3/6/15

ReStyled Hutch and My Father-in-Law's Painting



The snow is falling outside, again. The kids are off from school today, again. The car has to be cleaned off, again. And the driveway and front walk once again need to be shoveled out. 

Sometimes the word  "again" tends to get a bad rap because it is often added to a sentence as an expletive. But in the case of my father-in-law, he was lucky enough to have lived 84 years of "agains". Holidays and anniversaries, the weddings of his nine children and the welcoming addition of his 26 grandchildren. "Dad, we are expecting again!" "Grandpa we want you to read The Night Before Christmas again! Again and again and again he taught his children right from wrong, brought home a paycheck, forgave transgressions of others and was forgiven his own transgressions. But most of all he loved all of his family unconditionally. 

He also painted.


I'm not sure how much he painted or where his inspiration for painting came from, but it was something I can only imagine he did in his own quiet time and place.


This painting is one my husband recently inherited. I love the colors of this piece, lots of greens and blues, beautiful colors of nature.


So again I restyled the little white hutch in our living room, only this time I was able to include a very precious treasure left by my father-in-law. 

Using a white wood frame, I hung the painting on the wall and then placed its pop-out wood mat with glass in front of the picture as to achieve a layered look. It almost appears to be a picture inside a picture. I also added some pretty blueish green plates to the top shelf of the hutch along with a row of coordinating candles to the bottom shelf...



...plus a pretty basket of faux hydrangeas placed on the floor.


Items I have picked up during my many trips to Home Goods. A place I enjoy shopping time and time again.


Isn't the word AGAIN a rather nice word?
I think so.

Wishing you all another great weekend!
XO 

10 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful painting / what a talent!
    Same page as to the snow...I completely understand :)

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  2. I love your hutch and the new vignette is so pretty. The turquoise accessories just shine and look so "springy" I hope spring comes pretty soon, I agree enough snow. Your painting is GORGEOUS. What a treasure.

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  3. I love that hutch Barbara your displays are always beautiful! What a special treasure to have your FIL painting...it looks beautiful on the top and I love how you layered another frame up against it. Thankfully we are in for warmer temps all next week :-)

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  4. Barbara,
    How sweet that you have that beautiful painting from your FIL. It is gorgeous and looks so pretty with your hutch and all the pretty items around it. Very sweet and so pretty. Happy Friday and Happy Week End.
    Kris

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  5. Your hutch is very pretty and you are so fortunate to have inherited such a special painting. It's perfect!

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  6. Beautiful painting. I love your styling abilities!
    Brenda

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  7. Again, Barbara, I love your hutch. And your painting....my goodness, what a treasure. That would be one of those things that I would say, "I wouldn't take a million dollars for it". Love the colors in the painting and you have tied them in so nicely with your hutch. You are so talented, girl!

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  8. Great tribute and I love the painting and colors you have styled with. Bring on spring!

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  9. Your father-in-law's painting is beautiful, and I love how you've incorporated it into your decor. What a treasure to have!
    Mary Alice

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  10. Barbara, AGAIN you have managed the spectacular. Your FIL's painting is beautiful and such a treasure to have to pass down and you have picked up that gorgeous color AGAIN in the hutch. It all looks just beautiful..Happy Sunday..Judy

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