So this little hutch has been kicking around my house forever. My mom gave it to me years ago and its gone in and out of style, its been painted 10 different colors and probably had its turn in every room of my house. I have had it hidden in the upstairs bathroom for a very long time. It’s a happy little hutch. It needed some love so I decided to spiff it up and give it a prominent place in my dining room. I dragged it downstairs, brought it out on the front porch and scrubbed her down. It was already painted white and had an awesome crackle finish on the top…this happened on it’s own. I wanted to give it a little more distressing so I got out the hand sander and lightly sanded some of the edges and a little on the door. I replaced the knob with this old antique door plate, which I looooove! We have the greatest re-use store near me…I can wander around the place for hours, it’s got so many awesome salvaged old house parts.
Anyway, I love staging shelves so bringing this hutch downstairs where I can see it was pretty perfect. I have a blue eyed, curly haired, curious cutie who finds everything so fascinating so I need to keep my decorations to a minimal these days. I need to be strategic and put non-breakable things low and glass and ceramics up high, you get it, right? I snooped around my house to find some stuff to make this hutch happy…
Dollar Store Flower Arrangement
This sweet bouquet of flowers…I found this cool rectangle vase in a free pile ( I love free!!!!) and filled it with some dollar store fake flowers. Fake flowers usually aren’t my thing but I thought this was cute and springy and not too tacky.
I have started collecting white dishes. I’ve been searching out thrift stores and that cute little pitcher is my most recent find.
I bought this boxwood wreath a few months ago at Target. I love it but haven’t been able to find the right place for it. Until now…
I am so glad I brought new life into this sweet little hutch. I snooped around my house for things I already had to pretty it up so it really didn’t cost me anything. I am still keeping my eye out for cute white dishes, old glass bottles and a new-old light fixture for the dining room. I also need to paint or stain my barn door…I guess I have enough to keep me busy for awhile. Have a Happy Week!