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Saturday, October 2, 2010


I started this project the same weekend I did my entryway bench. This project met with stalls in the process. Do you see that the handles are really ribbons? This was how I acquired this piece (a long time ago). The piece resided in my sewing room for a long time and held notions but now I don't have a sewing room and I still love the size and scale of the piece. The paint and ribbon handles were never going to do for it's new purpose...a small kitchen hutch! I knew I wanted to paint it and add bin pulls. Picking paint was easy. I wasn't going to change it too terribly much. I wanted a red top with a cream colored body. For the bin pulls, I decided on red colored glass pulls. I ordered them from VanDyke's Restorers and waited. Painting was done and I was still waiting. Finally, they arrived and sadly the red was all wrong. Now what? Well I headed to our local home improvement center and found the bin pulls that belong on this piece. I mean it...looks like they were supposed to be on this little hutch. What do you think?!!





Sharing at Stephanie's ~ Sunday Showcase Party and Susan's Met Monday and Sue's REDnesday because it is RED afterall!

34 comments:

  1. Suzy said...:

    That is one cute little kitchen piece! I wish I had the room and the kitchen for this type of thing. The handles look great. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    Oh my gosh! This is the cutest piece ever..great job, it looks so vintage! Love it :D

  1. I love that cabinet. That red top is awesome!

  1. It looks fabulous. The pulls are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

  1. Mimi said...:

    Gail, that wonderful piece adds so much charm to your farmhouse kitchen.

  1. Sandy said...:

    That is perfect!!!!! Perfect! That little piece has to be very happy!!!!! :) Sandy

  1. I love it!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

  1. Your little dresser redo turned out so cute!! Love the handles!
    Did you seal the top with anything? I was just wondering if you have to do something special to painted pieces that will be used in a kitchen. ??

  1. Patti said...:

    Oh, this little cabinet turned out so cute! I do LOVE those pulls. I love the red top. What a great combination. I am off to look around your site some more - It's beautiful - and of course, inspirational. Hugs, Patti

  1. Melissa said...:

    Looks great!
    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

  1. ~Sharon L.~ said...:

    Love this makeover!

  1. Chrissie said...:

    What a sweet piece. I love that red top. The bin pulls worked out great!

  1. Lynnie said...:

    Love those color combinations. I don't think you could have planned a better ending!

  1. xinex said...:

    Oh, so cute! I really like it....Christine

  1. LDH said...:

    It is so exciting when a piece comes out this cute! Love the bin pulls too! Sweet colors.

  1. Genie said...:

    Love all of your yellow.....what a great job....Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you will come back.
    Genie

  1. Shelley said...:

    Love it...love your blog...I'll be back..I am following you now....blessings

  1. Ann said...:

    I absolutely love it. The pulls are great and love the top of it.
    Ann

  1. Barbara Jean said...:

    Very cute!!

    blessings

    barbara jean

  1. Hello...

    Ohhh...I love your little hutch's new look! What a great color combo...very vintage and sooo perfect! I love that you painted the top red! And...the drawer pulls are perfect! What a great transformation, my friend! Thanks for sharing it with us today!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  1. Mica said...:

    that is totally sweet..great job! Mica

  1. Sue said...:

    Gail, The little chest turned out to be the perfect addition for your kitchen. Love the cute drawer hardware, too. It was a transformation meant to be! ~ Sue

  1. Angela said...:

    What do I think? Oh my goodness, I love love love it. You did an amazing job...I love how you have everything displayed..and you have given me a great idea for my enamel ware..oh by the way, I'm loving your music too!!

  1. craftyles said...:

    Great redo! I love the paint colors and the bin pulls are perfect. Love it!

  1. Diann said...:

    That turned out great Gail! It is such a great piece for your kitchen! Have a terrific day!

  1. LV said...:

    It looks very nice and the way you are using it is perfect. Nice feature for today.

  1. Pam said...:

    Wow, that is gorgeous. I wish I had that kind of vision. That looks perfect in the kitchen.

  1. O My!! I just adore this piece!! It would look so good in my kitchen!! Wink, wink!! LOL!!

    Debbie

  1. Love the red top cabinet!

  1. Jerri said...:

    Looks great! I love the colors!

  1. I just love your make over and that shade of yellow--especially with that red! Two of my favorite colors!

  1. Melody said...:

    Wow Gail! Love this redo! The whole thing looks so retro..perfect!

  1. Oh, that little hutch just stole my heart. I love those two colors together. Love your blog, cuz i do love red. great looking!

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