Are you ready to see my hutch decorated Farmhouse Style? If you were on Facebook you might have seen my little tease!
And if you’ve been around a while you know that my Dad made this hutch for me way back in the 80’s. Thanks Dad! I’ve given it a slight update by painting and antiquing it with Annie Sloan Chalk paint and dark wax.
You may ask why I didn’t paint the interior. Well I wanted to keep some of the original pine bead board, it reminds me of the way it looked when my Dad first made it. Over time the color has gotten richer the imperfections more pronounced which I like, and I would have painted the interior white and I think that may have been predictable and boring.
I would love to hear if you think I made the right choice!
Farmhouse Style Hutch Reveal
Well here it is!
As you can see I’ve incorporated found items, items I’ve made, thrift store items, things that have meaning to me and even a bunny!
Another reason I like the pine bead board is it help to make the whites pop!
A few things to keep in mind when decorating your farmhouse style hutch.
Vary the height of your items
Use books, pedestals, boxes to give dimension. I usually put taller things toward the outside.
Use different textures
Wood, tin, ceramic, glass and greenery, whatever you have on hand. This rusty basket is holding some wicker balls I picked up at a discount store. Texture adds interest!
Incorporate meaningful pieces
My Dad made the tool box, the insulator is my sweet hubby’s, and I made the boxes, trays, pedestal and signs. Personal items make the hutch yours alone!
Consider adding a little color
Farmhouse style is a lot about natural things, utilitarian things, and white! Consider adding a little color to your hutch. I’ve tried many times to go all neutral but I find I need a little color in my life. One way to get color and texture is to add plants. I can’t grow anything, so you guessed it these are
fake artificial. Let’s keep that our secret!
Keep Things Balanced
It’s not necessary to have everything symmetrical, but you do want your weight evenly balanced. The chalkboard was moved to the right to balance the gas can, and if I move the canister from the top right (it actually holds coffee so I need it every morning) the balance is off and I have to move it back.
There are many, many ways to decorate your hutch! Switch it up! Try something new! Change with the seasons! Just don’t get in a rut! It’s such a little thing but every time I walk by I smile! You will too!
Here is the hutch decked out in a not so farmhouse style. A little more symmetrical and a little less stuff!
Which do you prefer? I’d love to know!
And if you liked my Farm Hutch Reveal, I hope you’ll pin it!
Until next time,