Sunday, October 21, 2012

Adding A Little Green To My Fall

Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm so excited to share with you today that I've painted my little breakfast room hutch!
I've added a little green to my Fall!

 Ta dah!!
What do you think?
 I actually painted it before we left on our trip so it would dry really well.

 This is how she's looked since I bought her off Craig's List about six years ago.

 I painted her a very soft sweet green, the same color as Carter's little high chair and my little wanna be island in the kitchen.
You can see how awful the backboard is and that's why I had added
the red scrapbook paper to the back to hide the ugly.

 I decided I wouldn't paint the top of the bottom piece and just left it alone.
I like the contrast.

 Were you wondering what I did to the ugly backboard?
I added bead board wallpaper and I think it looks wonderful.
I'm patting my self on the back right now! :)
Yay me!

So I'm loving my newly painted spiffed up tiny little breakfast room hutch.
Well, I just couldn't stop there ~ I had to add Falleness to her shelves.
I tend to be on the symmetrical side when it comes to decking out my tiny little breakfast room hutch and this time I wanted to get away from that if I could.

Well, let's start at the top.
I poked up a basket overflowing with Fallness, a pumpkin and of course I always have to have a yard bird hanging around somewhere!
I did add some berries so my yard bird wouldn't get hungry.

 Here's the top shelf all Falled up.

 I love these little Fallen blocks.
They keep me straight just in case I forget what season I'm in.
It's still in the 80s here so I do forget from time to time.

 The middle shelf is filled with Fallen cuteness!
If you know me I always need a little cuteness.
See the bead board wallpaper? It's just marvelous and covered up the uglies!

 Isn't this the cutest little thing?
I found this little nut lidded bowl at a thrift shop and knew I must have it.
You know that tiny little squirrel is in hog heaven to have found such a huge nut! :)
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't! :)
Songs are always in my head, even TV commercials!
I'm so talented like this you know. :)

 See the little trio of jack o lanterns?
Well, that's as scary as it's gonna get here at Note Songs cottage.
But they're not scarey they're really cute, don't you think?

 Here I poked down complete Fallness.
I didn't do well at getting away from the symmetrical here.

I'm loving my newly painted tiny breakfast room hutch.
It's a great little piece and I play with it all the time but it needed to be freshened up.
She is so happy now and wakes me up each morning singing!

I love this stuff.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


Love soft as an easy chair
Love fresh as the morning air
One love that is shared by two
I have found with you

Like a rose under the april snow
I was always certain love would grow
Love ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two

You and I will make each night a first
Every day a beginning
Spirits rise and their dance is unrehearsed
They warm and excite us, cause we have the brightest love

Two lives that shine as one
Morning glory and midnight sun
Time we’ve learned to sail above
Time won’t change the meaning of one love
Ageless and ever evergreen

~ sung by Barbra Streisand


  1. Shelia,your little hutch is so lovely in all its fallness. It's so much nice in the new colour. xx

  2. Love, love, love it. The new colour makes all your decor 'pop'.

  3. How smart of you to add the bead board wallpaper - it's the perfect solution. Love all of your Fall touches. Have a special week. Sally

  4. I love the new color for your hutch! So pretty!


  5. I'm looking for just the same kind of cabinet to redo. Super job! It makes all your finds just pop! Oops, I just rad that Deb said the same, but hey it's true. Love it all!

  6. I love the new paint on your china hutch. It is such a pretty soft colour and I like that you left the top of the bottom piece stained in the original colour. It's is beautifully decorated too! Have a super week Shelia! Blessings, Pamela

  7. What a difference! The paint brightened it all up and the wallpaper beadboard makes the decor pop.

  8. Gorgeous little hutch.. now it looks so charming and adorable! All the decorating you did with your lovely fall treasures, it's so pretty and warm. I love the wallpaper bedboard! Have a happy week darling.

  9. Your hutch is gorgeous, it turned out great with the new color paint. All the decorations in it with your lovely fall treasures, looks awesome! Have a happy week darling.

  10. Love your hutch! Enjoying your blog. Would love to have you as a follower. Happy Fall ~Jen

  11. You brave girl! It looks wonderful, such a nice soft color. Love your jack o lantern trio and all your decorations.

  12. Hi Shelia!

    You must know that I love the new paint job, because now it sort of looks like my little two toned hutch. I know you are the clever one, but to use beadboard "wallpaper" on the back? How easy is that! I will copying that for sure.

    I know how you love songs, so drop by for a visit because Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters are singing a song for us.(I still can't believe that mean spirited comment you got!) I have had this song in my head all week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  13. So cute, and are you really SURE that the bead board is wallpaper? It looks fabulous!

  14. What a great redo, Shelia. I love the bead board. And, of course, all your fall decor. I have a squirrel sitting on a big walnut that I made years ago in ceramics, or maybe it was my mom who made it? Anyway, I have to pull him out! xo

  15. Look at you painting furniture and adding beadboard wallpaper to the back. Watch out you will want to start painting everything. Love the little squirrel on the nut dish.

  16. Love it! I kinda falled up my little house this weekend as well. I didn't think to take pictures though so that is something that I will work on this week. I love your little hutch!

  17. Your hutch looks SO pretty! I love the color you chose, pefect! That was a good decision to leave the top of the bottom piece natural, LOVE that look. All your fall decorations are beautiful, my favorite is the trio of pumpkins. XO, Pinky

  18. Oh, Shelia, Your hutch was adorable before, but now you have taken it over the top. I love it! Beatuiful color, and you have it decorated so cute. Ever since I started following you, I have loved that hutch and all the cuteness you do with it. Really is is beautiful Hugs, Karie

  19. Very impressive! You did a fabulous job, Shelia. Love the new color...........Sarah

  20. Wow, that really turned out nice!!! I love that soft green and the wallpaper....who woulda thought!!! That was a big project to take on, and all while you were getting ready to leave. Its getting closer to the time little Carter will be sitting in that high chair!!! I'm so excited for you!!! hugs...cleo

  21. Love your painted hutch! The bead board wallpaper looks like it is real!

  22. Miss Shelia your new painted hutch looks fabulous! Such a pretty color and I love the bead board backing!
    Love your fall display too! Have a great week:)

  23. Shelia, I always thought your hutch was pretty but it is gorgeous with it's new paint job and filled with all those cute fallish things. Take care---------- Shannon

  24. It's so lovely....I love things with a fresh coat of paint. It sure did brighten up your room! Now it looked lovely before but even more lovely now! Love all you fall decor. Did I say it's all lovely? It surely is all lovely! ")Shari

  25. The green looks wonderful and so do your fall decorations.

  26. Shelia, your hutch looks fabulous with it's new fresh coat of paint and all it's fall pretties! Isn't bead board wallpaper wonderful!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  27. With each post, I anticipate what your song will be at the end, and from your last sentence in this one, "she is so happy and wakes me up each morning singing," I just knew it would be, "Oh What a Beautiful Morning." Now that song is stuck in my head! ha! :) Anyhow, LOVE your hutch painted the soft green! And the beadboard wallpaper on the back of the shelves is just ingenious! Looks so pretty decked out for fall!

  28. I love your change up on your hutch! Great soft color!

  29. I like how you kept the wooden stain on the top. So fresh and new looking. Wow, good craigslist find.

  30. oh yes! I love this stuff, too! It must have been so fun to arrive home to the dry hutch and start decorating it! I like anything to be on the lighter side so I think it looks much better. I've never liked dark wood.

    I would have never guessed that was bead board wall paper! I will have to find some of that.

    I always have songs and comercials in my head too and they pop out of my mouth at the oddest times!!

    I like your "scary" cute pumpkins. It doesn't get scary here either.

    Have a great day, Shelia! ♥

  31. So love the new look. What a huge improvement. Then new colors make your items pop and the wallpaper was the perfect choice.

  32. Love your "new" hutch! And of course all the fall decorations. I'm a little late with this but just want you to know that you cracked me up telling us about your "little procedure" in the previous post. REAL TALK! Now there ya go! LOL!
    Love your blog Sheila, have a great day!

  33. I love it!!! It looks absolutely fabulous, love the bead board look on the back, love that you left the shelf it's natural color - you are amazing. I want so badly to do something similar to my big old hutch but I never seem to quite get the nerve. Maybe now that I've seen you did yours, I can get strong and do mine :)

  34. Your hutch looks wonderful painted in that green color. What a great idea to use the bead board wallpaper in the back!

  35. Very pretty Shelia! Your hutch looks so great painted ~ it's perfect. Good thinking about painting it right before left for your trip. I know I would be impatient and want to fill it right away. You styled it beautifully for fall!

  36. The new paint looks great Shelia! I like that you kept the top the wood for a contrast too. Love your squirrel nut bowl! So cute! And of course I have to mention how much I love the song "Evergreen"...we played that at our wedding.

  37. I love this color! So clean and beautiful! Your fall decor is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

  38. Shelia this little hutch is perfect! I love the nice fresh color and the bead board wallpaper...oh my you have outdone yourself!! My Mom has a sweet little open shelf hutch that I hope to take home and redo, your my inspiration! Hugs, Linda

  39. Sheila, great job on the hutch. It looks gorgeous, and you did an awesome job.

  40. Hi Shelia...I love your pretty. I couldn't believe it...not only do I have the same cookie jar and teapot like your set you showed a few weeks ago (although I don't have the canisters) I also have the same nut and squirrel lid/jar you posted today. I also bought mine at a thrift store. We have the same taste in decor!!

  41. What a big change! You did a good job, but then, you always do.

    Have a good week, Shelia.

  42. The hutch came out great! You did a wonderful job. I can see it dressed up for all the seasons!

  43. Hi Shelia, that soft soft neutral green really brought the light to your hutch. You know when I first started blogging I did not understand the power of neutrals but now I get it and embrace it. So each to add color and take away if you like. xo, olive

  44. Love, love this makeover, Shelia! The green is such a nice shade and I really like how the top you left with the stained finish looks with it. Great idea to do the beadboard wallpaper on the back. I am always fooled by that wallpaper.

  45. I love the new color! Looks amazing!

  46. Your hutch is so pretty and you always display it beautifully. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  47. What a beautiful transformation Sheila! I love it and it looks great decorated for fall.

    Yes, I did post my aunt's house about three years ago...I think. I thought some of you might remember it. I am actually hoping to get back over there sometime soon and take more pics in the daytime. It is truly a beautiful one of a kind home! I love much beauty to see! Kristen

  48. Love the new look of your painted hutch. Your fall decor stands out nicely on the shelves.
    Mary Alice

  49. I think it looks great with the new paint, and beadboard wallpaper. But you know I have always loved your little hutch anyway.

  50. Thanks for popping by....I love your new freshening up of your pretty hutch! Great color.

  51. Absolutely adorable!!! I love it and I know you do! The colour is wonderful and the breadboard wallpaper is gorgeous!!! You are one clever little lady!
    The Fallish decor is gorgeous and fun!
    Hugs, cindy

  52. Hi Shelia, Your hutch is gorgeous all dressed up in its new color! So fresh! and you have decorated it beautifully for fall. I love your little squirrel on his huge nut! Linda

  53. Oh Shelia you did an awesome job on your hutch. It looks just beautiful and I love all of the Fall touches! I didn't even know they made bead board wallpaper. I am going to have to check this out because I love the look of it!

  54. I have always loved your hutch! You did a great job on her and I like the color.

  55. Hi Sheila, your home looks so lovely, all decked out. You always decorate your hutch beautifully. Lots of inspiration too.
    Have a great week!

  56. Good morning Shelia, I do love your painted hutch. It really pops your fall cuteness. BTW, I love symmetrical. I am sooooo symmetrical my sisters tease me. October, Libra, scales... Hello. HA! Green is my favorite color. You did a great job. I like the shelf left natural too.

    The bead board wallpaper is awesome. Beverly put that paper up her stairwell downstairs and it looks so real I would not have guessed it was wallpaper. Brilliant my so talented friend.

    Happy Fall even if it is in the 80's. Smile.
    Love, Jeanne

  57. WHat a perfect redo. I love the shape of your hutch and it looks so much better painted and freshened up. You did a great job putting in the stuff. It looks perfect!

  58. Shelia!
    You are brilliant!
    I am so impressed --- between the beadboard wallpaper addition to the contrasting stained top... you have made this piece look amazing!!!
    Way to go! YES! Pat your self on the back. Job well done.

    And your accessorizing looks fab too.


  59. This looks fantastic -- very updated! The beadboard wallpaper covers everything -- I practically covered every square inch of my kitchen in it.

  60. Shelia, I'm loving your breakfast room again! Love the fall items so much!
    Thanks, Helen

  61. It is really lovely!That is a pretty green. Looking all ready for Fall too!

  62. My goodness. KUDOS GIRL.
    It looks fabulous. Really updated that piece of furniture.
    I love everything about it, and of course you decorated it beautifuly.
    Because that's what you do !!

  63. Shelia,
    I adore your green hutch!!! The contrast on the shelf is fabulous!!! I've been re~arranging my entertainment center today, too!!! Kindred spirits, indeed!

  64. Shelia, oh great amazing one! You've done it again. SOOO Autumn and Halloweenish. Is that a word? Cute as a button. :) No one can do a hutch up like you..I mean that!!

  65. Shelia, this is a fabulous transformation! I love it, and the wallpaper is such a clever idea and looks great! This looks like a professional re-do. Your Fall decor looks so pretty in your amazing hutch. laurie

  66. Your hutch's new color is so fresh and pretty. I love the way you decked her out for fall.

  67. Very pretty! I'm a new GFC follower :)

  68. I love this hutch! I have an oak hutch from the 80's that I want to paint too! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm your newest follower.


  69. I love the way Fall has arrived at your house! Your new hutch is wonderful and the color is perfect. You've inspired me - I want to start painting some things but need to wait until my dear ones are able to move into their own home again.

  70. Gorgeous hutch with the new green paint and beadboard look! Your fall decorations are perfect -- as a symmetrical person I can relate -- but you did a beautiful job of balancing everything! Love the rooster on top, too! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

  71. Such a fun fresh and updated look and so nicely arranged. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.


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