Good Morning EVERYONE!!
Today is a fun day because I have THREE things I am showing off today! I spent my weekend working on new signs for our shop and I also am going to show you a furniture makeover that I have been patiently waiting to share for two weeks!
I found this listed on craigslist a month or so ago and I fell in love instantly. I have been searching for a hutch for my dining area for over a year and just haven't found the right thing for the right price. When I saw this there was no question I HAD to have it. I called the lady up and went and picked up the hutch along with a dining table and six matching chairs. Chairs have also been on my personal wish list for quite some time. The lady was the nicest lady of all time she and her husband helped us load everything and she even threw in a free night stand and two shutter doors! I those I am saving for our new gust/craft room. After finally finishing up the bulk of my commissioned projects I grabbed my paint brush and set to work on this beauty. We will call her the Madison Hutch.
I used MMSMP in the color grain sack. I also used the bonding agent for the first coat because she has a veneer finish that was very smooth and I didn't want an overly chippy look for this piece. After several coats of MMSMP I went in with some sand paper and did lots of distressing. Afterwards I took a scrap piece of drop cloth and my clear furniture wax and finished her off. The finish is so smooth and I could not be happier with the way this piece turned out. My great room area is FINALLY starting to take shape and hopefully in the next few months I will have some pictures of the entire space to show you.
I have been collecting ironstone, milk glass, and any white ceramic pieces I could find for a year or so and the white really pops on the subtle gray color of the hutch. I love miss Madison and she will be here to stay!
I also have two signs to share today! I love raspberries and the look of old vintage farm signs so I made this sign custom for my dining area. I used flat black paint for the lettering and MMSMP in the color ironstone as the background.
This last sign is one of my favorites from all the signs I made this weekend. I stained the wood and used MMSMP in the color ironstone as the background as well. I distressed it with an orbital sander and sealed it with MMS clear furniture wax. It will be available in our Etsy shop along with about 8 other new signs coming up this week! It measures 32x12 and would be perfect over a bed, a door way or in a living room. That's all for today I will be back tomorrow with more signs!