Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Vintage Modern Painted Hutch {& AT Feature)

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Hey everyone! 

I have a couple of exciting things to share. On Friday, Apartment Therapy featured one of my Painted & Stained Mid Century End Tables! Super cool to be featured there again since I am a faithful reader of AT.

Secondly, I'd like to introduce you all to my new mid century hutch. We're all pretty much in love. Like, all four of us. Kids included.



 
So, a week or so ago I promised my boys that if they had a good week I would take them out for burgers and lemonade and then we would go shopping for summer clothes and shoes.
 
Are you completely laughing at me using clothes shopping as a treat with 10 and 12 year old boys. If not, you should be. Lunch was great. Shopping backfired. They each got a new Yankees hat and that was about it. This is why I usually online shop without their opinions.
 
 
 
Anyway, we were in Connecticut, so I decided to just drive home on the back roads rather than the highway and we stopped at a tag sale at a town that borders Massachusetts. Literally, this was the only tag sale we saw because the weather was threatening rain all day. So I walk over and this hutch is covered in a tarp in case it did, in fact, start to rain. The price was RIDICULOUS and totally in a good way. The people having the tag sale offered to uncover it so I could get a good look, but I told them since it was one piece there was no way I would be able to get it home in my SUV. You guys...the offered to deliver it for FREE!
 
 
 
A complete no brainer purchase. Less than an hour later it was in my home and I was even more in love.
 
 
 
I contemplated long and hard over whether or not I should paint this. Here's a few reasons why I did. First, I wanted to replace the broken and missing  hardware and would need to patch the current holes to do so. Secondly, there are no markings on the piece, so I don't think it holds any true value. Next, it wasn't in perfect condition and had lots of chips. And, lastly, the wood tone just didn't mesh in our home and I knew I would love this painted an antique white.

 
 
 
And speaking of hardware, since this was such a special piece of furniture that would be making a huge statement as soon as you entered out home I wanted some pretty spectacular knobs. I ended up picking these Agate Knobs from West Elm.




They are so amazing! My oldest is really into rocks and gems so he is particularly enamored.




I'm sure the styling with be tweaked, adjusted and maybe even totally changed at some point, but for now, I am in love with the mass of white pottery and ironstone.




See that pitcher with the gold trim? My Mom made that in ceramics in the 1970s!


 

 
 I love the impact of a huge collection all placed together.



 

 
One final after shot...(And you may notice from the before pic that I removed the grid from the door. It had a very dated look that just didn't mesh with the piece.)


 

 

33 comments:

  1. be still my midcentury agate loving heart!!!!!! SWOON!

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  2. alright there is literally a lot of painted furniture out there. i don't mesh with the style of a lot of it but my jaw hit... the... floor. with this one. holy poo on toast. amazing. the white so simple, suits your space to a tee and the ironstone styling. omg. i am in love. great work!

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  3. oh, I'm in LOVE! it looks so perfect with all the white dishes in there! I only have one picky about clothes kid (my oldest), but he's pretty easy to shop for at least: he only wants to wear jeans and funny t-shirts with cats on them :)

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  4. Oh Angela :) Love this! It looks so updated and the agate hardware!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Kristin!!!

      Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  5. Great piece Angela! You did your magic on it!

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  6. What a beautiful piece. I love the lines and your styling is awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katja!

      Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  7. looks great Angela! You seem to stumble on the best deals - congrats!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  8. Stop it!!!! You're killing me with all the gorgeous white!!!!!!!! And the hutch is freaking gorgeous! Nice decision on the agate knobs too. There's nothing I don't love.

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  9. The original piece would not have caught my eye, but paint it white and it takes on another life. Looks beautiful, you probably paid more for the knobs? LOL great work!

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    1. You got me! I totally did pay more for the knobs!

      Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  10. Love the varying tones of the cream and white pottery! And that agate!! I got the ones split down the middle and I regret not getting full pieces like you

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  11. Love it. You did a super job painting it, Angela. Wowsers. What a transformation. Congratulations! Susan

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  12. Beautiful hutch and I love how you painted and styled it!

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  13. Ok first of all congrats on being featured again at Apartment Therapy!!! You rock! My gosh....this hutch is just beautiful!!! I mean...you had a vision and this piece just knocked me off the couch! Couple that with all of your neutral monochromatic pottery and you have hit a home run (even if you didn't clothes shopping with your kids!) Well done friend! Just fantastic!! Nicole xoxo

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    1. You are the sweetest, Nicole! Thanks so much for your comment!

      Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  14. What a difference Angela - the details on the bottom left just pop now. Don't get me started on those awesome agate knobs! My in-laws have a hutch very similar and I need to show them this. Gorgeous!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  15. Your collection is so, so beautiful, and what a great way to display it! Awesome transformation!

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  16. That hutch is beyond gorgeous and I have wanted that hardware for the longest time. Perfect combo. Such a well deserved AT feature too.

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  17. A total wow! I love the mix of the doors and drawers on the bottom. And your pottery and ironstone collection really shines!

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  18. LOVE, love, love the new hardware........what a difference!!! I'm usually not in favor of painting good antiques, this is not an antique, and the paining is perfect!!! Good idea to remove the fret from the glass doors too.......you made this piece your own and fixed the perfect display. What a good example of redoing a good, solid piece of furniture.......refix and refurbish !!!

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  19. Awesome transformation, and I adore the new hardware!

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  20. Beautiful! Love the transformation! We would love for you to come and link up with us at Your Designs This Time! http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/06/designs-time-no-12/

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  21. Angela your hutch is awesome!

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  22. Your hutch is beautiful. I am your newest follower.

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  23. LOVE how the hutch came out! Congratulations on the Apartment Therapy feature! Yay! x

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  24. I've used these agate knobs in blue on a rather plain dresser I redid. I love them. I like how you did this in white and then used to the knobs to give it some character. I think sticking with the original would have made the piece invisible with all the white you have going on. These give it that little extra nudge. Nice job!

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  25. It looks great! Congratulations!

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