Rainy Days and Mondays {A Country French Hutch/Armoire}

As the rains come down today, I do not feel so bad working in the garage on a project.

The opportunity arose to purchase a French Country hutch/armoire from a neighbor. . .

~ ~ that had moved months ago.

I had purchased a few furniture pieces from her prior to her move . . .

~ ~ and was admiring a pretty French hutch/armoire of hers that she was taking with her.

French Hutch/Armoire-Housepitality Designs

She emailed me and stated that she was letting this pretty hutch go and I had first right of refusal . . .

Refusal ???? …. How could I refuse !! …. SOLD!!!

French Hutch/Armoire-Housepitality Designs

Her hubby was delivering a large table to another neighbor. . .

~ ~ so he was kind enough to give me “special delivery” .

This piece had been painted all white and I wanted to distress it a bit . . .

After close inspection, I discovered that it was painted twice . . . yellow then white.

Then I discovered the manufacturer mark in a drawer . . . . Thomasville!

French Hutch/Armoire-Housepitality Designs

While distressing . . some of the paint just peeled off . . . (she used a latex paint with no primer) . . .

~ ~ and I discovered the original finish of this hutch.

I then decided to bring back some of the original finish in a few areas.

So what does this mean????…..more work….just can’t put it in its new place….

~ ~ and more projects being placed on hold.

Vintage door/gate-Housepitality Designs

Like this vintage door or gate . . . (I need to ask Mr. Savvy just what it is) . . .

Vintage door/gate-Housepitality Designs

Seems like it had a door handle . . .

Vintage door/gate-Housepitality Designs

A very rustic piece . . . most likely from a farm. . .

I found this piece in an antique shop a few doors down from my booth in Mebane.

Pumpkin Topiary-Housepitality Designs

After the hutch was delivered . . . I put this pumpkin project and vignette aside for another day.

Stay tuned for my “finished” projects soon . . . hopefully very soon!!!

Have a great day . . . hopefully with abundant sunshine . . . as mine will be one of those . . .

~ ~ “Rainy Days and Mondays” . . . but it won’t “get me down” . . .

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  1. What a beauty, Shirley! I can just imagine whet this piece will look like when you are finished with it! You’re so fortunate to find a piece by Thomasville! I also love your new rustic “door”! What a great accent piece! I’ll bet Mr. Savvy will know just what it is too. You have found some great treasures!
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  2. I can’t wait to see you work your magic, Shirley! Know it will be amazing. The door/gate is wonderful…that was a find!
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  3. What a pretty piece! I can’t wait to see what you do with it….it will be gorgeous I’m sure. LOVE your door/gate too! Great finds :o)
    ~Des
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  4. What a gorgeous piece, can’t wait to see it finished and in its new place. Great that it came with delivery.

    Cindy
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  5. Oh,my, I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this charming piece of Thomasville furniture!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
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  6. That is a wonderful French hutch. I am looking forward to seeing it all refinished your way!
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  7. Can’t wait to see how you transform all of those pieces and where they end up. Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy. We got some much needed rain last night here. Thank God! I’m actually happy for rain now.

  8. Great hutch! Curious to see what you do with it…and where you put it! 😉

  9. What a lovely piece! I can see why there was no refusal. I also like the old door/gate. I’m sure you will do something unique with it. My fall decorations aren’t finished yet either. When I got them out I got VERY sidetracked with purging. I am giving away a ton of stuff before I do anything else. I did get my porch decorated though.

  10. Can’t wait to see how that gorgeous hutch turns out, Shirley! And, of course, I LOVE your barn door!!
    Mary Alice
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  11. Beautiful hutch, Shirley! We had one of those days on Saturday. Hubby and I were all cozy in the house, watching football, until we decided to go to dinner. The pumpkin candle was burning; and it seemed like a perfect Fall day. You’ve got a lot going on! Curious to see what you’re working on!
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  12. Shirley I just love how you always have multiple projects going on at the same time…well, that way you will not get bored!

    xoxo
    Karena
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  13. What a beautiful hutch, can’t wait to see what you do with it and where it ends up in your home. Always enjoy all of your projects and decorating ideas. Have a great week Shirley : )
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  14. I think you have a home made door and I love how rustic it is.

  15. WOW, Shirley, the hutch is beautiful and what a great deal too. I also love the old door, looks like it was on a farm. Have fun with your new projects. I’m off to peal apples and make Apple butter. Have a week with your new projects.
    Mary
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  16. Jeanette Price says

    Wow what a beautiful hutch Shirley. That piece would have my head spinning with ideas. I can see Annie Sloan chalk paint in the future of that piece!! Can’t wait to see the reveal.

  17. You’ve got some fun stuff happening, Shirley! Hope the sun peeks out for you today!
    xo Heidi
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  18. Glad your neighbor changed her mind about that beautiful hutch. I’ll bet you have it in place in no time. Can’t wait to see how you style it.
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  19. That hutch is beautiful and I know it will be gorgeous when you are done with it! Love the old door too!
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  20. It’s a beautiful hutch, Shirley, and I’m sure you are going to make it even more beautiful. Can’t wait to see it!
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  21. What a gorgeous hutch, Shirley! I would not have refused either! I love it and can’t wait to see what you’ve done with it and where it is in your home.
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  22. WOW what a fabulous hutch Shirley. I would have snapped that up too. It is going to be wonderful in your home. Looking forward to seeing the finish.
    Have fun!!
    Hugs
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  23. Shirley, that’s a great hutch! I know it’s going to look fabulous no matter what color you do it in. Can hardly wait to see the finished product. I just finished a whole bedroom set with exception of the bed, in “Jersey Tomato Red.” A CeCe Caldwald chalk paint with a satin finish. It turned out so beautiful that I’m ready to tackle another set in navy blue. I think I found another decorating passion, furniture painting. You know us girls have to find something to decorate. Yea, I admit it, I’m a decorating junkie, and proud of it. Have a great day!

  24. wish I had room for a piece like this. I just got these placemats and napkins out today/

  25. Hi Shirley,
    Guess what? We have twin doors. I have one given to me by a contractor who was renovating one of the old farm houses a couple of blocks from me. I saw it sitting on the porch and asked him what the plans were for it, “the city dump”. He ask me if I wanted it and of course the answer was, yes. I’m in the process of cleaning it now and I have found a couple of different colors as the paint peels. I’m still undecided where to put it.

  26. Shirley, that hutch is an amazing piece! And you know I love that rustic door!! 🙂
    Susan
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  27. SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How fabulous is that?! and I love that gate thingy that has just inspired me. Thank you Shirley!
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  28. What a pretty hutch I can’t wait to see how you transform it…I know it’s going to be a stunner!
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  29. What a beauty!!! I’m anxious to see it all done!!!~~Ang
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  30. How fortunate you are! I find French furniture so romantic with it’s curves, moldings and history. This is a beautiful piece. I can’t wait to see what you do with it.
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  31. What a beautiful hutch! When someone says “hutch” that is exactly what comes to mind! Can’t wait to see what to do to it and all your projects. Like me, you have a list of projects that is a “French country” mile long.
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  32. Oh my! I wouldn’t have refused it either! It’s gorgeous and I know it will be even more so when you’re done with it love the door/gate. Cool, rustic piece. Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Sweet!
    :o)
    Cecilia
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  33. That’s a beautiful piece! I’m sure when you get done with it- it will be fabulous.
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  34. squeal! of my friend that is quite a score. I know you will make it look exquisite . Hugs
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  35. Shirley, Looks like you have got your hands full with a fun project. I know that it will look amazing. Can’t wait to see it.It’s all LOVERLY! Jo XX

  36. She’ll be a beauty when you’re finished with her Shirley, looking forward to her reveal! Of course I have barn door envy 🙂
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  37. What a great piece!! It is going to be gorgeous! The door is awesome and looks just like several we have here from the old house!!
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  38. I’m sure once you restore it, it’ll look just as brilliant… Gorgeous buy…
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