Welcome Spring

After a long winter I'm so excited for spring to finally really be here. I think I'm going to take a little break from blogging and really enjoy the season. I have so many projects that I'm really looking forward to working on. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring time!

Monday, February 21

Happy Hutch

This is one of my favorite pieces to keep all my favorite things in. This is the third time I have re-painted it. This time I decided to go with a creamy yellow color that I have used on some of my other pieces.
I really liked the red color but I wanted to go with a softer happy color. When I got it painted I did some heavy sanding, I wanted to give it that time worn look.

I used mahogany stain on the sanded edges taking off any excess with a little paint thinner.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out, the color is perfect.



  2. The creamy yellow is beautiful against the wood top! You are lucky to have such a nice piece to display all your treasures! :) ~M

  3. Hi Cristie! Oh, what a wonderful piece and I love the new color! It really makes ti stand out!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Cristie so nice meeting you! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I love the hutch!

    I just read your post about the avalanche and I am so thankful you survived! It was a good thing you are familiar with the elements and know it is always best to travel with provisions.

    But you are correct in watching out for other survivors! They will steal your food and and in extreme cases EAT YOU if you were to pass on........ survival of the fittest, my friend!

    And I don't know a single person who has ever tried camel.

    I just became a follower! We are going to be good friends!

  5. oh wow that looks amazing! great work!
    And thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today

  6. Oh Cristie, the hutch is gorgeous. I love it. I want to see it in person. One of these days we have to get together and see the things we have each done in person. Love ya much KL

  7. Fantastic Transformation! Just Beautiful!



  8. oh my- i just breathed a big sigh of relief for that hutch. it looks so much softer and prettier, and happier in its skin! i think the two toned before made it busier since it has so many details and took away from what was behind the glass. the new paint is just perfect, cristie!!! LOVE it!

  9. The hutch is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job distressing it!

  10. Congratulations on persevering on that hutch! You had a lot of windows to paint around! It looks so much better in this light color...beautiful!

  11. Love the hutch! You've always been a wiz with paint or spray paint. Remember we always thought you should be the spokesman for Glossy Wood tone....

  12. I love it! You never cease to amaze me!

  13. What a great looking hutch...great color choice too!

  14. It IS happier! Love the lines of your hutch!
    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

  15. this is gorgeous! may I ask what the paint color is that you chose ? the creamy yellow is lovely and would be perfect for a project I have in mind.


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