Friday, March 4, 2011

White Painted Furniture.

Okay. Remember when I posted that I had a few crafts take over my life well here is one daunting craft that I conquered, a wood hutch. I've been wanting to paint this hutch for some time and finally got the time to do. And when I say time, I mean a lot of time. But that is beside the point, because now it is finished. And I love it. 

The hutch was just a normal piece of furniture and I wanted it to look like an antique furniture piece. 

Take a look and see.


Before

After


You know I saw a lot of other pictures of people doing this same kind of process and I thought I'd give it try. I was really surprised of how easy it actually was! These are some of the steps I took- they're really simple steps but they worked for me:
  • First:  take off the doors and knobs.
  • Second: Begin the sanding. You want to sand before you paint so you can take off the previous finish and get down to the bare wood.
  • Third: PAINT! You are now ready to start painting (I used like an eggshell white, to give it  more of creamier look), and make sure to paint 2 or 3 layers.
  • Fourth: Then you just start sanding off the paint to give it that aged look. Anywhere and everywhere.



 Here are some of the decor inside in my new white painted furniture which were simple to make but add some character to the hutch.

 Here is a picture frame i made in a woodworking class, stained dark brown accompanied by a photo I took... quite simple.

See that book? Brandon made that for an assignment once and it gave me the ideas for the scrolls...
And maybe in a future post I can show how it was done.



Here I just grabbed some twigs off our tree outside like I did before but just used brown spray paint instead of black. As you can tell I love this look



                          
                                All the plates/bowls were created by my husband- amazing right??


Hold on. Except one plate- see that large one in the back? yea I did that one. Well i painted, painted at color me myne. haha. not as cool



There you have it. A new piece of white furniture to our home- quite the project but loving the outcome. 

33 comments:

ALY said...

absolutly brilliant,you have an eye for this sort of thing i can see,

i have made my own curtains,bedding and quilts,tableclothes,tea towells,napkins.

i love doing things like this.

when my girls were frist born,i made all there material things for there nursery,it was brilliant i loved every minute of it.

Ralph & Debbie said...

Thats amazing! You are so talented. You have given me an idea of what to do with some old furniture.

marcia said...

Wow, I still can't believe how gorgeous that looks. What a difference it made to paint it like you did. I'm sure that was lots of work. I love the scroll ideas and how you have all of it displayed. You do have an eye for that. Who would have known from your bedroom in High School. Ha! Fun to display all of Brandons pottery - very talented Brandon.

Kelly said...

I love the way it turned out!! Yay! Good job! That is exactly what I did with our crib too. Except I made Rog sand the whole thing. ha. I cant believe Brandon made all those dishes!! Actually I can. but they are amazing!! so is yours :) Just as pretty.

JDizzle said...

Wow shelbs that's amazing, I can't believe you actually did that, I'm really impressed. I bet it feels rewarding every time you step inside your kitchn.

Jenny Alama said...

Nice job! I love it! Again, another thing I have always dreamed of doing but haven't. Partly because we don't have furniture to do it to. Or a place to put any. YET. One day... one day...

the momma-kana said...

its so pretty

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous. Amazing. Brilliant. I love this. I will be on the lookout for something to do this with!! GREAT!!

Tammy @ Type A said...

this is gorgeous. you did a fabulous job on it. i would love it if you shared this at my party today. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

Paula Montalvo said...

Looks fantastic! You did a great job. Blessings <3 Paula

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh man I want this piece of furniture so bad! I love it. It is a gorgeous piece!!

Martina said...

Gorgeous!! Paint is a wonderful thing.

Spittin Toad said...

Nice job...I'm going to have to try something like that...Hmmm? :)
Denise

Gracefully Vintage said...

I love that piece, turned out amzing.. I envy that piece.. a new follower - cant wait to come back for more inspiration.. GREAT JOB
Karryann

Cheryl said...

LOVE it - I am doing one similar right now , the hardware looks the same and so does the wood, I don't like the way mine is looking around the glass so the husband is taking hte glass out for me.

You did an amazing job !

Judy said...

It came out so amazing. You are so talented to make that piece look so gorgeous. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Sachiko said...

This is soo gorgeous!!! I love it!

Marianne said...

Just beautiful..you did a great job. I've been looking for one of these pieces to refinish. Enjoy it!!

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Bev said...

I am in LOVE with that piece! I have been wanting to do that finish to a armoire that belonged to my mom. You could start your own business refinishing furniture like that! This, http://www.altard.com/Portfolio-II.html is a girl that lives near my daughter that has started the same type of business.
Thanks for sharing your amazing talents!

Heather said...

That has so much more character now!

I'm following you!

Robin said...

That is gorgeous! It's just exactly the kind of piece I love and this is your 1st re-do?!
I'm guessing it won't be your last! Great project!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home
(I hope you come back next week....love your blog, I'm a new follower!)

Judy said...

I really love this piece. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party.

Holly said...

This is absolutely breathtaking. Thank yo for linking up to tickled pink. I am tickled pink about this trans,formation and a new follower.
Holly
504 Main

Heidi said...

You have one Beautiful piece of furniture...great job!!

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this blessed nest said...

it looks totally awesome.

you did a super job. i know you must be thrilled with the results.

thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!

have a super weekend.

kellie

Alex said...

WOW! You did am amazing job!

Alex
http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/

Cristina said...

Shelby...I LOVE that hutch! Girl, you would have paid a bundle for a piece of furniture that already looked like that...You certainly have talent and have inspired me to try it myself. Congratulations on your beautiful family...

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