Originally, the hutch is pine with mint green shelves. As you can see, I already painted the top shelf. Going one shelf at a time because I have way too much stuff to move! haha. It's about time I got going on this project. I will keep you posted as I go.
The next project is one I am FAR more excited about - of course because I just made the decision to do it! I am going to use textured paintable wallpaper on the risers of my 75 year old staircase. No amount of paint is making these little lambs look good. They have a hundred coats of paint and there are gaps, etc. Aye yi yi! Really nasty and I'm sick of looking at them. I was going back and forth between using beadboard and wallpaper. Wallpaper is way easier and I can do it myself without help from my darling Larry. Here is a pic of the wallpaper:
Thoughts? It's a little trad, but the others were way too modern. There was another paper I loved and then I saw the pricetag..... Are you ready? $330 a roll! Champagne taste I tell you. That will NOT be happening. So I changed gears and I found this one on Ebay for $20.99 for a double roll which will be plenty. After the risers are papered, I'm going to put a tiny toe molding on the bottom of each riser which will hide the gaps between the steps and the risers. Here is the look I am going for:
Neat, clean and stylish. Now if I lived alone or didn't love being married, I would do this instead:
In a word? AWESOME!!!!!