And the last step is to make everything crisp and perfect by outlining in white.
I wanted my brush strokes to show a little… because it IS painted after all! And it didn’t want it to look too much like wallpaper.
Have you painted anything obnoxious? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!!
Would you recommend spray painting vs chalk painting for this type of project?
Curious what you did about the gold stripes on the windows… can you just scrape that off?
Beth @ Reality Daydream says
Truthfully, this post was written 4 years ago… and I don’t remember! Haha! I’m so sorry! I think we might have had new glass put in.
What part of Iowa are you from? Our craigslist is just horrid! (Southern Iowa). The only ones who post items for sale on there is this local resale shop that overprices everything. I’m bemoaning. And jealous. And I love that piece!
Beth @ Reality Daydream says
We live near Marshalltown… so anytime we’re traveling to Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Ames, or Waterloo (because we’re right in the middle of all 4!) I’ll check over their craigslist pages to see what there is. It’s definitely gone downhill over the years though. Seems like rather than ‘garage sale prices’, people want to make a fortune on their junk. Frustrating.
Melanie Storm McNamara says
I LOVE this! I’m in the midst of my own hutch transformation and your piece provided some much needed inspiration. Thanks!
I too bought a china cubboard and re~painted mine a country red awhile back, just recently I put a backing inside but I didn’t free~hand it… I bought a red ~n~ white swirl type pattern and nailed it in(lazy I know). Looks good. Still not used to it. Next time instead of a nail gun I will use staples, dah..!!! I have to go back and tap done the nails.. I’m someone who wants the results right away therefore find my mistakes later… you’d think, live and learn….
What a great color choice. I saw this at Better After and knew that i needed to leave a comment for the brave artist who did this. Wow. Great color and a very nice surprise that you painted the backboard pattern.
I just saw this on Better After and said out loud, “YES! That’s how it’s done!” My cats looked at me weird, but I don’t care. This is beyond amazing.
Words cannot express how much I love this!!!!!!!
Lesli at My Old Country House says
OKay, now I know I was MEANT to find you! I just read your infertitlty story! My post yesterdayt was to my Mom who passed away in 2007, and Yesterday,
July 8 was her birthday.
Happy Birthday to your precious baby Girls…your story is inspirational…and I am so happy for you ALL. (BTW – I too had endometriosis…it took 4 surgeries, but we have 3 amazing kids…11, 14 and 15…)
I don’t need to tell YOU to enjoy the ride, you were already there!
Lesli at My Old Country House says
TO DIE! TOI DIE TO DIE!!!! LOVE this, I found you and your blog via inspire me heather where I also have a HUtch featured…LOVE you blog…the name…the design…I AM you latest follower!!! Come by my Old Country House for some Modern farmhouse insanity!!! I start my KIds ART CAmp today…You would Love it!
Inspire Me Heather says
Very, very cool! You’ve done an amazing job with that and the backboard is just gorgeous! I have this linked to my dining room hutches post as well today, for inspiration!
holy cow! That is amazing!! And Im pretty sure that orange would totally match my kitchen. (my entire kitchen is painted orange) If I had the room I would totally buy it!
corner curio cabinet says
Love this! I was skeptical throughout the post. But this is FANTASTIC!
Love it! You have such VISION!!
Jed and Ivy says
omg that looks amazing. i’m a sucker for the retro greens, oranges and yellows and the onion pattern is something i would totally choose. i never would have thought to do hunter, but it totally works.
If shipping wasn’t going to be outrageous to have it shipped, I’d so be emailing you. My hands are gonna start shaking–that’s how very badly I want this!!
Love love love it! Great job, Beth!
This. Is. Amazing!!
MAYBE Renee! 🙂 depends where you live!
This is my favorite piece that you have done! I love, love, love the orange! Do you deliver??
LOVE! If only I had room for it. When we buy our house next year I am totally having a S and E masterpiece.
Amazing! I was skeptical throughout the post. But this is FANTASTIC!
I LOVE IT! and I hate orange usually. I think you should totally keep it, who better than you with your love of orange? I’ll come over and help you move things out of the way for it.
Cindy~ Heart and Sew Inspirations says
Wow! Just discovered your blog and I am amazed at your vision! I too, bought an ugly dirty mustard yellow corner cabinet at a yard sale for $12 a few years back. I repainted with a white over navy crackle with navy inside the cabinet. I have people begging to buy it from me. I’m still using it though ready to change it up. Hmm, orange could be refreshing…
Amanda Sandoval says
Awww!! I totally want this cabinet but we just don’t have room for it 🙁 not until we actually buy our own house in a few years. I hold out hope that when the time comes you will create another colorful masterpiece that I can decorate my home with.
Wow! Absolutely Gorgeous. You guys have such an amazing talent. Love!!!
the first picture i seen and then you said orange and I was like that is ugly, but I do like bright, but that hutch was just ugly before!! LOVE IT!
I am amazed at how this turned out. When I first started reading I was like “giant bright orange hutch?” but now I’m like “WOW” You have such a talent. The backboard is Awesome… if I had any idea of some way to use that hutch in my home I would totally buy it, but, it would not go anywhere here (and hubby probably wouldn’t like it) but I love it you have done an excellent job!
Beth this is awesome! I must admit that I am not prone to painting furniture bright colors, but you seem to have such a gift for making me want something that is totally out of my element! Thanks for sharing your talent, it really is an inspiration to fellow aspiring DIY-ers.
(P.S. I thoroughly enjoy your use of “HOLLA!”)
Kelly B. says
do you ever email the people you bought things from and say “LOOK HOW SWEET I MADE YOUR UGLY CABINET!” …. I think the compulsion to do so would be overwhelming. haha. I already am having urges to send the previous homeowner photos of the updates we’ve been making to the house.