drab to fab : a hutch makeover

hello friends

it’s me..tiffini from house of belonging how are you today?  good i hope…smile:)

makeover a hutch with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch from drab to fab!

i want to share our hutch makeover and how with some paint & shopping your home you can transform a hutch from drab to fab!

you can change the way a “space” feels and how YOU feel about that space!

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!
hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

i wish you could stand here with me to see the difference in the “feel” of the room just by painting our hutch

we purchased this very heavy piece from our local antique store it was brown.  very brown

at first that was the look i was going for.  some wood mixed up with the metal table after a couple of months i just wasn’t feeling it

as time went on it just became a dead piece of furniture sitting in the corner

i was scared i would ruin it if i painted it.  like “what if” i didn’t love it?  paint is easy to put on..not so easy to take off! then there is my motto #theartoflivingcourageously

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

we voted to paint it!  and WOW!  happy happy we did!!

i was going to paint my master bedroom oyster pearl but it just didn’t read well in there

much to our surprise it reads perfectly on our hutch with all of the natural light the kitchen gets

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

it took about 3 coats

we sanded the edges lightly and that was it

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

we painted the hardware and the lamp base gold we simply shopped our house for everything else

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!
hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

here is what we used

our white dishes//cookbooks//an old gold frame//nikki’s creepy head lady//a few anthropolgie mugs// color coordinated books

paint really did give give this neat old hutch life again..it is perfect for our light and happy home

hutch makeover that with some paint, gold hardware and styling brings a dead hutch to life!

what a difference some paint, hardware and a little styling can do right?

what do you think of the hutch before and after?

i’m already thinking about staging it for the fall months

are you thinking about fall too?  sigh..i love fall.  it is my favorite month i’m just not ready to let go of the long days of summer

..xo

::for more home inspiration from house of belonging click on the links below::

our planked walls

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a ladder, a frame, leaves and calling it good

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hello darlin’ – new signs & shirt

hello!!

new sign from aedriel & house of belonging : an exclusive collaboration

i think we have hit the busiest time of year …grace is back in school …dakota is getting settled up in minnesota at his new job and the crew and i are hard at work sign making & t-shirt pressing…much like santa’s workshop hi ho hi ho its off to work we go and there is not one morning that i don’t wake up grateful for new beginnings!

new sign from aedriel & house of belonging : an exclusive collaboration
new sign from aedriel & house of belonging : an exclusive collaboration

i am anticipating going back to minnesota soon… but in the meantime we wanted to share what is new around the house of belonging

here are two of aedriel and house of belonging’s collaboration signs…gorgeous right? we can so see these in nurseries everywhere..you can customize them too! each of our signs are hand-crafted upon order

letter to my daughter sign : house of belonging

this sign is puts into words the season i am in and i don’t want to forget i had nikki create it hoping it would inspire your heart too…

holy holy holy sign - house of belonging

here is our newest christmas sign but i believe you could have this up all year long! if you want a sign for christmas decorating .. like thanksgiving week you need to have your order in no later than or we cannot guarantee delivery…bummer right?  um ok…if only elves really did exist

jesus loves me baseball tee - in our NEW SHIRT SHOP  // shop.thehouseofbelonging.com

would you look at this gorgeous little boy!  his momma @blondemamalove told us he picked this out all by himself pairing it with his “church shoes”! he is quite the little trendsetter

you can click here to order signs and/or here for our NEW SHIRT SHOP ( shirts are no longer in the Etsy sign shop )

  love love…xo

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Kimberly - This is no clickable button to the shirt shop. I’m on mobile device but I can’t figure out how to get to the shirt page. Thanks,
Kimberly

the wilderness memoirs : God had a plan to save me first

i crave quiet much like i do coffee in the morning

the kind of quiet where no one is clamoring for my time
nothing is pressing on me
no emails, phone calls, instagram, Facebook or etsy conversations
no cleaning and laundry
to-do lists and errands

my wilderness memoirs

just uninterrupted time to unravel just a bit of my heart
to take a deep long breath
inhaling what God is doing all around me
God-wind goosebumps all around me
and i want to swim in it
i don’t want to miss it
i want to express to Him how grateful i am…does He know?  O God!!!

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Heather - So amazing how God speaks to us through others. Such a great post that I needed today!

Jamie Stephens - Beautiful expression of God’s love and power. Bless you for sharing the deep intimate places. Spoke to my heart…love! I’m not an orphan anymore! Embrace the journey.

Kim S - Your words mean so much to me today. I feelvloke I am just at the beginning of this journey, figuring out how to surrender, lean in to God instead of others for my identity and peace. Thank you for your wisdom and for sharing your heart.

Em W. - Beautiful post..

lissa - oh how this blesses and touches my heart. i sure wish we could sip coffee together. so encouraging. so brave. xoxo so happy for you.

yolanda - Tiffini, I ust wanted to say this spoke to me . I still have hope that you might be a prayer mentor to me. I feel much like you that my faith in god was beyond repair. I had lost hope and faith .Doubt and despair was my constant companion. Last Friday I cried out to god with tears of rage and I feel he is speaking a peace . I think there is a tug of war going on for my soul and I want god to win. I know gods timing isn’t mine. I watched this morning Andy Stanley’s message from Northpoint church on line about being in just this place. It is called “In the meantime” I encourage you to watch it. It moved and the song at the end was written just for us in the wilderness. I pray for your marriage.
You are a shinging light for Christ in a dark world.Here’s hoping you will forgive me for any hurts I have caused you.

Meggie - Tiffini-

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I needed to hear this today. Thank you for being honest, real, raw and sharing your story. I feel like I am in the middle of your past and today for once I just felt hopeless, like there is no returning. Seeing marriages being restored after years and years gives me so much hope. You are such a light for his kindgom and I am eternally greatful for that.

XOXO

Diana Stevan - We do learn from other people’s stories. I’m wishing you and your partner all the best in healing whatever rifts you’ve had. Forgiveness and understanding are key. It’s not easy in today’s world, or in yesterday’s. We are human and frail at times. We make mistakes because we are not perfect.

I’ve been married now 52 years. I was a family therapist for over 25 years. Every relationship has its ups and downs. I think for too many of us, we think it’s happily ever after. We overlook the words of the old marriage vows – for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, for rich or for poorer, till death do us part.

As long as the love was there in the beginning and there is a will to get through those tough times, there is a way. Again, wishing you all the best for your beautiful heart.

Jill @ Cora Anne Designs - Thank you for sharing. Eric and I had a very dark patch in our marriage about 5 years in. It was horrible and I hated every minute of it when we were in the thick of it, but with time, counseling, prayer and a determination to not give up, we came through it. Now, 6 years later I’m SO grateful for it and the growth we both experienced individually and together. Our marriage is deeper and stronger for it, and I’ll pray that the same is for you. You’re in my prayers, friend.

mms milk-paint chippy chandelier makeover

 

i was not born a natural diy’er
my love for the art & soul of creating my very own home has evolved into a passion..where only jesus and food come before it

diy miss mustard seed milk paint ( in linen ) chandelier.  Philippians 4:7-8 sign...good words to see each and every morning! old door turned headboard..drop cloth bedskirt

call it a mid-life crisis or just getting closer to dying but i am becoming a risk-taker and adventurer seeker in my middle age.
making intentional choices to make the art of living courageously a lifestyle.

sooo i just figured my best bet would be to just be “me” here each month..in all my awkward authentic glory
the words of maya angelou come to mind when i think of my purpose here each month

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.”

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Jill @ Cora Anne Designs - 1. Jesus
2. Food
3. Creating a lovely home

See, I *knew* I liked you!

Kelly Cach - Just catching up here.
I.love.it!!!!

I’m not a DIYer by nature either, but it’s so rewarding you just go for it, isn’t it?!

aedriel + house of belonging = a BIG giveaway

happy monday friends!  hope you had a good weekend! i pray these words over your life today… ( giveaway info at bottom of post )

aedriel and house of belonging : an exclusive collaboration

our was good but busy! photographing the sign line and putting the finishing touches on a sweet collaboration that God orchestrated between Aedriel and House of Belonging

 i kid you not…it’s a #Godventure!!

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barbara nelson - these these signs are so beautiful. I just received her print home is wherever I’m with you, you two are going to do great,
Love you sweet friend.

Molly LaPorta - I am beyond “God bumps,” reading this post! Praying God’s blessings over you!