Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hutch Makeover: a post revisited

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, 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.

I am linking to:
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden


  1. You did a fantastic job! I never would have noticed the hinges if you hadn't pointed it out! Adds character, right?

    I love the black piece under your old window - it looks amazing there!

    I'm new to your blog - it's nice to meet you! Thanks for adding your inspiration to the Show & Tell (it worked!).

    Off to check out more of your blog! Have a great day!


  2. Love this! visiting from DIY Showoff, you got some great style! Gonna bookmark you :)

  3. I appreciate all of the hard work you do on our home Babe! Everything you touch is better off for it... Love me!

  4. I like the rearranging that you did and the hutch looks great with it's new coat of paint! (love that black window too!) Great job...

    pk @ Room Remix

  5. I'm glad I live so close to you so I can see all of your projects in person...and so I can make you go with me when I pick out things for our new house. :) I like living close to you too because you're just lovely.

  6. That's frickin gorgeous. So worth all of your hard work. *hands clapping*

  7. Oh my goodness- AMAZING! You did such a fabulous job! It is gorgeous! XOXO

  8. WOW That hutch looks wonderful...I need to shop craigslist!

  9. The hutch looks just wonderful. I love the color and the black chest under the window is beautiful. I really love that white chair and ottoman too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  10. I love the color! What a transformation. Craigslist is just amazing!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your clever ideas!