Play It Again Sam

3.17.2012

On a bit of a mini break. What me take a break? I know, so I thought I would share my most popular post, according to blogger stats, with you. Some of my new readers may not have seen this. This was first posted on September 2, 2011.

Hopefully this will post on automatic.

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The Hutch Reveal

This project was so worth the amount of work it took and mess. This is my favorite by far. I wanted to create the look of a very old French antique that has really gotten very worn over the many years with layers of old colors showing through. I hope that is what comes across. I know some won't like this and some will think I ruined a perfectly good piece of furniture. The original was just a factory finish and now it looks more like a piece I found out hunting for the perfect antique. Beware there are lots of photos.



Here is a reminder of the before.

 And here is the new improved look. I moved the chairs so you could see it better. Guess I should have moved that great big ole dough bowl, too.




I saw this picture on The Enchanted Home today where Tina was sharing a past trip to Paris. Look at the handles on this chest. They are just like the ones on mine and look at the finish. This is not an inspiration picture. I did not see this until this morning long after painting my hutch. There was no inspiration picture.







The yellow ceiling casts a warm glow in here in the morning time.


Here is a look at the inside. I am leaving the doors shut now since I love the way they turned out.

Or I may leave them open.




There are layers of paint colors on this piece. The main color is Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Gray.


I think I like what this piece told me to do. This is still my favorite makeover.
I think I am going to paint the chairs soon.
Yep, they have asked to be painted.

Thanks so much for looking at this again and I will be back soon.

Have a super weekend and St. Patrick's Day!

48 comments:

  1. Painting your dining room hutch really changed it's personality! Enjoy your break Kim. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. I loved this post the first time and I love it just as much the second time around!

    Enjoy your break, you deserve it!

    Kat :)

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  3. Thanks Kim for reposting...I was not blogging in 2011. I have tried this look, but have problems knowing when enough is enough. Do you drybrush the different paints? I took Tues and Wed afternoon off this week and it made a huge difference in my attitude Thurs. I would rather take several mini vacations than 1 long week.

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  4. What a magnificant post. The hutch got a new life. It turned out beatifully. I am glad I got to see this transformation.

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  5. Love it, Kim! What a transformation!

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  6. Enjoy your mini break from blogging, we all need it once in a while:)

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  7. Love the change in the dinning room. It looks fabulous!

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  8. Looks great, and if that dough bowl is still in the way I'll get it out of the way for 'ya.

    ~Bliss~

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  9. Hi Kimmie! Well, I always enjoy your makeovers - then or now! Enjoy your break!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. You did a great job of making that paint treatment look like the real thing! ~ Maureen

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  11. Wow! Kim you did an amazing job. It does look very old and very french. I love it. Please stop by and check out my blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I believe you Kim! Someone was inspired by your blog, and hutch reveal post, and copied you! I copy you all the time. Again, that hutch is beautiful and looks like an antique from Paris. I mean it!

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  13. If I was only gonna get one color of AS what would your recommend? or is it a can of worms... meaning I will want 4? love your cabinet.

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  14. You of all bloggers need a break, do enjoy yourself and rest up. hugs, olive

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  15. You did a great job with your hutch, it looks shabby chick for sure and it's wonderful in your dining room.
    FABBY

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  16. This really did come out gorgeous Kim. On of my favorite hutches in blogland.
    Marianne :)

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  17. I'm crazy about this finish. It reminds me of driftwood. I keep waffling between what color I want to paint my island and my hutch and I'm waffling between charcoal and something like this. Yours looks amazing though, really REALLY love the transformation!

    Michelle
    New England Style

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  18. Very pretty! I love how this came out! I remember the original post, and I am still in as much awe as when I first laid eyes on it!
    Enjoy your break! You work so hard, you deserve it!
    xo-Lisa

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  19. Loved it then and I love it now. It is fun for newer readers to see these things- xo Diana

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  20. Hi there, this is Sheila @ Beyond the Portico. Shirley from Mrs. Hines Class tagged me for a game of bloggy Q&A and I decied to play along. Now I am tagging you. You DO NOT have to play along, but If you would like to, stop by my blog and click on my post entitled...TAG, YOU'RE IT for all the details. Thanks and have a great weekend! PS Great job on the hutch! I love it

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  21. Yes, I remember this post. I know why it was so popular. Enjoy your break.

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  22. I am in LOVE!!! Wow,it's beautiful! Well done!

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  23. Now your chairs are talking to you?! LOL
    :-) Sue

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  24. HI Kim, I hope you enjoy and make the most out of your mini break. I amy have to do that too, soon. SHHHHHHH, don't tell anyone, but we may be MOVING soon!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited but can't share till it is for sure. If we do this I will be SUPER busy. Love your hutch. Have a great weekend. XO, Pinky

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  25. I love that you painted it in layers and then distressed it. It gives it so much depth and makes it look like an authentic aged piece. Enjoy your break!

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  26. I love your hutch. I am looking for a hutch on craigslist. It has been a few months but I will keep looking until my heart pounds with beats of love and tells me it must come home with me. I cannot wait to see your chairs.

    ~ Lisa ~

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  27. I love your hutch. I am looking for a hutch on craigslist. It has been a few months but I will keep looking until my heart pounds with beats of love and tells me it must come home with me. I cannot wait to see your chairs.

    ~ Lisa ~

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  28. I think this is my favorite makeover too... and I MISSED the first time!! Love love love it.. that chandelier!!..gorgeous. I have to say I like the darker contrast of the chairs as they are. However, knowing you, they'll look just as good painted over.

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  29. I have only been actively blogging since November and yes, I have not seen this original post, but have admired that hutch in all of your photos...You did such a fantastic job on this piece...it truly is a real treasure in your home...I love the glass...it truly is a real stunner...thank you for presenting this again!

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  30. Hello Kim
    Just LOVE this Post,,,,,it is som Romantic :)
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  31. Kim, it's beautiful. I love how the room keeps evolving. My favorite part of the cabinet is how you added the gold. It really brings it to life! Love.

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  32. Beautiful! Love the creamware too. This is very inspiring.

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  33. We ALL need a break, Kim. And we will all be here when you get back!
    LOVE to see the hutch. It was one of my favs!
    Yvonne

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  34. Happy ST. Patrick's Day. Love all your white china.

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  35. I guess that's what you call an oldie but a goodie. Well, the hutch AND the makeover. The layers of color and texture give it so much depth.

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  36. It's hard for some of us to take a break! I hope you enjoy it dear!

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  37. Kim,

    I am so glad you re-posted this. I didn't ever have the opportunity to see it. What an incredible transformation. I love it.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  38. Love your post. Always creative decorating ideas.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!


    Jody

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  39. Breaks are allowed! Did you ever paint the chairs after they asked so politely?

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  40. OK I added your blog...now I have so many more to add, but starting to get it. You may have to use my new URL in place of the old one.
    http://debbie-debbiedoos.com. Thanks Kim. Nice to see a blog today and this hutch is always eye candy!

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  41. Loved it then....love it now!! Amazing!!

    Lou cinda

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  42. Kim, this is amazing! I still love it! Your details are incredible! I loved seeing it again!

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  43. Love it Kim and can see why it was such a popular posting! I remember it well and still love it just as much as the first time I saw it! Gorgeous.

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  44. I love this!! Are the pieces inside the hutch a set or did you find them individually? I love the blog & new reader!

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  45. Very creative as usual. You are one talented lady.
    have a great break, blessings

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  46. Your hutch has aged very gracefully! I have no problem painting over junky, inexpensive pieces, but I get a little panicky when my brush gets near a really nice piece. Kudos to you for taking the plunge!

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  47. I love benches and yours are gorgeous!

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