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

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