Sunday, August 9, 2009

project completed!

FINALLY! The kitchen hutch that I decided to turn into a piece of furniture for Tess' room is finally complete.

Iddy had this gorgeous oak hutch in storage and asked if we wanted it. Hubby of course said "NO!" but luckily Iddy doesn't listen to her son in situations like this. I had no idea where it would go, but knew I would eventually think of something.

It didn't take long when I decided to completely revamp it and put it into Tess' room to replace the crib. Brilliant!

I started it in May, and after a few changes of ideas on what I was going to do, the final touches were put on it yesterday. It is complete.

Two coats of orange paint, two coats of pink paint, two coats of polyurethane, several decoupaged fairies, lots of distressing, glass in cabinets replaced, knobs from Anthropologie purchased. The sucker is complete.

And it is DARLING!

This is Tess yesterday watching Mommy wrestle with the knobs I was trying to screw into this ancient piece of furniture, I wasn't going to let those mo fos win!


Can you see the orange coming through? Baby pics of Gran-T and Iddy.


My fairy decals I found on etsy. These pulls are just from Home Depot, I needed something simple.


Also, I have ordered some custom large pails to go under the piece for Barbie stuff, play jewelry, and baby paraphernalia. One in orange dots with a turquoise T, one in baby blue with her green monogram and one white with "Stuff" in hot pink. I think it will look really cute.


All of her baby goodies go perfectly in the cabinet. Pictures, baby dolls made for her by Iddy. Madame Alexander dolls. Baby spoons and baby bonnets. The little things you can't bring yourself to put away.


Excuse the mess, I am packing up a buttload of clothes for baby Elaine, but you can see how large this piece is.


These are the knobs I ordered from Anthropologie. Seriously, if you are looking for unique knobs, look at Anthropologie, lots of fun things and very reasonable.


For some reason they don't line up. At first my OCD was NOT going to let this happen. But the more I looked at it, it gives the piece even more character. No? Gorgeous pulls.



So, that is that. Not bad huh?






19 comments:

Little Ms Blogger said...

Great job!

As I was reading the post, I couldn't imagine orange, pink, but viola, it looks great.

The Jones' said...

I second that... great job, it looks perfect!

CRAFTY lady :)

MamaSue said...

Absolutely perfect and adorable! I am very proud of you.

The Soladay Family said...

Absolutely precious! I love it! Better than any piece you could have bought at some chain furniture store!!

Carrie Darney said...

SO CUTE! I am so impressed. and maybe a bit inspired...not enough to do something liek that myself.

you are so inspiring to me on your decor! I love it! So comfortable and livable!!!

GREAT JOB!

starnes family said...

I love it. And, I love that the pulls don't line up. Precious.

Angry Julie Monday said...

Great idea. You're so creative. I love the pulls.

Deelsu said...

LOVE it! It has so much character and really makes the room!
BTW - are those your pointe shoes on the wall by the mirror?? I was a dancer growing up and my Mom even had my first dance costume and ballet shoes hanging on the wall when I was younger...too funny! LOVE it was well! ;)

Merry Mack said...

Georg. Love it! Great job Coco. I am super impressed with your bad self.

Angie said...

I am oh so impressed with your creative talents. Love it!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Very nice...I have those same pulls on the cabinets in my laundry room. Love them...

The Rand's said...

What a fun piece of furniture! Love it!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Why does your distressing come out so much better than mine? I need your technique!
It looks awesome...totally love it..super jealous!
next time I head to SA I am stopping by MF and dropping off furniture pieces.

juliarhock said...

Holy shit. This is over-the-top darling, Darling. Will you make me one for my room?

Ann said...

Love it!!

morewineplease said...

seriously beautiful!! I love it all!

whereismymind said...

LOVE IT! It's perfect in there! Keep on rockin' wit your bad furniture fixin' up self!

Sara and Trey said...

Sooooo cute!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Simply gorgeous. i don't have patience for stuff like that but I love seeing other people do it. You did a fantastic job.