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Monday, May 25, 2009

Cream and Blue Hutch





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Well I decided to try (attempt ) the technique Tiina from Dream in Cream uses on her beautiful furniture...I added dusty blue for the inside of the hutch.
I got this little country hutch for $60, nothing to spectacular in maple, but needing some love.. and I was really happy how it turned out. It looks so much better in person, my photography skills could not capture the colors to good...the stain gel really gives it a old creamy antique look, and the dusty blue inside the hutch looks fantastic with the stain over it... The wood color is alot more creamy not as white as it looks on the photo. I need to replace the bottom hardware and go over with a artist brush were the blue and cream meet..so it looks seamless..(harder than I thought it would be!! )
My first attempt with this method and I can't wait to do my bedroom furniture next! I really liked the look.. the only thing is my gloves broke somehow when I was staining and now the stain is under my nails and I can't get his off.. I look like I have dirt under my nails...I'm going to be on the lookout now for some nice pieces of furniture to do this on again!

10 comments:

sepiadreams said...

Looks gorgeous.....It is amazing the way the stain subdues the white ir cream coloring. The blue looks amazing as well....It really is a great color combination and to know you can now take cheapy furniture and spruce it up! It takes a little elbow grease but it is so worth it...Love it!!! Love Tiina.....

Patti's Artful Design said...

Isn't it fun to try new techniques? The hutch is beautiful. I can't wait to see how you dress it up in your new space!

Gemel said...

Looks amazing.

Lover of Life said...

I love this! I am just amazed at the creativity you and your husband possess!

kiyoteekisser said...

Isn't it fun to make a big change in old furniture? You house is so perfect. Where do you put everything you work on? You must have a house full. I love your ideas keep them coming. I'm a fan. Sheryl

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Thank you for visiting my blog ~ I am going to the shop in Cayucus today and I am soooo excited !!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hey Marlene!
Okay, now I'm a follower of your blog! I remember coming here at the end of April and meeting Chloe and commenting on how beautiful she was. Now I've caught up again and see you've been so busy sprucing up furniture...when do you ever stop girl???
Everything looks so lovely...I wish we lived close, I'd have you re-do all of mine!
;)
everything vintage

Collected Treasures said...

Hi Marlene.....hutch looks wonderful...can't wait to see what you fill it with :) How's that frame going in your bedroom? Have a great weekend.....can't wait to see pictures of your booth as well xo jana

The Cottage Shopgirl said...

It looks fabulous Marlene!! Yes I got your note, thanks for coming by, it's been a busy week,and I just came up for air...I can't wait to see what you do with the paper! I made it over to your space last weekend, cute, cute job. I bought your vintage photo pages..I think I smell another project brewing...he,he
Sandi

scarlethue said...

Marlene, thanks for your thoughtful comments to my blog. It's so helpful to know I'm not the only one dealing with family like him.

I love your blog! I actually have a booth at an antiques store myself. Mostly we sell books, but I love to find old furniture treasures and fix them up as well. It used to be one of my favorite things to do, kind of run out of time for it lately. I think I need to pick it back up!

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