Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Robin's egg blue hutch~

Finding a sweet deal on a hutch is not an easy task. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a while now, searching classifieds and consignment stores. Not that I necessarily need another one, but I just really like them and so when I see one for sale, I can't help but check out the price...which is usually a couple hundred dollars..


While we were out shopping garage sales last Saturday I saw this little beauty. Base included, it was only $25. To top it off, the people selling it actually delivered it to my front door for free. HELLO.




First things first, I had to say goodbye to the faux glass door panels. Ick. 


I traced the panels and cut out identical pieces of bead board to replace them.


I painted the whole thing robin's egg blue, sanded the edges and rubbed brown paint into the beads.


The base was completely filled with spider egg sacks. 
Another ick....BIG HUGE ICK, but it was still worth it.


For now it's sitting in my front room. 
I might move it, but probably not very often.
 This is one that I can't muscle around by myself. It's a heavy beast.



I don't mind the original hardware. 
I might change the knobs if I find something that I love, but I'm definitely keeping the handles. 
I like the dark contrast.


What do you think? Do you like bright colored eye-catching furniture,



or do you prefer neutral colors that will easily work with a lot of different color schemes?



I can definitely see the benefit of neutral colors.
It really makes it soooo much easier to change things up, but once in a while I just crave color!

32 comments:

  1. So adorable...love the color choice!

    Hugs,
    Tami @ A Girls Gotta Nest

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  2. I love it! good job and great bargain! SUE

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  3. I WANT THIS! SHIP IT TO ME NOW! GREAT JOB!!! YOU ROCK!!!

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  4. Great deal Andy! and delivered? wooohooo!
    I love the color!
    you did a super job,
    gail

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  5. That's fantastic! I love the color and I love the distressing. We've been adding touches of color to our house and I love it.

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  6. Amazing Job! LOVE it and great color choice! Martina

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  7. Looks beautiful! What paint did you use? Thanks.

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  8. Wow, $25 and delivered to your door is an amazing deal! Love the color, great job. :)

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  9. This is soooooo cute! It turned out fabulous! The color choice and amt of distressing are perfect. :)

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  10. This is absolutely amazing! I love what you did with this piece of furniture :) I can't believe the before and afters~you make it look so easy! Thank you for sharing!!!
    p.s. it looks PERFECT with the other colors of your room :)

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  11. Holy COW! This hutch is amazing. I love love love it.

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  12. Very Cute! Great color choice and so cute against the yellow wall. You're a talented girl! :)

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  13. Amazing that you could turn something so ugly into something so cute!

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  14. Turned out just gorgeous I soooo soooo want one and cant find one anywhere that is affordable walked in the GW and they had one for $3oo to much for me to spend

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  15. Awesome color choice! I am a color person so I love the yellow and blue you have going on.

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  16. Andy, you are amazing! I love, love, love this! (That you are amazing and the hutch.) :)

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  17. SOOOO beautiful! I love the color choice... it pops!

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  18. I absolutely LOOOVEE it! It's gorgeous.

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  19. I love color and I love your hutch! Such a great job Andy.

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  20. I have a hutch I need to paint. I have been leaning towards neutral. But, this may change my mind. Love it!

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  21. Wow! Amazing paint job you did as well as the distressing. You make everything look so easy. It is absolutely perfect. I think the color is light and fun and works well with your room.

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  22. Wow and wow! That is incredible!! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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  23. That is just gorgeous! Good job. I love the color. I love neutral tones, but I think furniture with a pop of color is better than painting the whole wall a bright color. Fantastic!!

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  24. Wow, I love it! I can't believe what you paid for it. Pretty color!

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  25. Wow! A great makeover and a great colour! Love it!

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  26. Oh my, this cabinet is like a dream! The colour and shape of it are fabulous! LOVE!
    Jo-Anna

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  27. $25?! Wow, awesomeness! I love the color and your staging. Very fresh looking.

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~Andy