hi everyone! this is the piece that liz referred to in last thursdays post!
it was a great find at the auction. as you can see above, it just needed a little tlc!
i decided to go with a springlike blue and yellow palette. i have always been a fan of that color combination and thought it would be a nice fit for this piece. the original hardware was in great working order and just needed a little cleaning.
i love the way the distressing allows the original finish to peak through! there is a signature on the piece from when it was built - 1930!
a little stencil on the newly replaced glass and some french wallpaper lining the drawer really bring this piece to life. mmmmm!
It's really lovely! I seriously can't wait to come visit your store at the end of the month. I went to UMass in the late 80's but have been living in Seattle since 1995.
My husband and I are visiting family in MA at the end of the month and going to Northampton (and your shop) is on the agenda!
What a difference some paint made to that hutch!
The paint with the distressing really brings out the scroll work on top and the detail all over.
I like the color combination of blue and yellow too. (although at the moment can't think of anything I own with it--)
the paper lining the drawer is a nice touch too.
Beautiful, just beautiful!
Kendra "Domestic Princess in Training"
did the crackle paint happen naturally or did you apply some kind of special paint? it's really great looking!
the crackle was a lucky result of the paint poly combo. no special effects here ;)
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