Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Hutch

This is my "hutch of many colors".  A little out of my comfort zone, but I love it.

This is the not-so-beautiful before.  I found this one sitting out in the rain, all lonely, just like my farm table .

That's dirty white paint peeling off a bright yellow underneath.  I sanded off the white, but the yellow didn't budge.  While I was sanding, I discovered the back of the hutch had painted over wallpaper.  Ugh!

As I removed the wallpaper, I discovered a blue painted underneath.
That makes three colors. For some reason, I got the feeling this piece should be painted with a bright color.  I could not decide between turquoise and green.  While shopping over the weekend, I saw a cabinet in Anthropologie that was painted with the green and turquoise together, and I knew that it would be perfect.

While I was sanding and distressing, there came that yellow again.  It was actually a great accent.  I'm so glad I picked colors that looked good with yellow.  My white primer also made an appearance, making this a very colorful hutch.

I hope someone falls in love with it at the antique mall.


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  1. I'm falling in love with it right here in front of the computer!! This is so pretty and creative ~ I adore the colors! Let's see, how far is Missouri from Ohio? : )

  2. I love the change!!! i love those fun colors!

  3. LOVE this!! It looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the two-toned look! The turquoise looks perfect with the pink!

  4. What a beautiful transformation! Sounds like it was quite a lot of work, but well worth it in the end!


  5. Great colors! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  6. What a great rescue!! You did an amazing job! New follower via My Romantic Home!

  7. Soo pretty~ it's darling! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!!! :)

  8. What an amazing makeover! I am new follower and blogger, please come by my blog. Have a lovely day.

  9. Such a cute and happy color! Thanks for the tips for transferring images...I think I have it figured out now!

  10. It's adorable! You are brave -- I would have passed that piece by in the rain for sure and missed out on this treasure!