Sunday, July 29, 2012

I was raised on country sunshine.................

I was raised on country shine
I'm happy with the simple things
A saturday night dance, a picture show
and the joy that the bluebird brings
I love you and it's inviting
To go where life is more exciting,
But I was OK ENOUGH SUZAN - YOU ARE CITY BORN AND BRED.......................

but I can still love all things country right?  I love love love country music - and there isn't many of us
city gals that do - I line danced my way right through the 90's - even learned how to do the Achy Breaky Heart and that was a hard one to learn, believe me - I wore cowboy boots for years - and suede jeans and brought my kiddos to line dancing lessons with me ( with their little cowboy boots - and my son with his bolo tie - too too cute ) And if I wasn't raised on country sunshine - I was definitely raised on country music.

Ok - so this is what has me singing country songs tonight ( Alan Jackson is blaring away in the background -
apparently he's going to buy me Tall Tall Trees and all the water in the Seas - cuz he's a fool fool fool
( for me )

Before and After Hutch makeover - Pure White ( Annie Sloan Chalk Paint )

and here is how the customer delivered it to me

and because that should not be the last photo you see of this here she is again

Annie Sloan chalk paint, pure white, versailles, painted hutch

I still have to paint the interiors of the doors - and the entire piece has to be waxed - but this is how she looks and will look finished!  I know I'm always saying this about a piece of furniture but I really am in love
again with an inanimate object.  I have to admit though the task was a little daunting when it first arrived - it just seemed so gigantic to me - and a little teensy bit intimidating - but baby look at her now!
Paint: ASCP - Pure White and Versailles Green

And on that note....................

I'm crazy 
Crazy for trying and crazy for crying
And I'm crazy........................
For loving you.



As the movers were taking it out - I asked them to wait a minute so I could get a photo of just the bottom, lol

You are reading the blog of a daughter of a lady who once asked firemen to remove their shoes ( boots?)
so they wouldn't get her newly installed carpets dirty, lol - the apple definitely doesn't fall too far from the
tree ladies....................

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  1. You really out did yourself this time my dear, it is gorgoeus. What a transformation, it is stunning, and believe me, I know that it was alot work. Beautiful piece and great job, you deserve to party. well done

  2. Yup, it is stunning. You styled it really amazingly well too. I'd be thrilled to have this in my house.

  3. Looks just as beautiful as I knew it would! Love the Versailles on the back panels. I have a hutch in my dining room that is moving to my kitchen. (I have not found anyone to help with the heavy lifting yet so it may take a few weeks to move about 20'.) I am totally copying your color scheme though I will probably end up painting the top of the buffet portion. I really love what you have done with that magnificent piece!!

  4. WHOA!!! Baby your the greatest!SLAM DUNK!! OUTSTANDING! What else can I say?If you were here id buy you a beer! lol This is truly beautiful.I have a ginormous hutch waiting to be painted could you give me your oppinion as to what youd do with it? Thanks!

  5. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I've followed you back!
    Gorgeous hutch, you did a wonderful job on it and really like the two ASCP in the different colors on it!

  6. This is one amazing piece and I am crazy about how it turned out! I hope I can find one like this myself!

  7. That piece is jaw dropping now! It's perfect in a 'little bitty house, with a little bitty dog...'! ~ Maureen

  8. awesome job she is soooooooo pretty now


  10. Absolutely Gorgeous! I bet she is sooooo happy!

  11. Drop Dead Gorgeous!!! You did an absolute suburb job with this transformation!!!

  12. Wow! That's one big piece of furniture. You did an amazing job!

    So nice visiting with you tonight at Anita's.

  13. It's a show stopper! Love how big it is, and the green accent color is perfect!

  14. What a fabulous piece! You did a great job!

  15. Oh, wow, this is perfect! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. Oh, my! I am in love too! I was born and raised on country sunshine and that belongs in my dream kitchen! Thank you for sharing this week at Gettin' Krafty With It!

  17. I can se where you would be intimadated by this piece. She is a large baby, isn't she? But you handled her with loving care and she came out looking like a beauty!!

    Stunning transformation!


  18. amazing!!!! did you hand paint or use spray gun?

    1. I hand painted every nook and cranny, lol
      Thanks for dropping by :)

  19. What a beauty! That is one lucky customer!! :) Megan

  20. holy what a beast to work on!!!!! it looks STUNNING!

  21. I sure is beautiful now! Well done!!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work at Knick of Tie Tuesday.

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  22. Amazing job!! That thing is gigantic!! I think I would have lost patience for sure : ) Great job!!!!

  23. Wow this looks amazing! I love the white! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm following you right back! And I would love for you to link up to my link party starting at 8pm tonight!

  24. Oh, what a beautiful job on your hutch! What a pretty piece and it's so big. I love how you've dressed her too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. The hutch looks so light and airy now that you have worked your magic.

    Visiting from The Bunny Hop.

  26. It is large, beautiful and in charge.

  27. What a wonderful transformation! It is absolutely gorgeous. You did a great job.

  28. Wow! What a wonderful transformation.

  29. Wow! What an incredible transformation. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  30. Now that looks amazing! I love it! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  31. That is just an amazing, amazing transformation!! Great vision! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible! I'll be featuring it on my Facebook page. Enjoy your week!
    Jenn :)

  32. That piece says THANK YOU for bringing me back to life!! AMAZING!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  33. Gorgeous, gorgeous piece! You did an amazing job transforming and painting it!

  34. Wow, beautiful! Love the transformation. Thanks for visiting and following, following you back :)

  35. An amazing makeover! Wow! You did a super job on it!

  36. Hubba, hubba! Me likey. Happy to have stumbled upon your delightful blog. I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!

  37. Beautiful! I agree, the whole thing would have been a little bit on the scary did a fantastic job!
    thanks for the inspiration!

    Have a happy week!

  38. What a gorgeous transformation!!!! I don't think I've ever tackled a project that large, but this really makes me wanna try.

  39. Wow! What a transformation. I love the Audrey Hepburn picture, too. She is my favorite actress!

  40. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You did such a beautiful job.

  41. Large project and alot of work but sure is lovely in the end! :)

  42. What a great makeover! Such a lovely piece now. Love AJ too!

  43. I love the transformation and I bet your client does too! Beautiful. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  44. Another amazing piece by Suzan! :) Of course, I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!


  45. So much better in white, love the make-over! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  46. Wow, this is a beauty, well done. I love it in the "country" white with a bit of "city" style. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop my friend xo

  47. This is absolutely beautiful!!! I too dabble in furniture restoration :) Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop!! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours... Carla

  48. Great job! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays this fantastic piece!


  49. Amazing makeover! But how do you keep her standing still? She must be doing a happy dance all over the floor!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  50. Well, can't claim to be country western fan, but I do like this fabulous makeover. What a difference! You did an amazing job. It is a huge piece! ~ Sarah

  51. Just dropping by from Feathered Nest Friday. What a transformation. It looks like an entirely different piece of furniture. You could see it twice in the same day and not know it was the same piece. Beautiful job..Happy Thursday..Judy

  52. Awesome job! This is just beautiful! I would have been a bit intimidated also. lol
    Thanks for sharing.

  53. WOW! You did an amazing job! What a tired old dinosaur...and you made her a country sunshine rockstar! Love it!

  54. WOW! I cannot believe that is the same piece - you didn't need my advice, you did AMAZINGLY WELL!! I love it - it turned out beautifully!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  55. It's beautiful! I like how you left some of the wood! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  56. Wow, Wonderful,and Wild - all with capital letters!

  57. Gorgeous makeover! Love that the top is wood. The contrast is perfect. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  58. WOW! I am in LOVE! I blog over at I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on right now with a cricut machine! It only has hours left on it though so hurry and enter!


  59. Wow, simply gorgeous, you have created such a beautiful transformation in this. I am so impressed.

  60. Holy moly, Suzan! THAT's one ginormous project!!! I would'ave been totally intimated, too. But it sure turned out beautifully! :)

    xoxo laurie

  61. Wow! What an amazing transformation. It looks like an entirely different piece. Great job and I love the colors. Visiting from the Funky Junk Interiors Link party. ~ Jamie

  62. This is totally amazing, and doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture! thanks for sharing it with us!

  63. OMG! the transformation is amazing. Did you strip off the old stain before painting? I have a little table that I would love to paint white but I am not sure how to go about it. Could you help me with that? You have inspired me. Thank you Denise

    1. If you use Annie Sloan paint you don't have to strip anything - just wipe it down and paint directly -
      Good luck!

  64. Suzan...You're featured again! I'll be doing the post later so be sure to stop by to check it ou! :)


  65. that is an jaw dropping piece, what a transformation! I love it white makes all the details just pop out! It really doesn't look like the same piece! She is a country star and you'd need to eat your veggies to move this! My fingers are crossed you’ll share your creative inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best – sharing is a good thing!

  66. Tickled pink you shared at Sunday's Best! Such a jaw dropping piece - great job!

  67. Hi Suzy, this piece is fabulous - reminds me of something I purchased just a couple of months ago and absolutely adore it - it's posted somewhere in one of my blogs. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  68. I'm impressed with the outcome. i think it is beautiful.

  69. Oh my gosh, to say you have talent is an understatement. This is incredible!

  70. I love it, I love it, I love it. I have a very similar looking piece that I want to update, but everyone keeps telling me, "Oh no, don't paint REAL WOOD." But that was my vision! Maybe your leap will help me build the courage to take on my own vision.

    Gloria in Virginia

  71. That piece turned out fantastic! I love the white and green. I am sure the owner was thrilled as well. I found you from Coastal Charm linky party- thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much Cathy - you're a no reply blogger btw :(

  72. Featured this post at Gettin' Krafty With It!! Come on by & grab a button if you'd like!

  73. Just GORGEOUS! I would have been terrified to tackle such a big job, but BIG job, BIG reward! Newest follower!

    Visiting from Make It Pretty Monday!

  74. Wow! Amazing, fantastic, awesome job!!!! I love it!! :)

  75. This is a really big piece, but wow, is it every gorgeous now. Hugs, Marty

  76. Wow, the transformation is incredibly. It is really a beautiful piece, I love it too! You did an outstanding job, bet it was hard
    to let it go to the person you did it for..........
    Blessings, Nellie

  77. WoW!!! What a beautiful transformation. I would have never guessed that was the same piece.

  78. Wow. That piece is monstrous! And I never would have given it a second look in its original state. What you did with it is amazing. I just found you through Beez Rental Designs. I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

  79. I would love to have one like this for my dining room. I can't believe what it looked like before. It really is a lesson in looking at the shape/design of a piece rather than the colour, huh? Thanks for the party list. I'm now following you on GFC. :)

  80. Gorgeous transformation Susan. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  81. She's a beauty!
    Visiting from Freedom Fridays.

  82. Hi Suzan,
    Thanks so much for sharing this hutch last week with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. It is beautiful. The link party is open now for this week.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  83. WOW!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! you really did an amazing job with it and decorating it!!! if you would like to share it again, Would love it if you would come link up to Share It One More Time

  84. What a gorgeous piece Suzy! So glad you joined me again, it is great seeing you.

  85. Very nice job. Sometimes I hate to see wood painted. But this time I think it was for the best. Looks great.

    1. Well thanks Will - it had seen it's day in the wood finish I think :)

  86. Ethnic collection of furniture, excellent for a makeover of the living room, incredible transformation, and the accessories look perfect with the furniture.
    wood burning stoves

  87. this is so beautiful, you are just amazing!

  88. so beautiful...never dreamed that piece could look like that..found you on fff. I have a few pieces on my blog right now that came out great. Check it out is you have time! I will be back..I tried to give you the views you wanted for the contest..Hope you win!!

    1. Thanks so much Deirdra - that is so sweet of you!
      Big hugs of appreciation,

  89. I posted you on the Grey Garden see it there. But check out my husbands music I think you would love it..Romantic as you and I both are. and check the video's...

  90. Hi Suzan - this piece is gorgeous. Love the Pure White with Versailles - gives it a crisper look than with old white. I just saw this makeover for the first time over at the Throwback Thursday Party. The move countdown must be on!

  91. Now that the country sunshine song is stuck in my head, let me just say that your transformation is absolutely stunning! :) I'm so glad that you shared it at Throwback Thursday. Great job!

  92. ok, this is simply GORGEOUS! Good job! I also like painted furniture and vintage finds. I invite you to participate in my linky party and blog hop every thursday Hope to see you there!

  93. ok ok ok! This is and was my ALL-Time FAVORITE!!! Im SWOOOOOONING!!!!!

  94. What an amazing transformation! I love what you did to this piece. Thanks for sharing with this week's Throwback Thursday party.


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