Beaux R'eves

Sunday, October 12, 2014

China Hutch for the Living Room

I hope you all had a wonderful Fall weekend!  
The weather here was perfectly crisp 
and certainly fall like!  
I love being able to put on my jeans 
and boots with a sweater 
on these beautiful fall weekends.  
Mr. Beaux and I ran lots of errands... 
We picked out new sconces 
for the Hearth room 
but they are on back order 
so it will be a few weeks.  
My new old chair is ready 
at the upholsterers but 
I won't be able to pick it up until Monday.  
Trust me, it is KILLING me!  
I can't wait!  
I also worked on a project 
that I have been putting off for a while.  
I bought this China Hutch 
at an Estate Sale this summer.  
I didn't pay that much for it... 
Only $245.00.  
I loved the lines and the 
chicken wire instead of glass.  
Mr. Beaux and my oldest son 
moved it from the Estate Sale house 
in Mr. Beaux's red truck 
that he calls "Clifford".  
Let me tell you that I was their LEAST 
favorite person on that day!  
Most China Hutch's this large 
are in two pieces but not this bad boy!  
And, the house that we took it out of 
had low ceilings 
making it a logistical nightmare.  
We (haha, I say we like I was the one moving it) 
finally got it out of the house 
into the truck and to it's new home.  
And now a foreword to all of you folks 
that cringe at the sight of painted wood... 
 I think it's very pretty the way it is..... 
But I had dreams of a painted piece in my head. 
source-the empty nest
So the process has begun.  
Now I mentioned that I was putting this project off.  
Why? You ask...
Because if you know me and my 
Obsessive Compulsive behavior 
then you know that once I start something 
I don't stop.  
I start in the morning in my pajamas 
and keep painting til late at night.  
UGH, yesterday the next door neighbor 
came to the door with a lost cat 
and I had pj bottoms on at 1:00 in the afternoon.  
Of course I am outside petting 
the adorable cat (that I am allergic to).  
So, the process has begun.  
I started with ASCP coco.  
I originally thought that I would paint it 
old white but then I thought better of it.  
I actually bought French Linen 
because I love the color.  
But when I tried some samples 
on the piece it was just too gray for my taste.  
I am really a warmer toned person.  
I love painting and I get lost in the process.  
It's the perfect excuse 
to listen to music and daydream.  
I'm trying out different scenarios 
so right now I don't know how it will turn out.  
But that is part of the creative process 
now isn't it?  
Stay tuned...

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looking good Cindy!! I am just like you when I start a project I keep going till I'm done...does the family really need to eat lol!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, that is going to look so good and what a great buy! I wish I could find an armoire in a French design for our master in place of the horrible one my hubby uses now. Hopefully one day I will find one I can work on.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, and I paint in my jammies, too a lot of the time. I hate to stop and get dressed. said...

love it! it looks great!

Michele said...

Oh my word what a gorgeous piece of furniture! You REALLY scored and I cannot wait till your final and completed "big reveal!"

sweet violets said...

That's the perfect piece to get painted, didn't pay much for it, not a valuable antique, and its what yu like!!! I like the warmer color also......and when I get going on a project, also stay in my jammies and work all day into the night!! My sister always asks me why I have so many pajama sets in my closets......I tell her they're my uniforms !!!

pogonip said...

There's wood and then there's wood--this one is a painter! Yes to warmer colors too. Isn't if fun how the piece talks to you and let's you know how it wants to look? My sweetie sometimes questions my refinishing choices so I just tell him I can't argue with the furniture.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

That is a beautiful piece. I can't wait to see the final reveal!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

It is the "bones" of it...I too am in the process of painting a country french dining hutch...but had to stop due to travels, hope to get back to it soon....looking great so far....can't wait to see the reveal...

Unknown said...

I want to paint an old dresser I bought at a garage sale. It is the same color wood as this china cabinet. I want to paint it gray. Did you have to strip it first or do you just paint right over it? Just wondering before I begin this process.

Debra@CommonGround said...

ditto to the jammies and ocd painting schedule. Love the Coco, can't wait to see the finished piece!

Chatfield Court said...

Aren't jammies official painting clothes? ;) I always paint in them too. Love the painted hutch. -Kristi

Pura Vida said...

Love your hutch...can't wait to see it all full and where it will "live" in your home!

Anonymous said...

That's a great looking hutch. Can't wait to see it completed. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

Pamela said...

Can't wait to see it completed!

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