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Monday, March 30, 2009

TRASH TO TREASURE and 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO MAIL YOUR RED ENVELOPE TO
PRESIDENT B. OBAMA
TODAY.....
CLICK ON THE RED ENVELOPE ON MY SIDEBAR FOR DETAILS...
AND....MY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP SAVE
UNBORN BABIES.....
* I am so happy to be a part of the wonderful sisters fun day....
TRASH TO TREASURE, that our wonderful sisters,
are hosting.....
Thanks so much, girls, for this fun event....
*
and, 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY, hosted by DIANE is always a really fun event.
Thanks, Diane!
*
PLEASE go by BOTH of these sites and see what all is being offered up today
for your viewing pleasure.
I always get some good ideas when visiting all the blogs that are participating...
Hopefully, you will, too..
and
MANY THANKS for coming by to see me today...
*
I have blogged about this hutch before but
nothing wrong with a few repeats every now and then...
right?
*
;O)
I found the top part of my hutch in a little shop
smack downtown ....they have darling things,
a lot of MACKENZIE-CHILDS items (new)
and some old pieces. At the time I bought this upper cabinet,
the shop had a LOT of antiques....very reasonable as most
of the pieces needed TLC....
the shop has since decided not to have furniture for sale.
BUMMER...
*
This top piece is very old...the glass is all wavy
and you can just tell it was made a long time ago...
*
I hung KATHY'S little heart on the door...
I have several of Kathy's hearts and they are all so sweet..
You might want to give a heart to someone and when you do,
think of KATHY !
*

I had to have a bottom piece for this short little top...
one day, I was at one of my favorite thrift stores and
spotted this piece way back in a dark corner....
it had been left out in the weather...it was blonde,
with lots and lots of peeling paint....
and...
it was marked $14.00, as it..
*
I was just beside myself...$14 bucks ?
Well, I called Mr. Sweet to please, with sugar on top, to
come a'runnin' with his trusty PICK UP TRUCK...
and...
he did !!
*

I painted the entire thing, put new rosy pulls with brass backplates...
*

the appliques on this old, beat up piece were just beautiful....
and in fine shape...
*


You can see a little warping on this end of the drawer...
not to worry....didn't bother me in the least...
"character" remember ! :O)
*

I delight in dressing the top of this honey with pretties...
changing with the seasons....
the painting is one of my very favorites and was bought
at a thrift store several years ago..I put it in a
snappy, new frame and I love the look!
*

There's that pretty vase from our CRUISE....
Beautiful Daughter surprised me with it...
springy looking little girl with a basket of flowers...
*

All in all...once the two pieces were married,
and painted the BEST shade of SAGE and added RED fabric to the back,
I found myself a wonderful piece of furniture that
has charm, character and the all-sought after....
STORAGE.....
NOW, I COULD
BUY MORE DISHES !! WOO HOO
XO bj
"HOME is what catches you when you fall....and we all fall."

42 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

These pieces are beautiful, BJ! I never would have known they were not "related"!! Who likes matchy~matchy anymore anyway??

The sage color is perfect for showing off all your goodies inside! I just can't get over the prices!! :-0

Great Tuesday treasures, BJ!

xoxo
Jane

Brenda Eason said...

I guess I have missed this some how,but I do love it and the price even better =)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have been amazed before about this hutch, and it has amazed me again! The prices you paid are almost unbelievable, and the way you turned it into such a beautiful piece is also unbelievable. I also love your little girl with the flowers that your daughter gave you. laurie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great job on the pieces BJ..I would have thought it was one piece that went together!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great post. It's a beautiful cabinet! wonderful 2nd time around and trash to treasure!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Bj, I love your hutch. And the story behind it. You have a great eye. The sage color is perfect!
Hugs, Terrie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..I haven't seen the hutch before! It is darling! Cutest little heart! I DO love hearts!
Do you ever feel like you are losing your grip? LOL I am running and running and can't stay on top of things on here. Twitter? Are they kidding? :) My little ...well..it's not a hutch..it is just two pieces. One sitting on top of the other... :)
Hugs,
Mona

Kathleen Grace said...

You must be the queen of turning a sows ear into a silk purse BJ! Those pieces are adorable once you got them made over and I love the items you display:>) I need to get back to making those hearts. I just scored a great stash of vintage jewels to embellish some with!

Barb said...

BJ,
That is a gorgeous piece, and you did a great job pulling them together with color and trim so they looked made for each other!!

Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a great piece, BJ! I love the fact that it's got such great storage AND it's goodlooking. Like the color A LOT! Love the fact that you can change the vignettes, too. That's always fun!

THanks for sharing...

Happy 2nd Time/T to T Tuesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bo said...

Hi BJ, I don't remember seeing this wonderful piece before...it is a great size & looks so good now with the paint job you gave it.
Your displayed items look wonderful with the red backdrop too! ;-) Bo

Diane said...

I love, love, love your hutch! Everything about it, from it's 'put together' pieces, to the wonderful thingies displayed, to the perfect sage color and that great red backgroud! Wonderful, just wonderful!!!! Enjoy your week, BJ!

Diane

xinex said...

BJ, the 2 peices are meant for each other, perfect! Love what you display in them and your vignette on top...Christine

Alicia Robbins said...

BJ,
I just love your created hutch! One certainly won the shopping game the days that you found those. And the dishes are wonderful,(can one ever have too many of those?)
Have a Lovely Day~
Alicia

Terri and Bob said...

These are beautiful! I love that you saw the potential in two pieces separately. I don't do that well at all!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Hoooray!! A place for more dishes - you're a girl after our own heart! Isn't that perfect - two seperate pieces...and the marriage was PERFECT! Thanks for the great story & for the link to Diane's.....looks pretty fun - we'll stop by and chat later!
Karla & Karrie

Chandy said...

Very nice and what a deal! That color is so sweet in that space. Anytime, you can find more space for more pretty dishes, that is worth a "2nd time Around" treatment!

Cheryl said...

SCORE!!! What a beautiful cabinet filled with fabulous things!

Amy said...

The thing I love most about this hutch is the combination of sage green with the red inside wallpaper. What a stunning combo! I just love what you did. Amy

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** Beej, THANK YOU for the RED ENVELOPE PROJECT you posted on your sidebar~~~ HOPING EVERYONE goes there!!! Warmest hugs, Linda *****

The blog of MBW said...

Wow, you did a good job in painting and accesorizing your hutch. Who would have thought that they are 2 diff: pieces.

ann said...

My mind was wondering what you thought very reasonable was.Nope.This was a steel.wowo.I wish I had at least 2 of them.You lucky lady.I'm so glad you showed it again,cause I don't remember it...ann

tardevil said...

My red envelope went out this morning! ;O) Love your trash to treasure find. Who doesn't need something to store the dishes in? LOL!

Deb said...

How pretty, it looks great, I love pieces with character, makes them more special!

kari and kijsa said...

bj,

This piece is so wonderful (just like you)...love all the display items too!

Thanks for the inspiration!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Songbirdtiff said...

This is a very pretty. I love that you took two mismatched pieces, painted them and put them together. You would think they were always as set. They obviously needed each other. :)

Smilingsal said...

You put together a wonderful piece of furniture to display your collectibles. I especially like your spring girl.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, they also had three Boy Scout Bears (which is what I got for Mr. Magpie since he was an Eagle Scout... couldn't show it because it's a surprise, and he reads my blog... comments and all!) and Little Bo Peep. But I loved the animals in tubs! I want to say the cost of two was around $25 for both which isn't bad considering they retail for about $64 each. You put one of those little batteries in the back for it to run! :-)

XO,

Shela... who is still eyeing your cabinet!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, and BJ... I've told a couple of other bloggers and almost forgot to tell you that they had a cute Easter platter that was a neat shape, and they had a cute Easter egg cookie jar with a little bird on top. It would be cute on a table as a decoration. They weren't on sale yet... but who knows... they might make it there! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Picket said...

Your beautiful cabinet has always been one of my favorite pieces in your home BJ,,,I love all your treasures you have displayed in it!

kayellen said...

Wonderful post and I love the end where you talk about we all fall...That's the truth!

Home is a place of comfort.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a blessed week;-)

kayellen

salmagundi said...

I always enjoy seeing your dish cupboard. Do you hide more dishes in the bottom?? Have a great day. Sally

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

I love seeing new homes for old pieces. Great job!

Brenda Eason said...

I opened up my blog with an aol account never thinking of Gmail .At some point a long time ago I guess I had one,but no idea the name and password.From what I understand that changed it that you now have to have a Gmail to open a blog. My daughter set me up with a new one,but i guess when the rules changed it found my old one.So all my old accounts were deleted and it wouldn't let me sign in.The next day the whole thing was gone.

Tootsie said...

don't have a red envelope...but do have an eye for good work!!!! I love the photos!

Anonymous said...

Jean, I just love that little hutch of yours and if you had never told me about the two pieces not being a set I would not have known. They just look like they belong together. Of course YOU could make them look like it whether they did or not, you talented girl you. I do with I could look at things and see their potential like you do. You just have so much talent! This blog was right "down my alley". Love it!

Love you!
Martha

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great work! I adore Kathy's heart.

God bless.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those two pieces are wonderful! I love that you found them at different places and married them together. Simply marvelous!
xo
Penny

Kitty Scraps said...

Hello Miz BJ,
So nice to meet you! Thank you for taking time to come visit me at my little blog. And many thanks for your sweet comment *smiles* I love your "married" piece of furniture too. You're very talented to see the potential in those two pieces being used together, I think it's just beautiful. I love the pretty green you chose to paint them. Have a wonderfully blessed week!

Sweetie said...

BJ - Your hutch is gorgeous. You have a gift. You can make beautiful things our of ordinary and less than ordinary things. You gave me an idea for a color for an old armoir I have that had been my aunt's.
Sweetie

nikkicrumpet said...

I don't think I ever realized that those two pieces didn't come together! I've always loved that little hutch...but now I learned something new about it...and about how smart you are to make the two a perfect match!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

BJ, what a perfect marriage of these two pieces. And all your treasures look beautiful in it! $14, oh my!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents