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.
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!
Partying at cottage instincts, soft place to land, metamorphosis monday, its so very cheri, making the world cuter, reinvented, persimmon perch ,the shabby chic cottage, somewhat simple, amylouwho, finding fabulous, furniture friday,
feature yourself friday,