Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Craigs list Hutch: The After



I have a huge empty wall in my family room that needed a substantial piece of furniture. It was a huge wall of waynes coating and looked like a sea of white. I have this painting in my eating area that I thought I could incorporate the green color on the hutch.


I just love green and knew it was just the right color for the hutch. I also saw a beautiful hutch at Urban Farmhouse that I have been drooling over for months but just couldn't afford the price tag. Enter Craiglist:




I found this hutch for $100 on craiglist!! I was just so excited to finally find the piece I had been looking for. However, I was overly optimistic about this piece. It is ginormous!! I did not realize all the work it would take to remove all eight doors, 20 hinges, 14 knobs, not to mention all the taping it took for covering the glass before spraying.
When we finally finished I had do a bit of rearranging. I was going to put it behind my slipper chairs. I liked the hutch there but the chairs had to be moved to our library/ music room. The room that houses my Ikea cabinet.



Here she is all fancied up!



Please pay no attention to the hinges that don't match up. Like I said it was a huge task. I was so excited to start that I didn't think to make a note of which hinges went to which door. I am not a photographer by any means. I wish I could get a good picture of the actual color of the hutch. All the pictures I take make it look pastel and dull. Trust me, though....it is bright and just the punch of color the room needed.

Remember this picture?

The hutch is now where the black dresser and round mirror used to be.


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I moved the black dresser across the room under my favorite old window.


It's amazing what a little paint and some rearranging can do for a room.




I also made a couple faux grain sack pillows for the room using drop cloths and a bit of left over paint from the hutch.






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37 comments:

  1. they all look great! Love the pillows!

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  2. That hutch looks gorgeous in green! Your home is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Woot Girl! Looks fab.u.ous. Love all your decorating. I'm hanging around for a bit :O)

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  4. Oh, Melissa, I just LOVE your home! It's so beautiful! That is so funny that we both posted something that had that incorporated that same sign. I LOVE the green you chose. The whole piece looks gorgeous! I love where you chose to put the dresser too. That old hanging window is one of my favorite things in your house! So perfect. Your pillows look great too and I love the Be Kind sign! Beautiful, all of it!

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  5. What a fabulous makeover! It makes me want to paint something green now!

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  6. Wow, I love all of your photos. The hutch IS all fancied up in her new color!

    Chelsea

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  7. Seeing such great furniture makeover is so inspiring and gives me the motivation I need to get on with some of my projects.
    Ange

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  8. I saw it in person when I was doing laundry, and it looks sooooo good!!! The color is perfect!

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  9. Super cute! I found your blog on TDC. You did a great job, and I love that you just re-arranged the things you already had to make it work!

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  10. It is gorgeous, so inspiring!! You just have to be my teacher! :)

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  11. That hutch turned out great! I love Craig's List. You should post this to my Furniture Feature Friday link party over at my blog. It goes up tonight at 10 and runs through Friday. Hope to see you there! By the way, I became a follower. :)

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  12. You've inspired me today!! Great job ... I'm also a lover of Craigs list ... lots of bargains to be had.

    xo
    Jill

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  13. Nice makeover. I love Craigslist too. So many great finds. Amazing what paint can do. I became a follower!

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  14. @cheapchichome. Gosh, you're before (of the room) is pretty, too. Nice job. I am in the process of changing some of my stuff around too.

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  15. It seriously looks amazing! I love that you went with green!!

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  16. We really love your hutch make-over and the new pillows. You have a beautiful home! We really enjoyed all of your post. Deborah & Hubs

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  17. Looks so lovely - what a great job you did! That punch of green is such a wonderful idea. Congratulations!

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  18. wow! that is amazing. I would love to have a beauty like that in my house!

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  19. I love the updated hutch and the new furniture placement is so warm and inviting!

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  20. I loved every. single. picture! What a fantastic job!

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  21. Gorgeous Colour for that hutch! Simply beautiful.
    Lisa

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  22. What green did you use? Love it! Nice job!

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  23. Just beautiful, you did an amazing job !

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  24. you have such classic taste with a twist of modern and fun! i love your home :)

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  25. It looks amazing! I love that you went with a color. It makes it such a special piece!

    Oh, and may I please have your slipcovered chair and ottoman? My address is... :).

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  26. LOVE IT!! That is my FAVORITE color green. I'm going to be scouring Craig's List for a piece I can paint that color...do you mind sharing the brand/color of the paint? Such a fantastic job...thanks for posting this!!

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  27. Yes please share the color!! Its perfect, I have that color on a couple of other pieces but I bought them that way, Im not happy with my craigs list re-do , take a look at www.gracefullychic.blogspot.com , Id much rather it that green!!

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  28. great job it turned out beautifully! i would also like to know the color that you used. thanks!

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  29. I adore what you did to that hutch. Very inspiring.

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  30. Your house is beautiful! The non-aligned hinges are "CHARACTER." Just leave them as they are.

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  31. Great Work! I'm still looking for my "it" piece from Craigslist. (crossing fingers here) ;)

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  32. That hutch looks gorgeous in green! Your home is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
    Work From Home

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  33. Beautiful job! I love the pop of green your hutch adds to your room now. I've refinished a hutch and a buffet, but they aren't nearly as big as your piece, so I know how much work it took! I think your hard work was worth the effort!

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  34. Nice work! Now, what are you going to fill it with? Dishes, books, framed pictures? I'm drooling over here...I'm always looking for more storage space in our old house:-).

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