Friday, March 11, 2011

Hutch Transformation

The hutch is finally completed.  I do wish I had taken a before picture but the hutch has been in limbo and in various forms of disarray since the beginning of the kitchen remodel in July.  

Below is the hutch and our old dining set.  I did love the table but the pedestal was broken and worn.  It was my mother's table before me.  The hutch was also my mother's.  Here is the before, if you click on the picture you will have a better look at how outdated it was.  The hardware was old and none of the hinges worked.  When you opened the doors the springs would pop out.



After:

It looks like a new piece.

I distressed it and added some antiquing glaze.
New hardware
The trim and decorative elements seem to stand out more with the white.
Here is the completed hutch and dining set~from the living room side.
From the kitchen

There have been a few more changes.  The living room side has been rearranged, I just finished it a few minutes ago.  It is not spring yet but I can't help feeling like it is.  I want to give everything new life.  Working on a few projects that I can't wait to share.

In other news, our seventeen yo daughter has her first official job.  With the poor economy it has been difficult for her to find work.  Many places now require that you are 18 before you can fill out an application. This week she had her first interview and Monday she will be joining the work force.  This job came to her by way of my brother.  He works there and send the work along that they were looking for a part time receptionist.  She is thrilled.  I am excited for her but it is also sad to see her grow up so quickly.


19 comments:

Rachel B. said...

Wow, that looks incredible! You did a great job--I love it!

Rachel

Rachel said...

So stunning! Fresh and clean, ready for the summer! I bet brunch is very relaxing in your beautiful eating area!!!

Stopping by from your link at Tatortots and Jello!
~Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

Ruth! It looks fabulous! I'm way impressed. Your dining room has a very "beachy" look about it now - with the light blue walls and the white furniture. Makes me feel very calm and at peace just looking at it. Great job!

Good for Victoria getting a job. Ashley started a job 2 weeks ago. She only works on Thursdays, but we're hoping it'll be more days in the summer. It's an office job where my dad works. :)

Adrienne said...

Oh gosh! Your hutch did a 180! It looks beautiful - so bright and fresh - love it!

Amanda M. said...

This looks GORGEOUS!!!

Creative Escapes said...

This is unreal - beautiful! I adore it!

Holly said...

That is one beautiful transformation - I love all of that yummy white goodness. so pretty!

My House of L said...

Wow! You did a great job!

Chelsea {twotwentyone} said...

Your hutch looks gorgeous! You did a wonderful job! I love how bright and airy your dining room looks now.

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

LOVE how it turned out... hmmm maybe I should paint mine...

Larissa said...

Your hutch looks so fresh and Springy. You did a great job! And a happy belated birthday to you! i've enjoyed following along with your adventures and your trials - your have opened up your heart to so many new experiences and overcome some fears. I hope this coming year is less trying for you...so that you can sit back and enjoy the gorgeous home that you created!

Natalie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Hope you get to visit again soon!

Jacqueline said...

It looks so wonderful;! Also I love your dining table! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Carrie said...

Oh I love it. I have a tall table and chairs too. I painted the table last summer and I am painting the chairs this spring. I can't wait! You have a very cute blog here. Thanks for inviting me to visit, I am your newest follower! If you like what I do over at fineandhandy.blogspot.com, follow me back. Please!

Andrea said...

Beautiful work! so charming!
And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!!

Cheers
Andrea

CK said...

Oh, I totally think that hutch looks better white! And yay for your daughter getting a job!

Cheri said...

Love the hutch! Came across this from the DIY link up (Addicted 2 Decorating)! Hope you will visit mine too!
Happy New Year to you and ours!
Cheri
The Curtain Lady~Custom Home Decor

Cheyenne said...

This looks so fresh! Super cheery & bright...well worth the effort! :)

Jaime Lyn said...

It is so fun to see old projects, this one is SO amazing! I can't even believe what a huge difference the paint made for the entire space! Just wonderful! I am featuring this today on my blog!!
Jaime

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