Wednesday, August 4, 2010

biggest EVER makeover

i thought i'd show you my biggest ever furniture makeover. we purchased this gorgeous timber hutch when i was 34 weeks pregnant with Emily. it was the last purchase we made while being on a double income and something we had been looking at for ages. we finally decided on this beauty, and we were very happy! back then, i was swept up in the 'country' look- my home was decorated in lots of timber, raffia, country cloth dolls and hatstands.
i had thought of painting the hutch for 5 years before i found the courage to actually do it! it's one thing to paint an op shop find, but to paint a piece that was bought for $999; that was hard!!
one fine February afo, i decided it was time. the hutch was almost 12 years old.
after 2 coasts of 'antique white USA', i decided it needed to be another colour. so off i marched to Bunnings in search of the perfect french grey. i went with 'white albatross' which is anything but white! it was the closest i could find to grey, and it ended up a soft grey/lavender blue. i just love the colour. it compliments my lounge room to a tea!
it was a BIG job to say the least, and took just under 2 weeks of almost daily coats. i couldn't be happier with the end result.
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