Sunday, April 26, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday. Please visit our lovely hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, for more amazing transformations.
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A while back I found an old, sturdy Ethan Allen hutch on Craigslist. I knew I wanted to paint it, but wasn't sure what color. In it's original state, it's so old-fashioned, but I knew it could be turned into something wonderful. Please excuse our slightly -- okay, extremely -- messy garage. It's a metamorphosis in the making too!



The old hutch was transformed into this:


And here it is loaded up with some of my pretties:


We had a piece of honed Calcutta marble cut to fit the top of the base.




Thanks to our lovely hostess Susan, I am now obsessed with the Herend Rothschild pattern. She posted about this a while back, and I knew I had to have some pieces in this. I had never heard of it before. For now I've got these four dinner plates, and several small pieces that I bought on eBay.


From the Herend, USA Website:

Rothschild Bird


Many connoisseurs consider this pattern, first created in 1860 for the Rothschild family of Europe, to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain. Twelve different motifs portray a 19th century tale about Baroness Rothschild, who lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. Several days later it was found by her gardener, who saw birds playing with it in a tree.

Some of my tureen collection:


I am so pleased with how this turned out. Mr. Maison did the painting and I've got to give him kudos. He did a great job! In case anyone is interested, the color is Benjamin Moore Fieldstone.

I hope you have enjoyed this Metamorphosis Monday. Hope everyone has a great week!

19 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Tammy. It was absolutely brilliant having the marble cut for the top. Wonderful!!!

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  2. Tammy,
    How lovely! The marble top was a perfect addition to a fantastic piece.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Charla

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  3. Oh my goodness! It doesn't even look like the same piece! It's beautiful!

    Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

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  4. OH, Tammy! The hutch turned out beautifully! I love the color and how clever to use the marble! I have a similar hutch, much smaller and am thinking of painting it too! You've inspired me!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Well, don't you just love Craig's List! And Ethan Allen is good, solid, lasting furniture! I got a much narrower version of your hutch and we painted it black. Love it, too! Great job! Linda

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  6. What a wonderful idea to add the marble! This is a beautiful transformation!
    Thank you for sharing.
    ~Sherrie

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  7. Very pretty! Job well done.

    amy@maisonbelle

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  8. Hands down AWESOME makeover. Mishelle

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  9. Wonderful job, love the color and your beautiful china! That Ethan Allen piece was just waiting for an update. Cindy

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  10. That turned out beautifully!

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  11. I love that you added the piece of marble to the hutch. It really gives the piece character and ups the wow factor a LOT!! Nice paint job too :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  12. This turned out beautiful! I am hoping to paint my china closet one of these days!

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  13. Beautiful, beautiful job! And your treasures, are, too!

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  14. The marble was a great idea and I love your Herend!

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  15. Your hutch turned out fabulous. I love it. What a great piece to display your beautiful new dishes and tureens. It also has wonderful storage. You have a lovely blog and I like your style and how creative you are, I will be back. Glad I found you. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Love the transformation of a nice piece of furniture that just needed a loving "do-over" to give it a whole new life.
    Lovely color, too -- gray is so often cold, and this is a wonderful warm gray with nice depth. Thanks!
    Cass

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  17. Tammy, This Hutch is beautiful! Great job! You have a great collection in it too! Nancy

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  18. Your hutch turned out beautiful! I just love the idea of the marble! Very nice!

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  19. It's beautiful! Great job, Tammy..

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