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A Poolside Hutch

Our new outdoor hutch my husband Paul built.

 The top I painted in my paint shop to create the arch for the mermaid. I also painted the mermaid in to see how it would look. The hutch is 6 feet long.

I bought the mermaid on Etsy. I loved that she has aqua in her tail.  I had asked she be a blonde.
Here is a photo when it is being built before the tile and panels.

 I love this hutch, perfect for accessorizing and buffets. The pineapple finals match the ones my husband added to the palm tree panels.

I appreciate my handy husband very much.

In 2020, we updated our outdoor kitchen.  It has the same marble looking porcelain tile as the hutch.

Still loving this wonderful mermaid Jain from A Quiet Life bought me. I hope to visit Jain soon and play in her gardens.

Gotta Have some aqua goblets and pitcher with shells.

My husband did a great job on this hutch.  It is more elegant with the marble looking tile.

A night time view of the new hutch.  Paul added some lighting so we would not be in the dark.

So the pool is renovated, we added a pool house, outdoor shower, renovated the outdoor kitchen, made over the palapa and now added a hutch.

Paul recently added palm leaf panels to the other side of the pool cabana.  Next he is building a gate. I will show that project at a later date.

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  1. WOW - Paul is so talented! Your outdoor oasis is just stunning and I wish lived close to you! Absolutely a wonderful place to spend your days! Enjoy!

  2. What an inviting poolside! I love the hutch -- it's a great piece. Pretty as a decor spot but I could also see it holding appetizers or drinks or extras for your dinners al fresco! Lovely, Linda.

  3. That hutch is just gorgeous. And it lights up too! I love mermaids and Aqua is one of my favourite colours.

  4. The hutch is awesome Linda. Yay Paul! He's a keeper. Love the mermaid. It all looks great.

  5. I love your hutch Linda! Your hubby did a great job and the tile is beautiful! So pretty at night too. Your pool area looks like a resort and is perfect for entertaining. I'd never want to leave. :) ♥

  6. Wow, Paul is truly a talented craftsman. The hutch is beautiful and you will use it so much, especially when you entertain and serve food. I love the addition of the mermaid Linda, beautiful colors. All of your outdoor space is amazing and beautiful...........

  7. Amazing and fabulous! Paul is very talented and a hard worker.
    Glad you are better, Linda. So sorry you have been sick.

  8. All I can say is WOW! Your pool area is amazing, and how wonderful that your husband is super-handy, The hutch is beautiful, and the mermaid on the arch is just perfect!

  9. He is sooo talented.How fun to have an idea..a dream..and there you have it:)It often takes two for just the right touch.Your mermaid did it:)

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  11. You are ready for a fabulous summer of poolside fun Linda! I am crazy over mermaids and your new hutch is going to be so much fun to style and decorate for the season or party themes...yes, your husband is very handy, such a professional job!

  12. The hutch that Paul made is just beautiful looking! I love all of your accessories and it will be just perfect with all of your summer entertaining. It's wonderful to have such a handy husband Linda. I hope you have a nice week and a happy Mother's Day.

  13. Wow Lind I love it! Paul is so talented! Love the mermaid. Your pool area is so beautiful!

  14. You've gotta love a DIY guy! Amazing! I love the lights and all the decor. It looks perfect around your stunning pool area!

  15. Your husband really knows what he's doing!!! That has got to be one of the best things ever to have a husband who goes beyond merely "handy." Mine can't screw in a light bulb.🙄 Right now he is on Day 2 of "fixing" the garbage disposal. God help us!!!!!!!!!!! He's a surgeon. He NEEDS all his fingers!!!😂😂😂

    This is quite the oasis you have, and I like your choices that suit your personalized likes. Makes it all so much more lovely to relax and enjoy. I would LOVE to have an outdoor kitchen which would be oh-so-practical and appreciated in the hot summer months and during football season!!!

  16. Felicita a tu marido, como diríamos por aquí es "un Manitas" y además trabaja súper pulcro, te ha quedado precioso y te será muy útil para utilizarlo como aparador. Tienes un jardín magnífico, os felicito, un beso

  17. What a fabulous outdoor hutch, Linda! You and Paul make a great team and your oasis looks wonderful.

  18. I love this soooo much! Your pool area always looks beautiful but what a wonderful addition. So talented!

  19. It's so beautiful. You did a great job.


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