Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Garden Themed China Hutch

It is bitterly cold here today. Bone chilling with the wind whipping unpleasantness. I won't be doing any sanding outside. In fact, I won't be doing anything outside today if I can help it. Luckily, blogging is an indoor activity, and I took a bunch of new pictures yesterday afternoon when it was much nicer out. I picked this lovely china hutch up off the side of the road in town about a month ago. I had just gotten home from work when my husband hustled me back out the door because he'd seen a big piece of furniture for free, and knew I'd love it. He was right. It's a gorgeous piece with graceful French country inspired lines. I removed the glass panels and replaced them with chicken wire for a fun farmhouse feel. I also removed the lower doors to give the piece a more open look- a pair of baskets or stacked iron stone plates would be so pretty in the lower section. I painted the case in a soft white that I mixed myself for just the right color. The interior is also a custom mixed color, the base started with ASCP's graphite, but you can see its significantly lighter than that.
         I styled the hutch in a garden theme as I'm already longing for Spring, and because of a great built cabinet that I saw in Country Living last Spring, that I've been dying to recreate. There's also a kitchen with narrow shelves lined with terra cotta pots that I used as inspiration. I've included both pictures.
I've got a few more projects to show you that I plan to post throughout the day today, so check back in later for more!


Before, freshly picked from the side of the road.


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  1. I have to admit as I was reading it, I was having trouble picturing it, but when I saw it, I thought, "Wow, that looks fantastic!" You had a great idea with the chicken wire. Thanks so much for sharing this at the We Call It Olde Link Up! -Dawn @ We Call It

  2. Ooh, I love the transformation! I keep thrifting to see if I can find something just like this. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm.

  3. Hi Kate!

    Such a wonderful blog and you have so many great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    We wanted to let you know that we featured your white garden hutch on BeBetsy Brag About It No. 32 - check it out!

    Best to you,
    Sharon and Denise

    1. Oh how wonderful! Thank you so much Sharon and Denise- I'm tickled pink to be featured!

  4. So gorgeous! I love the garden theme you went with. I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

  5. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  6. Such a great way to show this piece. Love the styling!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup