Thursday, February 12, 2009

Some craftiness

A few quick projects that I've finished in the last week! First up, my 'new' hutch! I had been searching around for one for a month or two, trying to find exactly what I wanted without much luck. I knew I was going to paint it, so I didn't care what the finish looked like, but the details were important. I'm kicking myself because I can't find the original 'before' picture. Sufficed to say, it is an improvement. It was a yucky, dark, drab wood.
Now it's my fun, shabby chic hutch! We have so much black furniture, I was looking for something lighter and a little more 'beachy'. It's not as purple as the photo would lead you to believe, it's a smoky blue gray color.

Fun knobs. TOTALLY stolen from another blogger! Sadly, the first time I'd stepped into Anthropologie in years. I missed that place but when I saw a metal shelving unit for $7000, I remember why I hadn't been in a while. ;)

My favorite part of the whole thing! A little organization, finally! Our kids love art more than anything else. They spend hours coloring, drawing, writing, playing school, etc. I love that but finding fifty cut up pieces of paper and half colored pages all over at night was starting to wear on me! They have always had free reign to their art and have not needed much supervision, but they started to test their boundaries a bit recently. I found marker on the baseboards and that was that. All art goes in one place where I can see you and that's that!

My favorite! Another completely stolen idea. Cute little vintage valentines and I just printed them out and glued them onto a cardboard circle then coated it with a layer of Mod Podge. I'm so in love with it, I keep staring at it!


Darby said...

I'm so jealous of your hutch, that is JUST what I'm looking for you little stinker! Where did you find it??? Love it!

The Skwiat Family said...

Love it! Looks like you have been busy lately.....I am getting that decorating/crafting bug too. It must be that time of year ;)
My girlfriend just bought a hutch like that from some guy on craigslist, maybe it was the same one LOL! Gotta love furniture you can refinish and reuse! Love the valentine idea too! I just might steal it.....