Apr 30, 2018

{Chair and Hutch Makeover, Brownies and Life}


In the midst of my many makeovers I managed to get another chair painted. Remember the one I painted blue? Which I love how it turned out. 



I adore how the blue turned out. I have several of these chairs I use for various things so decided this one needed to be white for my kitchen.



This poor chair was weather WEARY so it took a good two coats on it. But the white gave it some life. It was a dingy yellow by the time I got around to painting it.


My Herb Box redo looked so nice sitting in my freshly painted white chair.


Decided to make a small burlap wreath to add to my chair.


I am happy with this cutie sitting in the corner of my kitchen. Serves as two purposes too. One is for holding my herbs and whatever else I want to put in the chair and should I need an extra chair for someone to sit in, out comes the box of herbs. 


Remember the vintage corner hutch I bought at an antique store? 


That girl took some work! I took the hinges off of the door and went to three local places to buy new hinges. I needed white or at least silver. Well, NO LUCK! Matter of fact the guy at Ace Hardware said, "How old are these hinges? I said, "Well, at the sound of your voice they must be pretty old.". He said that he not seen old hinges like that in a long time. I wanted them that day so I meant I would not be whipped and I did not want to drive another 30 miles to see if I could find some hinges to match the old ones. Off to Walmart I went to buy me some paint with primer in it and that would be good on metal.


I boiled those things for about 30 minutes in vinegar and Dawn dish detergent. Let them cool. Sanded the mess out of them. Cleaned them up and gave each side two coats of spray paint made for metal. YES, I would have hinges on my door that day!

  
I had already purchased this sweet little knob at Lowe's earlier for my door on hutch. 


I am proud to say that little vintage corner hutch is complete. I have only one thing on the hutch at this point but isn't that just the cutest clock scale ever? I spotted this Kirkland's and I am pretty sure I heard it whispering...
"Take me home, take me home, take me home".  


New hardware has been purchased and installed. That was an all day job!


I kept this sweet thing one day last week and we had a tea party, played dress up, put on makeup, played outside, eat Popsicle's and chased butterflies. Such a fun day with her. 

 
My oldest daughter will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday so we celebrated her yesterday. Each of my daughters, soninloves and grands get to pick the meal and dessert they choose for their birthday celebration. She choose fried fish, hush puppies and cheese grits. YUM!  She wanted a Gooey Brownie Pie for her dessert. Oh my goodness! NOPE, cannot leave any at my house because I will eat it all! It was so good. I used a spring form pan to bake it in and it turned out perfect. Recipe can be found on Pinterest. I have it saved under desserts if you just want to pop over to my page and save it.


 My girl is such a sweet servant of God and a wonderful prayer warrior. 
Please join me in wishing my oldest daughter Kristy a happy birthday.

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy







 

49 comments:

  1. Ooo thank God I am a good woman. LOL. Hi Cindy, Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter Kristy. You sure made a nice birthday dinner for her. I love the pictures of your little princess. Great paint jobs on the make overs. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. I will take "Good woman" any day over outer woman! Though I do like to spruce up. LOL!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Your chair and hutch makeovers turned out great. I admired your DYI tenacity!

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    1. Thanks Margie. I am pleased so far with our hard work and hard work it is.

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  3. Well, good job Cindy!!! Love that the chair has 3 purposes, good idea! I know what you mean about wanting it done when you want it done. If I get a "bee in my bonnet" there is NO stopping me. I'd like to grab a slice of that gooey brownie pie right now. Have a great week!

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    1. That brownie pie was probably the best I've ever eaten. So easy to make too.

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  4. Love, love, love your hutch!! I also love ladder back chairs, any color will do. They really aren't very comfortable to sit in but they have so much character!

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. I love those ladder back chairs too.

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  5. Your freshly painted chair looks perfect in white, Cindy, and all spiffy with decor on it. I love how you roll with needing the hinges right then and there...that would be me, too, when I want to get something done!! The hutch looks wonderful and that scale clock, well I thought it was vintage. It's so cute! Talking about cute, your little grandgirl is adorable, and what a fun day. Your Kristy is a beauty and a very Happy Birthday to her. I loved the wisdom at the end...so true!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. I've really tried to be patient with doing things but mercy! When I want something that usually means it was last week that I wanted it. But I was by a grandmother that always said that if you want something done then do it and get to it! LOL!

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  6. This was filled with so much joy and fun! First, Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! You are blessed to have such lovely daughters!! I have three sons and two daughters in law.Still praying for a special wife for son #3. Love your white chair..perfect job and placement! And that corner cabinet is absolutely terrific! So glad you didn't wait for new hinges...I love spray paint and will use it anytime before buying new hinges and knobs, although I love your special knob. Since you only needed one, that was perfect. Your cabinet doors/hardware look lovely. I can 't wait to see the whole kitchen. Oh, that clock/scale...I had to look twice to see it was a clock! Love it!! Perfect spot for it. Now that brownie pie? Wow! I probably need to stay away from that one... This was all so much fun. Thank you for brightening my evening! You always inspire me to go find a project...

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    1. Thanks Pam. Yes, since I only had to have one knob I wanted a sweet one. The one on it was wooden and cute as a button but I wanted something different. Things are coming together. Slowly but surely.

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  7. Happy birthday, Kristy! What a delicious looking dessert and the rest of the meal sounds wonderful. What a fun day with your little princess. The chair and hutch look perfectly suited for your kitchen! Hugs~

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    1. Thanks Pam. We enjoy that youngest grandgirl so much. She is our Joy baby. Her little sister will be arriving soon.

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  8. Love what you did with the hutch. It's perfect in your corner and that clock is amazing! Your chairs look great and I really love the white one. You are so blessed with a sweet family and it's always fun when you share them with us.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Thanks my friend. Someone asked me recently why I blogged. I said well, go look at my blog and you will quickly see why! LOL! FAMILY!

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  9. I'm so excited to see the final reveal of your "new" kitchen! I love the hardware you picked out and everything is looking so clean and fresh. I love all the white....I'm just too old school (and lazy) to change everything in our house! ;-) Happy, happy birthday, Ms. Kristy. I can only imagine what a wonderful woman of God you are because you had an awesome role model in your precious Momma!

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    1. Awe Deb, I am ready to be finished but have several more things I want to do and then I am calling it quits on makeovers for a while. Well, I say that now anyway! A house is constantly needing a makeover but it takes so much time, energy and money! My Kristy is a sweet hearted gal. She has taught me so much instead of me teaching her.

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  10. That chair turned out awesome! I love it with the herb box and wreath you made! Wow on the hutch! You were determined and got it done..even the hinges!! Your little sweet granddaughter day looked like a lot of fun. Yummy on the birthday meal and cake!

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    1. Thanks Heather. I am hoping to have a little time to decorate my hutch. I have some very special dishes I want to display. Yep, I love how the chair looked with a fresh coat of paint. WOW, paint always makes things look nice.

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  11. Girl...you are really impressing me! I am in love with that corner cupboard and your make-over is just fabulous...as well as the darling chair. As I was reading your post, I was screaming, "Paint those hinges...don't buy new ones!" Did you hear me?? When I painted my kitchen cabinets, I painted every single hinge and screw that held them in...and they were all numbered as to keep them in order. Mine were antique brass and I painted them oil rubbed bronze...stuck them puppies down in a Styrofoam board and painted away. And Happy Birthday to your dear daughter, Kristy! She's the one who I think looks most like her mama. That gooey brownie cake looks to-die-for good!

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    1. Thanks my friend. Girl, I came within an ace of re-doing all the hardware in my kitchen and changed my mind. With over 40 hinges and 30 handles I just didn't have it in me. But boy could I have saved some money! I loved the black with the ends touched with copper so choked it up and bought them. Oh I can't wait to tell Kristy you think she looks like me. I have had people tell me all my girls favored me but never had anyone tell me my Kristy looked like me. I love it! She still has time to outgrow it. LOL!

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  12. Your chair turned out so cute and looks so good with your herb tote and wreath and that hutch, wow! Looks perfect in that little corner. What fun you’ll have decorating it throughout the year!! It’s just beautiful. Wishing your lovely daughter a very happy birthday and you a lovely week, Cindy!

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    1. Thank you Zenda . I’m hoping to be through by family beach trip time in July with kitchen .

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  13. Love your make over pieces!! So pretty!! Happy Birthday to your Daughter!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  14. Cindy, love your fun chair! The white is so pretty and yes, perfect for your herb box. I made a burlap wreath a few years ago and have never added anything to it. Been thinking I need to do that. :) what a fun day with your grand, and happy birthday to your daughter!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank Jann . Trying to focus on my list of what i need to do next . I’m enjoying the colors a lot Jann .

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  15. Your things look so nice! You sure are a worker Cindy! I don't have that kind of talent or energy! Happy Birthday to Kristy! Have a good day! Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy .my energy is not what it used to be for sure .😂

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  16. Aww...happy birthday to your sweet, precious daughter! I know she is beautiful inside and out, just like her mama. The corner cupboard doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture!!! You did an amazing job, sweet friend! Everything is coming together so nicely!! So happy to visit with you...you always brighten my day! Sending love and hugs your way. :)

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    1. Thank you sweet lady . You are always so kind .

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  17. A very Happy Birthday to your oldest, smiles. I just LOVE what you did that chair and old corner hutch!!! smiles

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  18. Love the chair with the herb box sitting on it and the wreath. So cute Cindy. Your hutch turned out amazing. I bought those same cute knobs for my granddaughter's dresser at Lowe's. I wish you had not posted that brownie. I am trying to hard to stay away from sweets right now. LOL! Happy birthday to your daughter Cindy. You both have the same eyes.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. I know girl. That brownie was so stinking good too. To be totally honest, my addiction is not sweets...mine is just flat out food. But...that was the best brownie I had ever eaten! I could have eaten several pieces in one sitting! LOL

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  19. The party looked fun for the kids...Happiest B'day to your pretty girl...and I would LOVE a corner hutch like yours.

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  20. Fabulous!! Love a fresh coat of paint. The chair color is perfect and that corner hutch is a treasure. Love it all.

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  21. Happy Birthday, Kristy. Just thinking about that southern cooked birthday dinner makes my mouth water! Love your enthusiasm to spruce up old things and make them new. That hutch fits perfectly in the corner. I loved what you did with it. Bless you, Cindy! Sending a hug and a wish for a wonderful week.

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  22. Thank you Mary. Yep, we love to have a fish fry especially with cheese grits and my granny's recipe for hush puppies.

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  23. It is all coming together so nicely! I am enjoying seeing what you are doing along the way. The cabinet came out so nicely!

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  24. I love that chair and hutch, you did an amazing job dear friend. Happy belated birthday to your Kristy. The food must've been wonderful too Cindy.
    Thanks for that sweet comment.
    Fabby

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  25. Happy Birthday to your sweet Kristy! It seems to me you have such a big brood you are always celebrating birthdays. And thank goodness your kitchen is coming along because you really need it. I am so proud of you for not giving up and making sure you got those hinges in tip top shape Cindy! You are my kinda Gal!! That corner cabinet is adorable and so worth the work you put into it.

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  26. Thank you so much . I’m enjoying my new corner hutch for sure . With my family we have lots of birthdays for sure .

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  27. Oh I have had some fun reading catching up a bit with you. I am landing on this post because I have several painting projects coming up and this post is inspirational. I despise painting with a red hot passion so I need all the inspiration I can gather. Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter...she is lovely. And now I must find the recipe for that dessert!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy