Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The New Girl In Town...

So it's done! Complete! Terminado! Hallelujah! My gently used brand new china hutch is in the house, painted, stocked with goodies, and I. Am. So. Relieved... and so in love. This was probably my most ambitious undertaking to date, which was only compounded by the fact that I absolutely, positively, HAD to have it complete before Christmas!! (sorry for the late posting, I've been a little lazy) This was a Craig's List find, and it definitely started a little rough...

Ugly oak, broken glass, and a busted back....but it was a GREAT deal, and my thrifty self knew it could be transformed. I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder :) 

After A LOT of sanding, priming, and about 10 cans of spray paint, she's a new woman!

I painted the inside of the cabinets a beautiful shade of blue to highlight all of my white dishes. I also removed the side glass doors and replaced it with chicken wire that was spray painted oil rubbed bronze along with the original hardware. Then with some light distressing and some glaze, she took on a whole new life. 

So what do you all think? I am so happy to have a place to store all of my beautiful wedding presents! Here is one last view in the now completed (well, minus the horrendous light fixture) dining room!

Close-up of the tablescape...

And this little cutie hiding in the corner. Not really sure what I'm going to do with her, but I luhv her!!

I'll share more on the updated curtains soon! Have a fabulous hump day!

Linking to Cassie at Primitive and Proper!!


  1. tay, i LOVE it. i need you to work some magic in my house. if only you could move back to ga...

  2. Taylor...she's gorgeous! I am so stinking impressed. I absolutely love this and the blue on the inside was such a great idea. Does the A train have any idea how much money you are saving him??

  3. TAY! it looks fantastic.. great job, Martha! hehe.. i love you so much! IM SO IMPRESSED!!!

  4. what a beast to paint! it looks fabulous! it actually is almost exactly the same colors as one of my china cabinets that i have white milkglass in- i love the look of the white dishes against the soft blue, too!

  5. It was well worth the hard work you put into is stunning!

    Take care,

  6. WOW!!! It is absolutely beautiful! I love the chicken wire and I LOVE the blue inside. GREAT JOB!

  7. I love the blue inside! So soft and feminine!! Nice work...those china hutches take For-evah!

  8. Oh my gosh taylor! that cabinet looks amazing! you are so talented!