Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Vintage Hutch To Green Jelly Style Cabinet

 I so enjoyed going to Canton, Texas to one of, if not the biggest, flea markets in the country. Acre after acre of junk, collectibles, crafts, and more junk. My kind of place.

If you have never been to First Monday Trade Days you should definitely go. They start setting up on the Wednesday before the first Monday of every month.  To find out more go here.

I was not able to go until Sunday this time and feel that I missed out on a lot of treasures. :-) Then again, Sunday is the best time to get bargains because the vendors usually do not want to pack up what they have left, so they will give you a good price.

I found some lovely pieces of McCoy and Hull pottery. I also found some lovely, late, carnival glass goblets. No furniture this time.

Well that's enough about Canton. Let me share a hutch with you I recently finished. I tried to find a before picture, but I took it so long ago I guess it just got deleted. 

I found this piece at a local re-sale shop and trust me it needed some TLC. It was a ugly, brown stain and the top was busted out of it. My sweet husband replaced the top and rewired the light, but I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it. I let it sit on my carport for a couple of months then decided it needed to be white with gray stencils in the back between the glass shelves.

P.S. I found the before picture.

I did find this picture of another piece with the hutch in the background. You can see where I painted the bottom inside dark gray. I can't tell you how frustrated I became with this piece. I finally just quit and later realized the reason I was frustrated was I painting it the wrong color. I just wasn't feeling it.

Finally, one day inspiration struck. I removed all the glass and replaced it with chicken wire. Then I mixed one-third Antibes Green, two-thirds white (I used primer), and to add a hint of blue I added a cup of Louis Blue. Yes, you can mix Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and latex paint or primer. 

I love the color. I just need to think of a name for it. Any suggestions?

The inside was painted with a yellow I achieved by missing Arles and white primer, half and half. 

After the paint dried I applied a coat of Clear Wax. I let that set for 24 hours then distressed it before I applied a tea stain with "Golden Oak". (A tea stain is just applying furniture stain over the paint and wiping it off with a soft rag.)

Finally, the entire hutch received another coat of clear wax. I waited another twenty-four hours and lightly buffed.

The knobs are new and from Hobby Lobby. They were green but the wrong green so I painted them yellow, distressed, and then tea stained them.

Well, that's it for today. I hope you like this piece. It sold to a client who is opening a store locally. She plans to display candles in it.

So glad you stopped by,

This post was featured on "Make It Pretty Monday" Thanks Kathryn

You might find my sharing my hutch at the following parties:

Masterpiece Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
Mod Mix Monday
That DIY Showoff Party
Give Me The Goods Monday


karen@somewhatquirky said...

The color turned out beautifully Peggy. Nice job.

Unknown said...

Hi Peggy:

I love the after and can imagine the before - very 70's - Now I know why people drank from sun up til they passed out....the furniture was all so dark and depressing!! You have really given new life to this piece - I just may try this combo myself.


Patty Rumaker said...

Your hutch is beautiful. I was a newbie at First Monday Trade Days in Canton TX this past weekend. It was a bit overwhelming, but I will be going back. I found lots of great stuff but will be more prepared next time. I am your newest follower.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Lisa said...

Perfect color Peggy! Lovely.

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

This turned out lovely! Glad you kept working on it, persistence paid off. I've never heard of tea staining before and am intrigued. I'll have to give it a try.

gibbygoo56 said...

I love this piece! Fantastic job!

Artsy VaVa said...

That turned out beautiful! Love the colors!

Susan Freeman said...

Ii love the way it turned out! I am now your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime. I am always up to something or other.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

td said...

It looks like it was always that way! Just perfect.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Very pretty, those pieces clean up so nice!

Abby said...

Love this color! It's so pretty and calming. The chicken wire is great touch too!

Art and Sand said...

Absolutely beautiful - from an ugly duckling to a swan.

I am visiting via the Pin Junkie party. The post I linked up is an old cabinet I painted ASCP Old White on the outside and Louis Blue on the inside. I love the interior now.

Ginny said...

Beautiful color - I suggest sea glass

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That hutch is gorgeous! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party Spotlight.

Adorned From Above said...

this came out so cute. I love it.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Patti-Ann said...

Thanks for the tip about mixing (white) primer and ASCP! Who knew? I think the hutch color is lovely. But I don't get the chicken wire thing.

Your hutch, you get to choose and the paint/stain/wax job is a winner :)

Pamela said...

What a great transformation! Thanx for sharing at THT.

Pamela said...

What a great transformation! Thanx for sharing at THT.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Love how you transformed this piece and gave it life again!! I am going to try my first ASCP project this weekend! You all have inspired me!

Unknown said...

Your hutch is beautiful! I am search one myself and hope I can find one like this! I love that color, I think I would call robin's egg blue or antiqued tiffany blue! Either way it's a great color, and thanks for sharing this!! :)

Mary said...

Hi Peggy! You are such a talented lady! I featured your beautiful hutch this week. Blessings, Mary

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Beautiful Hutch!! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!
Hugs, Jody

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Peggy, you did an amazing job on this! Love it! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love how it turned out Peggy! the color is great and I love the distressing. I also like the addition of the chicken wire. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Your cabinet turned out beautiful!! I love the soft green. Just beautiful Hugs, Beverly

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