Saturday, July 21, 2012

Our latest bargain find

I am so pleased with our latest find.
I have wanted a proper hutch (Welsh Dresser) for such a long time
Our local second hand dealer had three in stock this week,2 were far too big, but this was just right and a bargain price. We have bought so much from this shop.  In fact our dining room suite came from there and is almost a perfect match.(see below)

This was the hutch we had in this spot.  It was just an old chest with a book shelf attached to the top
Now I think it was a bit cluttered.

I think the new one  looks much nicer.

We had just the right spot for the old one, in my sewing room

I got out my home made chalk paint and gave the old one a good coating
I then rubbed it over with furniture wax,and it came up beautifully.
I removed the old knobs.

I love it here.  I only had one crystal knob left from previous projects,so have put in an order for 4 more for the drawers.
This is for White Wednesday at Faded Charm

This is the only knob so far
I also made a little ruffled curtain to hang in front of the space
 where there used to be a door.
The lovely gift tags I use around my home,like the one above,
came from Liz at The Porcelain Rose

This is the last project I did using the crystal knobs
This is in front of the window in the sewing room

Finally received the crystal knobs,all finished

This is beside the bed settee in this room

Some more bargain finds
Grosvenor forks $1 the lot

This delightful little basket $4

and this pretty hand painted porcelain vase $2
The painters name signed on the bottom
Love the fuchsia's

Finally I must show you the gorgeous gift I received from Doni
at Faith Grace Craft
It was all beautifully wrapped in a vintage paper pattern and then placed into a little childs case
I am so thrilled with the little box of treasures.

What have you all been up to this week?
xxoo jeanetteann

Parties I'm visiting this week
Faith Grace Crafts
The Thrify Groove
Common Ground
Faded Charm
Home Sweet Home
The Delightsome life
Kathe with an E


Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

I have a hutch similiar to yours but it is a corner style.
Your white makeover is so pretty! And you set up such a nice display in it! Good job!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your new hutch, it is gorgeous and all of your beautiful blue/white looks amazing. The old one is fabulous with the dolls. Hugs, Marty


Everything looks so romantic in your house. Your new hutch is great, specially with that amazing blue and white collection!! The white is so sweet too. Enjoy your weekend.

Rosetta said...

Quante belle cose!E a casa tua ci stanno benissimo!Così romantico!Baci,Rosetta

Alessandra said...

Hallo! Your hutch is very romantic whit your white and blu collections that is gorgeous.

janice15 said...

The new Hutch is very nice and all the blue and white looks grand on it...just love it all...Happy Saturday with love Janice

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The new hutch is nice--and you need hutch's with all your beautiful tea cups and all. I am loving your old hutch in your craft room--looks so pretty and feminine!

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Love your hutch & you have such an amazing collection! I just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back soon for some more gorgeous inspiration.


Susan said...

Oh, Jeanetteann, what a perfect find for your dining room. The china looks splendid on it. And the other "hutch" looks fabulous with all the dollies, etc. on it. Wonderful! Oh! And thanks so much for your visit and comment to my beloved blog. Susan

Geneva said...

Your new hutch is perfect for your beautiful blue and white china...I love the way it really pulled your dining room together. It's wonderful that you found such a nice home for your old hutch as well...your sewing room must be fabulous! Loved seeing all your wonderful finds!

~ Liz ~ said...

How fun to get a new hutch and what beautiful things you have. The painting you did on the old one is perfect, and those beautiful crystal knobs you use remind me I need some and should be on the hunt for them. Have to go see if anthropologie has any in their sale bin.

EllenaElizabeth said...

The white dresser looks great in your sewing room. I love the crystal knobs too! It's always great to find a bargain, enjoy your new hutch.

Karen said...

The new hutch looks great, fits in perfectly with the other timber furniture you have!

Olivia said...

Oh ohhh those knobs are darling! Xo olivia

Karen said...

Your new hutch was a great find, the blue and white china looks beautiful on it. Love the way you reused the old piece.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jeanette,

Thanks for coming by (love when you do)and saying hello, and for your comments on my mystery plant! lol I will keep you posted on what it's doing. Love the little shelves you did a makeover on. Your new china hutch looks beautiful with your pretty china. I had those blue and white canisters too. They were blue onion. I had sold them on e-bay. Maybe you are the one that bought them? lol the white bookcase came out great too! Of course I love the dolls and bears!


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Just right! Indeed! It looks marvelous displaying your beautiful collection - LOVE IT!

AB HOME Interiors said...

A great hutch can really change a room. The new one looks so much better!


Shirley said...

How nice to have such a wonderful hutch to showcase all your beautiful treasures. We gal's love our pretty things and love to display them. Very nice..

Donna Heber said...

Your new hutch is gorgeous! What a difference the white makes and your blue/white china really stands out now. Wonderful transformation!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Love your display of dolls and bears.

Visiting from You're Gonna Love It Tuesday.

Barb said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
I like your new hutch. It shows your collection ob blue and white ware beautifully.
The crystal knobs on the cupboard in your work room are beautiful.
I love it when a piece of furniture is reused in a different setting..and looks better than it did before.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Doni said...

Oh it's perfect! Great choice and I'm so excited that you found such a pretty hutch that matches so well with your table. I liked the white too...and I love lots of stuff sitting around, so no, it was not too fussy for me!! I think it looks great though in your sewing room. I like how you have it. And LOVE the blue china!
Hope you have a blast with the goodies. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That new hutch looks perfect! It is a much better showcase for your china. And the old one looks much better in your craft room! This is wonderful! You sure got some nice gifts!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Oh the blue and white dishes. So pretty, and that hutch looks perfect with them.

The Joyful Thrifter

Trish said...

I love the new looks you've created by switching your dressers!
The pretty blue and white china really stands out against the new timber and your white setting is lovely too.
You must be so pleased with your dining room - it's beautiful!
Thanks for linking up, Jeanetteann.
Have a blessed week..Trish xx

GardenofDaisies said...

Oooh, I love your new hutch filled with all that wonderful blue and white china! Beautiful! Glad you were able to repurpose the other one in another room, too.

Diann said...

Oh, what a wonderful find in that cabinet! It looks gorgeous. And your beautiful dishes really "pop" in it! Thank you for sharing this with us last week at TTF. I hope you are having a terrific week!

Sherry said...

Love your new hutch! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!