Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Much prettier in white...

Here she is in all her glory!  My new white distressed hutch.  I still have to pinch myself that I was able to find such a pretty piece - in such great condition - for such a great price {I love you Craigslist!}.  Painting her was the biggest DIY project I have attempted to date, but I am pleased with the results.  She just might be the nicest piece of furniture in my house!

I am a rookie, but didn't want to make any rookie mistakes, so I did my research.  This e-book was a huge help, so I'm glad I spent the $10 to download it.  Below are the before and after pictures.

You can see that I kept the original hardware.  I love how the handles and knobs pop now that they have a white canvas behind them.  There are so many pretty details on this piece and a little bit of distressing really made them stand out.

Now that I've finished this piece, I can hardly wait to start on another one.  Seeing the transformation a little paint can do is addicting.  It is making me consider painting my kitchen cabinets, a daunting task!  

This little one is 18 months already.  Hard to believe... 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Foam Pumpkin Gets a Book Page Makeover

 As soon as I saw this idea in the October 2011 BHG Magazine, I knew I wanted to "try it at home": a foam pumpkin covered in book pages.