Friday, October 15, 2010

one huge piece & last chance for the giveaway!

I am so happy to have actually finished a project this week, I cannot even tell you.  I am usually someone who starts something, goes 100% at it, finishes it, then starts something else.  I don't do well with loose ends.  But this week has been the week of loose ends.  So I'm trying to cope with that!

This huge piece is DONE.  I love it.  Found both halves at the goodwill but strangely enough, they were not being sold together.  Very odd.

Here is the before...
I don't have many 'in progress' pictures since it was pretty basic.  I filled the center hardware holes, primed & painted.  Easy peasy, but it took forever to get two good coats all over this piece!  My dad cut new shelves for the piece, since the original glass was missing.  And then we added some fun trim to the center supports.
Nothing like painting in the dark :)

Love Gorilla Glue.

Can you tell I love the details on this piece?  They distressed so well.

I also decorated for Halloween today.  To call it 'decorating' might be a stretch, but the blogosphere has inspired me to get festive.

 I made this ribbon wreath last year.  It is the epitome of easy.  If you can cut & tie knots, you can do this!

 Here are some pictures of the wreath from the back.  All you do is take a wire wreath form and start tying ribbons around it.  Periodically smoosh them together so they're good & tight, and keep tying until your wreath is done.  That's it!

And, finally, you know I can't let the day end without mentioning the GIVEAWAY one last time!  We planned it to celebrate 200 followers, but y'all... the blog now has 250 followers!  Holy cow!

So, just to get you excited, if & when we hit 300, there will be something good!  In the meantime, I have started methodically numbering all of the followers, comments & comments on Becky's blog.  So, tomorrow when we do the random number generator, I'll announce the winner :)  The details on how to enter are below, in case you've somehow missed it!

I appreciate y'all!  It is gorgeous here in Georgia, I hope you all enjoy your weekend as much as I hope to!


My friend Becky has a new blog called Kings Down Road & a new Etsy store (also called Kings Down Road), both celebrating her love of all things vintage.  She has so generously offered to give the lucky winner $50 credit at her etsy store!!  Thank you, Becky!

In addition, I'm adding something to the package... a $50 visa card.  So, the lucky winner will get $50 in awesome vintage goodies AND $50 to play with (my mother-in-law calls it "mad money" and I love that).

What do you have to do to win?  There are several ways to get yourself entered into the giveaway (sorry for the terrible grammar, Betsy B!)...

*Become a follower of the blog!  If you're a follower, you automatically get one entry.  Thats one chance out of 209 at this moment.

*For an EXTRA entry, go to Becky's etsy shop & let me know what your favorite piece is by leaving me a comment here.  Make sure to check out the incredible Gucci salt & pepper shakers :)

*For a THIRD entry, go to Becky's blog and leave her a comment that you've come visiting from A Few Good Pieces.

Linking to:
Cottage Instincts Make it 4 Monday
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesday
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party
The life of Lou Lou's A Little Distressed
Remodelaholic's Anonymous Friday
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special
My repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
The Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday
Somewhat Simple's Strut your Stuff Thursday
French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Hi Kathie ~ Lovin your finished hutch! It's such a big piece - no doubt a lot of work - but boy did it ever pay off! Looks fabulous! I love the additional trim you added to jazz it up even more. Great fall decor too! ~Cheers~

  2. I love white hutches ! I love the columns on the sides! They were the first thing that popped to me. And then the nice chunky bottom of the base it is sitting on! Great find and well done!

  3. Thanks, y'all! It is so gratifying to look at it, all done & just the way I wanted it to be :) Hard work = total satisfaction!

  4. Love this piece!! It came out beautifully and the addition of the trim is fantastic! I host a decorating inspiration party at my blog on Fridays if you would like to join up sometime! Great inspiring project here for sure! :)

  5. the wreath is so cute! and the hutch is great- isn't it always a great feeling when you finish a big piece. it's worth the time!

  6. I bet you could guess what my fav is from Becky's shop:

    Vintage Green Leather Footstool with Nailhead Trim

    Of course... I can use it for work and fun!!!!

    Love the hutch!!!!!

  7. That looks great. I love what you did with that.

  8. Must be something in the air, I am having the same problem wrapping up some projects. Your hutch is absolutely gorgeous! I love it

  9. It's purty Miss Kathie! I love to see your projects.

  10. I'm a follower via gfc! That cabinet... I covet it so!! It looks AMAZING!

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

  11. My favorite piece: HANDS DOWN! I love it!! Where do you find these mirrors?! I've been looking everywhere for them...

  12. Thanks so much for linking this up to the party! I just love how this came out- fantastic!! :)

  13. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Came by to see yours and I love your hutch. I am adding your blog to my favorites. Also joined as a follower. I'm super new to blogging. Come follow me too. Thanks.

  14. SSSHHHH..... stop telling everyone about the giveaway. i want to win. tee he ;)

  15. A really nice piece, good job on it, gorgeous!

  16. You did a great job with the hutch. it's a real show piece. I love Becky's pink plate in her store. The shape of it is wonderful.

  17. I've left Becky a note that I came over from your blog. Cindy

  18. Wow! That piece was huge, and now it looks awesome. I have the opposite problem. I always start things and then have a hard time finding time to finish happens. :)

    Love all of the cute Halloween decor. (And the painting over your fireplace is beautiful!)

  19. What a beautiful piece. Have a lovely week!

  20. It looks gorgeous! You did a great job on it.I love all of your Fall decor too.

  21. I love that big piece... I have something very similar that I have in storage to work on....Your turned out beautifully...Thanks for linking up....

  22. Great job on the piece. I'm a new follower!

  23. What a fabulous piece! It looks ah-mazing!!!!

  24. Love the makeover! It is very elegant!

  25. I LOVE the hutch, And now have my husband all excited to change ours! We were trying to sell it... but i think with a makeover I might just fall in love with it!!! Can you please tell me the colour you used? and any tips :)

    Thank you!!!! Kristen