Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Finished Project

I finished a project for All That Jazz recently. A china hutch from an
estate sale we bought a couple of months age. Poor thing had to wait for
the weather to warm up for me to paint it and the weather here in the
Pacific Northwest is moving toward summer weather at a snails pace this

Once again I forgot the BEFORE shot. So I'll paint you a picture, your
basic orangie/gold stain from the 50's, yellow glass doors with a circle
pattern and you throw in some sticky plastic doilies lining the shelves
and that just about covers it. Hand sanding it was NOT fun. I'm
going to have to invest in a little hand held mouse sander before
my arm falls off.

It had good bones though and was in great sturdy shape.
So I slapped some paint on her...

took out the ugly yellow glass and replaced it with some pretty toile
material. My original plan was to use burlap. Then AFTER I already had
the lady cup the burlap, I saw this on the shelf and had to have it. It's
funny how things can evolve like that. Suddenly she took a definite
French Country turn.

The hardware got painted out in black. Does anyone have any good tips

for painting hardware? I wasn't really happy with the way they turned out,
I think they are going to chip easily and I even sprayed a sealer on them.

Please excuse the towel, It's placed there to keep it from scratching until we
can get it moved to the booth.

Do you all remember this pretty little picture I showed you? I had no
idea what to price it at. I asked for some help from our shop owner since
you ladies were as clueless as me. I ended up pricing it at $29 and it was
sold a couple of days later and went home to England with it's new owner!
So it was either
priced just right or WAY too low! Who knew.


Marydon said...

G'eve Sares ~ Oooo-la-la! What a beauty she turned out to be & the toile is magnifique!!

There is a Rust-o-leum paint out now for hardware that is fabulous ... check on it. We just used it on a nightstand ... you'll love it.

I used to always cringe when I priced an item, guesstimated, & it would be sold in a couple days ... knowing full well (so I thought) that it was then underpriced. Then I'd do 'oh, well, profit made was fine' ... & resign myself to the great quick sale.

Have a beautiful eve, sweetie.
TTFN ~ Hugs, MArydon

Pony Girl said...

Oh how cool! Nice work!! Almost wants to make you keep that one. ;) I can't imagine how much work that is.
Glad the picture found a new home!!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hey, it sold, that's GREAT!!! And the hutch is fabulous!!! Well done!!


Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

The hutch is gorgeous! You put a lot of work into it, and it shows.
You'll love a mouse sander, they're great. Highly recommended.
And did you see, the sun came out today. Wow!

Jenny S said...

LOVE IT!!! You did a great job!

The Muse said...

MEGA, and Sares, I do mean mega applause....

That is oh so fab!

sissie said...

Hi Sares,
I love how your cabinet turned out.
Looks wonderful and it will probably sell right away.

I am always so uncertain about pricing items in my booth. I usually try to base it on what I paid and how much work I had to put into it!

Glad your vintage photo sold.


Cousin B said...

Oooh, I LOVE how that turned out! And yes, the rust-0-leum is great for the hardware! Can't wait to see your shop this weekend...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

WOW - you did such a beautiful job with that hutch! Send it on over! LOL It is STUNNING. :) I hope you have a most wonderful weekend. Theresa :)

Lisa said...

How amazing! Well Done!! I know you love it!
Hugs, Lisa

Cora said...

Wow!!! good job on pricing/selling and on the re-do project. Looks great!! Love the french look!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

I love your dresser and yes, it really has a French look about it with the toile.
With the handles, do you spray a primer on before, that might help the paint stay better. I know I had to do that on some metal chairs.
Yes, hard to find the right price for an item - that was a lovely old frame and picture.
I love the new look to your blog - I was looking at the linen background the other day - looks neat.

Have a great weekend.

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
You did a terrific transformation on that hutch. The toile material definitely gives it a "French" feel. I love that picture, and I am glad it went to someone who loved it, too. Happy Friday, Sares, and enjoy your weekend. Sending lots of love and hugs your way~ Vicki

June said...

Hey Sares you did such a great job on that sweet hutch. Love it! I can't give you much advice on the painting of hardware, except to say that I always use spray paint and I've never had it chip or scratch. YET! hehe

Anonymous said...

You have done a great job, just love the toile doors!
ps. so glad you found my little old blog again :0)

Leann said...

I love that toile! It's perfect with the black and white.

Enjoy your weekend!

Bearly Sane said...

I think the toile looks great Sares, you did a fantastic makeover on this. Well done!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane