Extreme China Hutch Makeover♥

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Are you ready for this?!

I am so excited to share this transformation with you today! This was such a rewarding project and an AWESOME birthday gift!

For my birthday last week, my husband went to OfferUp.com and started looking for some buffets and hutches/china cabinets that were in need of some serious lovin’. I have been looking for a china hutch since we moved into our home. I was getting anxious to finally unpack my tea cup collection and my great grandmothers china that I inherited! I was just tickled that my husband thought of getting me a hutch for my birthday! The good ‘ol boy that he is, he forwarded me some pictures of the contenders he thought would be fitting for our space and my personal style. We went back and fourth sending each other links of possible hutches and landed on this beauty (yikes) from the 80’s! The lady selling it originally wanted $250 and we scored her for a whopping…wait for it…$50!

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I know, right!?

A total steal!

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Once it got plopped onto the front porch I wasted no time getting it cleaned, lightly sanded and primed! However, my sweet, infant daughter had other ideas, so the priming part took about 8,000 a couple more hours than it should of. I was so excited to finally have a new project in my life that I contemplated pulling an all-nighter just to see the finished project!

Yeah, right.

My daughter, Dahlia, pulled a huge cranky show before bedtime that squashed all those crazy aspirations. I went to bed and decided it would be better to actually get some sleep, (wait, what is that again?) and wake up refreshed less exhausted Saturday morning.

Alright, let’s finish this baby!

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The morning was sluggish and it was hard to make progress (life with an infant), but I started gaining momentum after the first coat of Antique White was finished. Before I was able to feel really accomplished, I had to stop a few hundred times to nurse and rescue my husband from Miss Gassy Cranky Face.  Doesn’t she realize mommy is trying to create a masterpiece!?

PLEASE JUST LET ME HAVE THIS ONE THING!

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I was thrilled (and totally relieved), to be able to take out the HIDEOUS yellow glass panels and replace them with some french country inspired chicken wire screens!

I just LOVE the result! It fits my personal decor style completely!

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In the home stretch now! Just added a second coat of paint and starting seeing my project finally come together beautifully! Before I knew it, I was standing back looking at this beauty:

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It feels at home now in my formal dining room! It fits perfectly! I am utterly obsessed with it and so thrilled with how it turned out! Night and day from that dingy and dated piece that it was!

Time to add all my Great Grandmother’s china as well as my own personal china collections!

Let’s get decorating!

I just am so beyond thankful that I was able to take a small break from mommy duties (as much as I love them), and really get back to my creative roots!

Till next time my darlings!

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♥Shelby

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Fabulous & Budget Friendly Home Decor Stores♥

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This is an exciting day!

I just found out that H&M has an AMAZING collection of home decor goods for close to nothing! Why have I not known about this!?
I was so excited about this discovery, that I wanted to share with you some more awesome, inexpensive home decor stores that I frequent:
1. H&M
H&MLike I said, I just found out about their home decor products, but I am very excited about the products that I have seen so far!
I have about fifty ten items in my shopping bag already!  This hand towel is only $4.95! Some of the throw blankets get a little pricey at $79.95, but that was the only item I saw that was truly expensive. I was shopping for kitchen items and the most expensive item I saw in that category was $14.95, not too shabby! Check it out!

2.Ebay Stores Instyleestore & Litvogues
EBAYIf I don’t buy something at Goodwill, I buy it from Ebay. I am on ebay 24/7.
This Ebay store is called instyleestore and they have GORGEOUS linen and cotton blend pillow covers for under $10.00. Does this excite anyone else?!
I have bought one pillow cover from them. The store is in China, so I am still waiting for my package (two whole days), but I should be getting it any day! All the reviews are between four to five stars, so I have high expectations!  I will let you know how it all works out!

6/29/14*UPDATE* The pillows are gorgeous and GREAT quality. I will be buying more!
ebay2Litvogues is another overseas Ebay store that has great reviews and really pretty pillow covers!
I have not purchased from them yet, but my Ebay watch list is overflowing with their products. They have great reviews and a very reasonable shipping time estimate!

This pillow is $5.99 with FREE shipping!

3. Flea Market Chics
fleamarketchicsI live in Washington, so this may be an unfair advantage, but I know that this boutique sell items over the phone and through Paypal, so shop away!
This store carries a variety of vintage finds and handmade goods, (they sell handmade soap that is WONDERFUL)! Everything is priced to sell and the people who work there are incredibly nice! Win, Win!
I bought a beautiful, white, super old, large, shabby window for $20.00 from this store and it has been the star of my bedroom since! (I will take a photo of it when we move into the new house!)

4. World Market
485327_GONE_TO_THE_BEACH_WOODEN_SIGN_I’m sorry if I sound like a broken record if this is the 1,000th time I have boasted about World Market, but my love for them knows no bounds!
I never leave this store empty handed...ever.zoe

It is a dangerous, dangerous place. I love their sales, and if you become a World Market Explorer you get 20% off coupons all the time in your email!
My favorite items to buy are clocks and wall decor items. This “Gone to the Beach” sign is on sale for $9.74!

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♥Shelby

*All photos are from the designated websites I reviewed!*