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Friday, July 22, 2011

Yikes, my very first blog!  They say the first step is the hardest...

I have recently moved and in the process I am stepping out of my comfort zone to take some risks with my decor.

I have had this wonderful hutch that my parents loaned me that was just simply outdated and did not go with any of my visions for my home.  It had been sitting in storage for a year and after reviewing many blogs lately I thought I would take a chance with it.

Sorry that I didn't get the full effect.  I was so excited about the transformation that I didn't take the photo until I was 1/2 way done with my project :-)

I visioned this hutch blue and distressed. I think everyone was thinking I was crazy painting a perfectly good oak hutch. That was until it was complete!  What a difference, right?  Now if I can just decide what I should display in it...





Aren't the knobs fabulous!  I envisioned glass knobs, but I did not think of copper glass knobs until I saw them waiting for me at Lowes :-)

 

For complete details on how to I completed this project look here.  The best part about it was that it was easier than I envisioned, which is extemely rare. Usually when I am in the middle of a project I am wondering why on earth I even started it in the first place :-) 

Linked up to http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/; http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.skiptomylou.org/

22 comments:

Tiffany said...

Brooke! I love it!!! Can you come decorate my house?

kris said...

Great job Brooke! Love ya.

bec @ smallbirdie.com said...

this looks so good! found you on funky polkadot giraffe.

Brooke said...

Thanks everyone!

Kristin said...

That is stunning. You did a great job!

Katie said...

You did a great job! Love the blue and the distressing! Don't you love it when projects actually go as planned?!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Beautiful hutch! I can't imagine it looking any better:)

Modern Wivelyhood said...

I love the blue color! It looks great! Dropping in from Somewhat Simple!

Tammy said...

This is truly Gorgeous! Your hard work paid off! Love the blue! I am your newest follower hope you can visit me sometime.

Brooke said...

Tammy - I am your newest follower as well :)

WhyCuzICan said...

WOW! Now THAT is worthy of a special place in one's home! REALLY NICE!

Welcome to the world of blogging too! I'm new too (only since early June of this year). Feel free to wander on over and have a peek if you'd like!

Smiles from me to you

Visiting from Fingerprints On The Fridge Linky Party today,
~Suzanne in IL

WhyCuzICan said...

Oh, forgot to say "I'm your newest Follower"...I believe I'm number 7!

:) Suzanne/Whycuzican

Perchance_to_Dream86 said...

Lovely piece!

Jenn said...

Looks beautiful! Love it.

Sachiko said...

So beautiful! I love the color you chose. :)

oops! said...

Love it! I just did a Hutch, so I appreciate the work that goes into it! had to tell you great job - I love it!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE this, great redo!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Featuring this on Thrifty Thursday this week! Thanks for linking it! :)

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

This is beautiful! I love the color you chose and the distressing looks great. I'd love it if you would stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

Jen said...

I know this is an older post, but I'm wondering what color/brand of paint you chose. I'm horrible at choosing color, so any direction would be helpful. Also, do you think this could be done with the homemade chalk paint recipe? And would you still Kilz prime it is you were to use that? Thanks so much!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Hi Jen! I still have this paint amazingly and LOVE the color! It is Opal Silk from Behr :-)

I do not see why you couldn't do a chalk paint recipe with it, I'm sure it would work great...and I either use Kilz or Zinsser Primer. Hope that helps! Be sure to share your finished project!

Erin O'Riordan said...

I absolutely love the color! The knobs are a really nice detail, too.

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