Perfectly Pretty Patina Hutch.

Happy Friday!

Today I want to share this pretty little hutch that was restyled a few months ago.  We have been so busy restyling furniture here lately that I haven't had a moment to share it all . . . I think that needs to change!

There is not time like the present, so lets start today, I mean honestly -  how cute is this hutch??

This hutch was the perfect size and shape, it just needed the perfect colour(s) to complete the look. I used van Gogh chalk based paint 'Patina' for the framework and 'Cashmere' for the upper part of the hutch and shelving. A mild distressing and some natural beeswax overall and she was done.

Go ahead, get a little up close and personal:

The original hardware was pretty awesome, so we just left well enough alone there. 

The adorable 'counter top pull out' was given a super durable finish using van Gogh's 'table top' in a satin finish which means it can safely be used as a little desk area or even a prep station.

This 'Perfectly Pretty Patina Hutch' was custom restyled and has already found her way back to her home . . . but fret not, everything looks better in 'Patina'! I'm sure between us we could find something to customize in this colour for your home too :)

Speaking of painting, it's the long weekend - what painting projects will you be working on? If you need supplies, we are open today from 12-5pm and tomorrow (saturday) from 12-4pm.

Oh Happy Weekend!

A jewellery box of a dresser!

Wow - I fell in love with this dresser the moment I laid eyes on her. . . I mean seriously, check out this hardware! You just can't find hardware as gorgeous as this anymore!

This dresser was an item selected from our online inventory by a sweet customer looking for the perfect piece to complete her daughters room. Boy, does she have a good eye! I was thrilled when I was given a bit of creative freedom in terms of colour and finish. This dresser was gorgeous as it was, but due to years of use had some pretty rough areas, especially the top. Nothing some van Gogh paint couldn't fix! 

This dresser was van Gogh painted overall in River Tides, given a mild distress and a natural beeswax finish overall. And of course, because the hardware was already stunning, we left well enough alone :)

Let's have another look at the finished piece.

Oh! And as a bonus, here's another cute little custom piece we did in River Tides a while ago. 

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We used van Gogh's 'River Tide's' on the exterior and to restyle the interior, we used Fusion's 'Champlain', which is an excellent option for inside cabinets thanks to its built in durability!

Thanks for reading! Happy Monday!

Customers with Confidence!

Can I just say that I love it when a customer asks me to restyle something with confidence? I'm talking about the customer who isn't afraid of a little colour, enjoys the idea of making their restyled furniture a real statement . . .

When I was asked to restyle these kitchen chairs using van Gogh's 'Confidence', I was thrilled. How much fun are these now that they're done? 

Now I should probably play fair and tell you that these chairs are actually going to be used in their daughters art/play room, not in the family kitchen or dining room.  But when you think about it - why not? Why not inject a colour that makes you super happy into your everyday space?

We also paired these chairs with a  custom restyled table. Cashmere was the colour of choice here, something a little more neutral to tone down the overall look.

We did a medium amount of distressing on the table but also finished it with van Gogh's super durable 'Table Top Finish'. This means the table is forgiving of bumps and scratches but also so durable that we don't need to worry about them in the first place. I love the character and charm that a bit of the right distressing can add to a piece.

If you have something you would like custom restyled, contact us - we would love to hear from you!