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.
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.