Remember this hutch?
Remember how I painted it white and then wasn’t sure because it looked too white.
Please refer to picture above.
There is a whole LOT of white going on around up in here.
So I asked for some advice from all of you. And you gave it to me. Wonderful, glorious, amazing advice. I’d read each comment and think to myself that’s what the hutch needs. And I’d run to the hutch and tell it that it was going to have a back covered in burlap (brilliant) or the back painted in a light stripe (insightful) or add dishes with some color (love that look) or a back wall covered with scrap book paper.
And so I thought I’d start our hutch adventure with piece of advice number 91….
….add some color for the holidays.
So I partnered with Kirkland’s to decorate all that neutral with a little color. And because life is about choices so I wanted to try it three different ways to see which one we all liked best.
Time to “branch” out a little.
Total pun intended.
Here’s fall decorating option number one.
I’m going all Chip and Joanna with my options and naming them.
I like to call this one…..the harvest farmhouse hutch.
It’s full of tiny jute pumpkins stacked in milkglass.
When I saw these it was kind of a tiny jute pumpkinpalooza.
The box said tiny jute pumpkins, but I saw place card holders and a wreath made of these and a garland.
And layered into the milk glass with tall galvanized metal tins filled with wood slices.
Then I tucked in a few dried hydrangea from last year.
Hello wood slices.
Nice of you to put in an appearance again.
I have a feeling we are going to be good friends this fall and winter.
In case you missed the whole turn a wood slice into a wreath tutorial, you can see it here.
And now on to fall decorating option number 2.
I’m calling this one the colorful classic hutch.
Normally orange isn’t one of my go to colors, but I saw that sign and couldn’t help it.
A little color against all that neutral is a wonderful thing.
Then I added metal leaves to stems from the dollar store and tucked them into a reclaimed wood container.
Then I added felted acorns in a nest that my sister made for me last year.
I found these wood pumpkins by the check out and knew they would make the perfect sign.
To make this all you have to do is lay out a pattern of five or six pieces of reclaimed wood and then add two pieces of wood to the back to make a wood sign base.
You can see my whole DIY tutorial here.
I couldn’t find this exact pumpkin online, but check at your registers at your local store and here’s some pumpkins that are similar.
And now for option number three.
I’m calling it the black and white rustic hutch.
Just a little black and white for color.
I started with these chalkboard pumpkins.
I started to write on them, but we are currently in the middle of the big change-up and there are baskets and bins and art supplies and stacks of homework everywhere and I couldn’t find any chalk.
I stacked a black pumpkin on top of this stool and added burlap pumpkins.
And then I added what I think was my favorite new find of the day. Reclaimed wood blocks with metal letters. So affordable and wood and versatile.
There was a line to look at them and I waited patiently to see them up close.
Be still my rapidly beating heart.
So there you have it my friends.
One white hutch + a little advice from all of you = simple and easy fall decorating.
And now we have the harvest farmhouse hutch, the colorful classic hutch or the black and white rustic hutch?
Which one is your favorite?
Which one would you choose?
Enquiring Labor Day minds want to know.
PS One more for the road. I periscoped a video of me shopping. If you need a little laugh and need to know how cute my nails look today you can watch it by clicking play (you actually have to click it twice).
PPS May your Labor Day be full of a little less labor and a lot more fun.
A giant shout out to Kirkland’s for sponsoring my shopping adventure and for inspiring all this
fall decorating. All opinions on decorating and hutches and tiny jute pumpkins are completely my own.
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