You guys know by now how much I love my black hutch.
What you may not know is that I have a second smaller white hutch.
It lives right next to my black hutch.
Why do we have two hutches?
Here's the story:
My mom's side of the family has an old farmhouse that has been passed down generation after generation. The last person I remember actually living there was my great grandfather. When my grandfather and grandmother inherited it they travelled back and forth between their home and the farmhouse (~3.5 hours). My grandfather kept cattle on the land and was really happy being a farmer of sorts. My grandmother kept the farmhouse in tip top shape. I have so many wonderful memories of staying and playing at the farm!
Today the farmhouse is the responsibility of my mom and aunts and uncle. One day it will be my and my brother's responsibility, as well as that of our cousins.
So what does all of this have to do with the hutch???
There is a little white hutch almost identical to this one there. I can't look at mine without all the great memories I have of spending time at the farm come flooding back.
When this white hutch was offered to us several years ago I knew we had to take it!
And so it has sat in the corner of my eat-in kitchen ever since, reminding me of simpler times.
I decided to give it some personality and make it my own.
I hinted at the change with my vinyl knob makeover.
And here is the side by side before & after!
It was all done with vinyl and my Silhouette machine.
Due to the cutting size that the Silhouette is limited to and the size I required for my hutch, I had to do some piecing together of the vinyl. It wasn't the easiest thing, but was definitely doable.
For the top cupboard cabinets I used image
from the Silhouette library
The bottom cupoard door is very large so this image also had to be pieced together.
I used image
and the M is font Times New Roman
You know I had to throw a monogram on there!
I wanted to tie together the different images on the upper and lower cabinets onto the drawers.
I used image
for the drawers, mirror imaging the design to put it on each side of the knob.
The image I used for the knob is one I modified using the same quatrefoil design as the top cabinets.
The hutch now has a fun new personality and can hold its own next to the black hutch!
Tutorial for putting vinyl on your knobs to give them a simple and inexpensive makeover can be found here!