I have said this may times:
If you deal furniture long enough eventually that furniture will show up on your doorstep.
Pretty sweet, free or not.
This absolutely darling corner hutch was given to me by our good friends the Howells. It has sat out in The Hell Hole since mid December until I had some sort of idea or vision for what it might become. Well last Sunday was the day for that transformation.
I painted this cabinet in two coats of General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and I thought ‘this is probably the easiest piece I have ever painted’. The shelves in the top were a completely different story.
Four coats of GF Bone White chalk paint, in very close quarters. Painting that inside was as hard as the outside was easy. It is commonplace for me to finish a pretty good sized piece of furniture in a weekend, sometimes in a day.
This one took me a week.
The curvy pediment got me at first sight:)
I am not keeping this.
But I do love how all of my blue and white dishes look inside it! I found this English platter at Habitat Restore for $12. Inside the cabinet is my most recent collection, Finlandia china. It all started with four little berry bowls and next thing I know I’ve got an account on Goodwill Auctions.
It’s like going down a rabbit hole.
Can you blame me?
I chose to not distress this piece at all. I took one swipe at it with a sanding sponge and decided that Coastal Blue might not be meant to distress. It did not fit this piece at all. It just looked wrong, if that makes any kinda sense at all. It actually detracted form the piece.