Monday, March 21, 2011

National (not really) Take a Risk Day


The Nester is having a National (not really) Take a Risk Day and I thought I’d  join in! I’m showing the risk I took on when I painted my hutch/china cabinet.
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Yes, I really held my breath when I first approached it with a paint brush in hand.LOL I was scared to death but I did it, my first big piece of furniture to paint.
The more I painted the more I fell in love, I just couldn’t believe I had started let alone finished it.

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It’s gorgeous isn’t it?
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I love the soup tureens on top of it, all from GW by the way!
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Thank you Nester for giving me the courage to attempt something like this, I’ve followed her for a long time even when I was a different decorating style and I’ll always remember her saying “ It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” that’s when I had my aha moment!
I know some of you have seen my hutch before but hope you don’t mind seeing it again! The paint is Behr Cottage White!

Rondell

13 comments:

Hyphen Interiors said...

Very very nice change! Good choice on the paint color. I have a friend that has almost the same piece of furniture that I'm trying to convince to do this. :) Thanks so very much for coming by my blog, commenting and following! Means a lot to me!

Karen said...

You did a really great job it looks beautiful. I love painted furniture.

Gina said...

It is gorgeous Rondell! I'm the same way when it comes to attacking wood furniture with a paint brush. I'm always afraid that I'm going to be sorry that I painted it.

Bonita said...

That's beautiful! Actually, I like your hutch both ways. You've inspired me. I have a big brown ugly hutch that I keep looking at and thinking, "Should I or shouldn't I?" I guess I should!

Amber said...

It's lovely! The risk was worth it! :) i have a hutch that I've always envisioned painting too. I haven't taken the plunge yet.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Rondell it is gorgeous! You really did do a specatacular job on that. I also love the soup tureens up top! So nice of you to give a shout out to your friend too! Have a great day!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Rondell,
I love your hutch painted white!! Behr Cottage White is what I started painting my kitchen cabinets...hope to get back to painting them as soon as my back problems go away.
~Cindy~

Katie said...

Beautiful!!!

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- she is just a beauty! I am proud of you...it is scary to put that paint on a big piece like that the first time. You did yourself proud, girl...you did it! I love your tureens too..and can't believe you found them at GW!! Great post- xxoo Diana

Hi I'm Misty. said...

ooh! It looks so good! Sometimes risks are so worth it! All of your white dishes look fabulous with the new paint!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love it. That Cottage white color is one of my favs. And I swear by Behr paint. Now they make it with the primer included and it just gives the best coverage! I am working on painting a great big black laminate cabinet a Behr color called Table Linen. this will be an enormous change! Love the risk. Isn't it fun?

Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Wow! It's amazing what paint can do! I've been been wanting paint some ugly furniture for a while now. Guess I just need to follow your lead and take the plunge!

Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

It looks GORGEOUS!! I've been looking for a china cabinet just like that to re-paint! Amazing job :)