Thursday, February 27, 2014


A furniture favorite... AND monograms...another favorite of mine...

I found time to re-do this vintage hutch in between snow storms...I actually had a few warm-ish days (and by warm I mean about 50 degrees) where I could paint outside.  It was chilly, but I enjoyed being outdoors... I had to work fast to stay warm...  If you look closely you can still see the piles of snow on the ground.
Unsightly water mark that detoured my original plan
Nicely stripped and sanded...But not so fast...
I had every intention of sanding the top of the hutch and keeping the natural wood... however, the wood had other plans, so I ended up painting the whole piece. I sanded a water spot until it was almost invisible...  I thought, I'll go just a little further...and with that, the wood turned a dark shade--and looked as if I had sanded it in the wrong direction... the top had a thin veneer which I breached by sanding it just one too many times... I think completely painted will have to do in this case.
I LOVE the "P" monogram... It's classy and timeless, perfect for our dining room.
I antiqued it on the outside edges with a fine grit sandpaper.
I applied some wax as a final step...
It's truly amazing what some paint and a little imagination can do.

I re-felted the bottom of the drawer.  A wonderful new home for some of my too many serving pieces... Can a girl really have too many pie lifters... I think not!
I put this in the dining room, as I may have mentioned before...if a new piece of furniture comes into the house I have to move something else out or around...I'm reaching the point of rescued furniture saturation!  I think this hutch will make a perfect bar/beverage area for parties... So often, we have all the food and drinks in the kitchen...I think it will be nice to spread things out a bit and give the dining room a little more purpose... it really does get neglected compared to the rest of the house... I'll be looking forward to seeing  my little hutch all gussied up for parties, I can't wait!


  1. Really nice! I have a similar one I was going to do white, but I really love the black.

    1. Thanks Ann. I have a different hutch in our kitchen and it's painted white...I like that hutch too--I don't think you can go wrong either way. Good luck with your project!

  2. Nice Job - I like the idea of the monogram!

    1. Thank you Donna. I like anything monogrammed...and it gave it a nice finishing touch. Thanks for visiting the blog.

  3. Does anyone have a good black or really dark gray black paint that they love?

  4. Hi Vicky, I used Cracked Black Pepper from Lowe's --in a satin finish. Thanks for reading the blog!