Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Home For Christmas

A few weekends ago, I brought my hutch home from the 
store so I could refinish it for my dining room.  I'm on a
quest to lighten and brighten my dark house.  
Previously the hutch was white and lived in my 
office, where it was very happy.







Then it went to live at the store, where it made many 
people smile, but it was very homesick.

The hutch was at the store for display purposes only and not for sale.  Many people complimented it and offered to buy it, but it wanted to come back home. Every time I went into the store to drop off new items to sell, it called out to me, "take me home".





And so ~ it did come home and got a whole new makeover.  
It went from white to dark brown, then received it's top coat of off-white paint, and finally was distressed to allow the
brown to show through. Here it is now in the dining room ~ all decked out for Christmas with glitter and brown transfer ware.







So here are some close ups.  I think you'll see
how happy it is now.














My new corbels have found their final resting place on the bottom shelf of the hutch top.








I found some lovely gold mesh ribbon at Michaels that went with the color scheme perfectly.  Not the easiest thing to work with, but it sure is pretty and adds nice texture to the vignette.







My vintage silver ware also found a new home next to the corbels.  Sorry they are so tarnished and not ready for either Christmas or a photo shoot. 
























Can you tell I am quite taken with these rust-colored snowflakes that I found at Walmart?





















 As you can see ~ Charley is also glad the hutch has come home and found the most comfortable place in the house to nap.







When I got home from work this evening, I found this nice plate of cookies in the dining room ~ made by my sweet daughter.  My favorite Christmas cookies ~ and I can tell you, my mouth was watering when I took this picture.






 
Linking with
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Saved by Love Creations for Thrifty Thursday
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The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
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Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
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French Country Cottage  for Feathered Nest Friday
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Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

 

10 comments:

Ginny said...
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Cozy Little House said...

It's gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I always say, you can't lay a pile of quilts down that an animal doesn't end up on it.
Brenda

Barb and Dell said...

Your hutch turned out beautifully. I love all the glittery browns and the brown transferware.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Barb

Mary Ellen said...

Cindy I LOVE the color scheme you have going on here! It is so awesomely beautiful!!

Gosh you are a paint maniac - The white looked great but it is amazing what the brown underpaint does for this.

You really know how to place things so wonderfully too on that hutch!

Merry Christmas friend!

mary

Mary Ellen said...

Cindy I LOVE the color scheme you have going on here! It is so awesomely beautiful!!

Gosh you are a paint maniac - The white looked great but it is amazing what the brown underpaint does for this.

You really know how to place things so wonderfully too on that hutch!

Merry Christmas friend!

mary

Ivy and Elephants said...

Merry Christmas my dear! I am loving all of your gorgeous transferware. All of your vignettes are wonderful. I would love it if you could link this inspiring post to our linky party.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Even an old girl loves a new look.
Love the transformation.
Merry Christmas,
Kerryanne

pinkertonjamesl said...

Your house look really awesome.You decorate with matching all things.I really impress by this blog.I also inspire from this blog.

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Deserae said...

Very pretty! It looks gorgeous in your dining room all decked out for the holidays :o)
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!!
~Des

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm just catching up to posts, and I'm GAGA for this hutch and everything on it! That transferware is making me dizzy with hyperventilating over it! haha, just (sorta) kidding.... Happy New Year! You sure have had a productive 2011.

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