I don’t have a before picture. I know – total blogger fail – but imagine a medium tone wood. Sorry! Step one was to cover that up with some paint. After sanding and priming, it took a couple coats of a soft black paint with a purple undertone, which I think works well in our little dining area.
I knew that I wanted a graphic design in the back of the hutch, but it took me a long time to decide exactly what I wanted to do. Initially, I thought I would choose some wallpaper, but never found one (that wasn’t 200 dollars a roll) that I really liked. For a while I considered a thick gift wrap like this one, but could only get a few rolls in the store.
So, what was the solution? A cotton shower curtain! Seriously! And, I think it was actually the perfect solution. It cost about 20 bucks AND since the fabric was wide enough to fit the entire back of the hutch, I didn’t have to do any piecing. Score! I simple cut the fabric to size, and used mod podge to stick it to the back of the hutch.
I am very happy with it. I think it adds a lot to our kitchen/dining area, and – best of all – I have some place to put grandma’s china now. Good job, honey!
Linking up at Skip to My Lou, I Heart Naptime, Nifty Thrifty Things, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Someday Crafts, Dear Creatives, Friday Flair at Whipperberry, and Funky Polkadot Giraffe.
Comments + Project Love
Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle says
Beautiful piece! Love your creativity and use of a shower curtain, it is perfect. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Savvy Southern Style.
Crystelle Boutique says
What a beautiful labor and gift of love…. Your husband is very good to you…..!! What a gorgeous hutch… such pretty colors…. You have awesome taste, I must say!!<br /> 🙂 You rock!! <br />hugs xx<br />Crystelle<br /><a href="http://crystelleboutique.com" rel="nofollow"><br />Crystelle Boutique</a>
Alexis @ persia lou says
Thanks so much! And, yes, my husband really is good to me. 🙂
Late Bloomers says
Interesting I was just searching for a solution for something unique for the back of a china cabinet that is becoming a bookcase and a hutch, and I was considering upholstery fabric as well, because of the width, and available patterns.<br />I went with a stencil though, cause I am too cheap. :D<br /><br />Ang- SoLongFarm.blogspot,com
Brilliant to use a shower curtain for the inside back! I love how it turned out. I am featuring your project on DearCreatives.com tomorrow. Stop by & see your feature & pick up a featured button! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Theresa
Joanne Schleier says
You get five gold stars for making use of a beautiful piece of furniture and the complete makeover. But, more than that you kept a valued & inherited piece of furniture in the family including your grandmother's china… and for THAT you get a cookie!
Krista thehappyhousie says
Wow- it has become such a stunning piece and fabulous focal point (I imagine) for your dining room Alexis. Love it! And that ikat print on the back is super pretty too. Thanks for sharing this awesome project at the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Furniture Transformations. We hope you can make it back this evening at 7pm EST to share a holiday sign project – or just come by to get some holiday