October 22, 2008

Hutch Transformation

We have had this little hutch for many years.
It was a hand-me-down from my husband's grandparents when they were downsizing.
We've used it in just about every room of the house, but it has found its home in our green room.  It is tucked behind the french doors, so it sort of became the dumping ground for various what-nots.  See the shadow on top?  That is my teddy bear from my childhood.
He feels very safe up there, away from the dog's reach.

While it has good bones, it needed a little something.  The paint was still great (just needed to peel that soccer sticker off the right front).  So I spent $2 in paper and ...
Now she is a beauty.  No more dumping!  
I love using stuff from around the house to freshen things up.
The only money I spent for this whole project was the paper and a new ivy plant.
Under $5.  Love it.

17 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...that looks so great!!! I love it!!!...what great paper and the hutch is just wonderful!!!

Now that is my kind of makeover!
-sandy toes

Ally0005 said...

Wow, it turned out really cute.
My kids put stickers in places like also.
I also love how you said "the green room" we say that for our upstairs guest room, we call it our blue bedroom.
Ally

Tricia Anne said...

What a nice transformation! I love what the paper does for the look! I have been looking at all my wood book shelves wondering if I could get away with some paint on them! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

My Place of Peace said...

Mmmmm...mmmm....SO DELICIOUS! I know it's not edible but if it was, I would gobble it up in all it's chocolatey goodness!

AJ said...

Looks great! What a difference the paper made!

Christy said...

What a great transformation!

I love the paper you chose and how pretty it looks with your green accent pieces.

Have a nice evening!

Sarah said...

I found your blog through my sister. I have enjoyed reading your blog and am going to continue to check back in!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love this hutch it looks wonderful. You have done a great job at accessorizing it. Wow. Enjoyed your blog, sweet family.
Blessings
Debbie

Christian said...

wow! that looks great!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

That looks GREAT! I love seeing how people are taking what they have and making it better rather than getting rid of it and buying something "new". I've been so inspired by these projects that I've got a few of my own ideas to start on.

BTW...I'm having a give away, pop by my blog if you're interested.

Tracey said...

$5 dollars?? How cool is that?! I think it's much more fun to re-do something that has memories attached to it...Great post and fabulous blog!!

Sandy Toes said...

Come over...I tagged you!

Lacy said...

The hutch looks so great. The paper is perfect and makes it look like a pop of color. I am really liking the green and black together. Smiles.

Laura said...

Great job!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great makeover on the hutch. The black paper looks great! Jackie

Darlene said...

That hutch is adorable anyway and the paper just makes it pop now!!! Cute, cute!!!

I am getting ready to copy down that Apple Dew recipe...it sounds DELICIOUS!!!

caron said...

That's beautiful! I wish I could think of things like that...guess I"m going to have to visit your blog more often to get some ideas. BTW...found you on SITS