Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gray Hutch Makeover

I made it through to the next round! Woo-hoo!!! 
even though it was by the skin of my teeth:o)
A Big Thank you to those of you who showed your support and voted. There were some GREAT entries out there!
My favorite was the Pottery Barn Inspired Mirror. I have that on my to do list. 
The next round is Decoupage, and I have already started on that project.
I am beginning to learn that I don't know as much as I thought I knew when it comes to crafting. This has definitely been a humbling experience.

So anywho, here is the before picture of the hutch that I transformed. It's seen better days don't ya think?
 I purchased some "oops" paint for $3 at Lowes. This was the most frustrating paint. It took 3 full days to dry. I have had problems with this brand before, but at the time of purchase, I was only paying attention to the price tag and the color. 
 Here is the contrast between the old color and the new.
 The doors are my favorite part of this piece. The tree branch silhouette is just some swirly brush strokes. Very easy. The bird took a little more concentration. I was terrified that this poor little bird would be disproportionate and that I would have to repaint the door with the base color that wouldn't dry. THANKFULLY, I got it right the first time:o)
 I purchased this stencil from Hobby Lobby for around $1. I closed the store down that night. I had just finished a client's hair(7:30 p.m.) and raced out my driveway to get to H.L. before they closed which is at 8 p.m. 
Stenciling is time consuming, but I think adds a little something.

 I really like how it turned out. Thankfully there were enough of you voters out there who felt the same way, lol.
Now, to finish my next 2 projects. One will be for the competition and one is a "just because" project. I think you'll like it;o)
Have a great Wednesday!!


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Hooray!! Good luck the rest of the way!

Deanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on making it through! The hutch looks great!

kiki comin said... Best Blogger Tips

love the new color! and that stenciling had to take you HOURS! beautiful..good job.:)

HereBeDragons said... Best Blogger Tips

That's absolutely lovely! I wish I had your skills at redoing furniture. Mine are middling at best. This looks wonderful.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job on your hutch, it's beautiful! I've got this linked to my dining room hutches post too today, well done!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What color did you use? Pretty!