Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Hutching" a New Plan

My hutch needed sprucing up, and I wanted to lighten it up.
Here it is at Christmas.

And this is the way it's been ever since the Christmas decor disappeared. I couldn't really remember how I had it before the fall and then Christmas arrangement, so I left it this way for a month. That's all I could take.

So the other night I shopped around the house and piled a ton of stuff on the kitchen table and went to work. This is what I ended up with.

Better, right?

The Breakdown
Glass Pitcher: A wedding gift.

Pictures: I found the prints in our linen closet when cleaning it out recently. A friend handed them off to me over the summer and I had forgotten about them. I matted and framed them in frames that I already had.

Sugar and Creamer Set: These were my Granny's and I left them tarnished. I added moss to the top. I stuffed them with paper towels and then hot glued the moss to the top so that I didn't have to use much moss.

Silver Platter: A wedding gift.

Glass Canister: Found on clearance at Target over the summer. I added sugar to it to get more white on the hutch, and added an antique soup tureen.

Silver Salt and Pepper Set: A wedding gift.

Glass Carafes: One was a wedding gift and one was here in the house when we bought it!

Cordial Glasses: Wedding gifts. I turned them upside down to mimic the shape of the carafes.

Silver Dish: I think this came from Target, many years ago. I had the white wooden eggs from my Easter decor stash, but I went ahead and pulled them out to get even more white in there.

Silverware: From my antique silver collection.

Glass Vase: From Southern Living at Home. I love the rectangular shape! Unfortunately, they don't seem to carry it anymore.

Brighton Candle Sticks: A wedding gift. They are beautiful, and unfortunately, my photo doesn't show their detail.

White Ceramic Bird: Found him at Michael's this week on sale for $1.19! It has an aged, cracked look but again my photo isn't very good.

Clay Flower Pots: From Southern Living at Home and they are on sale now! They plants are faux topiaries that I scored at The Christmas Tree Shop for $2.99 each! ("Gotta Love a Bargain!")

Glass Jar: From Target. I put what flour I had in it to yet again add some more white to the hutch. I need to add more! I added one of my anitque silver spoons.

So there you have it! A lighter, brighter hutch. I am much happier!

(Please try your best to disregard the missing borders on some of the pics. Thought I had done them all, and now I don't have time to do it. Thanks!)

This post is part of The Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday and The Stories of A to Z's Mantle Party!


Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks very pretty. I love those flower pictures, the jars, and the creamer set.

Kathleen said...

Ok, so your blog is one of the first things I read each day now with my coffee :) I can't wait to go shopping tonight to get supplies for some of the crafts and do stuff this weekend in the snow! Keep it up!

Jessi @ Yankee Belle Home said...

Thanks so much Kathleen! That makes me so happy. :) Good luck with your crafts! I'm sure they will turn out fabulously.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from The Shabby Chic Cottage. Your hutch looks lovely. I really like how your repeated the silver, white etc. Lots of variety and repetition at the same time. I'll have to keep that in mind as I do our new hutch, although ours has glass doors so the display won't have as much impact.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Great changes! Looks like you had fun transforming your hutch!

I'm hosting my first giveaway on my blog, and I wanted to invite you to stop by for a chance to win fine art print(s):

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

You did a great job! What I love the most about your most recent hutch design is the non-symmetry involved. It's harder to pull off but looks great when it works. Thanks so much for linking up.

Chari said...

Hi Jessi...

Love, love, LOVE IT!!! My friend, I love the new decor of your hutch! Such pretty vignettes and so interesting...very pleasing to the eye! Loved looking at all of your pretties too! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful hutch and its transformation with us! makes me want to go and redo mine!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design
PS...just coming over from Beth's mantel party!