Hubby is calling my dining room, the dish room!
I got this chest by trading one of my handmade felted hats from my sheep wool, plus a little more money, for the chest below. I built the shelf on the chest years ago. The shelf use to hang above my stove. While remodeling, Hubby through my shelf out to his junk pile. I was hunting this shelf a couple of months ago. I looked everywhere for it! Hubby finally admitted he had thrown it in the junk pile. He went and got it, I was so upset for the stained shelf was now grey and weathered.
Hubby helped me put back together.
I decided to do a crackle finish on the chest and shelf.
I painted the chest and shelf flat brown, let it dry, then added a heavy coat of crackle, waited an hour, then painted it with an off white flat paint. Before it finishes crackling, I start to wipe off where I wanted large spots of the brown to show.
I let this dry for several days
These are the products I used. After the last drying, I used a poly acrylic finish for paint. I letting one coat of the poly acrylic dry and then paint on a second coat. All done!
Last time Gollum did a tour of Big Lots, she found a set of white lovely dishes! It was a while before I finally got to go to Big Lots! Oh, but when I did I bought white dishes, not the great deal I was hoping for like Gollum’s dishes!
Gollum has a post today on my dishes, I bought from Big Lots, go see!
So I decided to share my dishes! About a month ago I bought two boxes of Great Gathering White dishes which is a total of 64 pieces.
I opened one box, every dish was perfect! The next box had plates and bowls broken. I called Big Lots, they did not give me a receipt, and they only had one box left! The lady said you have to come tonight, and we will go through your box and add the pieces that are broken. Now, by now you know I have not driven in four years, ugh! No one would take me! The next morning Hubby had to go in Jackson, an hour away, he dropped me off at Big Lots, and I sat there for two hours! The lady said you can just exchange your box! So I decided, as I had to sit there and wait, to go through the new box and make sure nothing was broken. I found a few flaws and asked if I could exchange them out of the box I brought back. Yes! No, I did not shop, for I was scared someone would take off with my dishes!
Home at last!
All my lovely white Great Gathering Dinnerware in my crackled chest and shelf that now makes a hutch!
How do you like my make over
Crackled Hutch and new Great Gathering Dinnerware?
Did you say where are the cups, and the other platter?
Here are the cups on top. One of the platters, with some of my other new chargers, I bought at Marshall’s!
Now this is a PEEK at the shelf Hubby and I made to go above my New Blue Buffet! I cut the boards to size and Hubby put it together for me. No, I could not put it together, for the drill and hammer are too heavy! I did try! Lol
Then I gave the shelf a coat of my favorite Gentleman’s Blue Paint!
Now this is only a Peek! Do not look down at my other dishes below, that I bought at the Valentine’s Day Auction!
I know you are peeking! I promise to show more soon!
Thanks for stopping by, and sharing in my excitement as my new dining room comes together!
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