Thursday, April 21, 2011

My next fun Project

 A beautiful hutch I plan to restore. Maybe its not real perty yet, but I can already see how it will look, and to me that is beautiful. Remember I told you I had gotten something special when we went to MET? Let me tell you how I came across it. 

When I walked about the grounds at the resort, peeking into the old sheds on the property, I saw this piece of furniture standing in one corner, somewhat exposed to the the rain at times, and not having a proper place to sit on. I felt kinda sorry for it... I went back to Daniel and told him, I am going to ask to buy it. I think I just about embarrassed him, and he said they probably won't sell it. I asked anyway, and they said it was mine for 50 Bze. After only a little bit of thinking,... "Yes, I'm taking it"!

OK, I agree it looks a little sad yet. It came with one drawer and the doors missing, the bottom shelf gone, the boards in bottom starting to rot, one door knob gone AND the back torn away... Perhaps you're thinking, what could I possibly have seen in this piece of junk that compelled me to pay 50 for it! I'll tell you what: A sturdy frame like you don't often see built anymore that can last another couple hundred years if taken care of. I saw a lovely white hutch with my vintage enamelware displayed behind the glass doors, which are all intact. When I said recently that all I needed to display the dishes was a cabinet painted white, I had NO idea I would come across the perfect thing so soon.

I saw in this hutch what I saw in these old pieces which I have already restored...

before...

 ...after

I will be sure to let you all know how this next project works out, but first I have other priorities I need to tend to. So, in a while!


1 comment:

Hannah McCalvary said...

I love the before and after shots, there's a huge difference! Very nice.

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