Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday and a Makeover

Nothing delights me more then painting and redesigning furniture and this one is no exception. Many years ago in the 60's to be exact, my childhood neighbor and mom's best friend was moving from being our beloved neighbor in Michigan to Tennessee. She packed for days and had this wonderful hutch with table and 6 chairs for sale as she chose not to move it.
Mom always loved it and decided she would purchase the beautiful set when our dear friend decided she wanted mom to have it. Of course my mother couldn't hear of this for such a gorgeous set. So they settled on 20 dollars for all. Yes, that's right just 20 dollars between life long friends.

For years the hutch stored mom's gorgeous dishes and held the place settings for many dinners of family and friends in the years to follow.
Now that gorgeous piece holds a special place in my home as an entertainment center and I decided a makeover was in order. Taken from the original surface to a Villa Style Cottage finish. I also own and redesigned the table and six chairs which are now in my kitchen. But for now, this gorgeous hutch with it's orginal mirror, and leading glass doors went~~~~


Many steps bring the finish to this point. From the brush on base coat, light distress, glaze and lastly float a villa style edge and seal. I love how it turned out and lightens the old world style in my formal living room. Later I plan to design stained glass on the mirror and bring some transparent color to the leaded glass doors. All for another day.
Here are some close ups of the accents to decorate this piece. It will be changed often as I like to update with the seasons and accessories.

Back in the studio now and here is a peek at one of my new design treasures with everything you see included for an instant finished wall display. This will be available shortly in my etsy boutique.

Thank you for stopping by and remember my Spring Giveaway goes on all month and you can enter as a blogger with any post comment and or becoming a follower. Drawing takes place June 1st. For the post on the giveaway gift, click HERE!
Have a special day.
Blessings, Celestina Marie


Bunny said...

You did a spectacular job on the buffet it is gorgeous.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

At first I thought "O No! Not an antique like that" but .......
you did a wonderful job on it!
I love antique furniture and have a hard time with redoing the beautiful wood grain finishes unless the piece is damaged and even though I thought it looked spectacular as it was, it truly does look lovely with the new finish.
You did breath life into an old piece and you did a great job! Congrats!!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am also having one if you are interested.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... your hutch was beautiful before, but it is absolutely gorgeous now! And as always, I think about the precious memories that go with it... how sweet that it belonged to your mama, and her dear friend before that... these are the kind of treasures that to me are priceless... I also love the accent pieces you have shown on it, and the cute little blue and white bird... your new treasure for your shop is so pretty, I wish I had a place to hang it... I must spend the day re~arranging things and see if it will fit anywhere... so lovely! I hope you had a most beautiful Mother's Day... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Rebecca Nelson said...

I say PAINT IT and I'm glad you did! I love antiques but sometimes the finishes are dark and dreary and that is depressing to me.

I'd LOVE for you to do a tutorial on the method you used. LOOKS FAB!

You go girl. Love it! But then I LOVE YOU...sooo talented.


Betty said...

It is just beautiful. I think with the color you painted it, just brings out the beauty more.


Mari said...


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the hutch I have that was my Mothers. She bought it in 1966 & it was brand new. Not vintage...not antique. It is maple & has the look of the Early American style that was popular at the time & I loathe today. LOL!!
Anyway, when Mom died I asked both of my brothers if they wanted it & both said "no"! Being that I was not going to give it up I took it & have wanted to paint it now for almost 16 years. No paint yet.... I think DH would have a heart attack if I did. So for now it is just a passing thought. Someday it will be a "done deal" & he will just have to have the heart attack!! After all it is mine!! LOL!!

Sharon said...

I just love what you did to it! Lots of hard work but it is beautiful! I like the lighter look too.

Ginny said...

OOOH Celestina! I have a buffet that I would love to redo like that! But I am afraid....Please give me some pointers...I really want to change it up. The wood is so dark that I can visualize it lighter like yours....
You did a beautiful job!

Bearly Sane said...

Elegant! Love the finish and it certainly looks more cheerful.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

It looks beautiful. Your vignette on it looks so pretty too. I love that big clock. laurie

Shirley said...

It is so pretty my friend. I always love looking at the things that you do. Your paintings are so pretty. I like the before and after pictures to see how you changed it. Have a wonderful day my friend.

Betzie said...

Such a sweet story to go with your buffet Celeste! I have a few pieces here that belonged to my grandparents and when I open up the doors the smell reminds me of their home. Always cherished possessions...
Love your new little bird creation, just adorable!
You are always doing something amazing! xoxo

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

what an amazing transformation!!! wonderful job; its so pretty!!!

Chany said...

Cele Hello, wonderful job! This furniture was changed to 100%, a beauty all the details, I congratulate you've done a great job with affection Chany

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I love the makeover to your cabinet and what a lovely job you did.
Also it was great to see what you placed on it.
I enjoyed hearing how your Mother got this gorgeous piece and for $20!
Also love your painted stand.

Have a happy week, my friend

The Vintage Rose said...

The buffet has come up really nicely. It will be nice to see the finished doors and mirror also.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Celeste! I was holding my beath waiting for the transformation1 How lovely! Great job! ♥

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful to MY eyes, Celeste, but don't let the Keno twins on Antiques Road Show see it! LOL! I love the plaster texture on your walls too.

I've painted MANY an antique in my time. Someone in the future can worry about it. In the meantime, they belong to US! ;-)


Anonymous said...

Hello Celeste,

I love love love the after. The blush of pink. Oh but the story of how it came into your home too! :-)Oh, and the old clock is very interesting.

Belated Happy Mother's Day!


Anonymous said...

Hello Celeste,

I love love love the after. The blush of pink. Oh but the story of how it came into your home too! :-)Oh, and the old clock is very interesting.

Belated Happy Mother's Day!


(please skip my name from the giveaway. I've already been blessed to have won the last and also blessed that I have come to know you here in blogland :-) So good luck to all who entered!)

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, your buffet is wonderful and have I ever told you your house always amazes me?? Because it does.


Alison Gibbs said...

It looks fabulous

Unknown said...

OMGosh! Celeste! That spoon holder is 2D4! I was yelling at Harold, 'come look at this, it is AWESOME'!!!

I love what you did with the hutch, also. What a transformation. You are the absolute BEST, Celeste ...

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs, Marydon said...

Celeste, it is beautiful and more precious because of its story! I always think wood looks better painted, it brings out all the beautiful detail in a piece! Also your latest creation is stunning! Hope all is rosey in your world! Rachaelxo

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Celeste, You an amazining make-over you did! I think it looks wonderful. I prefer painted furniture over natural wood, except for this gorgeous antique Secretary that I have. I just couldn't dream of painting it. I will have a photo of it for Pink Saturday tomorrow, (I'm actually featuring my dining room). And yes, I would love to enter your wonderful give-away! I'm already a follower, so now that's 2 entries :)

Have a wonderful & creative weekend! Warmest, Brenda

P.S. I'm so happy you love your sweet pillow :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Celestina~ what a lovely transformation of your mothers buffet. It has a cheerier feel. The vignette really stands out beautifully.
I have a you have any recommendations for a first time painter. A book or video that would teach the basic in painting roses?
I'd appreciate any input.
Sweet wishes,

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Celeste!

I sat down after finally finding my camera to load some photos for a new post and found your lovely comment on my last post! It was so wonderful to see your words and yes I have been thinking so much about that fabulous trip and our first stop in Texas to meet you & Larry and Linda & Dave. It was one of the highlights of my life meeting you, something I will NEVER EVER forget. I still thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hospitality and your open arms. And I am so honored to have seen the buffet you've redone in person. What a gorgeous result! I have an oval writing desk in my new foyer that I want to do the same thing to. I can hardly wait to show my new place and tell the sweet story that goes with it.

Please enter me in your giveaway... I adore the darling gifts of your talent that you gave me when I visited you... they're here somewhere... I just haven't found all my little darlings yet!!

Love & big hugs to you & your guy!

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens it looks soooo beautiful I love it! YOur site is darling! Of course I love the transformation paint has on furiture!

Tobi Britton* said...

WOW! You sure are talented! Thank you for your lovely comments! Hope you have a great weekend Celestina!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Mary said...

Hello Celeste, Don't you just love it when something you have work on turns out so Wonderful:) Gives you a lifted spirit and you feel like you can accomplish anything!!! Which you do:) Beautiful new rose pieces...
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Sweet Hugs, Mary:)

Victoria said...

Wow..inspiring! Beautifully charming!! You are the queen of fabulous..wonderfully stunning transformation!Just Lovely!
Have a sparkling wkd!

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. What a sweet story to go with such pretty furniture. I love your new look that you gave it. How pretty. Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

vickie said...

Hi Celeste, your "make over" turned out fabulous! What a beautiful piece. I think I entered
earlier in your giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Wow, came out fabulous! Now about your adorable spoon/hankie holder!!! Very sweet! Have a wonderful week! Can't wait to start my kitchen so I can hang my pretty hankie holder up!! Lori

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celestina,
The transformation is so great, it's hard to believe it's the same piece.
It turned out beautifully.
I've missed your blog but not by choice.
Company kept me so busy, I could hardly keep up and I just couldn't do everything.
Your roses are always so pretty and you captured it perfectly.
I hope you've been well and enjoying the roses.
I just added a pic on my sidebar of my knockouts. They grow so fast. Hubby had cut them way back a month or so ago and they too off again. We really enjoy them.
I hope you have a wonderful week, friend.

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste,

How talented you are. I love how you transfered this beautiful piece of furniture. It looks beautiful. I also love to paint furniture when I can. Love your blog too.
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm still playing catch up today on all your recent blog posts! I so love the buffet re-do. You know what a fan I am of antiques and the leaded glass and mirror really add to the special charm of this piece! What is floating?

Love how you have decorated with such sweet vignettes atop it, too. The platter, the roses, birdie, and wonderful pics of you and hubby are all such great touches. That is a beautiful lamp also.

Love you,
Angelic Accents

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..