Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hutch - updated and ready for use

Purchased this 1978 hutch for use in our breakfast nook.
Our kitchen is small so this is for extra storage space.

I painted dark gray, then creamy white, followed by 
a glaze of the dark gray.
The distressing was done with a putty knife.

The completed hutch..... loaded.

Details of the distressing.....

The little knobs are original, spray painted to look like
aged iron.

The pulls are new, but spray painted to match the knobs.

And finally the whole picture....
Now my question, the glass top table will be replaced,
but with what?  I want wood, but round, square or rectangular?
Any thoughts?

This project was intensive, be I'm pleased with the outcome.

Enjoy your weekend!

*updated to add this photo with a vintage table cloth.
Thanks Aunt Lois for the suggestion.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mother's Day = New Barn Quilt


For Mother's Day, my daughter painted this barn quilt.
It's 2'x2' canvas, so will remain inside.

Isn't is lovely?
I sure think so......thanks Andrea!


Monday, May 12, 2014

Projects for our "new" home.....

This is the first project I made in my new sewing room.
Just a simple little towel.

Next, this kitchen curtain.  Just had to hem the top and bottom.
It's a simple rectangle of fabric, clipped to the rings and 
then a portion pulled up and clipped again.
The possibilities are endless.

Now to painting this hutch.
This will take much longer to complete
but I'm hoping it will help with storage
in my small kitchen.

What projects are you working on?

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The ugly truth.....

Yes, we successfully moved but this is the condition of my sewing room.........

Hoping to fix that this week.....wish me luck!


Powder Room Update

We finally finished a makeover of our powder room. I should say, my hubby, I was only the designer. This project required replacing par...