Wednesday, November 13, 2013

107 Our New-To-Us Painted Dining Room Hutch - The REVEAL!

First, thank you SO much for the super kind comments on our little {ok BIG} hutch painting project I shared yesterday.  We really love it and your sweetness filled my heart.  Smooches to you all!

Today, you get to see it all filled up and finished.  I didn't think I could love it more, but now that it is done and living up to this huge expectation I had of it, I am beyond smitten.  We get to host Thanksgiving this year, and now I am counting the days because this new piece of furniture is the perfect addition to our party {and dining room}.


Majority of the items on the shelves and behind the sliding glass doors, were things we had previously stored in cupboards in our kitchen or within our previous sideboard.  I did spring for a couple of new joyful glasses from Target... more on those beauties in a bit.



The shelves within the main opening of the hutch hold our glasses, decanters, mixers and bar tools.  The pictures speak a million more words than I need to type, so here are a few closeups of the prettiness. 






You see that charming little wooden box below the wine glasses?  It was one of those unfinished wooden boxes from the craft store....


I stained it, hot glued a pretty button to the front, lined it with felt and added some lettering inside the lid.  It is now the most fabulous storage for our bar tools.


The side shelves are perfect for storing our cookbooks and meal planning binders.


And those oh-so-festive glasses from Target I mentioned earlier.  Aren't they fun?



It is always nice when you can store all of your entertaining items in one place.  The lovely, decorative items live above and the less than beautiful items are stashed below.


The opening in the bottom was designed to hold wine bottles.  We like to keep a couple on hand for those unexpected special occasions... You know, those days when you accomplish something that you have been working towards for a very long time?  Or when someone stops by with really exciting news?  Or the time you get invited to a last minute dinner party?  It's always nice to be prepared I say.  And because we didn't need all of the wine slots, the extra openings hold our oversized chargers and some rolled table runners.


The cabinet to the left is where the magical happiness takes place as it holds all of our party supplies!


Everything from utensils to ice cream cups to paper straws and party hats.  Many of these items previously lived in a bin under our stairs {what?} and now they are right where they are meant to be.

The other cabinet holds all of the outdoor dining items that we removed from a cabinet in the kitchen when we created our lunch making station.


The drawer was the perfect solution for our cloth napkins and candles.



And that about completes the cabinet tour!


Here is my favorite view, gazing at it from across the way in the kitchen.... good thing my hubster is in charge of cooking most nights!  I wouldn't get anything accomplished and the kids would be eating burnt noodles.


Although I completely adored our previous sideboard paired with the floating shelf, it always felt as though the tall wall needed to be more functional, and it also needed a bit more color.  It also feels great to have all of our entertaining essentials in one space now as before they lived in random areas all over our home.  I think our mission has now been accomplished.


And now for the jaw dropping side by side of the Craigslisted hutch before paint and after....


Transformations like this always amaze me in the best of ways.  Essentially all we did is paint the new-to-us hutch and adjoining wall, and it feels like we moved into a whole new happier home!  I think this project did the trick in holding me over until the rest of the kitchen renovation comes along!  But it also made me even more excited! 

107 comments:

  1. What are you going to do with your old sideboard? I need it!!!

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    1. Hi Brandi! We sold it on Craigslist already! Sorry!! :D

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  2. I am LOVING that turquoise!

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  3. It turned out fabulous! Love the color and I love how it is so perfectly organized (but I would expect that from you) ;) Awesome job!!

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  4. WOW, the color of the hutch now is just so pretty!! Great job

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  5. I love your new to you hutch! I also love how you walked us through how you are utilizing the shelves and drawers. I don't think I'm utilizing our hutch to it's fullest potential, and now you've given me ideas! thanks!

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  6. Hey Jen, wanted to make one suggestion to your cabinet should your friends/company have little ones under 4 years old. If you have a lot of friends with wild little ones that you have over often have all your glassware on the inside (where you've already added hardware for the wine glasses) that way when that particular set of people come over its an easy slide of the doors so nothing gets broke.

    If you dont have many friends/dont have friends with kids that age over often I think you can decorate however with breakables everywhere ;)

    Looks good, as always!

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    1. Great tip! I will keep that in mind if any littles enter the home! :)

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  7. This is almost too much prettiness to handle in one place. :) Great job, and makes me feel slightly less guilty that I _may_ have just updated my kitchen wall with a sideboard, IKEA shelf with Amazon wine glass holders underneath, and poster board starburst mirror. Love, Bethany, your "stalker" (but not really) from Madison, WI

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    1. Oh my gosh, love that! :) Hope you are loving the combo, it worked great for us for many years! xoxo!

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  8. I love this SO MUCH Jen! Gorgeous! I think it's so smart to have everything for entertaining gathered in one space. That blue is to die for!

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  9. I love your hutch and even more, I love how fearless with color you are! This looks fantastic and unexpected. Love it!

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  10. I just love this. and this blog. you make me want to change my whole house to bright colors. I need two houses...

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  11. I love it! I really like the green apples on the table and sideboard too

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  12. I love this! You amaze me! Your creations are very inspiring! Thank you!

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  13. Turned out fabulous! Love having new pieces to organize and stage.

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  14. I am stunned (as per usual)! Great job, Jen!

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  15. LOVE love love the pops of color and need to know where to get those antlers?

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I found them at a local home shop called Prime & Polish. xo!

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  16. I painted a free (ugly) hutch/buffet last summer, I think I used the same color. I painted the inside and replaced the back with a sheet of bead board. I love it. Mine has lighting inside, which I replaced with LED lighting (it doesnt' get so hot) and I replaced the shelves with glass shelves. The light doesnt' get through to the bottom when they are solid. and I truly LOVE to see my work all lit up and beautiful. You can see it out in front on the sidewalk when our front door is open. Love that!
    You will love it! It is really beautiful!

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    1. Sounds really lovely! Great idea to swap out the bulbs!

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  17. Just beautiful, Jen. Everything ties in together so well and you did a great job (as always) organizing it. Can't wait to see your storage areas!

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  18. Ha ha, my kid almost got burned noodles because I was so concentrated in reading this post! :D

    Sokru
    sokerimursu.blogspot.fi

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  19. Stunning! I really love the turquoise. The room got even more beautiful!

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  20. Where is the old sideboard from? It turned out fabulous!

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    1. Hi Jen! The old sideboard was from Home Decorators.

      xo!

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  21. Oh my...I love everything about this! It is absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE that shade of blue!

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  22. I love this color! Thanks for posting about it since I'm looking to paint an old hutch I have! Also, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get your solid wood dining table? Thanks!! Liz

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    1. Hi Liz! The table is from Nadeau. You can snag all of the details in this post here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2013/02/our-dining-table-deets.html

      Thank you!
      Jen

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  23. Looks amazing. I would never choose to paint furniture a color, but after seeing this, I'm going to have to reconsider...

    Question - how do you keep the paint from scratching or chipping? That may have been in the previous post on how you painted it. I didn't read every word. Please don't be mad at me :-)

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    1. Hi Courtney!

      There are a couple of things you can do to protect your painted furniture. You can use a wax finish or my favorite is Minwax Water-Based Polycrylic. Another option is to let the paint fully cure as over time it becomes harder and more chip resistant, however, that process can take up to 6 months. For this piece, I didn't do either because the exterior was done with a special chip resistant enamel furniture paint from Sherwin Williams {which I fell head over heals in love with}, and the shelves we pre-finished melamine board.

      Hope that helps a bit! xoxo!

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    2. I'm interested in the paint as well... it is oil-based? Is it safe to use indoors? Did you have to wear a special mask? I love how it turned out! The white insides really make it pop. Great job! :)

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  24. That color is amazing! I love how it ties in so well with your room. The hutch is put together and organized just beautifully! You are really inspiring me to get more organized! I love your blog.

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  25. Please tell me where you got the white baskets. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Leah!

      One is a brocade utensil holder that I found at The Container Store about two years ago, and the other is a white wire basket which I found at Target quite a few years ago. Maybe check TJMaxx or HomeGoods for similar styles? Or maybe even organize.com?

      xo!

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  26. That looks awesome Jen! I love all of the gold accents and glasses!!

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  27. Your hutch looks AMAZING! I love the color you chose and love all of the accents!

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  28. Love Love Love.
    Long time reader, first time commenter....
    I am inspired to paint aomething (anything) after reading this post.
    I have a question though, as a mum of young boys myself, I wondered about the alcohol within reach of children and if the cupboards slid over with a latch out of reach? It wouldn't be fair to trust my four year old not to "taste" something at his height, wondered how you tackled it with your brood?

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    1. Good question! Glad you took a moment to comment!

      First, I will say, that I rarely chat parenting on this blog because I personally believe that no two moms are the same or have the same beliefs and that we all need to make the best choices for our own personal families.

      The alcohol that we do store on this hutch is all completely sealed {the wine below and the few cans of champagne above}. The decanters have distilled water in them for decorative purposes only, all of our open bottles are actually stored up high behind closed doors in our kitchen, and only come out when we are entertaining.

      xoxo!
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  29. Holy Wow! This looks amazing, great work! I can't imagine painting something that big...so much time and effort!

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  30. I am about to tackle my first ever furniture painting project and was wondering if you have a blog post with step by step instructions?!?! :)

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    1. Hi Debi!

      Best of luck to you as you take on your project!

      Here is a list of all of the posts I have done, my process is always pretty much the same, and is pretty well covered in each post:

      http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2013/11/our-new-to-us-painted-dining-room-hutch.html

      http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2012/07/our-dreamy-studio-dresser-is-done.html

      http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/08/finally-how-to-paint-cabinets-trim.html

      http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2012/03/our-painted-entertainment-center-reveal.html

      http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2012/03/goodies-in-my-paint-supply-bin.html

      http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2013/08/bathroom-makeover-week-day-two.html

      xoxo!

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    2. Thanks so much :) I'm so excited!!!

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  31. Wow, what a huge project. A hutch is certainly not an easy paint job. But your hard work paid off. It's beautiful. Couldn't help but notice that your bookend has been restaged to the prop up your cookbooks. Good job!

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    1. I did! Great eye! It didn't take me long to find a nice plant to stick under the cloche jar instead. :) xo!

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  32. Love it! So beautiful. Where did you get the acrylic/glass boxes that the soda/wine cans/straws are sitting in?

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    1. Thank you! It is the Large Acrylic Open Stacking Tray found here: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/jewelryStorage/traysOrganizers?productId=10028115 xo!

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  33. My hubby would have KILLED me if I had painted that hutch! Lol! I like the before AND after hutch. That piece is just an amazing piece of furniture in wood or painted. Love your blog. Can you come to my house?

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  34. It looks so you:), the paint color, little pops of pink and of course gold accents!

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  35. This is the best before and after I have seen in a long time! I love this color. You and your blog Rock!!!

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  36. This is so cute - you did an amazing job!!

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  37. I love this! Awesome project! Perfect setup for guests coming during the holidays and unexpected visitors :)

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  38. Love it. Are those antlers above the hutch? I am always looking for good wines, what kinds do you have in your hutch. Keep up the great work.

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  39. I LOVE this! I hope to find a score like this myself one day!

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  40. Look great J-bird! So funny, I saw those glasses at target this week and thought.."I will forsure be seeing these in an up coming post!" Cheers!

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    1. Thanks C-bird! And way to predict my love affair with pretty gold confetti glasses! ;)

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  41. That is gorgeous! I love the color you chose. It looks great in the space.

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  42. I love it!!! I have a china cabinet I want to paint, but I'm nervous. Feeling wimpy.

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  43. So lovely! What did you do with the other buffet?

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    1. Sold it on Craigslist as soon as this one came in! You know, following the one in one out rule and saving ourselves from letting one more item becoming lost in the garage ;)

      xo!

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  44. You guys always do such a wonderful job. I love how you transform things. I love looking at the pictures of your home. How do you keep it so clean with the kiddos? That's what I want to know. I feel like I'm always cleaning, yet it's always messy.

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    1. I hear ya! It is always a battle, especially when we are super busy. We really try to pull together as a family, and I assure you, our house is not always picture perfect. You can snag more details here:http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2013/05/may-mini-challenge-you-asked-we-heart.html

      xo!

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  45. Jen, you did a beautiful job on the hutch. The color is lovely. You might want to experiment with adding decorative paper or fabric on the back walls at some point. I know you can add either to some type of backing cut down to fit or other creative method that isn't necessarily permanent...something you can change with the season or when you feel like a change. You know items stored in there will pop with a colorful contrast. I can just picture it. Again, wonderful job with the paint/finish. Looks great where you have it.

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  46. I want to come live at your house...

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  47. Do you know what brand this hutch is? I have actually been looking for one similar to the original of this before you painted it. I love the color, design, features, etc. All of the above meet my criteria for a hutch. Even if they don't have the exact, maybe something similar? I'd like to look into it. Thanks!

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    1. So sorry Gina! I looked when I was painting it, and found no indication of a brand. If I come across something similar, I will be sure to update this comment. I would maybe check Craigslist or Furniture Outlets.

      xo!

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  48. I love the color of your hutch! I have a sideboard I want to paint for my dining room but have been paralyzed wondering what color to paint it. I may just try the same paint color you did because it looks so beautiful! Would you mind sharing where your chandelier in your dining room is from? I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope you have fun painting that sideboard! And the chandelier is from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-5-Light-Brushed-Nickel-Chandelier-with-White-Fabric-Shades-ES0356BN/202326281?MERCH=REC-_-NavPLPHorizontal1-3-_-NA-_-202326281-_-N#.UoZ_h40ococ

      xo!

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    2. Thank you for taking the time to reply and send me the link to the chandelier--I so appreciate it!

      Heidi

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  49. whaw what a great result, LOVE IT! txs for inspiring me - Sandra from www.leeksandhighheels.com

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  50. OMG, I just love it! Need to find a similar one to be painted asap! ;) :D

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  51. I recently discovered your blog and I'm liking every post, it was time to comment :) I would never have considered this kind of blue before but the result is fresh, happy and inspiring! I think it was important to paint the inside white, you did a great job.

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  52. Words cannot express how much I LOVE this whole project! So awesome!

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  53. I love how you utilized and organized it! So smart and it looks great Jen :) xo Kristin

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  54. I absolutely love the color that you chose. And your styling is wonderful. Love your taste!

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  55. AMAZING! I so need to do this to my outdated hutch, thanks for the inspiration. xo

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  56. Sooooooooooooo pretty! I love it- and all the accessories. You probably mentioned this already but where did you get your wine glass holders? Love that option. Also, we have the exact same dining room light- love it!

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  57. This is so beautiful!! My parents have an old hutch from the 80's that is a wonderful piece of furniture (aka solid wood) but it needs some TLC. I need to share this with my mom and see what she thinks about painting it.

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  58. I am so completely inspired! It looks stunning! And we just happen to have a hutch that could use some paint! I love that you chose to paint the inside white. It really makes all of the accessories pop. It's amazing how much it changes the space. Both ways were gorgeous, but this takes it to a whole new level! Thanks so much for sharing, Jen!

    ~Abby =)

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  59. How did you make the doors slide?? I love this, you do great work

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  60. HOLY BEAUTIFUL Jen!!! You are a rock star :) Where did you find all of your adorable straws and party supplies?! My little ladybugs (twin girls) are turning ONE next weekend *tears* and I'm trying to pull together some fun party supplies! Thanks lady :)

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  61. Love, love, LOVE! It is so fresh and crisp. Major upgrade! Gorgeous work as usual, Jen!

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  62. Beautiful piece of furniture! Love how it turned out in your dining room.

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  63. ahhh i'm so diggin this ! SO functional . you definitely made the most out of it and put it great use

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  64. Looks AMazing!! I am a first time homeowner and you are such an inspiration!! I love your style!!! And of course your organization skills!!! Hugs from Chicago!!!

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  65. Oh my Lord! That is gorgeous Jen!!!

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  66. Wow! What an amazing transformation. I need something similar in my dining room, and this has inspired me to do my first Craigslist hunt!

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  67. When I first saw that hutch I was thinking ugh, that is one ugly hutch... and now I am just full of envy and want the exact same one! So bright and I adore all your accessories and storage you filled it with!

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  68. I absolutely love everything about this hutch project, including the adorable bar tools storage box! It sent me rushing to grab a "treasure" wooden box I had laying around. It was stenciled with lemons and was lovely... once. I want to repaint and letter it exactly just like yours. How is that for being a little bit creepy? Anyway, what did you use to get that just perfect font?

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  69. I am in LOVE with how you styled it! I can never get my shelves looking this pretty but you gave me some great inspiration!

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  70. You should totally "gold" up the wine glass rack too!

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  71. Really pretty! I'm so jealous. My partner and I are going to move into the house he just bought in a couple of months, and I already know that there's no space for a hutch like this.. But I love it!

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  72. Excellent color choice! It really brightens up the whole room. Nice job!

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  73. I love those glasses so much (the gold confetti ones!) but I don't see them anywhere on Target's site! Do you happen to have a link or a name?
    Thanks so much! :)

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    1. Shucks, I don't see them online either, but they were in the store right next to these: http://www.target.com/p/threshold-double-old-fashioned-tumbler-cheers/-/A-14779388#prodSlot=medium_1_31&term=threshold+tumbler

      xo!

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  74. This piece is beautiful. If I understand correctly the paint is Sherwin Williams? Can you tell us which product and the color name?

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Yes, I used an all surface enamel from Sherwin Williams. They recommended the specific paint type to me based on my project. The color is Reflecting Pool. You can snag all the details in this post: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2013/11/our-new-to-us-painted-dining-room-hutch.html

      Thank you!!
      Jen

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  75. I absolutely love what you did here! It makes me want Togo re-do my entertaining goods. Well done!

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  76. Jen, this is STUNNING! Seriously, it speaks to me. Ha! Every detail is perfection. One of the most inspiring makeovers I've seen! Love it! xo

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  77. Question!!! Is this solid wood or particle, the hutch?

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    1. Hi Bethany!

      It is solid wood, very heavy! :)

      xo!

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  78. Where did you get the wire rack holding the wine glasses? Is it screwed into the shelf?

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    1. Hi Meghan!

      You can find them on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1gg7aay

      And yep! Mounted directly to the shelves with a screw.

      xo!
      Jen

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