This is a different type of post for me to write. I’m actually showing you my dining room hutch project before I even start on it! I am so excited to work on this piece. Even better, there are several pieces to this set.
Let me back up and give you some background and what my current plans are for these pieces…. We are purchasing a home from a very sweet couple who used to live in Hooversville. We find ourselves at their home once a month when we make our mortgage payment to them. They live on a farm that has been in their family for over 100 years. The farmhouse is very cool and we usually end up talking renovations and home restorations with them.
A month ago we showed up to their house, and Roxann commented that she was cleaning out her dining buffet and was frustrated as to why it was built the way it was. You see, there are two compartments, one on each side that have a door to them, but no shelves inside; they are simply one large space. I suggested that she ask her husband to build some shelves for her, as he is very handy. She then told us she was planning on getting rid of the set (she had no attachment to the set as it came with the first house they bought when newlyweds).
My mouth fell open at this news, and I told her to let me know when she was ready to get rid of it. A few days ago she texted and asked if I still wanted the set. I was surprised that she was already asking; I assumed it would be months until she was ready to get rid of it. I said I was still interested and asked how much she wanted. She asked me if $200 would be okay. Needless to say, I was thrilled!
I scored a dining room table with two pedestal bases, 6 chairs, a buffet and a hutch. When I got to the house, she told me she was also throwing in a super nice sewing machine cabinet!! You can see a glimpse of the dining room table in the above photo, not to mention the super nice red Shelby sitting right behind the hutch!!
Now, for my plans…. about a month ago I was on the internet and I came across a really great example of a painted hutch that I really liked. Of course, once I knew I was getting my hutch, I COULD NOT FIND THE HUTCH PHOTO!! Aaaugghhh! I searched on thepurplehydrangea.net because Lisa is always painting furniture and it turns out awesome. I searched my furniture board on Pinterest. I simply couldn’t figure out where I saw this hutch.
Right about this same time, I also saw a beautifully painted dresser when browsing some blogs, but this time I knew right where I saw it- thriftdiving.com! Well, guess what? When I got on Serena’s site to show someone my inspiration for finishing my hutch, not only did I see the painted dresser– that’s where the hutch was as well! I guess Serena just inspires me all around.
If you can picture it, imagine my hutch being a blend of her hutch and her dresser. For her dresser she used Beyond Paint in soft grey. I ordered my paint and it’s on its way (found at beyondpaint.com)! I want to paint the hutch in soft grey with white accents and then paint the inside with the beyond paint in white.
I have some ideas for the rest of the pieces, but who knows how many times I will change my mind until I get them all redone.
Stay tuned for progress!!
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