This was my mother-in-law's hutch.
I searched high and low to find a photo of it and wouldn't you know that the one I found
had a bunch of extra
crap stuff on it that shouldn't be there...oh well.
This was my mother-in-law's corner cabinet that matches said hutch.
I would really like to paint said hutch and corner cabinet...BUT...
Jim would never have it.
Why is it that most men do not like painted furniture?
Now even though I am a pretty independent kinda girl,
I will not go against hubby's wishes..................most of the time.
Just kidding. Never.
So after emptying both of them when we got our new flooring a few weeks ago,
I was faced with putting it all back but it needed to be changed up some how.
I perused Pinterest for a couple of days to to find some ideas...
I was thinking wallpaper for the inside.
Oh, there were TONS of painted hutches with wallpaper inside but not many un-painted ones.
I needed something light in color and a pattern that wasn't bold or busy.
Then a light bulb went off.
I had a couple of partial rolls left over from another project.
Now y'all probably remember that I do like my wallpaper regardless what "they" say...
...my house, my choice, right?
I recently saw that it's on it's way back in...oh goody!
You would think that wallpapering such a small area would be quick and simple.
Well, it turned out to be a little bit challenging.
Sometimes working in small spaces can be difficult but it wasn't too bad.
It took most of an afternoon after thinking it might take an hour...well, not quite.
But, hey...what do you think??
I am very pleased and think it made my dishes and glassware POP!
I didn't paper the base, just the back and sides,
It was almost like having two new pieces of furniture...I said almost.
Many of my teacups and dishes also came from my MIL.
Jim got me the Crown Ruby Band set for my birthday last year.
I love this tea set...and now you can actually see it!
So...the thought of painting these cabinets quickly faded after adding the wallpaper.
Jim was happy with the look too.
But since he liked this so well, I wonder if he'll change his mind about the paint?
I'd say it's highly unlikely :)
Enjoy your week!