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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Petite Farmgirl Drysink goes Glam

Once upon a time, a little farmgirl got a makeover:


This tiny drysink is one of several pieces of "primitive pine" I received from my friend Donna, who was cleaning out her garage a couple months ago.  I sat it here in a corner of my sunroom until I came up with a plan.


I wasn't entirely sure what to do with her since she is a little bottom-heavy (well, so am I, but no amount of paint is going to help that), but she had a cute little top half so I thought I'd put the focus on that.


Here she is, all dolled up with 2 pretty paint colors, new chickenwire to replace her screens, and sparkly glass knobs:


Ooooh, shiny.... I like shiny.


Her bottom looks a bit lighter now with the new paintjob. 


She's painted in Glidden's Muslin White and accented with Martha Stewart's Rainwater.  I just bought a sample can of the Martha color, and still have some left over. 


I distressed a little around the edges to make the details stand out.  But I didn't want to dirty her up with glaze or antiquing.  I like her fresh and pretty.




I just found these dishtowels to match at TJ Maxx today.  I need to stay away from there... :)


That is all of her - what do you think? Linking up to Susan at BNOTP for Met Monday!

16 comments:

Mel said...

She is sweet! You did a wonderful job on making her pretty.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I love Martha Stewart's colors. Rainwater, especially.

Melody said...

How gorgeous! I have walked past the chicken wire at Lowe's so many times, scheming...

Melody
Crafty Butt

Shelia said...

HI Tracy! Oh, I love your little bottom heavy hutch. Hey, I'm that way too! :) Love your pretty choice of the two colors - looks wonderful. You've dressed her up so prettily too.
Thank you so much Tracy, for your kinds words.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tracy ~ That came out so pretty!!
I love the colors that you chose ~ I am going to go get that awesome Martha Stewart color ~

xoxo
Lori

Steph said...

Very cute! I like that you put on cute knobs.

L. Penpen said...

Great job!! What a great way to re-do all that "primitive" pine stuff we used to own. :o) It looks so fresh and feminine, now... I LOVE IT!

tendingthequeen said...

Oh My Gosh, Tracy...that is amazing! You are so talented - my Mom would have LOVED what you've done with it- it's not the same piece of furniture. You gave it a second - and FAR prettier-life :-)

Miss Char said...

Love the transformation and the price certainly was right! Your piece looks so fresh and ready to give you a new look for your treasures.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Tracy, I love the transformation! The blue is so pretty! I love the chicken wire, too!

Erin said...

She is gorgeous!! The color choices are fantastic. And the chicken wire was the perfect addition. :)

driftwoodesign said...

Crisp like a spring morning!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow...an amazing makeover! I love the paint colors! Happy week!...hugs....Debbie

christini yogini said...

I really like it!!! I agree with you on keeping it clean & fresh looking. Love the glass details, they really lighten things up.

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the chicken wire. I really like the way you decorated her too. I am your newest follower from Furniture Feature Friday. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

vikki said...

Wow, that is so pretty. Good job and love the towels too.

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