Painted China Cabinet

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in chalk paint, painted furniture, yard sale | 18 comments

My yard sale-ing turned up this great piece of furniture last weekend.

I grabbed a few moments here and there and got it painted this week.

I just loaded it in the car to take to Simply Southern.

Actually, both cars.

My car holds the top half and my husband’s holds the bottom half.

{How would I ever get anything transported without my Surburban?}

I had to make 2 trips to get it from the yard sale as well.

Thankfully, it was pretty close to my house.

Here she is.

Yes, I called her a she.

For those of you who paint furniture, you know that on some level they begin to feel like an old friend.

You spend so much time together.
You are trying your best to make her look her best.

So, yes, she is a she.

Here is her original state.

Not bad, just not great.

With a little Coco and Country Grey, now she is a real beauty!

I painted the inside groove on the doors in Coco.

I used a combination of dark and clear wax.

I distressed her heavily.

I painted the inside in Coco.

I think white dishes would be beautiful in here!

This red watering can was also a treasure from last weekend.

I plan on adding a burlap bow and some holly.

I will take her to Simply Southern as well.

I am getting ready for a brunch at my house on Saturday.

You can see how I set the table here.

I mentioned that the bittersweet berries should burst to reveal a beautiful orange.

Somewhere over the last 2 days, they did just that!

Could these be any more beautiful for the fall?!

As for the brunch,

I have planned the menu. . .

shopped. . .

set multiple tables. . .

cleaned. . .

and, tomorrow I cook and finish the cleaning.

I love to host a party!

Life to the full,


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  1. Awesome job!

  2. Beautiful hutch. Love the color and the distressing. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  3. This is just gorgeous. I absolutely love the colour. I think white dishes would be beautiful inside as well.

  4. Beautiful piece, Melissa! You did a great job updating and refreshing her. Love the watering can, too. That will look great with some burlap and greenery. A perfect Winter/Christmas accessory!

  5. Okay, where’d you get that amazing acorn decoration hanging from the chandelier? And…can we ask what you are asking for that china cabinent combo. You know why I’m askin. LOL 😉

  6. I love, love, love this hutch. I love the color combination. Beautiful job!

    Peggy @

  7. You did such a great job! It turned out so gorgeous, and I love the colour.

  8. The china cabinet turned out very beautiful. Love your color choice(s) and the distressing. Great blog. The French Hen’s Nest is following you. Please check us out.

  9. i love this- it’s such a warm cozy piece! makes me want thanksgiving now! 🙂

  10. The hutch looks wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. This is amazing! Love the warm colours.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  12. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful painted china cabinet on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy Halloween!!


  13. Love the color and how it turned out. Beautiful. The chandy decor is fabulous too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  14. Melissa, your hutch is gorgeous!! You did an amazing job on it! And, you’re right, white dishes would look beautiful in it. Hope your brunch is just lovely. Please share this lovely post at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. Melissa, your painted furniture looks just great. You are such an inspiration. Love your beautiful fall decor as well. Hope you have a wonderful day!~~Annabell 🙂

  16. Love this piece!

  17. Melissa!
    I saw this in Simply Southern last weekend and LOVED IT! It was the only piece I commented on. The color is very pretty. It was so smooth too. Did you sand it?
    So funny to find out it was you. Great job!


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