Saturday, April 18, 2015

An Antique Cherry Hutch

This was SUCH a fun piece to work on. I picked it up from Anything Goes in Glastonbury, CT for a client and then refinished it to his specs. We went with a creamy yellow on the interior and a beautiful blue that's a little gray for the exterior, distressed and dark waxed of course. I can take little credit for its beauty as I imagine this hutch would have been stunning even if I'd painted it vertical stripes of pepto pink and puke green. The yellow and blue feel pleasantly tropical so I staged it with a little bit of classic colonial islander in mind. And it felt practically tropical today- 77 and sunny! We spent most of the day painting the house.


  1. Anonymous4/24/2015

    Hi, Love your makeover. I think if you got rid of the colonial dodad on the top and just had a square top it would update it even more. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks! That 'do-dad' is not removable, actually, and is fully stylistically appropriate for the Chippendale form of this hutch, which heavily references the work of cabinet maker Samuel Loomis of Colchester, CT c. 1780.

    2. Has this piece been sold?

    3. Hi Christine. Thanks for the inquiry! I'm afraid this was a custom piece for a client, so it is not available. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Kate, this is lovely! Found you via Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed. What's the name of the blue color you used? It's really gorgeous with the yellow! I look forward to seeing more of your blog! :)

    Stacy at Anastasia Vintage