Did you think I was crazy when I bought this? I bet you did. The more days that went by I thought I was crazy for buying the 1970s Hutch Special. I mean, it even came complete with it’s very own fence. I didn’t even pay extra for that. 🙂
You may remember my ideas for it here:
Here’s what I came up with… drumroll please. 🙂
I first painted the hutch a custom mixture of Dark Roast and Creme Brulee by Country Chic Paint, then after living with it for about a month finally decided my custom mixture was too sage green. Enter Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. I’ve been a fan of this color for a while and knew it would be striking with Country Chic Paint’s Elegance as the background.
When I painted the background of the hutch I was really doubting whether I’d keep it. It felt so country to me. My style isn’t country… it’s beachy chic. But I have no idea what I want in that space. It’s a decorating dilemma so I’ll keep it till I find something that works better.
Here’s how we did the transformation… We either removed or covered the wavy trim and that fence was pulled off almost immediately.
I opted to remove the cabinet doors on the top of the shelf in order make it feel less country and more open.
The knobs and pulls were a steal from a building warehouse near us… it cost me just $10 to replace them!
I staged this hutch for Easter since we were hosting this year and had this gorgeous sign hand made by Fleuri Post.
The fun part of having a hutch is that I can change up the background depending on the event I’m hosting… like when I did this scrapbook paper background from Elle’s first birthday.
That fun paper inspires me to look at some great wallpaper to cover the background with since I don’t love the blue with our walls… but at the very least it’s far better than it was when I bought it. Just a refresher: