hand-wrote the labels for the 'bin' drawer pulls, and included additional labels 
for the new {hip} owners to change out as needed.

I was really happy with how she turned out . . . but I hope to stick to real wood furniture going forward.
She sold rather quickly in my shop {yay, income producing hobbies!} 
and is making a hip-young couple very happy in her new home!


Thank YOU so much for stopping in -- I will be sharing more soon (I promise)!
Click on the links to see all the fun blogs I am sharing with today:
Too Much Time On My Hands

20 comments:

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    1. Sharon, I agree, the hardware was {almost} my favorite part!
      Thanks for stopping in!

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  2. Fab job! Boy, that's a lot of painting!

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    1. Indeed it was a lot of painting and I affectionately called her 'THE BEAST' at one point! But I loved her still :) Thanks for swinging by Diane! Have a super weekend!

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  3. This looks so great! Would have never dreamed the before looked like that! Pinning!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Thanks Jenna! When I sent an 'after' pic to the family I purchased her from they were in shock and so pleased that I saw some potential in this piece. I am so happy that you like it and are Pinning! :) that pleases me too!

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  4. That turned out great! Good job on the transformation. Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Thank You Diann! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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  5. Love the "more Stuff" tags! I really like the look you gave it!

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    1. Thanks Dina! We all have 'more stuff' don't we ? ;)

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  6. FABULOUS! What an awesome transformation and I love that you got to ruse that changing station. It seriously looks so different and perfect for your kitchen:)

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    1. Thank You Kim -- and thanks so much for featuring on your Fabulous Feature Friday! Much-o Appreciated!

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  7. Wow! What an amazing transformation. I LOVE the bead board and the pulls and the surprise of Duck Egg Blue inside. Thank you so much for sharing this at Silver Pennies Sundays!

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    1. thank you Danielle, love your blog and fb posts :)

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  8. so if it isn't real wood, how did you paint it?

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    1. Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint can be used on laminate furniture. It adhered very well without any issues at all. Here are two links with tips that I found helpful:
      1) using chalk paint: http://www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com/2011/06/chalk-paint-faqs.html
      2) using other paint: http://www.sasinteriors.net/2012/08/how-to-paint-laminate-furniture/

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  9. Amazing transformation! I'm pinning it too. Little Bit

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  10. This is gorgeous! LOVE it.
    I actually saw this featured over at Too Much Time. I had to click over when I saw the ice-chest style latch cause just this morning I was researching places to buy them. I'm in Australia though so unfortunately Pottery Barn isn't much help to me and cool hardware like that is rare and super expensive here :(
    Oh well, I'll keep searching.

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    1. Thank you Kristine! So happy you found me and stopped by :)

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♥ Susie