The Beginning

I have always had a passion for decorating, painting, crafting, sewing, cleaning, organizing, etc.  I am constantly trying new ideas and projects for my home, and I LOVE finding awesome deals and things to refinish or upcycle.  In recent years I have been asked by more and more friends to help them out with their projects.  So I thought it would be fun to blog about the things I do..... So here it goes!!!

Project #1:  Hutch

I found this beauty on Craigslist for a screamin' deal! It is a Sears Open Hearth, and almost identical to the one my grandma has in her home.  So I couldn't resist!  Unfortunately since we are new to this blogging thing, I didn't think to take a "before" picture.  So all you get is the "after".  Sorry!
                                                                                                                                                                             This hutch was originally a DARK (almost black) wood, so I painted this baby in antique white, using the vaseline technique to easily distress it. 

Then, of course, I replaced the hardware. I also thought it would be fun to remove the glass and put chicken wire in its place.  I love the way it turned out!

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  1. Hi There!! Just found your blog from All Our Days link party. I love what you do!!! Just wanted to see how you started your blogging journey ~apparently we started at almost the same time!!~ and this hutch is gorgeous!!
    Can't wait to see more of your work and get inspired! :)

    1. Thanks so much! Oh how funny, I'm headed to yours now to see how YOU started!

  2. Hi I came over from The Paint Party. Love the Hutch. I think the chicken wire is such a good idea. My daughter did one like this. Do you think the chicken wire is hard to work with??/
    I'm now one of your new followers.
    Thanks, Faye
    @ www.theshabbycottagehome.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks so much Faye! I didn't have a problem with it, but I just hot glued it on, haha! Its not professional looking from the inside!

  3. I am in LOVE with this!! Thank you so much for linking up at Start at Home's Paint Party! I am featuring you this week!!!

    Start at Home

  4. Wow! This is just gorgeous. I love it! :)

  5. It's gorgeous - you did a beautiful job!
    I put chicken wire on my kitchen hutch - but my husband keeps cutting himself every time he goes in and out - ( I obviously didn't care about the inside edges LMHO )
    Visiting from MMS and am definitely your newest follower :)
    Hugs from Montreal,

    1. Haha, I've cut myself a few times too!!! Thanks so much Suzan!

  6. So pretty - love it cream'ified! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party!


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