Monday, February 1, 2010

Grandma's Old Hutch Finds a New Home

This old hutch that was my Grandma's has been in storage since 2004 when she passed away. I had always liked it and one day a few weeks ago decided to see if it might work in my kitchen. My Dad brought it over to my house and it fit perfectly and I love it! It has some great display space which is always good since I have lots of plates and accessories. It also has some much needed storage at the bottom which I can never have enough of. At first I thought that it HAS to be painted. But, I am kinda liking the warm wood color since I have so much white in here. I am going to keep it like it is for now. Plus, painting is a big pain and I am not in the mood to do it! I am already looking forward to putting out my cabbage plates and bunnies on it for Spring/Easter. My Mom told me that Grandma would be so pleased that I was using her hutch so that makes it extra special! Have a great Monday!





46 comments:

The Thriftress said...

It looks beautiful as is. Don't paint it, if you don't have too!

abby @ tales and trials said...

I would leave it as is too! I think it is good to have a mix of painted and un-painted furniture in our spaces.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOVE IT! I am in agreement. I love the look of mixing painted and unpainted furniture....at it picks up the wood in your dining table top.
Hugs,
Penny

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Angie! I love your bunnies! : ) I'd leave it as is, too. I think the fact that it is wood and not painted helps your display items stand out more.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Angie, I love it! I like the wood. It looks so warm and inviting and homey. Of course, as I have said before, I could just move into your kitchen as is. Love it!

southerninspiration said...

What a special piece!! I know you love it! I have my Granny's cedar chest, and although it is massive and difficult to place, I love it, too!

Suzanne

That's what she said said...

The wood looks great, don't paint it. I sold my hutch that was almost this same exact thing - kick myself over & over again.

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

looks so nice!

Liz said...

Everything looks so beautiful. I also like the warm wood color, too! I am really liking all the bunny decorative items. Where did you find all of them? =) ~Liz

Texas Preacher Woman said...

I love painted pieces, but I, too, think you're wise to live with a piece -- especially one as precious as your hutch -- for a while before you commit to painting it. I also love mixing wood pieces with painted pieces, and this one looks great, so you may decide to enjoy it as is! As usual, you've "dressed" it beautifully. I am already looking forward to updates of your accessorizing as the holidays come and go!

Grins!
Pamm

mishebe said...

Lovely. I totally relate about not having enough energy to paint. I have been going back n forth wanting to paint my grandmothers dresser black. But i have this guilt to that she might roll over in her grave if i do it. lol. love the new addition. Looks great! mishelle

Miss Janice said...

I love it the way it is! I also love how you have decorated it...{I'm coveting the bunny tole tray!}

Manuela@TPOH said...

I like it the way it is too, but I'm sure it would look equally great painted. Right now it looks warm and homey! I love how you've accessorized it too.

LOL, you know I was thinking about your bunny tray today when I did my post! I have dibs if you EVER find another one!

xo,

Manuela

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

So Gorgeous and the fact that it is a family piece makes it very very special.
Teresa

kanishk said...

I think it is good to have a mix of painted and un-painted furniture in our spaces.

Work from home India

Sue said...

I love your hutch. It is going to be great for displaying your beautiful things. I like it the way it is....wouldn't paint it either. It is extra special because it was your grandma's.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very pretty. I wouldn't paint it either...but then that is me! Love all the bunnies with the bunny print!

Nancy said...

What a neat hutch. And so special, too since it was your g-ma's. I love how you have things displayed in it. It looks perfect in your home!

Nancy

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Beautiful-It looks like it belongs-

Cathy Cobblestone said...

It is beautiful and absolutely perfect in there!!!!! I'm liking the wood to - hey, you can always paint it later. And, I can only imagine all the wonderful things you will do to it for each season. BEAUTIFUL! Cathy

Diva Kreszl said...

It's perfect!!! thank goodness it's finally out of storage!

Sharon said...

Looks lovely. I know your grandmother is very happy that you are using it.
Sharon

Jennifer said...

I LOVE IT!!! (its exactly what I have been looking for.. for years!)


So special to have something of your Grandma's!

3LittleByrds said...

What a great family piece.

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty Angie!

I really like your beautiful plates and accessories you have displayed here as well. How special that it was your Grandma's. Love it!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Linda Q said...

What a treasure to have and you have it displayed so nicely.
Also am loving your Valentine tree and in an urn too, darling!
Linda

Molly said...

I have enjoyed your blog....found it thorough another blog. I always have a thing for roosters too.

BTW I inherited a hutch similar to yours. Keep the stain...It looks great in your space.

Shelia said...

Hi Angie! I love your grandmother's little hutch! I have one very similar and it's my favorite play toy! I have those same square rooster dishes!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Angie,
I love it! It is so beautiful and looks just perfect in your home! :) I also like how you have displayed things on the hutch, and LOVE the bunny tray you hung above it! :)

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Very cute! I love how you've decorated it. I like it unpainted, but I'm sure either way you'd make it look adorable.

Angie said...

that's so special. I'm glad you gave this beautiful piece of your grandmother's a good home. My grandmother wants me to have all her stuff because she knows I'm one of the only ones who'll take care of it and use it (and not sell everything off). I can't wait to see your spring decorations!

Lisa B. said...

I wouldn't paint it - love the wood color!! I really like your accessories as well!

Shannon said...

It's beautiful! It fits the space perfectly! I like the color too.

Jennifer said...

How very special to have your gramma's hutch! I have my grandma's dishes which I treasure. I think I would have to leave just like it is:) It looks great!

Becca said...

Perfect !! I'm echoing everyone's comments in that I love it as is !! Maybe try it this way for awhile and see if you're still considering painting it down the road !! Take care, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Sheilakay said...

It looks great as is in your kitchen! Love the bunny tray I need it for my house! :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

Very pretty...I love the dishes...they are wonderful!

sandy toe

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Hey Angie - sorry I'm jus' now getting to answer your questions - been busy trying to get the shop back open. That is jus' an ole' silver tray that I covered in scrapbook paper and used my cricut to cut out a fleur de lis. I promise when I can get my house looking half as good as yours - I'll post pictures. I still haven't gotten everything done!!!! The story of my life. Talk to you soon! Cathy

Mimi Sue said...

It's very cute and perfect for your kitchen. So great that it was your grandma's too. Mimi

Vivian said...

I really like that hutch. It is a good size. I think it looks good like it is. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Melanie said...

Isn't it great to have something so special that you can enjoy every day? I love pieces that have been passed down from someone special. I have my husband's grandfather's rocker and my grandmother's small accent table. They mean a lot to me.

Cozy Little House said...

Well Angie, I love it just the way it is. I think we blog girls get kind of carried away with having to paint everything. The warm patina of the wood is just a pleasant change. It is simply beautiful, and it has memories that make it extra special.
Brenda

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

It looks PERFECT in your dining room! Your Grandma would be so happy to see it in your home! Love your accessories, I WANT your bunny tray!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Katie said...

I love it. What a great job with the decorating!! Love the bunnies.

Donna said...

I love the way the hutch looks. You did a fantastic job. Love your blog.

~Donna

Tardevil said...

Ok, I have shelf/storage envy! I sure could use one of those! LOL! Can't wait to see the spring display. We lurve that stuff, you know.