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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beach Hutch

I have been beach inspired ever since I found out I will be going for two weeks. Everything in my home has turned to "Beach"! I am painting with blues and whites and I am using more rope and shells.

I can just smell the ocean and all its therapeutic powers! AHHHHH!

The new piece has a primitive vibe to it. Very dark wood! Although some people like that, I felt in order for it to sell I would have to recreate it to be more bright and fresh.

There are two pieces. The hutch or shelf that hangs on the wall and the table. It would look great in an entry. It is just the right size. There are so many possibilities for this!


There are scalloped detailing around the outline of the furniture. The pulls are a shiny black.


I started asking myself why I bought this thing! I had never seen anything like it so I thought it would be something different to work with. The wood color just brought me down! It stayed around here for way to long! I painted it white and hated it! Then I just let it sit till I got "that feeling" to revamp it!



I started with the pulls....I got rid of the old ones! You know me! This time I made my own with jute. I braided the jute and made handles for the top small drawer. The bottom on I used jute pulls from Hobby Lobby.

I painted blue stripes where it was obvious for them to be and sanded a lot of it off.
I glued a starfish to the top hutch with E6000. Then I added some beachy items to the shelves.


Are you starting to get the feel of it?

This is the bottom


Check out the difference! I don't usually like putting two pulls together, but I think it works ok here.

This is the top



Again just look at the before! See the edges showing up now. Would you have thought "beach" looking at the before pictures? I know I am weird! I just get these feelings.....

The Before


The After











The top part should be hanging on the wall but since it is going to the store to sell, I didn't want to put holes in my walls. You get the picture, right?

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5 comments:

Stacey said...

Soooo much better! Have to say, it looked hideous from your before pictures!! Love the stripes you added! It looks fantastic now! Jealous of your beach trip! Doesn't look like I'll be making one this summer with baby #2 due in less than 8 weeks! Only thing I hate about TN is we are too far for quick beach trips!!

Great job on this piece! Always love seeing your transformations! Can you remind me where you are selling now? Is it in Lennox Village?

Stacey said...

Soooo much better! Have to say, it looked hideous from your before pictures!! Love the stripes you added! It looks fantastic now! Jealous of your beach trip! Doesn't look like I'll be making one this summer with baby #2 due in less than 8 weeks! Only thing I hate about TN is we are too far for quick beach trips!!

Great job on this piece! Always love seeing your transformations! Can you remind me where you are selling now? Is it in Lennox Village?

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Really nice makeover...you did see something in those pieces! Good job, thanks for sharing:)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so fun and beachy! love those twine knobs!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

WOW! Just wow! Just shows you what can happen when inspiration strikes....
Awesome job!