The Fabric Hutch: Furniture Redo

Week 1 of So You Think You’re Crafty has been completed!
Voting is up for the Week #2 Entries:  Upcycling
Head over to vote for your favorites!  (click HERE)
Did any of you correctly guess my entry last week?
Well, guess what…. it won this week!
Isn’t this going to be beautiful in my new sewing studio??
(Looking for the tutorial on the removable fabric wallpaper?  Click HERE)
I found this heavy oak china cabinet on Craigslist for $50
(you know I love me some Craigslist furniture)
I removed the doors, used my spray gun to paint it a lovely blue, switched out the hardware, and of course, added some beautiful Amy Butler Home Decor fabric to the back of the hutch.
By the way, the fabric is completely removable!  I will be sharing that tutorial shortly…. you will want to use this technique all over your house, I promise.
Oh, and I will also be sharing a NEW tutorial for painting furniture soon!  Remember my old tutorial found HERE?  Well, it is one of my most popular posts, but I have an easier way that I will definitely show you.
Not only is the back lined with fabric, so are the drawers!
What a fun pop of excitement
The new hardware was purchased at Lowe’s on clearance.
Because the old drawer pulls and cabinet handles were larger than my new hardware, I did have to putty the old holes and re drill new ones.  However, it was absolutely worth the work.

Right now, this piece is sitting in our breakfast area because my new sewing studio isn’t finished yet.  I kind of wish I could keep it here because I just love it.
I haven’t yet decided what to store on these shelves.  
I was originally thinking of using it as fabric storage, but it would certainly be a shame to cover up that Amy Butler gorgeousness. 
So for now, I have some precariously placed spools of thread.
So, what do you think?  What would you use this piece for?  Fabric storage?   Notions?  Books?
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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23 Responses to The Fabric Hutch: Furniture Redo

  1. Alida L. June 17, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    It’s so beautiful! Congrats on being awesome.

  2. DollyCreates June 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    It is SO gorgeous!!! I picked this as my favorite when I voted because it is just beautiful. Congratulations!!
    DollyCreates @

  3. Suzanne Winter June 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    gorgeous – I think that is the color that I want to paint my living room – would you say it leans more towards a baby blue or a robins egg blue (with hints of grey/green in the undertone?). I’m so scared of picking the wrong shade ;op

    • Welcome to the Mouse House June 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      Thanks Suzanne! I don’t have the name of the color right now (not at home) but it is definitely a more blue/green color and not baby blue! I will try to get the name of it to you when I get home

  4. Jen@thecraftingfiend June 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I want those tutorials – i have a huge ugle hutch sitting in my livingroom now – and it needs pretty-fy-ing!

  5. The Graceful Rose June 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    so pretty!

  6. Jessica Anderson June 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    LOVE this so much! I think you are gonna win the competition! 🙂

  7. Janiene Bishop June 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    this is beautiful!! i love the fabrics you chose too.
    great job!


  8. Lisa Conforto June 18, 2013 at 4:52 am #

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  9. Anonymous June 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    This is gorgeous! Do you mind sharing what type of spray gun you use and how much it was? Thanks!

  10. hilary davenport June 22, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    What brand paint, Hayley, and finish? Message me with some pointers for successful brands of paint and top coat. Thanks! I love it!!!

  11. Melanie @ Mailbox Journey June 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Absolutely amazing!!

  12. Krista February 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Could you please tell me the brand, name, and finish of the paint you used? I think this is absolutely gorgeous!

    • Hayley February 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

      I will see if i still have that information!

  13. Lauren June 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    Hello Hayley,
    Just discovered your tutorials. I love the color of the “Fabric Hutch”. Could you share the brand and color of paint and the finish (gloss? satin?)
    LOVE your pictures and tutorials!!

    • Hayley July 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

      sorry, just seeing this! I do not recall the name of the paint, my apologies…. and I believe it was a satin finish.

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