Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sexy black and white, the BBC

You get where I was going with that right?

Every woman is looking for her perfect Little Black Dress, the elusive one that goes with everything day or night.

Well I believe this is the Big Black Cabinet.
She goes with everything. Dressed up or down, the black and white combination makes her a versatile hutch. And yes, she is a she.

This lovely china cabinet was in need of a new home from people who were downsizing and I can't find the stinking before photo but imagine plain shiny brown and metal gates in the side doors and old brass not good old brass handles.

I refinished this cabinet with General Finishes lamp black milk paint (I now want to paint everything black) and poly. The inside of the cabinet is a whites mix of ASCP.

i used the opportunity to stage this cabinet as i was carrying items up the stairs to stage for the show. seeing it like this was not helping me with the considering this cabinet as a kid that i have to give up for adoption. (do not send me hate mail for that statement, i know this is not a child, figure of speech lol)

i left some of the wood showing through the paint and it is only noticeable in certain light which i love and gives it the sometimes i'm modern, sometimes i'm rustic look.


the hardware is original to the piece and is matched to the paint. very streamlined and sexy if i do say so myself.

Have a great day,


**on a side note, we are planning a trip to atlanta, savannah and tybee island soon, any suggestions of places to stay namely or see/eat. we would love the suggestions** 

savvy southern style 
city farmhouse 
stone gable 
french country cottage  
common ground
miss mustard seed 


  1. Meg not only do I LOVE this hutch I love the beautiful display you did inside of it!!

  2. Very, very nice. I love the Lamp Black Milk paint and I used it recently here.
    I am now rethinking the "French Linen" on a similar piece to yours...a little frenchie hutch/buffet! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  3. She's gorgeous and the colour was beautiful in real life too. I love how you have mixed and arranged the accessories, both today and on the day of the show.

  4. This is beautiful! Love that the inside is white, really dramatic.


Leave me a note. I'd love to hear from you.
Unless you're being less than friendly, then play like the rabbit and say nothing!