08 February 2016

the hutch.



back in december i shared just a smidgen about finding a hutch top for a sweet price at a thrift store a hop & skip away from where i live. i painted it ASCP old white then did a tiny bit distressing then dark wax touches over the clear wax. you can see that post {*here*} when i decorated the piece for Christmas.

a couple years ago i found some vintage wallpaper in an antique/upcycle shop not so near where i live and while i didn't know what i'd be doing with it i bought it anyway because it was so pretty and made my heart swOon. gotta swOon. if you swOon then buy the thing. just don't swOon often or you'll need a bigger house to store your swOons .. and an empty pocketbook. 

i figured out what to do with the vintage wallpaper. cutting it into strips that would fit each length of the hutch top, i secured it in place with tape .. and now it takes on a new look entirely!


here's a side by side of the 
Christmas hutch and the february hutch.


i spent saturday early morning arranging and rearranging and re*rearranging and i rather like how it turned out. vintage cream ware, yellow ware, hobnail candle holders (thanks mom!), a few tchotchkes .. and it's done, that is, until i want a refresher and remove this wallpaper and put up a new vintage selection or none at all or maybe just leave it up for a good long while. books! a well chosen selection of books would be a grand idea.


time will tell, says the broken clock.

hope your monday is swell.
God bless each one of you real good..

.sherry.


33 comments:

  1. Oh that vintage wallpaper is such a fantastic look. It really makes the hutch top pop. Yes, your swoon factor would have me poor as a pauper. Easier to stay away and enjoy what bloggers are doing! (I may give your razor blade suggestion a go as soon as I find one.)

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    1. i have a swOon budget .. :)
      and i don't get out looking around like i did at one time
      which saves my pennies and makes my hubby happy. wink.

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  2. If I had my choice my home would be full of hutches! I like that one. A lot. The wallpaper is perfect in there. The whole thing works marvelously. I've got a painting project staring me in the face. Must find something else to do! Have a great week.

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    1. lol you make me giggle. first giggle of the day!
      put some coffee on and i'll come over and help you paint.

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  3. Wow! I love how you transformed this look and smart thinking to adhere it with tape so that you have options to change it out in the future! It's absolute sweetness. I have several hobnail pieces from my Mom, as well...treasures.
    Swooning over here ;)

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    1. this house has taken such a decorating turn over the years, since you and the hubs and the rest of the awesome team of folks helped us move in all those years ago. golly. hugs.

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  4. LOVE it! I loved it at Christmas and I love it now.

    SwOon indeed!

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    1. thanks deanna. :) the texture you use in your own home was part of the inspiration, truth be told. i have a hard time including textures but tried it with the hutch. now though i think there's way too much going on in the room and i'll be weeding out some other things lest i have an anxiety attack. ;)

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  5. HI Sherry, for your style I love the February hutch the mostest...
    Not a word of sorts, but describes it in a swooning way!
    The hutch top was such a perfect find and fit for your piece and don't you love when this happens?
    I did just that, I found a cabinet for a buffet base at a thrift store, and them took out the glass shelving and added wood shelving and a headboard backing, to then set it onto of the buffet adding all the charm it needed until a better top comes along.

    I love the white serving pieces up against the print, and the crock that sits on top is wonderful, I have several crocks that sit above my cabinets in my kitchen with crowns stamped in blue with numbers, favorite numbers. Your styling here makes me feel as if I am looking at a page in a British country Home magazine, happen to buy them often and find them so cottage comfy.

    Enjoy your focal piece, and all the little changes you can make often to it.
    Xx
    Dore

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    1. it was pure serendipity that the hutch top actually fit *perfectly* on top of the sideboard. i'll share more pics of the room maybe this week.

      quite the compliment .. thank you. :)

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  6. PS, Sherry, I had to go back and look again, perhaps it's not a crock sitting on the top bit a tin or heavy pottery with a wonderful label, in Any case I love it, and would love it in my home as well.
    I see the back drop of your squash yellow, and with the mix of white shutters and platters, and euro chic styling it also feels very French countryside to me as well. Don't you love when pieces speak to you in so many design styles when just a little changing here and there takes it into another direction ?

    I would love to see more of this room, and perhaps the table up to it.
    After my dentist appointment I will be coming home to finish up some art projects and look around to,see what I can tweak here in my hutch.

    See you soon, enjoy painting your next project.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. i added a closeup picture of the vintage flour bin on top of the hutch top.. :)

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    2. Yes, yes, yes! It's a bin I would have snagged up in one of my travels if found in route.
      love, that it's a flour bin, and Flowers are placed in it. A place on musing and words that discribe what we see. Really a great piece.

      Off to paint myself today, and get some pieces listed.
      See you and your euro chic-ness soon

      Xx
      Dore

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  7. Sherry I absolutley love the way it looks with your white ironstone collection in front of it - well done. You had the vision, lady! Well done, indeed!

    Have a wonderful week of love! ♥♥♥

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    1. thank you michele! coming from you that's quite a compliment. :) you're such a thoughtful and gifted decorator.

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  8. Lovely! You have such wonderful style!

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    1. i'm enjoying 'creating junque' again. :)
      thanks cheryl...

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  9. Your Christmas hutch looks lovely as well as the February hutch. The vintage wallpaper is pretty inside, and I love that broken clock.

    God Bless you too, Sherry.

    ~Sheri

    (by the way, just going through some family issues right now, but this girl will be ok. :)

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    1. thank you sheri. :)
      {if you ever want to meet for coffee, email me.
      i understand family issues. blessings...}

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  10. Sherry I'm swooning, I have always admired the addition of wallpaper adhered to the backs of bookcases and hutches. Your vintage find from years ago was just waiting to embellish and add uniqueness to the pretty hutch. Love your styling of the piece.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. it sure added a certain 'depth' to the piece, didn't it? :)
      i've seen (on pinterest) books with vintage wallpaper jackets.
      love that idea too..

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  11. That is a great hutch!! I love the "now" look with that gorgeous wallpaper and the flour bin and the dried hydrangeas...but I also love the Christmastime hutch with the monochromatic look and the soft candlelight. Swooning over it all...

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    1. thanks cheryl. :)
      i'm glad i used tape as a temporary fix so i can remove the paper for a new season, put up new vintage wallpaper, etc. that flour bin is a great treasure! love it.

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  12. It looks as though it was just meant to be!!! Wonderful good!! You have such a gift for beauty!! ~tammy

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  13. Love the way you painted the hutch, Sherry. SwOonworthy, for sure. (teehee) I love both the Christmas and the February hutches. The wallpaper is stunning, and I like the idea of taping on the wallpaper so you can easily change it. My friend Mary and I were just discussing this very thing earlier this week over tea. She has a rustic glass front cupboard that she wants to change up. I'm going to send her the link to your post. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. i'm keeping my one good eye open for some green vintage wallpaper.. maybe i'll have an entire collection for the year once i'm done. ;)

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  14. The February hutch is so, so beautiful and the fabric or paper background you added is perfect. It gives the whole room a pleasant and softer look. I came over from Rue's blog and I am so glad I did.

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    1. thanks so much .. such a nice compliment. :)

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  15. That hutch looks wonderful with the paper and tape is a good temp fix. You can always change it out should you tire of it. The reason this big ole house is FULL is because I swOOn a LOT! -grin-

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    1. swOoning w/in reason is a good thing. :)

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  16. Wow!! It looks great. It really is the little things, isn't it?
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
    And you've inspired me to get out my pearls....

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    1. pearls are always appropriate, said Jackie O. :)
      i'm glad you visited, kimberly.

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