Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shabby Chic Hutch

This hutch was a Craigslist find. I purchased it from a young couple who were moving and didn't have a spot for it in their new house. It belonged to the wife's grandmother. She recalled her grandmother storing her spices on the shelf with the little railing and so she did the same. She even collected spices on her honeymoon to start her collection. It made me feel a little sad that she was selling it. Didn't she want to keep her grandmother's hutch? And I knew it could have a fresh new look, while maintaining the memories.


This is my daughter Megan's hutch and my inspiration. Everyone loves this hutch. People keep offering to buy it. It is so pretty and the white makes everything just pop off the shelves.


And I was ready to use white again. I've been using a lot of color lately. I kept it very simple, no glazing this time. Just a few coats of fresh white, a light distressing and a coat of wax.








These curves are my favorite detail.





So soft and feminine, perfect for a shabby chic finish.








And here's the spice shelf with the little railing.





Pretty new knobs.








And here she is complete, ready for more spices or a lovely set of dishes.







I hope the grandmother and grandaughter would be pleased!


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33 comments:

Casey said...

it's very pretty!

Lee Laurie said...

I love it. So pretty! They would be pleased.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Seaside Rose Creations said...

It's beautiful! Can you explain the "wax" part of the paint re-do project? I love the edging on this piece.

Biljana said...

Hi, makeover is so pretty, I love shabby, bravo:))
I am your newest follower, come to visit my blog:)
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Jeralee said...

I think it is lovely!

jilly said...

You did a wonderful job, and its nice to know it will receive many more years of use and love.

Blessings,
jilly
visiting from BNOTP

Sonia said...

Love your hutch!! Fantastic job and oh the lovely things you can put in it!!

Miss Bloomers

Kim -today's creative blog said...

beautiful work! Thanks for linking.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's beautiful! very beachy- i can picture it with glass jars fill of sand and seaglass and shells!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love it!
It really came out nice!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Nikki said...

It looks beautiful... I'm sure the grandmother and grandaughter would be pleased.

m e g a n said...

This turned out so pretty! Love the distressing and the knobs... where did you get them from? I would lvoe to get some for my hutch!

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Hmmm, how do I transport that through my computer screen and into my house?

;)

Beautiful job!

The Frosted Gardner said...

This turned out beautifully. Something about a white hutch - I could just have one of each. Well done. Glad I stopped by!

Pamela said...

Looks wonderful!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Great job, Elizabeth! This hutch turned out perfect! :) LOVE IT!

Maggie said...

That is fabulous - from dated to darling!

Robin said...

Can I Have this? Love this! You have to link this to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party at http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled10

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Pretty knobs. I also like the pretty plates. Good job!

Urban Whyte said...

If they don't like it you can send it over to me...I have the perfect place for it!! Karen

Restyled Vintage said...

I am sure they would be pleased, and maybe kicking themselves, lol...it looks lovely. Funny how some people just can't see past a dark wood finish, isn't it?

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh, they would definitely be pleased!
Wonderful transformation!

Jane
Flora Doora

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a lovely makeover! It looks gorgeous! Coming over from the Shabby Nest and a happy new follower!

Jeanine

Autum said...

Beautiful! I love the knobs you chose and the light distressing and waxing are perfect. I'm certain the grandmother would be proud!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Gorgeous! Now I want one!

decdiva1 said...

so pretty! sad that the newlywed couldn't keep it, but great for you! you did a beautiful job!

Lisa said...

Wow so pretty - I love that you love your daughters hutch and wanted one for yourself, how much did you pay for it on Craigslist?

sherry said...

I am glad you used white! It is so much easier to find colorful accessories to enhance it! Way to go.
Sherry

LisasCreativeHome said...

Oh It's just darling! I am looking for a similar piece for my kitchen! Enjoy!

Heather Bredimus said...

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Shanarun said...

I too am wondering about the wax...... fantastic transformation!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

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the girlfriend gap said...

Me Three.... I am wondering about the wax.