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{before & after} – and announcing a giveaway!!!


I bought this hutch/dresser thing just last week and worked on it between projects – i couldnt wait to get it painted.  Its got some good bones :)


small side table and piano 001


finished white hutch 002

I painted in Honeymilk by Valspar in a high gloss finish, chipped the paint and then finished with a high gloss coat of poly.  I love how the distressing brings out the details on the cupboard door panels.

finished white hutch 006

finished white hutch 012

finished white hutch 014

This piece is up for sale – head over to {Sweet Pickins} for more information (local pick-up only – Utah)

*******And my very first ever giveaway is tomorrow – so make sure you come back and enter!!  Its super cute so you dont want to miss out!********


27 Responses to {before & after} – and announcing a giveaway!!!

  1. Kimberly Gormley May 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I have always thought this kind of cabinet would be a great cabinet for the TV. Take the inside drawers out and put the TV in. Very cute!!!

  2. Jessie May 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I'm telling you if I lived anywhere near by I'd be there in a heartbeat to get it. I am in LOVE!

  3. Kacey May 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    It's gorgeous! I just love that kind of cabinet. Pretty storage = fabulous!


  4. Lexie & Jeff May 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Be still my heart-seriously! That sounds totally corny but it's exactly what I thought when I saw this piece. I wish I lived in Utah.

  5. Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy May 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    So charming! Love how it turned out!

  6. Me and My Boys May 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    Could that be any more gorgeous? I Love the lines, and the drawers inside the doors…. I Die!

  7. Crystal May 4, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    Great makeover….the detailing is awesome!!!

  8. Pudel-design May 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Love em!
    That is such a fabulous piece!
    Lovely greetings…


  9. Belinda May 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Wow! That turned out great!

  10. Decor & Harmony @ 4290 May 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Double Wow, Wow! I love it, your work is sooooooooo good :)

  11. Gold Shoe Girl May 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    It turned out so nice. I wish I lived closer because it would be mine.

  12. Snappy Di May 4, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Schweet.. I remember a friend when I was in grade school in the 60's that had a very similar dresser and I envied the style of it. Looks much better in white.


  13. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home May 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Love! This looks fantastic, you were right about the good bones!

  14. Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva May 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    I love your show and tells. Can't wait to read tomorrow…

  15. the nayz May 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Love this! I will be coming back tomorrow-can't wait for what you have in store!

  16. Sue@Uniquely Chic May 4, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Gorgeous piece…love the chippiness!

  17. Christa @ Stories of a House May 4, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    I was so excited to see that you had finished this! It's just beautiful :)

  18. Amy May 5, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    oooh! Purdy! Love the drawers inside and the chippy goodness out.

  19. Rhonda May 5, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    That is an incredible find… and even better after you worked your magic. Love. And wish I lived in Utah!

  20. Jess May 5, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    fabulous up-cycle!! it really turned out beautifully!!

  21. Speckled Lamb May 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    It's very beautiful, I have a piece similiar that I am working on it seems in theory only at the moment though :)

  22. Paul May 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I just found your blog through Rod Works! I love updating old furniture, what a great blog… so cute!

  23. Jan S May 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Very cute – I have tried this though, and my projects haven't "chipped" as well as yours did. They looked smeared or dented. How did you do that?

  24. our crazy office blog May 6, 2011 at 1:06 am #

    I love Rod Works. They just opened one right by me, and I have spent a small fortune already. The basket is so cute, but anything from Rod Works is darling. You can't go wrong shopping there.

  25. rachel @ gilly grey May 17, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    This one is absolutely gorgeous!

  26. Pamela May 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    This piece is gorgeous!!

  27. danemi1 May 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    please excuse my ignorance – what is poly??? I have painted my unit with esp – then key sanded it – used farrow and ball dimity to paint with – couple of coats – quick light sand esp on corners etc and thats it – could I making it even better with this "polY" and do they sell it in uk? Had to order my ESP from USA so thats an option if I cant find it here!

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