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24 août 2012 5 24 /08 /août /2012 18:12

Dear readers,

 

Chers lecteurs,

 

A few month ago, I bought this corner hutch that was

a) exactly what I had been looking for,

b) quite cheap

c) sold on the Internet by someone who happened to live in the same village as I.

 

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Well, I believe planning too well doesn't always work in decoration.

 

Il y a quelques mois, j'ai trouvé cette encoignure qui devait meubler ma samme-à-manger. C'était exactement ce que je cherchais... Sauf qu'une fois sur place, elle n'allait pas du tout, mais pas du tout du tout dans l'espace!

 

The corner cabinet didn't want to be where I had envisioned it. It screamed "not here, not here" every time I passed by it in the dining-room. The proportions just weren't right. (Excuse the light bulb on the picture, the room is still in renovation).

 

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A day my parents were visiting, I just said: "the only room where it would look good would be the bathroom, in the corner next to the shower". I thought they were really going to laugh at me and my stupid idea to have such a piece of furniture in the bathroom!!!

 

But apparently, they're getting used to my craziness and Mom said "let's try!"

 

Up it went!

 

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Sorry about that picture... I had forgotten to take a proper "before" picture and you can see the tape and the screwdriver are already out!

By the way, the sponge Bob wall painting was the previous owner piece of art - not mine!

 

Du coup, elle a atteri dans la salle de bain, dans laquelle ses proportions étaient parfaites... Sa couleur bois acajou foncé et brillant, beaucoup moins...

 

It fitted the place perfectly... But the dark wood in my bathroom wasn't something I was fond of... And I decided to paint it.

 

I must confess that for a beginner like me it was a tough job, and at some point I thought I wouldn't be able to make it....

 

But it was worth all my efforts.

 

J'ai donc pris mes pinceaux par un jour de beau temps, et...

 

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The patio was transformed in a painting studio for a whole day.

 

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I first painted everything in Old White. But I was a bit disappointed as the top part lacked "depth".

 

So I added my favourite "Borrowed Light" inside and it transformed it completely.

 

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Rigth before it goes back upstairs... You can see that the mending of the stairs has begun - crazy year I'm telling you!.

 

And here filled as it was usually filled in the bathroom ("was" because there's been some new addition since):

 

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Elle est toujours remplie de petites trouvailles de brocante... Le bas cache un joyeux bazar de choses "utiles"!!!

 

The dining-room has changed a little, since the corner cabinet left it... But that's another story.

 

Thanks for your patience... It's been quite a long story!

 

Magali, from the Little White House xxx

 

 

PS: What the project cost me: 50 € for the hutch, 24€ for the paint + some leftover blue paint... It's under 100€... I'm too lazy to check how much it is in $, but hopefully it'll work for:

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Meghan @ Wishful Thinking 03/09/2012 18:33

It’s such a beautiful piece of furniture and I love that you have painted it white! It looks so fresh – perfect for a bathroom!

Lorrie 28/08/2012 10:08

What a beautiful piece, fits your bathroom perfect!

Debbie 28/08/2012 02:10

Oh what a pretty redo! So fresh now. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Doreen 27/08/2012 22:42

That's absolutely lovely! You should be very proud of yourself (and I'm very proud of MYSELF for knowing how to respond in English with French language). Your blog is gorgeous and your home looks
so 'French'. Congratulations! (found you on Debbiedoos).

Mam 25/08/2012 07:56

Elle est vraiment très réussie ton encoignure ! Tu vas devenir une "pro" du relooking de meubles !

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