23 March 2012

French Gray Hutch: Part One

This lovely hutch/china cabinet has patiently been awaiting a makeover:

It is quite dated for my tastes and although our friends have begged us not to paint it, alas, we are!  Who do they think they're talking to anyway?!  Some day they'll learn :o)

Here are some close ups to show the details:

{At the tippy top}

{Bottom cupboard door detail. Inside is a green velvet lined door to store & protect silver!}

{Inside is a multi-tone animal print/texture paper inset which I hope to cover in modern paper}

{The side detail paneling and our adorable dog Gigi..she loves photo shoots and is carefully watching my every move!}

So although Gigi will remain a lovely chocolate brown, our wooden hutch will become a soft, distressed French gray accented with a modern gray and white paper inset.  

{Paris Gray Paint by Annie Sloane}

{Brewster Wallpaper, Ink Collection} 

  I am liking this paper too but fear we may tire of it too quickly...

{Also from the Brewster, Ink Collection}

I'm thinking  hoping the charcoal paper will add depth inside the hutch as well as make our white dishes pop!  Speaking of dishes...I posted about these last week but have also discovered these dishes and have fallen in love with them:

{Lenox Marchesa Floral Illustrations Collection fine china dinnerware...these would be a nice addition to our everyday white hotel china}

   It is supposed to be a rainy weekend where I live and I couldn't think of a better way to pass the time than revamping this hutch!  Check back on Monday to see the reveal!

Have a lovely weekend. xo, Alicia

1 comment:

  1. look forward to seeing the results. the plan sounds great! Fiona


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