Monday, April 25, 2011

Early 20th Century Hutch

Time for the reveal of my second great find from a couple of weeks ago. This early 20th century Imperial Loyalist Hutch had me at hello.  Pulling up to the store front window, I knew she was coming home with me.  Isn’t she a peach ?!
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She looked great for her age, aside from some water rings, scuffs and scratches which were all sanded down.  I wanted to stain the two surfaces so all that high varnish needed to be sanded right off, while the rest of the cabinet just got a good scuff up.
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Once your cabinet is ready for paint, make sure to cover the entire raw, sanded area with newspaper and tape to protect it.
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With the exception of the two surfaces, the entire piece got a couple of coats of Heirloom White and distressing in all the right spots.  I mixed up some glaze with brown paint and applied it all over the painted areas.
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After the glazing
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Both paint and glaze are dry and now it’s time to stain.
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Brush on the stain. Be very careful along the painted edges, you don’t want your stain to bleed into the painted areas. Paint it on, wipe it off.
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I really wanted this surface to be useable and durable. I applied a coat of polyurethane on top of the dried stain.
I love the wooden knobs and treated them the same with paint and glaze.  The hinges were cleaned up a bit but were left in their original condition and color keeping the authenticity and rustic appeal.
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It’s definitely not going to be easy to give this one up.






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81 comments:

  1. Can you say CHARM and character?? And charater and charm!?! I am in love. Sigh.... :) ~Crystal

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  2. Beautiful! You did a great job!
    Jane

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  3. A really fabulous makeover! Adore what you have accomplished!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Send your friends to...Come and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

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  4. This piece looks absolutely fabulous!

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  5. What an incredible, incredible job!
    You would think they were two totally different pieces. I love where you placed it in your home, the great accent pieces around it, and all the great stuff placed on it (especially the contrast of the green plants)!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Irma

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  6. Oh, your work is so beautiful! This piece is exquisite!

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  7. A hidden beauty for sure, Lisa! It turned out beautifully! Your white pieces look great on it, too. I have found that these pieces with their curvy sides really come into their own when they have some paint applied {I'm an Heirloom White fan, too}.

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  8. That is beautiful! I love how you stained the horizontal pieces and painted/destressed the others!

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  9. Your hutch looks beautiful....I would say you did a mighty fine job.
    Linda

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  10. Lisa, it is beautiful! What color stain did you end up using? I love the reddish richness of the wood. Thanks for sharing.

    Brittany

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  11. That is a wonderful peice ! Give it up ? How could you ? I couldn't.
    Keep it till your tired of it then sell it . If you ever get tired of it !

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  12. Beautiful! {sigh} (I know, not much different that what everyone else is saying! But it is true!)

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  13. Lisa,
    What a fabulous job! I love it! Keep it for a while unless you triple what you want for the piece lol!
    smiles, alice

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  14. It looks beautiful! What a lovely job.

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  15. You've done it again. I love the color it's dramatic but it also has a soft elegant touch, you are such a good stager too.

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  16. SUPER cute! You made that look a lot easier than I think it probably is. :-)

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  17. OH! This is breathtaking!
    So you painted it with Heirloom White what? Which brand is that?
    Wow, I can't believe how beautiful that is!

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  18. What a beautiful piece and I love how you've painted her up!
    Great job.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. that turned out beautiful! i like the contrast of the painted body w/ the stained top surfaces! great work!

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  20. Oh, wow! I love what you did! It looks like an old family heirloom now.

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  21. It turned out beautifully!

    Jenni@houseofwhite

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  22. Love it. Great job and just my style! Knowing what a headache sanding is who ever gets this is lucky.

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  23. It's is beautiful! I think I would have to keep that one. It's a great size hutch, too. You did a wonderful job.

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  24. wow!!!!its beautiful,you did a
    great job again.It looks like a
    keeper....

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  25. just love it - really liked this piece from day one, but now that you've put your creative hand to it, it looks amazing

    alida

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  26. Hi Lisa! As suggested over at Blue Cricket Design, I shared this on my Facebook page. =)
    http://www.facebook.com/RedefiningC

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  27. You have me totally drooling over this hutch. I love it that much. Makes me wanna go to goodwill and see what I can "find" to "makeover". =P You got a new follower--would appreciate a follow back! "see" ya soon!

    www.cookinformycaptain.blogspot.com

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  28. This looks fantastic! Found you on the Shabby Cottage Linky! I should be working but I think I will be looking through the rest of your blog! Those frosted mason jars are calling my name!

    Ginger

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  29. Found you on HoH. What a beautiful job you did! The stained surfaces turned out gorgeous!

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  30. ooh aahh. That hutch is a beauty! I love your paint job! :)

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  31. Wow! That is an unbelievable makeover! I love it!

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  32. Awesome makeover! Looks fantastic! Love your blog. we are new followers.
    Amy
    www.Sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com

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  33. What a change! Great job. Newest follower from Remodelaholic.

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  34. This is absolutely amazing! I love everything about it!!

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  35. What a great piece, it turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  36. you did such a beautiful job! I can't believe the difference. so pretty.

    your new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  37. I came by from Fun to Craft and am super happy that I did! What a great transformation...wish I had the guts to try one! Thanks:)

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  38. Soooo pretty. I have the perfect spot for this! I really like the stain and paint mixed look.

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  39. WOW! I just love this stunning piece you've created. The color and rustic yet chic results are fabulous!

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  40. Wowzers, she is a beauty! I don't think I could give her up at all. You do such marvelous work.

    You're more than welcome to link up at the Sunburnt Cow link party.

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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  41. Wow, that looks incredible! What a transformation . . . I love it! You have a great eye--I don't think I could have seen such potential in that hutch, but I absolutely love what you did with it!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  42. Oh. My. Goodness! This is beautiful!
    Great job..

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  43. I know that one should not covet, but i am so coveting that hutch! You did an amazing job! I loved the tutorial, you were so detailed and I learned a couple of new tricks! Thanks for the inspiration! Please, stop by sometime and say hello! Have a great weekend!!

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  44. This turned out just gorgeous~ I love how it came out and love the color and finish! Would love for you to share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime~ It's fabulous!!

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  45. Looks amazing. I so want this for my laundry room.

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  46. Oh this turned out beautifully. Well done. I'm feeling inspired. Hugs!

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  47. Ahhh. So soft and pretty. Good eye on keeping the shelves brown. It's a beautiful contrast.

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  48. Outstanding finish and piece! And then there's the fab way you staged it. LOVE!

    Featured this on FJI Facebook for SNS 79. :)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Funky-Junk-Interiors/175378011140#!/photo.php?fbid=10150233113466141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  49. That is a beautiful piece of furniture. Wonderful job you did!

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  50. Well it's obvious that you did a fabulous redo - look at all of these people who are drooling over it! You can go ahead and include me in that group. Love it!!

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  51. Beautiful! good job! congratulations! hugs from Sao Paulo, Brazil

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  52. Goodness!!! It's gorgeous-what a transformation!
    Lusi x

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  53. Unbelievably gorgeous! Loved seeing the transformation too! I'd have a hard time giving it up as well. :)

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  54. I cannot believe that is the same piece of furniture! You made it look so easy, but I know a lot of hard work and effort went into that project! Well done...Thanx for sharing...visit me at The Cranky Queen, Tiffany

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  55. Wow, what a transformation! I love the classic French country look you ended up with- such a pretty piece! The step by step progress photos are just great too- this is my first time visiting, but I'll definitely be back! The prospect of refinishing is something that really interests me and I have a couple of furniture pieces I'm dying to makeover, if I can figure out the process. Really neat stuff!

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  56. Hola, you did such an awesome work on the hutch, it turned out wonderful!!!
    hugs

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  57. Hi there~ Just stopping back to say thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  58. Beautiful work! I had to go back & check the original knobs & was surprised they were the same... from odd to gorgeous!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  59. OH. MY. GOSH. this looks amazing! M favorite part are the rings behind the hardware. You really had a vision on this piece, it turned out beautifully!

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  60. What a fabulous makeover! I'm featuring your post on my Flaunt it Friday features, stop by and grab a button if you'd like. Thanks for linking!

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  61. Superb!!!!you give me courage to try some things!

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  62. Lisa you are so talented with paiting furniture! Good luck on my chalk paint giveaway..you will love it!

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  63. I just knew that you would do something fabulous with this one!! I adore it Lisa ~ please have it ready for me to pick up ~ it's about an 18 hr drive but I should be able to do it on the long week-end! lol

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  64. What a fantastic job! It looks amazing!

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  65. I just wrote in other blog about your work here... that it's just too beautiful to look at. I'm impressed. Good job!!! Kisses from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  66. Hi, Lisa! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  67. That is a gorgeous piece of furniture. You did a great job!

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  68. Hi Lisa! I just found your blog thru Miss Mustard Seed and I think I'm in love...this hutch is absolutely gorgeous...I love it's rustic charm....great job!!

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  69. I am absolutely in love with the wood tones + paint. Great decision to leave the surfaces in the wood finish.

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  70. I loooove this. Thank you for posting this. I have a couple of pieces Im trying this on!!!

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  71. What an amazing piece! Off to take a look see at your bathroom!

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  72. So I never never would have imagined the old piece looking like this! Great job!Great job!

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  73. Unless I missed it, what brand and color staindid you use and did you sand again after applying the stain? Also, did you use an electric sander? Thanks, Judy C.

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    1. Hi
      That was a while ago and I don't have the stain anymore, but as far as I can remember, it was Minwax Provincial, because I used that stain on a couple of projects at that time. Normally I sand after the first coat of stain is dry, but I liked the colour and the feel of it with the first coat and didn't feel it needed it. Sometimes the stain raises the grain and you need to sand it before applying a second coat, but I didn't need to this time. I most definitely needed a power sander for this project! lol
      Thanks for your question.

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