1/17/10

A Hutch facelift and some Pillows I made too! Met. Monday/Blue Monday.





Hi All.  I kind of holed up in my house this past week-end to sew, clean and organize.  And now I'm getting a little case of cabin fever.  But before I venture out,  I  am joining Susan for Met. Monday and Sally for Blue Monday.   Thank-you ladies for being our hostess's with the mostess!   I found myself in the pillow making mood and the tea-cup heart pillow was my first little project this week-end.  I am kind of happy how she turned out.


Last week I went fabric shopping with some projects in mind. 


And my little heart shaped blue tea-cup pillow will go here.  This was fun to make and pretty easy too. Total cost to make about $4.00.


 Since I like the heart shaped I decided to make another one, only this time I  used the red ticking fabric.
I had a little red ball fringe that I added ,and it will go here.  Total cost to make about $4.00 , plus I get the fabrics I want.  When I shop for pillows, I seldom find the fabric I have in mind or if I do, the cost is too high.



Next to another little pillow I made last Spring. 



But wait, the highlight of my week-end was a visit from the UPS man.  My friend Chari, @  Happy to Design  sent me this darling little angel holding a little bird.  Isn't she beautiful, she reminds me of Chari.  And she looks perfect sitting here, next to my new pillow.  Now if you don't know Chari, you need to head on over and check out her Gorgeous Blog.  She makes everything she touches, so beautiful!!!


Well I had one more piece of fabric and a antique hutch jammed to the gills and still decorated with a Christmas bow.  This baby is very old, and originally it was used to cool pies in.  I bought it for $100 and even though it's a little rickety, I still love it!  Marla, @ Always Nesting had a tutorial recently on  using fabric to line the back of shelves.  Her's turned out beautifully and so I decided that's what this baby needed.   Marla used cardboard she cut to fit the back of her shelves.   But since I am married to a Woodworking Teacher and since this baby could use some extra support, Hubby cut a piece of hardboard to fit.

Empty overloaded hutch.



OOH, Dusty around the edges here, after I removed the liner.



We used masking tape to adhere the fabric to the hardboard, pulling tightly and .....


 Presto, Chango, Brand New Look.  The cost of my fabric was about $6.00, it took a yard and a half.  The Hardboard was left over from another project and hubby just cut it to size.


Much better, I think.  I just lined the shelves with placemats and napkins for now.  And when I get tired of this fabric, it will be a cinch to change it to something else.  Thanks Marla for the great idea. 




All done and on to the next project!  But first, I need to head to Subway since their is nothing to eat in this house and then come back to visit all your lovely blogs! 
Cindy

46 comments:

  1. Cindy!! The hutch took my breath away. It's soooo beautiful!! Love it, love it, love it. :)

    Those heart pillows are adorable. I have a Valentine's baby (youngest and Still sick) and those would be so cute to make for her as a surprise. Did you freehand draw a heart or make a pattern? The tassels "make" the pillow. SEW cute!

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  2. Hi Cindy, great job on the pillows and I really like the hutch redo. I like the way you used the covered board, that way it will be easy to change out when you want to. I've been wanting to do the same thing to my hutch. You really got a lot done! Linda

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  3. My goodness Cindy, you have been one busy lady this weekend. I absolutely love those pillows ~ you did a fantastic job on both of those. And that sweet little lady your friend sent you, well she is just perfect! Wow, wow, wow on your hutch makeover!!! What a clever idea and it looks so different! Again, great job! Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  4. Hi Cindy ~
    You have been crafty - love your pillows....I have many that I bought for 50 cents at the thrift waiting to be re-covered...Love your hutch and it is a beauty - rickety and all !
    Kammy

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  5. The pillows are so cute...and the backing on the hutch is a great idea!

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  6. That hutch is gorgeous, Cindy! I'll bet they don't make them like that anymore. I love your teacup fabric pillow! And, I do love the update you made to the hutch ~ nice idea to put fabric on the back.

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  7. I am still waiting for my Email (hehehe) Oh NO PRESSURE!
    I love your hutch. It looks soooooo much better! That's wonderful. You did a wonderful job filling it back up too! :)
    So - how's the snow? We are FINALLY getting rain - but I'm afraid it's going to be too much too fast an it'll all just run into the ocean and we won't save any. sigh. Just can't win.
    HEY! The 99cent store changed to a DOLLAR TREE!!!! I thought of all of you as Mark and I went in tonight after we went out to dinner. YAY!
    Have a good week! Hugs. Karen

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  8. Oh I love both of your wonderful heart pillows. They are just perfect. Your hutch looks wonderful with the fabric liner in the back. Such a great idea. All of your pretty dishes look so perfect inside. Your doll that Chari sent you is just perfect. She is the sweetest lady and what a precious gift. Hope you have a super day and can't wait to see the next projects. Hugs, Marty

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  9. WOW...I LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THE HUTCH...SO PRETTY! LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER! AND THOSE PILLOWS...SO CUTE, LOVE THEM BOTH! MAKES ME WANT TO MAKE SOME FOR VALENTINES DAY! GREAT PROJECTS~COME SAY HI :D

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  10. Oh Cindy, you are so creative. Those heart pillows are gorgeous. And I really like what you did to the cabinet. It is so pretty with the red toile.One more thing, you are right about the angel doll, it does look like Chari with her blonde hair...Christine

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  11. You did a great job on the pillows - very pretty. I would never attempt a sewing project like that. Straight lines maybe - but not curves on a heart. You and your hubby did a great job on the cabinet - pat yourself on the back! :)

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  12. Love your fabric choices Cindy. I used double sided tape to put wall paper over the mirrors in the back of my hutch. Between the mirrors, the glass doors and the windows I was getting so much glare I couldn't see what was in my hutch! I love seeing your patterned plates against the patterned background.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  13. WOW! I love your pillows. The little tecup fabric is so pretty and the pillow looks great in that room. Now that hutch is something else. I relly like the new look. It is beautiful. Great job!

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  14. I don't know why but I love looking at your hutch makeover! love the red fabric.. just lovely

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  15. The pillows are so cute!
    All the pics are vera pretty!
    Happy Blue Monday!
    Smile...Luna

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  16. Lovely pillows, love the tea pot one. Great job with the hutch.
    cindy

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  17. Great job Cindy! Makes me want to sew something.
    And I loved your winter pics in your last post. I really miss the snow. But I have over 500 pics to remind me of the snow and my time back there.
    We're suppose to get a ton of rain all week! I am sooo excited!

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  18. Mornin' Girlfriend...

    Ohhh my gosh...you were a busy little bee this weekend! I love all of your pretty pillows...I love hearts! Do you use the white fiberfill to stuff your pillows? Love, love, LOVE the fabrics you chose...my favorite is the red ticking with that darling red ball fringe though! But...you know how I'm a "red" person! Hehe! Ahhh...your angel looks so pretty on the bed...I'm so glad that you liked her! Thanks for the sweet mention too!

    Cindy...did you just get the antique hutch? I don't remember seeing it before? It's absolutely gorgeous and you got a great buy on it!!! I just adore the pretty red & white toile fabric...and it looks fabulous for the background for all of your pretty dishes...especially the blue & white set! Love how they look together...so frenchy! It's so funny because I stopped in Michaels yesterday when we took the kids home...I priced their foam board for this very reason. I have been wanting to cover the backs of both of my china cabinets. The cabinets just have wood paneling looking stuff and I think they would look much prettier with fabric! Girl, the foam board was pretty expensive so I thought I would go another route...maybe I'll try cardboard. Of course, I need to get the fabric too! But...I think I will have to cut mine in 3 pieces to fit behind each shelf...there's not enough room to slip a piece the entire size of the cabinet backing and my shelves won't come out! If you have any good ideas...let me know! Hehe! Anyway, your hutch turned out fabulous!!! Ohhh...and I love that pretty pinecone garland!!! Well Darlin', just wanted to stop by to say hello...have a marvelous Monday!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  19. What a busy girl you've been!The pillows are very sweet, I especially like the red ticking fabric with the ball fringe (precious) and the fabric you chose for the hutch.....perfect! It really brightened up a very dark interior. Hugs, Loretta

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  20. Cindy, you and your husband did an amazing job on that hutch, and your sweet tea-cup pillow is darling! You should be quite proud. Happy Blue Monday.

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  21. Great work as always!I love your pillows,the colours are wonderful!
    Have a lovely day
    Annalisa

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  22. Ooooooo!!! :) I love the little heart pillows (the tea cup one is adorable), but your hutch has really stolen my heart! It's gorgeous, Cindy!
    I have open shelving above my kit sink, and I think I might give this idea a try. LOVE IT!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  23. What a wonderful makeover. The hutch looks terrific and I love your pillows. Especially the one in blue. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

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  24. That little tea pillow is precious! Your bedroom with the blue flower quilt is just gorgeous and so comforting.. that room is the epitomy of my style! The hutch makeover is incredible too! Great work!
    ~Lara

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  25. Cindy, your hutch is fabulous....can I look for a while? So warm and inviting. And, your pillows are sooooo charming. I love it all!!!!

    Barb ♥

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  26. Hi Cindy! Oh, my goodness what a busy gal you've been! I love your little heart pillows and especially the blue and white tea cup one! It does look perfect on your bed.
    Your little hutch looks amazing with the fabric back board. I did this in my den to my wall units and used a thin foam board! Fun fun. Love how you've dressed the hutch too.
    Thanks for popping in to see me. I always love it when you come for a visit.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. Ok, you are after my heart. I just love that blue teacup fabric heart.

    Willow

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  28. I love the pillows, especially the red striped one! So cute!

    And the hutch looks fab-u-lous!! Love the toile! Everything just pops against it!

    Lou Cinda

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  29. Pretty blue teacups! OOhhh, I like your antique hutch. I have Liberty Blue plates too. I think we have a few things in common! :-)

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  30. Hi Cindy,
    Your pillows turned out just wonderful. I may have to get my sewing machine out and dust it off :) I absolutely love that toile fabric. It also really transformed your beautiful cabinet, with your pretty collections.

    Thanks for sharing

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  31. Hello...My Dear friend...girl you have been a busy little susie homemaker here ha ha!! Oh girl I love the tea cup fabric that would be so cute in my kitchen ha ha!!
    Love what you did with the hutch...Cari and I were talking about this very thing a few weeks ago and your angel from her is wonderful is she not one of the best...I adopted her on RMS as my sister ha ha!!
    Thank you so much for coming by Cinday I always love it when you do it's like having coffee with a dear friend...Hugs and love to ya...Gl♥ria

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  32. Hi Cindy,

    I think it was just that kind of weekend. I had my grands and therefore I cleaned and organized after they left. Also, this week a group of fellow authors are meeting at my house for a celebration party and to critque each work we've done in the past month. They are a great group of my best friend.

    You got a lot of creative things accomplished too. Good girl!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  33. Hi Cindy, what a darling pillow. The gift from Chari was just the sweetest.. perfect gift for someone as sweet as you are. Your hutch looks amazing!! I love the toile as the backdrop. Sure makes all of your lovely dishes just pop.. I love your hutch facelift..lol.. hugs ~lynne~

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  34. Those throw pillows are so cute! And so is the new little angel doll! Your hutch looks GORGEOUS!!! Oh how I wish I had a hutch to decorate....

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  35. I love the pillows! The teacup fabric is adorable but my favorite is the red striped pillow tucking with the ball fringe....I am very partial to ball fringe, something just so fun about it!

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  36. Cindy...love the pillows...your hutch looks great...very productive weekend...can see why you needed to go to Subway...

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  37. Well, aren't you just the clever little busy beaver? Everything looks so warm and inviting, Cindy. What a wonderful job on everything.

    Have a blessed day!!!

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  38. Cindy, your talents amaze me. Those pillows are so cute! Love the ball fringe on the red one in my bedroom where I'm going to stay when I come visit you! The toile in your hutch looks so pretty. You have been a busy girl, and all of your work has paid off! laurie

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  39. I keep reading blogs and for the first time in my life I wish I could sew. It isn't going to happen, so I'll just ooo and awww over your pillows. I love what you did with the fabric and the hutch...that trick I could do!

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  40. The pillows are so cute, Cindy. I like the way the fabric brightened your cabinet. I did that with the hearth room cabinet last year, using foam core and fabric. It really changes the look. Love it.

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  41. Cute pillows and my favorite is the red ticking with ball fringe. The red toile really is the perfect setting for your dishes. Great job!

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  42. Oh you did a wonderful job on your hutch. I straightened out one of mine too (I show it on today, Tuesday's post at spindle cottage )http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/. Mine is not quite as nice as yours!!

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  43. Wow you two are so busy!! Great looks and awesome ideas!!

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  44. YOur pillows are just darling Cindy~! I love the background change on your gorgeous hutch! I have several cabinets that I want to do something like this. Time---- I just need time! and Energy--

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Welcome,
I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy