Monday, March 7, 2016

Tea Time Tuesday: My China Hutch

Some of you are new to my blog so I thought I would show you how my china hutch used to look before I painted it.

 It belonged to my great grandmother, and was given to me after she died.  It got some water damage before I took possession of it and I always tried to hide the peeling veneer with some sort of draped material.

Finally, one day I got brave enough to paint it.  I am so glad that I did!

 I painted it white and did a light green interior, which was pretty, but after a few years, the green paint started peeling.  By then I had heard about chalk paint and decided to give the interior an update!

I went with Annie Sloan's Emperor's Silk.  What a difference that made!  I love it!

The outside is just latex paint but one day I may repaint it in chalk paint.  For now it's looking fine.

    
Joining Sandi for No Place Like Home 
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 Also joining Thoughts of Home 

31 comments:

  1. Dear Deanna:
    This so so darling. It kind of brings back memories for me as I had a similar one in my bedroom as a teenager. Yours is so cute and I love it more Shabby Chic than the dark. So glad you shared and linked!

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  2. I love it! It's a wonderful thing to redeem something and make it look so good! I'd like to see close ups of the contents! You have such pretty things!

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  3. A very nice look for this china cabinet. Neat that this belong to one of your GREAT Grandmas. That is really neat.

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  4. It's precious at so many levels, Deanna. First because it once belonged to your great grandmother. (Do you remember her?) And now because it serves you well and looks so beautiful!

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  5. So similar to mine! But mine is not painted. At antique shops I see a lot of them painted white.

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  6. So pretty! What a treasure! I have many things from my grams,andit makes it special to be using the things she enjoyed.
    Have a great day! Christina

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  7. such a fine piece of furniture, deanna. ♥ love the pop of emp.silk as well as the detailed wood design. such a beauty. :)

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  8. Great look, I love those old 20-30's pieces that were a mix of their own style. Great storage and interesting lines...you did a great job! Sandi

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  9. Oh, I love the white, Deanna! I am really into cottage so this is really appealing to me. What a fabulous piece to house your china in. I'm sure your great grandmother would be proud! So glad you shared with us and have a lovely day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Love it! The red adds rich color and makes a great backdrop against your beautiful tea cups.

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  11. It is so beautiful. What a wonderful turn out. I love it.

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  12. What a beautiful piece! I love all your pretty china displayed in it, and that white really gives it such a fresh cottage look. :-)

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  13. Your hutch looks fantastic, Deanna! I also like the lighter colour.

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  14. That was a wonderful save!! I love your china cabinet!! To me, it is one of the signature pieces of Creekside Cottage!

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  15. It looks great! I have a hutch almost exactly like that! I am really thinking about painting it now!!! :)

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  16. I love that hutch:) I have some painting I would like to get done for Spring! Enjoy your day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

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  17. You did a great job on the paint!
    hughugs

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  18. This is you - the red accent works. And the blue and white curtains set off the china, too. Fabulous.

    Yesterday I was in Strasburg and bought a hand-painted creamer in anticipation of the small daffodils that are soon to bloom. I'm guessing it will be just the right size for them. Next to it I spied a beautiful cup and saucer (Spode) and thought of you.

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  19. Great Granny would love it all cleaned up and full of tea cups
    I love painted furniture

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  20. Deanna, we have a little china cabinet almost just like yours! It belonged to my husband's grandmother. He gave me permission to paint ours too but I haven't done it yet. Yours looks so pretty with the china tea cups. :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  21. The precious little cabinet is so pretty with its white paint. That was a good move!

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  22. Deanna-
    I love this hutch and you know I love anything painted white.
    What a beautiful place to gather your tea time collection.
    Thank you for joining TOHOT!

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  23. Dear Deanna:
    This is one of the SPECIAL FEATURES on my blog today! Congratulations and thanks for sharing and linking!

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  24. That is just amazing. I have a "new to me" china cabinet that I just love - but I want it to be white also. I'm hoping I'm brave enough this summer to paint it. You might just be the inspiration that I need. Your photos are great and the china cabinet looks wonderful.

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  25. Your hutch truly is so pretty painted! Your post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

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  26. This is just gorgeous, I love how you prettily painted it.

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  27. Dear Deanna,
    I am featuring this post at No Place Like Home this week. Have a lovely day.

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  28. HI Deanna,
    I just love the transformation of your china cabinet. I have one that is similar but hubby won't let me paint it. I bought pink chalk paint to do it but I guess I will just have to swoon over yours! I am peeking inside to see all of your pretties! So lovely! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Karen

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  29. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, it help us to be aware and to become more health conscious.

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  30. Hi Deanna, just want to let you know that your china is lovely and gorgeous.

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