Thursday, September 17, 2009

LARGE and in charge

I want to dedicate this post to Misty (Hello)! She is an absolutely lovely reader and recently she, along with her husband, made a 2 hour drive to pick up my Library Hutch. She emailed me before hand to show me this amazing china cabinet that she had no room for and I was soooo delighted to finally meet it in person when she dropped it off! Isn't it cool???



Welcome to my fancy-schmancy indoor painting zone:

This guy was HUGE! I am talking 2 hours of straight painting. Definitely a record for me!
The details are so stunning in person, and the beadboard backing is unbelievable!

The bottom portion of the cabinet felt a little low so we added a little more substance by building it up on 2 inches of wood.


I think it is definitely my favorite piece of furniture yet!!

83 comments:

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

WOW! THAT IS GREAT! I KEEP SEARCHING CRAIGSLIST TO FIND SOMETHING TO REFINISH....AND I CHICKEN OUT DAILY! YOU ARE SOOO GOOD AT THIS!!!!!

Kathryn said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I also love how you stage things! Amazing!

antherday said...

I think this is my absolute favorite so far! So pretty.

Katie @ Vinyl Vineyard said...

So pretty, nice job!

I'm about to go buy me one of those paint sprayers. I've painted so much furniture with spray paint and hand rolling/brushing it. I'm so tired of it!

I can't wait to start, and I only hope my projects turn out as good as yours!

Rachel said...

HOLY AMAZING!! I love it!! You did such an awesome job. I love the mammoth size of it as well.

;)Rachel

Jenna said...

Gorgeous!

Ann Marie said...

L-O-V-E it!
You can't ever go wrong with white in my opinion...;)

christi said...

holy moly amazing! it's stunning! what paint did you use???

Rachel said...

You are an inspiration, please keep sharing!

Jerri said...

Oh I couldn't even have seen the beauty in that piece but I am so glad you did! Perfect!

Nicole said...

So beautiful!

Heather said...

WOW! That's amazing!! My favorite one yet!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

This is unbelievably gorgeous!! When you paint are you spraying or using a brush? You have incredible vision and talent!!

Karen said...

When are you going to start shipping to New York?!

Erin said...

Okay, seriously, this is nuts!!! Can I PLEASE borrow your eye for this stuff? I can't believe you knew that it would look wonderful with just a coat of paint and new hardware, and its seriously one of the prettiest pieces of furniture I have ever seen. Like anywhere! You are so awesome Holly.

Kim said...

ahh...makes my heart go pitter-pat. :o) This is one of the best transformations I've ever seen. I love how you accessorized it. AWESOME job, girl!

Happy Nester said...

You've done it again. It looks fantastic. You definitely have a gift at turning the ordinary into extraordinary.

Jess said...

Ok soooooo jealous! Dang if only Canada and Texas were closer :0( Oh---what are the names of the ruffle babylegs that Wren has? I have been searching online but no luck yet...I love that they sell black!

Mel said...

I could not have imagined that that would have turned out so beautiful, great work!

I'm in Toronto and I'm wondering how I'm going to paint outdoors in the winter (my garage isn't heated), I can't imagine how you are going to do it .... brrrr...

Yansy said...

I love what you do with paint every
single time. I agree with you about this one being my favorite piece you've done so far.

Embellished Bayou said...

You continue to amaze me with each and every one of your fabulous makeovers! Your staging is wonderful as well, thanks for sharing!

dedeetsyshop said...

Holy Cow! What a transformation!! I LOVE it! By far my favorite piece- althought I do love them all! Keep up the beautiful transformations you do!

gina @ The Tickle Pink Thrift said...

absolutely amazing! stunning!

simplymodernmom said...

How lovely!

Melanie said...

That is stunning! What a unique piece of furniture.

Rebecca said...

I swear you outdo yourself everytime!!! I LOVE it! And I love how you made the feet more chunky! Thats such a unique piece...never seen one like it!
I don't know if you saw but I emailed you a couple days ago...sorry for my late reply!

Gwen said...

Oh my! That is stunning!

Cindy said...

THAT DOES IT! I am painting this gargantuan hutch that I have!

MrsKBJ said...

Very pretty. Have you ever watched Dexter? Your work area reminded me of that show, LOL! It's a great show. He preps his work area like you did. Of course yours is for a much better purpose!! This is such a unique piece. Are you keeping it?

Stephanie said...

Hubba-Hubba. Come to mama! What a great beefy piece that is. Awesome job!

Misty said...

Hey Holly....You turned her into an absolutely amazing piece of furniture! I had no doubt! I'm really glad the hutch found a good home. I really enjoyed meeting you and your cute family!!!Misty

Misty said...

Hey Holly....You turned her into an absolutely amazing piece of furniture! I had no doubt! I'm really glad the hutch found a good home. I really enjoyed meeting you and your cute family!!!

Cherie B said...
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Cherie B said...

LOVE IT!!!
i think you're right...that is my favorite piece!

Lynn said...

I'm sooo jealous. That is one gorgeous hutch - makes me want to go out and paint mine...

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my mouth.

Kelly said...

SO pretty! After a month of reading your blog I'm ready to paint all our furniture white! haha

Atelier de Charo said...

Great revamp!!! Beautiful furniture.
See you soon.
Charo

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

that is absoltely gorgeous!

Katie Bug said...

Definitely my favorite thus far! I don't think I could sell that one if I were you.

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Absolutely stunning!!

jane said...

amazing job! do you sand such large pieces of furniture like this or just prime and paint?

:::Lyzz::: said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece. I would never have room for it in my own home, but oh how I would try...

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Wow. It looks amazing.

undomestic chica said...

So gorgeous! It looks like something straight out of a magazine!

Miss I "Dew" said...

WOW Holly that is definitely a masterpiece!

Tonya said...

I think this is my absolute favorite redo I have seen so far.

I SERIOUSLY LOVE IT!!! I really need to get my butt in gear and find a piece to redo.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Holly!!! I want it. Just stick it in an envelope and drop it in the mail for me ;)

It's amazing how furniture looks once it's painted white. I think I'm going to paint to end tables this weekend. Wish me luck.

Rebecca said...

this is totally my favorite piece so far! I adore it and wished i lived closer. However you have inspired me to do something for my kitchen!

Trac~ said...

I LOVE this and you did a GREAT job! I love looking at your posts to see what you come up with next! Big hugs! :o)

hopeful #1 said...

I agree with you on the 2" raise on those legs. It did seem a little low and you can't even tell you added it! What a great piece for sure! How do you decide what to sell and what to keep? I mean you have to come across tons of things that YOU want to keep, right?

Suzy said...

Holly, that's a fabulous transformation! The detailing is really nice, you did a great job & I love the greenery you added!

KEO said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! Love it!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Is it hard to work with things like glass window panels? Do you find a way to take them out completely and secure them back afterwards, or do you just do an excellent job with painter's tape and maybe some plastic sheetings?
Really curious/

Oh, and it's just so pretty! :)

mrsatch said...

That is amazing!! My father has always been in junk/antiques. Now that I have a real inspiration to appreciate it, why doesn't he have anything available for me!? Ugh...the search continues...

Timi said...

That is truly an amazing transformation! Makes me want to run right out and find something to paint. Excellent job!

Rachel said...

I love it and want it for my kitchen! BUT I live in TX!!! Whoever gets that is one lucky person - you do such amazing work!

Leslie said...

oh my, that is drool worthy. I found your blog the other day, and read and read and read... so so great.

we have painted peices before, but... never looking so sgreat..

so we have already picked up a sprayer of craigslist, and a free peice...

we move into our new home next week, and I couldn't be more excited to furnish it...

but really this peice, TAKES THE CAKE.. its beyond lovely.

allbowerpower said...

Love it - and let me just say that I am totally jealous of your indoor painting area. I am seriously thinking about how I can convince my boytoy to make me one of my own. Somehow I think that saying "but Holly has one!!!" won't be the ammo I need :)

Fields of Linen & White said...

Another beautiful piece done by you. Seeing it before, I would have never thought it could be so beautiful. You are very talented, and you see things through a different light
Cheryl

cousin Deb said...

That is sooo gorgeous!!

Little Lovables said...

wow, that is stunning~

TwoBoysAndASadie said...

My god that is beautiful!

Miss Prissy Paige said...

This piece is just breathtaking after your transformation. I love that you added some height to make it work for you. What a great statement it makes!

Aimee said...

Beautiful!!!! Would love to know if you made that contaption to paint indoors if it's something I can pick up locally? No outside space for me to spray paint in. :(

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

oh WOAW!!! I am dazed and amazed!!! I LOVE it!!! Wish I had room for something that big :)

Chris said...

I agree! Hands down, my favorite piece you've done so far! Stunning!

Jackie Myers said...

I'm in love with this piece!

AniDoll said...

WOW!!! This is my fav too!!! Its so BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Nice job!!

Desert Rose said...

Simply gorgeous!!!!!!! What amazing work. You have outdone yourself!

Cheryl said...

I'm needing a tissue to wipe the tears away... *sob-sob* I would have passed up that ugly duckling.. boy-oh-boy what a transformation!!

Sarah said...

You just wowed me! Congrats on a beautiful job... as in your entire house!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I can't believe the transformation!!!

Gina said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece!! The styling of it is simply beautiful. I wish I had room to put all this refinished furniture in my home :)

I'll have you know that because of your chalkboard cabinet post that I found a super deal by me locally for a stash of cabinet doors that I plan on going crazy with. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Jeanneoli said...

Incredible!!! I love it.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

That is so beautiful. You have great vision to be able to take such a dated piece and breathe new life into it. Love the details~~I bet she would want it back for sure if she had the room. I sure would.

Marie said...

Hello Holly - um, this may be my absolute fave piece of furniture I've seen you do! And I think what sole my heart are those legs! So unique. Love it, love it!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

thislovelycity said...

This is a crazy good transformation! Way to have a vision & bring it into action. LOVE this piece!

xo, thislovelycity.

mintzfamily said...

I want one ! Amazing! Can I pay you to do one? Love this!

mintzfamily said...

I want one ! Amazing! Can I pay you to do one? Love this!

mintzfamily said...

Love it!!! Been searching for the perfect hutch forever it seems. What an inspiration! Can u come do this for me???? Maybe one of these days!

mintzfamily said...

I want one ! Amazing! Can I pay you to do one? Love this!

mintzfamily said...

I want one ! Amazing! Can I pay you to do one? Love this!

 
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