Sunday, August 21, 2011

From Bride of Frank to My Fair Lady...my weekend chalk paint project

I know it has been quite a while since my last post.  The kids are now in school all day (except for one little sweetie) and I hope to have more time now to spend on home projects as I am a little behind.  Just like my record shows...when I have too much to do I like to find even more projects to do. Anyone else out there sick like that?... So I made a trip to a newly discovered antique store (yippeeee) and found this little jewel in the rough (I am being kind).  63.00 later she was mine.  I say she is a "she" because she has swirly woodwork and curvy legs..lol.  Anyway, brought her home in the back of the burb and quickly pulled out the handy dandy chalk paint from the cupboard that was left over from the dining table...which I will reveal at a later date...I want you to see it with chairs of course!  It may be a while if I keep going to the antique store lol.
  Here she is in all of her glory hidden at the antique store just waiting to be discovered!

the stop sign should have STOPPED me...but NOPE.


Here she is already at her new home....looking very bride of Frankensteinish.

And here she is now in my dining room in all of her glory...like a new bride...but not with Frank any longer...more like Prince Charles...or My Fair Lady!



I painted the inside a fresh color too...she had a complete makeover...and I filled her with some pretties that have been stashed away.
**this is actually not chalk paint on the inside but some paint I had in the basement**

Do you like her apron?  I have had this piece for  a while and I thought it just added a little something different to her look...it also is big enough that it lines the drawer which is now filled with all of my candles.


another angle of the new lady...

So what do you think?

I'm linking up to:
Kristine

54 comments:

Designing Domesticity said...

The wonders of paint! Looks great! Like a totally different piece. Well done. Popping over from Met Monday. Liz

Sandy said...

I can't believe it, I have the same piece, it is from my grandmother! Looks great white.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Wow this is a beautiful transformation. I love the white - simply stunning - fantastic job. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the white, it turned out fabulous! I love the chicken wire in the doors, too. Have a great week. FABBY

Miss Kitty said...

Hi! You have made this piece just beautiful! I love the comment about the "stop" sign. One of my favorite pieces in my house was hidden behind other stuff at a flea market just like your "bride". I'm lovin' that chicken wire.

Mellodee said...

Stopped in from Met Monday and I am in awe! I went back and read it forward. You have accomplished soooo much in eight months! Your new home is becoming more beautiful everyday.

I look forward to seeing more of your "afters" so now I'm a follower!

It is a phenomenal home...or it will be once you put your stamp on every part of the house.

Nice to "meet" you!

Mellodee625

Pamela said...

What an amazing transformation! The chicken wire had me at hello!

bj said...

Coming over from BoogieBoard..
love your hutch. The painting really turned her into a beauty.

Terry said...

Great score and even better job on the redo. I am so glad that she left Frank for the wonderful life that she now has.

Town and Country Gals said...

FRom ugly stepsister to Cinderella!
It looks wonderful, great job. I love green but oh so much better!
It's now the perfect place for all your cool things.
Rebecca

Michele Smith said...

Your hutch looks beautiful! I love the transformation.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a lovely transformation! It looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

xinex said...

It looks wonderful, just beautiful!...Christine

HI THERE! said...

So, so beautiful! And I love her little apron! If you get a chance, I would love for you to share at my party, The Creative Spark. Have a wonderful week!
Jenn :)
www.cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a great change! Love the different color on the interior, too.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful job! A real transformation.

Brittany said...

Stopping in from Creative Spark! She is gorgeous, wonderful transformation. I love the chicken wire!

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Wow I love the after. I would love to find something like that in a thrift store around here. I will be on the search.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Looks great! I'm always amazing the change paint can make to furniture. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So pretty! I love the chicken wire! I can't believe you got it for $63.00!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

You did a fabulous job on this piece! I especially love the apron...what a perfect way to add vintage flair! I'm your newest follower!

At The Picket Fence said...

So gorgeous Kristine!! You did an amazing job transforming that and she is a beauty now for sure! So fun to see a new post pop up from you, my friend. :-)
Vanessa

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Bride of Frank indeed! You did a great job on that piece. I'm a big fan of white, blue and chicken wire and you did a wonderful job painting and styling it.

Kelly said...

Wow, that was definitey an icky piece before, but you worked wonders with it! Just gorgeous. I found you through Blue Cricket. I'm following you now! :)

Come visit!


Kelly

oops! said...

One word - Gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

This is just so lovely :-) I love white paint!

Deana said...

wonderful transformation!! love the pale blue on the inside!!

Sherry said...

I think it looks wonderful! I LOVE the chicken wire! Great job! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What an incredible piece...great job on everything. I love the little skirt too. Thank you for linking to Open House Party. I really appreciate it!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very nicely done! I love it!

Visiting from Feathered Nest.

Pam

Jake said...

Great job! I love that you mixed up the color on the inside. It really makes it pop.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So pretty! And I love the color combination!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey friend!!! Just coming back over to say thanks for linking this lovely lady up to Inspiration Friday and for the super sweet comment you left. :-) It is so great to have you join us this week!
Vanessa

Rita May said...

What a great piece and you did a marvelous makeover on it.

leah mari said...

oh what a great piece you did it perfect :)

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

This hutch is BEAUTIFUL! I have a hutch which I have been considering a similar transformation for and you have given me the guts to do it! Thanks so much!

I would love for you to link your hutch up at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party next week! I am a new follower!

april@gingerbread said...

oh girl this is amazing....great job!!! I lOvE it! I hope you will link up with me here
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v2.html

abeachcottage said...

Beautiful make-over. Lovely how it turned out!

Miss Gracie's House said...

White was just the dress she needed!
Very pretty!
Rene

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, she's so pretty now! Wonderful job on her. Found you via The Charm of Home. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

Magali @ The Little White House said...

It looks perfect now! I love how the inside colour brings the china to life. I'm keeping that idea somewhere in my little brain.

cityfarmer said...

a perfect addition to your dining room

well done

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am loving this wonderful transformation. She is simply gorgeous...a total swan. Thanks for sharing!!!

Paula

Karen said...

Ooohh! Your hutch looks so much prettier now. I popped over from MMS to have a quick look, and then I got side-tracked and now it has been an hour and I am still browsing through your blog, looking at all the loveliness. The washing will have to wait...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This looks wonderful~ I love how you transformed it! the new color is so charming! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Terry said...

Wow, what a transformation. How in the world did you think to put the 'apron' on her. Brilliant.

Laura said...

LOVE, Love, love it!!! Your creativity is incredible. Then again, you're an OT so I shouldn't be surprised... :) Great job, Kristine!

~Kristina's mommy

vintageshabbychicks said...

Oh my goodness how I love this piece!! I really have something for cupboards like this...great job!! Julie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love you hutch makeover. Very pretty in white. Thanks for joining Wow.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

As strange as it seems, chicken wire really does liven up a piece doesn't it. Who would have thought something so annoying to work with could be so pretty:)

niartist said...

Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!

Artie
http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

This is amazing! What a find! I absolutely love how you transformed it!
I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

Sommer said...

She's GORGEOUS! Simply stunning. Even in her original state I could totally see what you saw in her. I saw the first photo and it was like ahhhhh. LOL I would love to have to share your talents at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/vip-party-26.html
Have a great holiday weekend!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a beautiful piece! You did a great job bringing her back to life.

Londen