Saturday, April 30, 2011

Finally Painted My Hoosier!

Going from one style to another is FUN and HARD work let me tell you! Picking the right paint colors to me is stressful to say the least! I wanted to paint my Hoosier cupboard a neat color but just didn’t know what shade it would be until I saw my free sample from Valspar's Jade Bath. So I tried it out on a cutery carrier I had had for a while and really liked the color.
Here is my Hoosier  when I was prim…yes I made that sampler you see there and I mounted on a bread board.
I still have all my crocks and salt glazed jars which I found back in the 80’s for $3.00 each.
Here it is now, my husband said it looks white to him but it’s not as you can tell by the runner on the table and the white single drawer shelf there to the left on the wall!
I used a soft setting on some pictures, this is looking in from the kitchen, I’m thinking of taking the ceiling fan down and adding a new ceiling light…that would be another decision to make:)
I like what I have here, the scale I found for $5.00 at a community yardsale last year, the bowl is from GW and the letter holder is from TJMaxx or Marshall’s.
We were at Pat Catan’s yesterday, my daughter had to get tea cups for Samantha’s birthday tea party today, I found these all white sea shells and three starfish(I bought all they had left) the tea light on the scale is shaped like a seashell and I found that at GW and also the S&P’s.
Not to happy with what I have on top the two glass holders are made from Dollar Tree glassware and the rusty birdcage is from Marshall’s. Don’t you just love cool return register’s? I’m thinking a neat basket up there to hide it would be better!
Of course I kept the original hardware which is at least 100 years old, I bought this hoosier for $100.00 back in the early 80’s from a 100 year old man’s estate it was white with black and red decals on the center of each door, I think now it is the prettiest it’s ever been.
Here is a peek of my livingroom with the soft setting, the only slipcover I can find on the net is PB and that is about 149.00 for it! See the hall wall right between the picture of Syd and the cupboard with all my milkglass? I’m looking for a picture to go there so far no luck!
I’m liking what I’ve done so far, seeing it on pictures gives some satisfaction, are there other areas that I haven’t done yet sure is but I’ll keep you posted on them, after all I have all the rest of spring and summer to do them! Have a wonderful day!
I’ll be at these parties!
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Thanks ladies for hosting, they are always fun to go to!


ohiofarmgirl said...

I love your hoosier in the lighter color. Mine was painted when I purchased it so it isn't as difficult to change out the color when I want too. It looks great. Dianntha

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Rondell...your blog looks different. What did you do? I love the new header...and your Hoosier turned out great. I noticed your sewing machine though...I'm really jealous! I would love to have one of those old beauties. Pop over to my blog and enter my giveaway if you have time. Happy Weekend...~Ann

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Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

I love how your hoosier came out. Love the new soft color. Your kitchen looks beautiful!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh girl that looks fantastic! Really lightens and brightens everything!

Gina said...

Your hoosier looks so pretty! I love the softness of the color you chose.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

The new color is awesome, Rondell! What a great piece to have. I think a basket to hide the vent would be perfect. Plus you could hide more things :) Ha!
Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

american girl primitives said...

Perfect! I love the cut out work on the letter holder.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm working on the post right now but you won the canvas:)

Screaming Meme said...

Congrats on winning the canvas! Hi, I'm Meme for Screaming Meme. I wanted to personally invite you to my Giveaway Series. Maybe you will have a lucky strike! My first giveaway is beautiful slipcover. If you get the chance stop in and remember to check back and see what I am giving away next. :) Hope to you see there!

Comeca Jones said...

That Hoosier and its color are perfect!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is definitely pretty! I like the color!

d e l i g h t said...

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Ches said...

Love your hoosier cabinet. My mom has one in her antique kitchen. One of these days I'll post some pics of her space.