You guys know by now how much I love my black hutch. I decorate it for ALL the holidays. It’s been a feature of many a blog post. But you may not know that I also have an old Hoosier hutch that I absolutely adore. I will go more into why we have this extra hutch in a hot minute, but first, let me tell you what I did to it and why…
I love vintage and antiques items, and the idea of altering them permanently gives me a little bit of anxiety. I love the old defects, old wood, and all the things that give older items character. So when I decided this plain white hutch needed an update, paint was NOT in the picture. But adhesive vinyl was! That way anything that I did to the hutch could be undone.
Why we had 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 traveled 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, 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.
It was all done with adhesive vinyl and my Silhouette machine.
For the top cupboard cabinets I used image “geometric_background_med_1954” from the Silhouette library.
I used image “leaf_wreath_C00528_20387” and the M is font Times New Roman.
You know I had to throw a monogram on there!
I used image “border_of_leaves_C00541_19210” 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.
I’m totally obsessed with how it turned out and also love that I can change it anytime by just peeling off the vinyl.
Tutorial for putting vinyl on your knobs to give them a simple and inexpensive makeover can be found here!
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