In The Master

7.15.2011

I gave you a peek at my new cow painting this morning. I don't know what the attraction of cows is, but it surely has been quite the rage lately.  I know they are a big part of country French decor and I have been on the lookout for a canvas that was affordable. I would love to have an old pasture scene with cows grazing, but for now this whimsical one will do.


Here is a look at the painting again. This actually is not the one I ordered. The guy sent me the wrong one and I did not realize it until I looked at his site again. The one I chose was not holding a flower in her mouth. I emailed the seller and told him and he apologized and asked if he could send me an 8 x 10 of another painting. He asked what I would like and I said a cow, sheep, or rooster and he sent me a rabbit. I don't know how he got a rabbit out of what I told him. The rabbit was not in my colors and looked like a child's room painting so I gave it to my granddaughters in Nashville to use in their room.

Before I show you what the cow painting is hanging over here is a look at an old picture of my red hutch. This is the piece that was in the hall that I replaced with the small cabinet that I just painted. You can see that piece here.

Here is the hutch repainted and the cow painting over it. Yep, in the master bathroom.

I am loving all this storage in here. 

Plenty of room for towels and toiletries close at hand.

As you can see I removed the fabric that I had inside the doors. I love the way the chicken wire that I added shows up so much better without the fabric. These doors originally had glass in them and we removed it.

Stack of thick ivory Egyptian cotton towels on one side and a bowl of soaps and jar of cotton balls on this side.



Bowl filled with extra scrubbies and a back scrubber.

A favorite picture of miss Bailey and a perfume bottle.

Vintage mason jar filled with Calgon and a copper scoop.

I first painted this piece all over with Old Ochre Annie Sloan chalk paint.

I lived with it for a couple of days and just wasn't feeling it.

So I pulled out the Chateau Gray again and went over the doors and drawers.

Then I sanded it heavily and even went through to the red in several places.

Then I waxed it with Minwax paste wax in natural since my clear Annie Sloan wax was gone.


I love the way it looks now. I just had to wait for it to tell me what it needed. I also painted the chicken wire since it was brass. I ordered it a couple of years ago on ebay.



Added this lantern and my very old chamber pot to the top.

I love having this hutch in the bathroom now.
This really looks better in person than in the photos.
We don't have a linen closet and this really helps give us more storage.

I have a GIVEAWAY coming up soon so be sure and check back!

Joining the following parties:
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Fridays
Perfectly Imperfect for All Things Furniture
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Fridays
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Fridays
Funky Junk Interiors for SNS
On Sutton Place  for Creative Blogger's Party

Several have asked for the site that I purchased the cow painting from. It is an etsy shop and here is the link. http://www.etsy.com/shop/chucklez1?ref=seller_info

Hope he gets your order right.

89 comments:

  1. Hi Kim,I love the painted hutch. It looks fabulous,and i just love your cow picture!! I want one too!!Everything you paint looks gorgeous.

    Kathy

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  2. Oh my gosh, I want your painted Hutch, what a fantastic piece. I love the cow picture, it's as if it was meant to go exactly in that very spot. I love how you accessorized the Hutch, too! Great post and thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

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  3. O, Kim...I REALLY love this piece and the way you painted it.
    I would LOVE to have a bath large enuf to hold a piece like this. Just beautiful.
    xo bj

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  4. O, Kim...I REALLY love this piece and the way you painted it.
    I would LOVE to have a bath large enuf to hold a piece like this. Just beautiful.
    xo bj

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  5. The hutch looks great! I love the finish! The cow painting looks great in your master bath, as well!

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  6. Kim,
    This looks fantastic. I love the chicken wire and the paint on the hutch too. I am going to sand this cabinet down and the first coat was Georgian Green. I don't think it would be so bad if you see it a little, because the red on your is really neat. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home! I don't know if this is what is in chalk paint, but it is another technique for painting that is cheaper. I love how it covers.
    Sherry

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  7. I loved the red on the hutch--but this is sooooooo pretty!!! Love the chicken wire without the fabric--perfect storage for your bath. And the cow---a great touch.....

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  8. You are so luck to have room for that great piece in your bathroom! It looks so perfect in there. I love the new paint on it. How funny that that he got the paintings wrong twice! Was there a language barrier?

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  9. I think this is one of my favorite of your "re-do" projects. I love how this looks in the room and while I don't have cows at my house...if I were going to have a cow, I'd want that one. I envy you having room in your bath for such a large piece of furniture. It looks perfect and so does everything on it! Love it!!

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  10. Kim, Its so cool. I love the cow and that it is in the bathroom. How unexpected! I really like the hutch redo as well. The colors are so muted and soft. Very nice job

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  11. It works perfect in there, Kim! I love how you've decorated it and the plus that you are getting storage out of it, too. I have got to try one of the AS greys next. I need to find the perfect piece though and I think I may have one here already. On a side note, I love the picture you have to the left of your hutch in the before picture. Did you move that somewhere else?

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  12. Kim, this looks great and I love that you are using it in the bath rather than the "normal" locations for such a piece. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. It' looks so pretty. I love the cow picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Your cow picture is fantastic. Love your cabinet in your bathroom.

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  15. Kim the hutch looks fabulous in the new color!!!! Gorgeous!!!!! I love your bathroom too, it is huge! I could use a piece like that IF I had the room! XO, Pinky

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  16. Kim I really love that cow, he needs a name!! Kind of like the new family pet, he is so whimsical and I love the colors. I do love a touch of whimsy!! Kathysue

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  17. Flower or no flower... she's a very pretty cow!

    Di

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  18. Love this! Great job on the cabinet. I almost didn't recognize it! The cow pic is adorable and adds alot of character to your bathroom.

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  19. Cabinet looks great, Kim. It is a nice addition to the bathroom. And that will teach you to ask a blind, deaf seller for a cow, sheep or rooster. Just thank God he didn't send you a bright gaudy clown! xo Diana

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  20. Oh wow!! I would never had guessed that your hutch would end up in the master bath, but it totally works! It looks fantastic and having extra storage in a bathroom is always a plus. I love that the doors are a different color. Great job!

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  21. Love love your hutch Kim!!! so charming~ the paint color is perfect!! I am liking your charming little cow print too :) Thanks for linking up! :)

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  22. The painted piece and your cow are wonderful! The bathroom is great!
    Debbie

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  23. Kim, that is soo cute. Love the cow and the hutch is gorgeous!! Nice job. : ) ~ Catie

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  24. I am in love with this hutch in the bathroom! I love how it is styled and I love the cow painting over it!!! It's perfect!

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  25. Your hutch looks beautiful - love the colors. You did a wonderful job!

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  26. What a great idea to place this in your bathroom. I would have never thought to do that! You did a great job, and it doesn't even look like the same hutch.

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  27. Love this! I need something similar in my masterbath. My favorite was the vintage jar with Calgon. If you only knew how many times a day I whisper "Calgon, take me away!":)

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  28. Nice painting, I like the colors and the brushstrokes!! And on your lovely cabinet, makes the whole corner of your room looks lovely :)

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  29. KIm everything is gorgeous!I also loved the mason jar with the Calgon!
    Have a Pretty day!
    Kristin

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  30. I love the updated look at the hutch and it is perfect for your bathroom! The colors look wonderful on that piece.
    Jane

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  31. Love the cow painting. Could you share the site that you bought it from? Thanx, Tiffany

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  32. This is really amazing. The distressing is perfect! I love the red peeking through. :)

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  33. Love the hutch in your bathroom. The way you hung the cow to the left and added the lantern is very smart. Really looks nice. My bathroom is about the size of your hutch so there's not much room for a cow! Can't wait for your giveaway...

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  34. Oh, I love that cabinet for your bathroom storage! Beautiful.

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  35. Oh my goodness Kim, that looks gorgeous! I think your photos are fabulous and totally show off how beautiful that looks in your bathroom. Along with your new painting it all is just lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  36. I would never have thought to add a cow painting to my bathroom but it looks great! I love the changes to the hutch and wonderful storage!

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  37. I have a "thang" for chicken wire - I don't really understand my attraction, but I really like the new version of the hutch "with the chicken wire"...I just bought a new basket that has a chicken wire bottom. Love it too.

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  38. Living on a ranch, cows are alawys in style :) LOVE the picture and hutch!!

    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  39. Terrific job on the hutch! I love pieces like this for a bathroom rather than built ins. It has a nice old world look. Especially with your lovely cow!

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  40. Kim, I adore your cupboard redo! Loved it before too, truth be told. It's a beautiful and beautifully functional piece of furniture. And your new cow painting is just adorable :)

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  41. kim come on....a rabbit and a cow? It's an easy mistake to make. I mean anyone could get that wrong lol

    J'adore all your darling bits n pieces, so French! See what I did there?

    Anyway any time you get sick of that "hutch" or "Dresser" as we say we say in the UK or NZ, Feel free to ship it over to me.....Well it's always worth a try isn't it? wink wink!

    Great post all round.

    Jo

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  42. Kim, I'm impressed you have room in your bath to use a hutch like this. Fabulous!
    I like the cow painting. Looks great. ~ Sarah

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  43. Kim, I'm impressed you have room in your bath to use a hutch like this. Fabulous!
    I like the cow painting. Looks great. ~ Sarah

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  44. Kim! I literally did a post yesterday on cow paintings and my obsession with them! I couldn't believe the timing of your post! I love your cow painting (and the flowers :O)
    You're right, they do seem to be all the rage, don't they. Beautiful post...

    Jan
    The French Tangerine

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  45. Whoo Hoo...I love it and didn't think I could be happy without those birds....you amaze me....I have that same green frame and I have a pie safe with chicken wire in my Mt master bath...but it needs this chalk paint re-do, wanna come help me?

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  46. In a word...fantabulous!!

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  47. Wow what a nice cow and I lika your blog so I will be back. This is my first visit:-)

    Kind regards,
    Elna

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  48. Quite a stunning transformation, Kim. You should be proud of yourself.

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  49. Perfect place for the MOO cow!
    The hutch looks great!
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  50. I know green is not my best color but I can't help it. I am green with envy of your fabulous bath. I love the hutch and the painting. :)

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  51. I love the cow and the makeover of your dresser. I cant believe you have enough room in your bathroom for it!!! I cant swing a cat in mine!

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  52. Love the hutch redo and it is great in the bathroom.That must be some crazy artist wonder what you would get if you asked for something really complicated? He does good work though.

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  53. So *that's* where you put the hutch ... the ol' switcharoo. Love it ... perfect storage. And, of course, I love the chateaux grey ... just finished painting my dry bar in that color, too. And, your cow is precious there ... what a fun spot for it, too! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  54. love the hutch in your bath.....perfect fit......LOVE the Cow print......can you share the site where you purchased it? Thanks!!!!

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  55. I love the hutch and the transformation! The chicken wire is a major plus, it really ages the piece. Love the paint job with the red showing through in bits. Cow paintings are the thing these days!! YOurs is adorbs!

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  56. I LOVE that painted hutch, Kim! You did another amazing job! blessings ~ Tanna

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  57. Kim this was pure genius! I was wondering where that hutch would wind up. You found a very functional use, and not to mention it looks great that color. The cow is cute too. Yes, they sure are all the rage now, I think they are taking the place of roosters soon.

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  58. great job on the hutch, Kim. Love that little peek of red showing thru! The cow is adorable and looks right at home with that hutch. I'd love to have that amount of space in my master bath! Thanks always for linking up to the party, xoxo Debra

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  59. I love it.
    The hutch has definitely found its home - and I really like how you've arranged it. Just beautiful.

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  60. I love the cow painting but I am on the lookout for those old french rabbit paintings. My son was born in the year of the rabbit so I've been collecting unusual pieces ever since.
    I love love the hutch in the master bath. This is something I have wanted to do especially with the chicken wire!!! Great look!

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  61. Great piece for the bathroom and the new paint job is gorgeous. How nice to have so much storage. Love the cow painting. I found a cow pastoral scene that I really like, so I have ordered another canvas from the same company as the sheep. I can't wait to get it. Hugs, Marty

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  62. Wow, I don't think I would know what to do with myself if I had that much space in the bathroom!!! I love how you put the hutch in there and all the accessories. Loved the little Mason jar with bath salts.

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  63. The cow painting looks great in there! Oh how I wish I had that much storage space. Take care!

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  64. Hi Kim! I just wanted to let you know I mentioned your blog in my "kitchen before & after" post today. I just had to let everyone know what a decorating inspiration you are! Enjoy you weekend!

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  65. Don't you just love cows? Their eyes are so sweet. Your hutch and your bathroom look amazing!

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  66. Kim, Your "bovine in the bath" is so cute and I like your hutch's new color. Nice vignette on the top of the hutch with the chamber pot and lantern with "Moo". Thanks for the suggestion to replace the bowl of apoles with the clock. I usually have the clock on that side anyway so I can see it while watching tv. You have a great eye. Thanks again and hugs,
    Babs

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  67. Love your hutch and the cow painting is awesome! Such a sweet faced baby and you know how much i love cows.
    (I also loved the cow paintings you posted last weekend from your shopping trip in that factory mall where you went with your daughter and grand daughter! Did you see those in the background of your photos?) Loved them!
    xxxx
    Alison

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  68. I would have never thought of putting a cow picture in the master bath but it works so well there. Crazy!

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  69. LUV your bathroom, Kim! I'm still wondering (as you are) how that guy got a rabbit from a cow....??? lol! The paint technique on your cabinet is absolutely beautiful, btw! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  70. Kim this is amazing and I must say one of my most fave pieces you have done!! Its spectacular!!

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  71. The cow print is perfect over your great hutch!

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  72. Aww, I love the cow painting... I have a thing for cows lately too... and chickens! The hutch looks great!!

    Tania

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  73. Love the painting...love the hutch...love it all! Also, LOVE the chicken wire doors on the hutch!!!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  74. Hey Kim, Your hutch is wonderful and I love the cow painting. Too bad about the rabbit one though!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  75. Kim, your cabinet re-do is amazing! And to use it in your master bath is genius. You gain so much storage, but add character too. The cow painting is so unexpected and fun. :)

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  76. I love that in the bathroom....and the cow picture adds that touch of whimsey :)

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  77. Fantastic touches, Kim! You just amaze me with the way you can change things with just some paint & ingenuity.
    I wish we had room for something similar in our master bath.

    Well done, Honey!
    Rett

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  78. wow it looks amazing I like the cow the yellow is my fav color right now too. You photos look like they belong in a fancy mag so so inspiring and beautiful
    KAT Griffin

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  79. Hi, Kim! What an honor for you to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you! This bedroom totally rocks :)

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  80. I loved it all GREAT JOB!!!!!!

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  81. It is LOVELY. Really....I love it in the bathroom! Thanks for linking up...I'll be featuring it today!
    :-)
    shaunna

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  82. So, so pretty. I love the Chateau gray and the chicken wire. And the cow is pretty great too.

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  83. Love the way your hutch turned out! Do you mind if I ask how you secured the chicken wire? I've been wanting to do the same thing to a curio cabinet with missing glass panels. Thanks!

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  84. Hi Kim I am the artist who painted your cow. I'm sorry I missed it with the bunny. I guess I got anything country french farm style out of your comments. I guess I hear what I want. I would like to try again. I would just paint something for you, but, it is nigh impossible to do that for a designer and I work for a lot. If you want to give me your email address via the etsy site or whatever, I will try to give you a choice that you can look at first.My wife saw this and told me to make it right and if I am anything it is properly trained by her. I would do it anyway. thanks for putting it up and I made a sale from it already.

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  85. I love the changes you made to your hutch, Kim. look at all that wonderful storage it provides! The cow painting looks perfect hanging over your hutch!

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  86. Not sure how I missed this post, Kim, but that hutch is GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  87. Hi Kim, I just joined your blog and hope you will join me too. You can see some real cows there. I am going to have a canvas made of our Lucky Girl (calf we raised on a bottle). Also check out Jake the farm dog. I love your little dog too and the painted furniture. Oh yes, I am a big fan of painted furniture.

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