A New Black Dress and Jewelry

9.08.2016

And no, I'm not talking about on me. I'm talking about my latest furniture transformation. This piece has been wearing the same outfit for over five years and she was in the need of a new look and they say every room should have some black so my hutch got a new black dress.


I took some before shots before I broke the new color out.



I paid a visit to a local store to get some paint and some embellishments to dress the hutch up a bit.



The plain door panels needed a bit of jewelry so I had Mr. Savvy apply these wreaths by Efex Trims that Mary Anne at Brush Strokes by Mary Anne carries in her stores and on line. 

These are the coolest things that are made of latex and you apply them with cement glue. I let Mr. Savvy do this part because he is a perfectionist and I knew he would make them perfectly centered.

The colors on the door panels are all the same color yet they are a bit different after adding layers of colors and distressing and waxing. I used milk paint in the color Artissimo along with the Graphite chalk paint.

The arch got dressed up with some gold, too.

After painting the Efex trim with paint I took some gold gilding paste and rubbed it on with my finger.

The inside was already blue, but I painted a coat of Artissimo milk paint over it to deepen the blue a bit. I love how the blue pops with the black.

And the inside of the doors.

Even the ironstone pops more.

At first I didn't distress the black, but it just looked too new and sort of blah so I decided to go ahead and age it some.







Full look at the dining room soon.

If you live in the metropolitan Atlanta area you can find all your Annie Sloan, Miss Mustard Seed and Efex Trims products plus more at  Brush Strokes by Mary Anne in two locations one in Roswell and one in Cumming or order on line. 

27 comments:

  1. The hutch looks fantastic...like a wonderful aged antique. I love the trim that Mr. Savvy added and you embellished. It truly glammed up the piece. Such a dramatic statement in the dining room now....can't wait to see this beauty in person one day!

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  2. This is a very pretty transformation! Love the black with the blue. Looks very elegant!

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  3. Love your new little black dress! Sheila

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  4. I love the the hutch transformation...it has the feel of aged elegance!

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  5. Beautiful job, Kim! It looks wonderful... :-)

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  6. That trim is so convincing. You'd think it had always been there. Great job.

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  7. Hi Kim,
    Looks fantastic.I am planning on painting my dining room chairs, I know you did a while back
    Did you use chalk or milk paint on yours? Also did you use a paint brush or sprayer? Thanks for the info.

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    1. Deborah, I used chalk paint and I brushed it on. Thanks

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  8. so amazing! I agree, every room needs a bit of black giving some definition and drama!

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  9. How gorgeous! I love the warm gold accents.

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  10. I love it! I love the color graphite! You definitely worked your magic on this piece! Mr. Savvy did a great job with the embellishments. The gilding is the jewelry. Very elegant.

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  11. I love your hutch's new look! Great job!

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  12. Cute title...I love the new dress and jewelry!

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  13. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! Love the embellishments!

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  14. Oh my word! I have always loved your beautiful blue hutch and didn't think it could get more beautiful but I was so wrong!!! It's gorgeous now!!! You truly have the painting/distressing/gilding gift!

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  15. you are a painting rock star...in your black dress of course. looks great. can't wait to see what you have done with the dining room

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  16. Beautiful again. I feel all my comments are redundant. lol

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  17. Love the black and the touches of gold are fabulous.

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  18. Oh my!!! How posh looking! The black and all the bling!!! Ooohhh la la
    You know, I luved it blue, but this... this is stunning!!

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  19. GORGEOUS! Black is always flattering, and your hutch looks very stylish, indeed! I love the blue interior against the black. The trim really makes it. This could be my favorite makeover of yours yet (until you do something else tomorrow).

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  20. That cabinet is stunning! Well done! Love all the detail!!!

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  21. Simply gorgeous! I love those pretty details, so unique!

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  22. kim you did an amazing job! it looks like a beautiful heirloom piece handed down over generations. you've inspired me to maybe do this on a piece i own. time will tell. the added gilded details is perfection! xo- maryjo

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  23. Beautiful transformation!

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