Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How to use a Vintage Hutch for a Headboard?


Happy Holidays everyone!!!

I want to announce the winner of my giveaway.

Congratulations Tery Hodges Annapolis, MD

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To put together a fabulous room, it helps to create a focal point.  This vintage hutch turned headboard was just what I needed for this master bedroom.  These photos were taken during our merchandising process,  but I couldn’t wait to share with you, so please forgive the messy display of items.

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I positioned the top half of a vintage hutch behind the bed,  and mounted it to the wall.  The hutch top was slightly larger than our bed,  not to worry.  I was still able to achieve the look that I was going for.

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In this image below you can see how a hutch will most often come apart into two pieces,  I used the top half. Our bed was Cal king 72”x 82”, twelve inches wider than a queen size bed,  and adds four inches in length when compared  to the queen size.

So y’all,  next time your at the flea market or a garage sale… keep an eye out for a gorgeous antique hutch.

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Isn’t this bit of vintage decor . . . . da bomb???

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Shhhhhh don’t tell anybody or they’ll all be doing it. (wink)


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  1. I love how great this turned out Laurie! You are a creative genious my friend.


  2. Oh, I love LOVE this idea! Well done!

  3. Oh Laurie I would so do this and have done it years ago with a shelf unit, but yours is so much better. You could place end tables to take up the size of it extending beyond the size of your bed. Or you could build square columns to place on each side making it a great fit and a finished look like a fire place mantel, but I just love it just like it is. I was like WOW!!! when I saw this, you have my mind thinking and spinning and I hope I can find something like this or kind of like it for my guest room :)

    Love all that you inspired.
    Merry Christmas

  4. Hi Laurie,
    I received a package in the mail and what a surprise it was, I was just beside myself with joy that you would think of me in this way.
    What a treasure and the packaging was even better. You know sometimes its not even about the gift but more so in the way it is given, your wrapped star fish all in burlap was perfect.
    I will treasure them knowing they were given from your heart.
    I hope you have a blessed Christmas.
    Lots of hugs

  5. Fabulous! I used to have a headboard like this ... came as a headboard, actually! But had forgotten about it. Loved it then! Love being reminded and will put my thinking cap on... I think I have a hutch top languishing somewhere! Happy Solstice to you!

  6. CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

  7. I want to to thank you for this great read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.
    I have you book-marked to look at new stuff you postÖ

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