Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Restyle :: Hutch

You may remember me mentioning the hutch that is in our living room before. The previous owner of the house left it in the basement for us and I really loved it so after we took down our Christmas tree we brought it upstairs. I had been thinking of painting the back panel for a while but didn't want to do something so permanent. I finally found some pretty paper while I was in Ohio and if I am remember correcly I only paid 25 cents for two rolls of this stuff! I papered the back of this cabinet a week or two ago while I was watching Dance Moms (don't judge me) and the built in unit is next on my list to be papered. I'm sure I will be watching an equally embarrassing show when I work on that project.

Of course I forgot to take an official before photo but here is what the hutch looked like originally.
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And here is the newly papered version.
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The paper really brightens it up and the colours are pretty perfect. I love this hutch even more now. However, if I ever stop loving the paper it is just stuck on with painters tape so it will be easy to remove. Once I finish up the built in unit in the kitchen I will be sure to show you some more photos. 

Today I am at Canada's Wonderland enjoying some rides and hopefully nice weather. It has been a really long time since I have been so I am really happy my friend asked me to go with her while she is in town this week. I hope you are all having a great day!

♥elycia

30 comments:

  1. Totally jealous you're at a theme park without me. We 100% need to visit one this summer, I haven't ridden a roller coaster in way too long.

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    1. I wish you could have come!!!! The new roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland is totally off the hooooooook!

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  2. That paper looks so good; and your Blythe makes this pictures pretty perfect.

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  3. Super cute! And I love that you come to Ohio. It's my favorite state! :)

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  4. Looks wonderful! I'm a huge fan of painting/papering the inside of cabinets-- makes everything inside pop!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh that looks fantastic. I've been contemplating adding paper to the back of a bookcase for a while and this has totally inspired me to get back onto it.
    Love those little dolls as well, too sweet!

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  6. Oh wow, this paper is genius. haha. it looks amazing, really. very unique and i'm sure that it makes this room brightener. just like you wrote. + the price is wow. it's like almost for free! wow it was very good buy!!!!!
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love the paper and that hutch is to die for! I can't believe it was just left behind. Beautiful

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  8. Beautiful! I love it when a small change can make such a huge difference in vintage furniture.
    Nicely done;)

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com/

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  9. Gorgeous!! I love this idea. I have so many home decor ideas to try! Love that Imperial camera too.

    Have fun at the theme park!

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  10. I love that wallpaper! I just can't believe that someone would leave that hutch behind!! It is so pretty!! Oh well, I guess one persons trash is another persons treasure! :)

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  11. So lovely! The colors are cheerful and look great with the wood! Love it!

    xomando

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  12. I am soooo jealous of your minty camera! I've been looking for one for a while now. Nice redo, that hutch is really awesome!

    veranellies.blogspot.com

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  13. so great what a little bit of imagination can do, this looks amazing

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  14. They just left that for you? It's beautiful. - Love the idea of putting the pretty paper in the back. Something easier and less expensive to change up than if you had painted it. - Have a good Tuesday.

    - tianna :)

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  15. You haz red hair! <3 And the hutch is pretty delightful! :D

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    1. Ha! Tricked you...that's an old photo :)

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  16. What a great way to get an original piece of furniture! I love the siamese cats too :)
    Faye x

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  17. Oh wow, that's lovely! You have great taste in decoration, too :)

    Mia
    http://www.miamoore.net

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  18. The hutch looks great! I'd love to see how the orange looks with your wall colour! And oh, Canada's Wonderland. Ride the Wild Beast and eat some funnel cake!

    --Erin
    preductionspast.blogspot.ca

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  19. I love that lovely yellow paper in your hutch. It looks so fabulous!
    And Canada's Wonderland is just the best! Have a really fun time!

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  20. Wow, so pretty! It makes everything inside pop!

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  21. Love it! I'm so glad you found a non-permanent solution. I feel terrible messing up the original finish of vintage gems!

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  22. i love all your Blythe dolls! xx

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  23. Wow, that's looking great! I also love your Blytes! <3

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  24. I love all of your display pieces (and your outfit!). What a great way to brighten up the piece without having to worry about it being permanent. Looks great!

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  25. That hutch is beautiful! I can see why you love it so much. The paper really brightens it up.

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