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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Piecemeal Hutch



I'd been wanting a hutch for my dining room since I first started following blogs where very talented ladies perform fabulous makeovers on furniture.  I spent about a year hoping to score a hutch at GW.  It didn't seem to matter that I made the trek to my local shop at least three times a week, I never found one.  Not only could I not find one to buy, I couldn't even find one that someone else had already snatched up.  I guess people around here just don't want to give up those hutches!

I finally began looking for anything that would do the job, and I eventually wound up with two pieces that when put together, make a hutch.  I bought the bottom half from a GW for $40, and I scored the top from an auction for $10.



I filled some holes and Charles mended some pieces.




After we got it all fixed up, it was time for paint.  For the bulk of the hutch, I used an Olympic color called Dogwood Blossom.  I wanted the back to contrast against the rest of the hutch because I'm planning to display white dishes and milkglass at some point.  I ended up using Sea Anemone for the back.  I thought it was a great color for either a beachy look for a Shabby Chic look.


After painting, we added new hardware that I picked up at Hobby Lobby for a few buck each.  I'm still trying to decide if I want to paint and distress those.  For now, I'm leaving them the way they are.




I just love this hutch, and I think even more so because it was something I had to put together, and I was able to do it for just a few bucks.




What do you think?




Linking to:
Twice Owned Tues @ House of Grace
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
Restored It Weds @ Restore Interiors
Wow Us Weds @ Savvy Southern Style
Creative Spark @ Clean and Scentsible
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts
Transformation Thurs @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday on Tuesday
Hookin' Up With HOH @ HOH
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SNS Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

46 crafty peeps said:

  1. Very nice upcycle. Shabby chic with a lift of pale blue. Great display space, and with the baskets, extra storage.

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  2. Very creative and beautiful makeover! Love the colors.

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  3. I love it! Great job on the makeover!

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  4. You could use this in the bathroom, bedroom, dining room- such a versatile piece! You did a great job and I love the blue accessories- it will be fun decking it out for fall too!

    I spotted the pic of Molly on your sidebar. I'm having another pet portrait give away. Stop by!

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  5. This is a great piece, I wish I had somewhere in my house that I could do something like this. Good Job on the transformation.

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  6. it looks gorgeous and beachy, kristi! LOVE those beautiful legs and how you have it staged.... lovely!!! and i think blue walls with a green dresser would be lovely!

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  7. I love it! Great job :)
    I'm your newest follower - thanks for all the great ideas!

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  8. That is so pretty! Great job putting together to two pieces.

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  9. I think I love it!!!
    And to think, I was there when it was adopted!
    This looks amazingly cozy and cottagey happy, girl!
    Love it.
    Are you nesting like crazy or what?!
    ;)
    Muah!

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  10. This is beautiful, Kristi!! I think your dream came true and you did it yourself!!

    XO,
    Janie

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  11. this looks beautiful, I love how you used 2 different pieces but made them work together perfectly

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  12. o,I just love it. It is so pretty. You did a great job.
    I did the same with one of my hutches. I'll blog about it soon.
    xo bj

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  13. That is such a beautiful piece of furniture!

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  14. Wow, you've made it soo beautiful!! I have a hutch in my shed waiting for inspiration... and now I have it!! Lovely work :)

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  15. I love it, can I just steal all of your decorations, esp the Blue Ball jars????

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  16. WoW!! Love it! What a great idea to put 2 different pieces together, the look is fabulous!

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  17. just amazing..love the idea..
    thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love it - this is an inspiration piece for sure. So pretty and such a clever idea.

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  19. I love this Kristi!! It's gorgeous! It looks like they were made for each other! The baskets look perfect with it!!

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  20. That is gorgeous!! And I love your display on it. Thank-you so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I'll definitely be featuring this one on Sunday! ;)
    Jenn

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  21. I think it is fantastic. Love the white, the hardware, and the accessorizing!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  22. Its looks just perfect! What a creative way to get what you want!

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  23. WOW!!! This is SO beautiful! Great job and way to think outside the box :)

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  24. This is a FABULOUS idea! I have basically the bottom half of your hutch in my dining area, pretending to be a hutch (before, it pretended to be my vanity) and would LOVE to transform it into something so awesome. You did a great job. Crisp and clean!

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  25. What a unique piece! I really love how you restored it and the beachy look is perfect:)

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  26. Gorgous piece. Great mixture of pieces.

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  27. Smart idea! Thanks for sharing :D (Here from Clean & Scentsible)

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  28. Your hutch looks fantastic, the colours work perfectly. Great accessories on it too, will be lovely decorated for the seasons!

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  29. Great detailing on both pieces, Kristi! I love the color you used on the back!

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  30. What an AMAZING piece and a beautiful transformation! Great Job :) I found your site through The Shabby Creek Cottage link party and I'm a new follower.

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  31. You can't even tell that it was from two different pieces. Great job! I love your floors by the way.

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  32. Wow! This turned out beautifully! I love how the pieces go together and the baskets you put underneath. Lovely!

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  33. This is gorgeous! I love how crisp and clean the whole look is.

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  34. I think it looks wonderful! Good job and enjoy it for many years to come...
    Pat

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  35. INCREDIBLE! You inspire me to tackle a big furniture project... is it ok if I email you if I get stuck?

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  36. Love the idea of a two piece hutch... and it turned out beautifully! Beachy too!!

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  37. Beautiful! I love the combination of the two pieces! It looks so fab & what a deal!!!

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  38. I really like the way this looks. Super job. In the antique world they refer to this as 'marrying' {two pieces}. These sure work together!

    Dana

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  39. This is so great!! I just finished my first hutch this weekend too! I'd love your feedback! I hope I can find nice decorative pieces for mine! adore it!

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  40. i'm jealous...very pretty:)

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  41. Fantastic! I have been dreaming of a similar project using a bookcase and a dresser, thanks for the added inspiration!

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