We (and by that I mean Bill) are in the process of updating a 2nd floor hall bathroom. I get to pick out stuff and he gets to install it.
I like this arrangement.
But then what happens is I start looking around the house and find other things that need to be updated.
Our kitchen for example, and the dining room, and the . . . list goes on.
I have been looking for a kitchen island - for 2 years.
Found this online (Facebook Marketplace)
and fell in love with this antique cabinet.
I bought it from Erin who owns
Cotton, Copper & Ash.
She has a storefront by the same name on Facebook.
Anyway, the cabinet had been refinished in it's natural state with a beautiful patina wood top.
But . . . I wanted an island.
So I had a top made that matched our current kitchen counter.
But . . . that's temporary too until we get other things in the house (bathrooms) updated.
(It will eventually be changed to either granite or quartz)
My counter guy had a great idea and didn't want to ruin the wood top of the antique piece
so he devised a way to secure it from underneath.
Patina saved and I got my island.
Then . . . the dining room.
It's too formal and opens a bit to the kitchen and family room.
I am getting rid of my queen anne table
(with 2 leaves, 4 chairs and custom table pads if anyone is interested)
and moved my kitchen table to the dining room.
Refinished the top of the table, painted a couple of old chairs
and this . . .
So now I have this formal dining room hutch.
I love the design but what to do with it?
We have a bar on the opposite end of the room that is black with a dark wood top.
Black? Would it be too much black?
Partially paint it?
I've scoured Pinterest, Houzz & many other sites and can't find exactly what I'm looking for.
Ideas are welcomed!
Maybe just a bit of black somewhere?
Here's another question for you:
I've painted the chairs black (they were dark brown stained).
I had two coats of paint on the chairs and missed a few spots.
But then I decided I liked it.
So do I sand more spots away? They look really antique-y to me.
And one more . . .
Bill and I (and by I I mean Bill) refinished this piece for me last year.
I added Prima rub-ons on the top and sides
but it was super white.
So this morning I attacked it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and a tiny brush
and now it's all distressed and toned down.
I love antiques.
Send me your ideas!