Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A painted hutch for Paige

I was up very early this morning finishing off Paige's painted hutch. For this piece I used a mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints for a custom match to my kitchen. It's hard to colour match exactly but I think it's close enough, especially when it gets back to Paige's house and is in a different environment and light.

Beautiful hand embroidered cocktail napkins from an estate in Dover Heights given to me by a friend. The dinner set was my mother's. She won it in a competition and just loved it but never used it. She wasn't someone who saved special things , she liked to use her treasures so I'm not sure why she never used this set. Maybe I should start using it for her :)

Inside is painted a white water based enamel for easy use. I love the bead board backing. It makes it very interesting.

and before - a big difference. Paige is on her way now to see it so I hope she loves it.

What do you think? 
Much more elegant, isn't it?

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Fiona xx


  1. such a gorgeous piece and it is staged beautifully!

  2. It's beautiful! Did you distress it at all? I'm getting ready to paint a corner cabinet in our dining room (AS French Linen) and have been debating about whether or not to distress.

  3. It does look so much better painted. I am sure she will be delighted with it!

  4. Yes, much more elegant. I love the ivory handled knives too.

  5. The Wedgwood is Countryware. It's no longer made. I adore it and it was my wedding pressie from my mum. I have settings for 12 with all sorts of other bowls and cups and things. I stalk eBay and auctions sourcing bits and bobs. I also do the same with Mum's that I've inherited. It's a pretty one, wedgwood with flowers called Debutante, I now have about 30 of that one! lol.


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