Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hi All You Beautiful Bloggettes!

Before I get into the finished project business I looked out my windows today and saw this unbelievable CAMELLIA BUSH actually growing in my yard.  Now I say that because I don't have the "greenest thumb" in the world but as long as I don't touch anything, they seem to grow.  I have two of these just outside side windows of my house and just love them.  
Now, as long as I don't touch them...  


Here is a lovely close-up shot and as you can see, they are beautiful!

On to the project...
First, here is my "Old red hutch" that everyone loved.  Me too, but you know, no matter how I arranged the shelves, put stuff on top or otherwise "did stuff" to it, it never looked like I wanted.  And, in the room it was in, it looked a little too small,  SO...

I "JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN A CONSIGNMENT STORE, you know, just looking around for nothing in particular and what do you know, there was this rather ugly yellow-y knotty pine hutch way back in the corner...this is the top, see all those ugly knots...

and this is her bottom

It is finally finished!!!
Get this...I was actually going to paint it myself...bought the primer (a quart) HA! got new foam roller covers, a new brush...well this would be a little weekend job...right???
Hey I will knock this out in NO TIME!  Another HA!
Mr. S. O. came over and just looked at me and said, "Are you crazy? woman!"
(His Dad was a contractor and Mr. S. O. learned to paint "on the job.")
He started to explain about all those awful things like sanding, several coats of primer, probably several coats of paint (especially the red) and not to mention the time involved.  He also snuck in about removing all the doors, and not to forget the hardware that had probably been on there for 50 YEARS!
At that point I called the general contractor (who does BIG stuff for me) and asked if he would be interested in painting this beautiful pine hutch.
Needless to say, it spent a few weeks in his "Spray booth" in his workshop and he did let me know he hand sanded it and used 3 coats of primer and 3 of the "Monroe Bisque"
then, when he brought it back he cleaned up all the hardware and installed it all back together.
Well, never let it be said I didn't do my part...
I sprayed the knobs black!.
So how do you like it?
It isn't really prim because it matches the light (wall) color and my kitchen cabinets which are only a few feet away, but in my small room it fits right in without detracting from the focal point/fireplace.  

Just a small detail to show you...behind the glass doors I put this red candleholder with a Timer candle (don't you love those) and it didn't show up well so I went to Dollar Tree and got these Gold colored plates.  I'd rather have "Yellow ware", but right now this will do.

Then, lastly, remember the post I did on IKEA stuff?  Well, here is an IKEA $1.99 iron candleholder!  Works, good, huh!

So that is the first finished project that has been going on at my house!  Let me know how you like my hutch and if you don't like it, I guess I will just have to take it back to the consignment store!  NOT!
Gotta keep my blogettes happy!
Till next time...make me happy and leave me a comment!


  1. Ms. Joy, I LOVE it so much. I love the color and
    it is PRIMTASTIC!
    I love the cande holder and the dollar store mustard plate, it really makes it POP! GREAT idea and I also love the black iron candle stick! AWESOME!
    Your flowers by the way are beautiful . I think I could smell them through my computer screen!

    I can't wait to get into my flower beds this spring. I have 4 of them and Hubby helps me with them and my rose bushes.
    In April I will be 44, GGRRR.. but my sweet husband doesn't buy me flower's because they die, he takes me to our local nusrey and I always get perinnals to add to my flower gardens, because they come back every year, so I have alot that comes back every year and then we get our hummingbirds and we sit on our deck and just enjoy nature and life itself.

    Great post.
    Hugs dear friend,

  2. Afternoon Joy. Boy you have been bus, directing!lol Your hutch looks good and you have the eye, so whatever you put in it would look great. Can't wait to see the rest of our re-do's

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  4. OMGOSH JOY...this is just the best transformation I've ever's gorgeous. I like the Pine but it!

  5. Hi Joy, I love the way your new hutch came out. I saw it when it was the original stained notty pine and couln't imagine how it would look after it was painted. It looks sooo great. Gene


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