A few weeks ago, I bought an old china hutch from a consignment store. I needed something that I could put books in and that had some storage space at the bottom. I searched and searched for something that was in the right price range and wasn't too ugly.
This is the top of the hutch.
And this is the bottom.
It is a nice solid piece and I liked the details on it and I knew that with a little love it could really be something beautiful. I asked you for your thoughts and you gave me some great ideas in this post about painting furniture.
I made a trip to my Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint stockist and bought Duck Egg Blue and Old White paint. Then I set about spending several days painting and painting in between Mikey's naps and a few times while he played in the play pen. After a coat of clear wax I am happy to say, it is finished and in the house!
Isn't she purrrty?
She goes quite nicely with my little rocking chair. I painted the bamboo accents and hardware in old white. This was quite tedious because I did it by hand and then had to go back and touch it up but I really love how it all turned out.
I wanted our books and knickknacks to stand out and not be lost in the dark, so I painted the inside in Old White. I love that I have a place for my collection of frogs.
Linked to Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday