Sunday, September 29, 2013

Autumn Hutch with a Painted Gourd

So, some changes are taking place in my entry area (including some new furniture), which caused my black hutch to be displaced. It spent the better part of last week in my office (or what my lovingly Mom refers to as the dumping ground - and I totally need some sort of plan for that room because she is right and it needs to stop).
After dragging the hutch around my home, I finally settled on this wall in my living room. I've loved having a little end table here, but the wall was calling for something additional.

Since it is such a classic country piece in a not-so-country room, I wanted to keep the accessories simple, seasonal and with a vintage twist.
I moved my canning jar collection in from the kitchen and added in a little brass vase (love this vintage, modern touch).


My husband found this vintage, metal crate in a free pile at a tag sale and brought it home for me. I, of course, loved it and new I had to incorporate it when styling this hutch to give it another vintage element.

My favorites are white, but I decided to go with some mini orange pumpkins for this space to tie into the corn and add in a pop of color.  I also relocated my France map to the master bedroom and added in a mirror and piece of art from my stash.
Here's the view from the entryway...

Lastly, the painted gourd! I had bought this little dried gourd a while ago and loved how it was made into an ornament by drilling a little hole and adding in a piece of wire, but I wanted to add a little bit of sparkle to it this year, so I painted it!
I know its subtle, but can you see how it has just a little bit of shimmer? I achieved the look with just a couple of thin coats of gold craft paint.


I completely see more painted gourds in my future!


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  1. I love how all the eclectic pieces work together in this space. You have a good eye. Everything looks so nice.

  2. this black cabinet is a really great piece. love the simple Fall styling!

  3. I love this hutch and your vignettes are perfect. Definitely simplicity at it's finest. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love that cabinet. Black painted rustic pieces are at the top of my favourites list. The jars and pumpkins (plus the tiny gourd you painted) look perfect for the season.

  5. It looks beautiful there. I love how you accessorized it for the season, too.

  6. You found the perfect spot for that pretty the pretty vignettes too!

  7. your home was meant for fall- so cozy and warm! and love the hutch and gourd!

  8. Wow, love the cabinet! and don't worry about having a dumping ground, right now I have 2 rooms doing that! lol

    P.S. The wire basket on top looks amazing :-) I love those!

  9. the cabinet looks great, love the colour!

  10. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I LOVE how the small orange pumpkins POP in your dark cabinet. And the gold hues in your family room are dreamy. Just beautiful!

  11. The cabinet is very well styled to fit with the rest of the room. The tiny touch of the painted gourd hanging from it is precious.

  12. what a sweet cabinet. I love where you placed it in your home. The vintage embellishments with the jars and the pumpkins and wire basket are perfect. Your little gourd is the crowning touch.


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