So my latest project was one that was about a year in the making. I had plans to do this foreva. I couldn't decide on the details so it just didn't happen until I started the redo a few weeks ago.
I LOVE our dining room hutch. It's dark and curvy, just the way I like hutches. If I had a thing for hutches that is.
There is only one issue that has bugged me from day one:
Can you tell what it is? The mirrors that line the back of the hutch drove me cray-zay. They reflected ev.er.y.thing -- I mean, that's the deal with mirrors right? When I filled it with accessories, it felt like they all just disappeared into a reflected abyss. You couldn't really see anything that was in there.
So, about a year ago, I decided to cover the backs -- I started with foam poster boards (from the dollar store) and some leftover fabric from my drapes. I stopped after one though, because as I mentioned before, I just wasn't "feeling" the room.
A couple weeks ago I decided to finish this everlasting project up. But what to cover it with? I didn't want to do the same fabric from the drapes because a.) it was more than I wanted to spend on this and b.) I didn't want it to be too matchy and c.) I was lazy.
So I thunk and I thunk and I thunk. It hit me -- DOH. I had a ton of wallpaper left from this project. And it was already white. SCORE!
Here's how I did it...
Measured each section of mirror horizontally and vertically:Then I marked the measurements on the foam board:
The foam is thin enough to just cut with scissors:
Then I was able to decorate the hutch for autumn...some pumpkins and leaves bling it up:
Fat round ones in the middle, small square ones on the doors.
Stink Eye Sister doesn't like the scrolly thing on it's side. It makes her "uncomfortable" that I am not using it as it should be. I told her where her "not as it should be" can (nicely) go cause I like it!
I love how subtle the texture of the wallpaper is!: I was toying with touching up the raised areas with some stain or paint, to bring out the texture, but now I'm thinking that would get too busy.
Here's a before -- helloooooo accessories? Where are yoooooou?