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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Victorian Vanity Rehab to Fab!

Remember that victorian vanity that was delivered this week? Great bones but it had a bit of a rough paint job in shiny white.



SO……three days later, it now looks like this.


I used antique gold to highlight the carving. And added a bit  of detail to the drawers. I also gave it a light distressing because as we know painted furniture is subject to nicks and chips. This way the new owner doesn't have to worry about that "first scratch". I took care of it for them!


The true color looks like the above pictures as I prefer more muted tones for pieces like this. Really happy with the results.

Victorian vanity rehab to fab at The Pickled Hutch


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rehab to fab projects

So yesterday, 6 of these


became 6 of these. Look at that beautiful bamboo detail. I can't keep these in stock. They can be used to organize and store a variety of things from kitchen to office to bathroom.

Rehab to fab redo on sewing drawers

Antique sewing drawers rehab

 And this sweet but neglected little Deco waterfall cabinet



transitioned to this pretty little piece. It's perfect for hiding TP in a powder room. I thought this was a humidor at first but there was no liner inside.  


Monday, August 25, 2014

New arrivals at The Pickled Hutch

So I'm excited to share more new arrivals this week. Below we have 'Spirit of 76' girandoles from the 1850's.  Unfortunately so many original crystals were missing I decided to go these blue opaline drops that are a favorite of mine. They make anything pop.

Spirit of 76 girandoles, circa 1850

Then there is this fabulous primitive pie safe I found! The size is approximately 6' x4'. It has such great lines.  Can't you see this is a bathroom? Can't I dream I had a bathroom big enough for it, lol?

Large antique pie safe just arrived.

The next two pieces are Victorian. The tall dresser comes with that sweet mirror on the floor. And the vanity has a beautifully shaped mirror as well and comes with a bench. I will definitely be giving both of them a makeover. Right now I'm thinking buttercream for the dresser and pale gray for the vanity. I'll post after pictures, hopefully later this week.



And as excited as I was to finally get these in the store,  Alfie was just as grumpy and pouty that he didn't get to go shopping with me! 


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Makeover for the perfect little cocktail table.

Makeover for the perfect little cocktail table

Just finished this custom commissioned piece. The client wanted it to complement a cane chair with belgium linen cushions that she just acquired. It looked like this prior to the redo.



Hope she likes it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekend treasures.


Just a quick share of a couple finds from the weekend. I have to be good and buckle down to get some  client paint projects finished on time! Have a great day.

Alabaster and architectural salvage at The Pickled Hutch

Antique French cherub wall decor at The Pickled Hutch

French metal basket at The Pickled Hutch

Rustic french stone basket with vegetables at The Pickled Hutch

Vntage enamel sign

And of course no antiquing would be complete without bringing home at least one project piece.  Thank goodness I know how to rewire.

Antique French cherub lamp at The Pickled Hutch



Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall Jewelry Design.



Romantic cherry jade cross necklace by The Pickled Hutch

Once I start a piece, it's hard to put down until it's finished which I'm sure all my artistic friends can relate to. And I absolutely love how this one turned out. I just finished this design last night or actually at 2am this morning. Luscious cherry jade and antique silver beads with a wonderful, romantic, rustic cross within a cross.
This could be the perfect signature piece for fall and winter. Just listed here on Etsy. 


Romantic cherry jade cross necklace by The Pickled Hutch

Romantic cherry jade cross necklace by The Pickled Hutch

Friday, August 15, 2014

Visual Displays

It was time for a little redo at the store. 

Store display at The Pickled Hutch

Reinforcements are on their way as I write this to help me with the rest.  And Alfie, of course. He is a HUGE help. Have a wonderful weekend all!


Saturday, August 09, 2014

Gifts from the ocean.

I love using bounty from the ocean in my decorating and art projects. Pearls, shells, coral, it's Mother Nature showing off her finery. For me, just seeing a beautiful shell or piece of coral evokes the sound of waves and the warm sand under my toes.  And where I would rather be right at this moment!  So today we are revisiting some creations, store treasures and vignettes using gifts from the ocean. Enjoy!

Soldered coral and bird bottle by The Pickled Hutch


Soldered art bottles by The Pickled Hutch


Soldered coral bottle by The Pickled Hutch

Vintage shell gooseneck lamp at The Pickled Hutch

Vintage seashell jewelry box

Soldered abalone and opaline bottles by The Pickled Hutch

Soldered coral bottle by The Pickled Hutch

Soldered seashell and salt shaker bottle by The Pickled Hutch

Vignette using coral at The Pickled Hutch

Shell and seaglass collections at The Pickled Hutch

Glittered starfish at The Pickled Hutch


Seashell mirror and vignette at The Pickled Hutch


Soldered coral bottles by The Pickled Hutch


Victorian mother of pearl pendant necklace by The Pickled Hutch


Soldered coral bottles by The Pickled Hutch


Coral vignette


Soldered coral perfume bottle by The Pickled Hutch


Huge clamshell vignette at The Pickled Hutch


Soldered coral perfume decanter by The Pickled Hutch


Abalone ornaments by The Pickled Hutch


Seashell mirror by The Pickled Hutch


Soldered coral opaline bottle by The Pickled Hutch


Soldered coral bottles by The Pickled Hutch


Vintage mounted deco shell at The Pickled Hutch


Soldered coral bottle by The Pickled Hutch


Baroque pearl necklace by The Pickled Hutch


Soldered shell and coral bottles by The Pickled Hutch

Hoping at least a lucky few of you are oceanside this weekend. Dip a toe in for Alfie and me!