Monday, October 13, 2008

China Hutch Update


If you guessed that I was adding some GREEN to my Kitchen, you guessed right!

I painted the inside/back of my hutch that same color that I painted my back door.

This hutch has come a long way. It started with wood-colored drawers & lower doors, and super traditional pulls.



So I did this, with these drawer pulls I already had:



And the sliding doors didn't have knobs, so I added these knobs I got for 87 cents:



And here she is today...with her pretty, new green interior:





Then I got to do the fun part. Accessorize!
I used things I already had around the house, so it's not exactly what I would fill it with in a perfect world, but it'll have to do for now. :-)







I can't wait to inject even more color into my Kitchen through the beadboard backsplash (which I've now decide to paint this same shade of green), window treatments, artwork and rugs.

I think I'll work on the artwork next...

Layla

28 comments:

Laura said...

Great job, as always!

chriskauf said...

Love the hit of green so fresh !
Chris

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I love it! It's so unexpected and yet so perfect. The green on the backsplash is going to look amazing.
Suzann

half of vamh said...

Beautiful!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

That green paint is fabulous. Love it in your cabinet against the white & black.

I have to ask..how did you get your plates to stand up (against the beadbord)? Every time I try to do that, they slouch and eventually slide down.

oxox
Jennifer

Deb said...

I love your hutch. Is that going in your kitchen or do ya'll have a dining area?

Layla said...

Hi Jennifer!

There is a little groove for the plates to stand up in. :-)
Kevin still wants me to use double sided velcro on the backs of the plates, just to be sure they don't fall. (Usually I'M the worry wart!)

And Hi Deb!

Yes, the hutch sits in our kitchen...no room in our Dining Room! You can click on the "Kitchen" tab on the right side bar of my blog to see more photos of exactly where it sits if you'd like to see.

Layla

jnifferjuniper said...

that is a gorgeous piece..love the transformation..

Jersey Girl in DC said...

It looks so great! I love the black with green and the new hardware adds just the right touch. What an amazing difference just a couple of small changes makes! :)

Screaming Meme said...

Hey honey! I love it...Green is such a perfect color to work with and can float from season to season so easily! I love it and I love you...Meme

alice said...

very inspiring!

Amelia said...

Wow! Look at how your accessories pop with that green beadboard; I love it, great job Layla! Nice shade of green, too.

Me said...

lovin' it!!!!

Lorie said...

It looks great! The green was a great choice!

Liz said...

Oh that is awesome! Makes me want to paint my hutch...and I think I will. :)

~Liz
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One Woman's Cottage Life said...

It's so beautiful, Layla! I love that green and the white dishware makes it look even fresher. So fabulous!

Kat said...

Cant wait to see your beadboard backsplash. I was considering this option but decided since I have beadboard other places it might be to much. Its going to look fantastic in your kitchen. Love that green.

Jen M said...

Absolutely stunning! The green is perfect (as is the hardware) but it's the arrangement of the items on the shelves that really gets me. You have a real eye for display.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Layla,
I'm so happy to have discovered you through the comment you left on my blog. Scrolling through blog list of "your favorites" I see we share a few favs and from your fun loving pose and post can tell we're going to get along fine! Can't wait to read more from The Lettered Cottage - Great name by the way!
The Antiques Diva

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW~~ Your hutch is so pretty. I love the green in the back. I just painted a hutch black and put it in my bedroom with all my white lines in it. I love it. My hutch in the dinning room has all white dishes in it also, but it is a dark wood. I bought it at a goodwill store for $45.00 I want to paint it but its kinda chippy in places and I like that. It breaks up for my kitchen cabinets that are way to smooth.I just want to bang them up some but I'm afraid my husband would but me away!
Have a great day,
ginger

Chris said...

You could have left that hutch alone and it would be gorgeous. But that splash of green is pure perfection! I love it! AND I love all the accessories you put in there! Beautiful!

Kimba said...

Layla,

It looks perfect! I love it, love it, love it! That pop of green is beautiful.

Kimba

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It looks really pretty! The inside of my hutch is green to. I guess you didn't build a new buffet,LOL. Ya know I was just joking, but I did love the one they had on the show.
Hugs~Kelly

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! How much do you charge an hour for a consult, LOL!

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Tara said...

I love the green color, so fresh and fun!! Your Hutch looks beautiful..thanks for sharing!

Tara

Toni said...

This looks so fabulous! i am inspired to paint the back of my built-in bookcase!

Inspired Kara said...

The green and black looks so sharp!!!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Wow! I love the punch of green. Now, I am "no designer" (like you) but I think that nice thing about green is that it looks so fresh and it also will work with so many holiday decor items