Monday, March 8, 2010

$270 dresser and hutch makeover!!!!

Okay, remember my dresser from my living room? It was perfectly cute and I got it at the furniture outlet for $150. (normally $600) I was happy with it for a while, but I wanted a hutch really bad. So I got the one you see on the left. It happened to match color perfectly, it wasn't made to be a set. I found the top at the same outlet center, about 3 years after the dresser. I was so excited!! And it retailed for $900. It was marked $150. I put aside all self respect, and asked for 20% more off, and he said yes! So I got it for $120. We hauled it in the house, and propped it on top of the dresser, and it sat like this with a bunch of crap on it for like 2 months!!! And it is the first thing you see when you walk into my home!!! SICK!

So I wanted a pretty fabric backing on the hutch. But I didn't want to commit to wall paper. So I got foam board, measured out the openings, and went to town. First measure, then Cut and split the foam board.

1) Tape foam board together if it isn't long enough. Use white tape, or it may show through.
2) I used thin quilt batting to soften out the board.
3) I used spray adhesive spray the batting to the board.
4) Smooth and trim off excess.


1) Using a rotary cutter and guide, cut fabric 1" bigger around edges.
2) Iron alot and make sure every wrinkle is out.
3) Tape the back holding really tight.

If you are an utter moron like me, and think that 23 plus 23 equals 56, you may need to use a calculator! Or have to start over like me!!! (and have to go out and buy more foam board, and fabric)

Get your dear sweet handsome husband to hook you up with some new trim on the no trim drawers on the hutch part...

Shop the house, hobby lobby, and ross for some accessories...

I did something TOTALLY original and like nothing you have seen in blogland, I decorated with white ceramics, and birds and their nests...I know, I am a trend setter!
Ross was the BEST resource for most of these white ceramics, and the most expensive item was $5.99. The white dishes with the cut outs were from hobby lobby a few months ago. Most expensive item $11.99.
LIGHTS Off....


LIGHTS On


Final product!!! I am so pleased and proud of this peice of furniture. I think I could sell it in 10 years and get my money back. I hope you like how it turned out!

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37 comments:

Sandy said...

what a beautiful Hutch... great job!
Sandy

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Amy said...

Super duper cute! I love it. I love that you showed all of us your measuring mistake too! Love all the cute things you added too. I WANT the BUNNY!

Donna Rafferty said...

It looks awesome - so fresh and clean. I love the white on white and how it shows off the textures of all those great dishes!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

It turned out beautiful. Love it!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Megan said...

I'm on love with it!! I'm oozing with jelaously, it looks utterly fabulous!

bettyp said...

love it !!! great job !!!

Rene said...

Gorgeous!!! What a great idea to use foam core.

Jennie said...

You ARE a total trend setter!=) I was looking at all the white and birdie stuff thinking, "I need to get me some! I think I'm the only one without it!" Awesome job! You turned it into a total master piece. I think it was totally worth the mess up!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Ruth H. said...

That looks terrific! I enjoyed looking and your project, and I especially loved reading what you wrote about it. Enjoyable both ways!

Destination Seaborn said...

I love this idea! I can't believe how different it looks! Lisa

Diane @ InMyOwnStyle said...

I like what you did with your hutch, it looks wonderful. Please know - you are not alone when it comes to measuring wrong. I have done that on more than one occassion and have had to go buy more supplies, too. I have a few projects where I made a big mistake, but could not easily fix. I just tell everyone, it adds character. I always try to think like Norm Abrams from Yankee Workshop- "Measure Twice, Cut Once"

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Is it absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I'm so impressed ... and don't worry. We've ALL mis-measured at one time or another! Great job.

Heather said...

Wowzers, that looks awesome! Love how you freshened it up. I am totally jealous of all that wonderful pierced whiteware!

Ashleigh said...

This is beautiful. I am currently looking for that perfect hutch to buy and you have shown me, that I might be able to get one and then make it perfect. I love how you added trim. Thanks for sharing!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Stunning results! You did a fabulous job. I love that you showed us your measuring faux pas! Love the way your arranged the shelves, looks like it is straight out of a decor magazine!

Cheers!
Tina

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Wow!! That is gorgeous! Great job :)

L Johnson said...

Fantastic!

Katie said...

That is soo beautiful! Love how you transformed it and arranged it. I can't believe what you paid for it! I seriously need a furniture outlet like that where I live.

Denise said...

It is so beautiful!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Great job! Love the round pulls.
-Trish

Lisa said...

What a FANTASTIC piece that was to begin with, but you really made it something special. I just love it!

Catherine said...

Fabulous! You've done a wonderful job with this and love all your accessory finds too!!

Shaunna said...

stopping in from twice rem cottage--it's lovely! I LOVE to makeover furniture...and your display looks beautiful too!

grammajill said...

Of course it is fabulous! I'm your MOM! I saw the whole thing in slow motion, and it IS a beauty! Good Job Fifi!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

Kristen said...

Look great. I am coveting the china too! :)

jen said...

speechless. it's gorgeous!!!!

Lesly said...

Awesome hutch makeover! That's really impressive!

Karen said...

What a fantastic job you have done.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Great redo! Love your accessories, too!

Becolorful said...

This is really great. You really have the ability to see the potential in a piece. Excellent.

Its So Very Cheri said...

This is gorgeous. I love what you did with it.

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Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

It's simply beautiful. You'd never know that the two pieces came separately. The fabric was a great idea!

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Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Thatook awesome!Great style!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Looks just beautiful! I want one!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That turned out so well! It looks much better and I love how you arranged everything in it. Perfect for Spring.

kelly said...

that is amazingly beautiful!