Wednesday, March 13, 2013

~a new hutch~

I went shopping the other day, by myself.
I love shopping by myself.
I wasn't looking for anything imparticular, just window shopping at a few of my favorite stores.
I started out at my old stomping grounds, Ruffles and Rust. 
And that is where I saw it.


I quick sent a text to my husband who was out of town asking him how much he loves me :)
Then I proceeded to tell him I found a piece of furniture.............
his reply was,
" I guess."

"I guess"
 friends~that was my yes.
And, he didn't even ask how much it was.
Miracles do happen.

 Here she is.
All beautiful dressed in her Annie Sloan old white and french linen paint.
Behind the glass doors are glass shelves.
Behind those are chippy white wood panels, and above the shelves are lights. 
I'm in love.
 I filled her with all of my favorite things including these heart rocks that my son found for me on the beach on our recent trip to Hawaii.

 Then I went to HomeGoods and got a few more little accessories, 
like these candlesticks that have the same colors.
 I also got this gigantic chunky floor lamp there because my old 
one was suddenly dwarfed by the new hutch. 
 Even though I liked my old buffet and shelves, the shelves really gave me a hard time.
I was never quite happy with how I accessorized them.
I sold my buffet to a friend the very next day.
It's going to a good home.


Are you wondering what I did with the shelves? 
Well, if you remember, the shelves were actually an old door that I cut in half on a table saw.
I wanted to reuse them, so I screwed them to the wall on either side of the windows!
Now they act as shutters.
Not functional ones of course, just decorative.


Hope you like the new addition!
xoxo



44 comments:

Little Cottage on the Pond said...

Lovely! I would have carried that one on my back to get it home :)

jessica said...

So so so beautiful!!!! Live how you repurposed the old shelf/doors!!

~ Lisa ~ said...

Now I know the trick when you have a "must have" find. Texting my husband and asking him how much he loves me... LOL

What an absolute beauty to add to your dining room. This is why I love coming to your blog for ideas and inspiration.

Thank you for sharing all that you do. I'm in love too.

~ Lisa ~

Wendy said...

So beautiful, Melaine, and a perfect addition to your home. I love how you accessorized, too. Hooray for Ruffles and Rust! :)

deborah said...

You have a great eye for design. It looks beautiful!
deborah
{the white chair}

Stacey said...

Looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

How excited you must have been when he said "I Guess"! Good for you, can I ask where did you purchase the small white urn/vase?
Shelley

Amber Koogler said...

Love the faux shutters!

THREE MANGO SEEDS said...

I'm in love with it too. I can't stop looking at it. LOL Great find!

Lauren Zuzic said...

I love your new piece and the way you accessorized it! I love getting a new hutch! You have inspired me to take a walk about to see where I can put a new one!

Acorn to Oak said...

Great find! I love it! Your dining room looks great!

Terry Moore said...

Drooling over your stunning dining room and that buffet/hutch. I have one kinda like it but wow what an impact yours is.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

LOL, you sound just like me. I recently texted my hubby a picture of a new stacked washer and dryer and said simply "please?" He replied..."if you must." Well, of course I "must." :) Love your hutch and the color combination. And of course you filled it with so many pretties. Thanks for sharing.

Between You and Me said...

beautiful....
i absolutely love it!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE!

Perfect fit


Heather

Ashley C. said...

LOVE it! I was just at Ruffles & Rust yesterday, and could've bought the whole store! So many fun treasures for spring!

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Gorgeous your taste is flawless ;) I loved the old look too. The old doors make great shutters as well.

Patricia Whitney-Jones said...

Absolutely perfect!!! The shelves made into shutters was a great idea as well. I wish I could still shop by myself and decorate, paint, etc. Those days are pretty much over for me since my strokes. But I still enjoy seeing what others do.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, it is fabulous . Love the grey and white and it is styled so beautifully. Hugs, Marty

Lisa Marie Wells {Not Too Shabby Mama} said...

Love, love, love it!! and love the old door as shutters!! So clever! Gorgeous as usual!
~Lisa

AntiqueChase said...

Well "yes" rhymes with "guess"... good enough for me!

LOVE IT. and all the styling!

Anonymous said...

Ready for it????.......
......AWESOME!!!!!......
I am positive this hutch feels its in a good home too!
Haha, I agree it's the best when something of mine that I loved goes to somebody's house that I know will love it as much. Yes, it doesn't have a heartbeat, but it has heart!!! Seriously woman, Amazzzing!
And just saw Beetle-mania, totally hearts about it!!
Vicarious-Vicarious

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Gorge-a-roony!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

So beautiful! Fits just perfectly with your beautiful home!

Nola Grasby said...

So beautiful-your home looks gorgeous would love to see more.

Alyssa Teer said...

I love this piece. It is beautiful with your slate floors.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Score!!! That was a fantastic find.. so luvly. You accessorized it wonderfully .
Cheers, Gee

Life Between Potato and Rice said...

Lovely hutch !

Stephen Saint-Onge : Designer Dad Blog said...

Love the new addition. Shooting a guest bedroom makeover tomorrow - that chair in the last shot would have been a perfect addition to the room! Looks great.

haleys cottage said...

Love!

iska_k said...

It is gorgeous!!! Regarding beffets ... it is my dream, empty space in our dinning corner is waiting for it for a long time. I have read many posts about beautiful buffets recently and I hope I will have similar one soon :) Cheers!

Brooklyn Limestone said...

So lovely as always. And Im crushing hard on your bentwood chairs. I keep thinking about using them for my dining room but the rattan seats bother me. How do you like them?

Painting Artist, Inc- Port St. Lucie, FL Painting & Pressure Washing said...

WOW, this is gorgeous!! What a great and lucky find.

Painting Artist, Inc.

Alli - Cottage Inspiration said...

Absolutely beautiful! And your shelves are now shutters? PerfectionI

Rie said...

Beautiful!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What a beautiful piece. I love your new hutch and how you displayed everything.
Also loving the shutters you made.

athankfullyimperfectwoman.com said...

OH.MY.GOD. What an incredible find - and it looks absolutely perfect in your dining room! And I too love what you did with the door - stroke of genius! I am a new loyal follower! Great Work!

Mindy Whipple said...

I love this hutch - well actually I love your entire dining room :) And I always love when a husband will say, "I guess". That's always a yes in my book!

Anonymous said...

I love it so fits in your room!! Exquisite....

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love your new hutch! It looks so fabulous!! You are going to have fun playing with the shelves. I really love the door shutters too! Everytime I fall in love with your dining room you do something new that makes it even better...I don't know how you do it! :)

amy of four corners design said...

love the hutch...love what you did, turning shelf into shutter even better...

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Ruffles & Rust is one of my new favorite destinations since moving here! What a great find; it's beautiful.
And I have to ask...are your dining chairs from Restoration Hardware?

Carla said...

Love the new hutch. What a cool name for a shop..Ruffles and Rust.

SHERRY HART said...

Love your new addition and of course what you did to repurpose the shelves!!!

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