Friday, February 24, 2012

My black hutch

Here is a story about a hutch.

There once was a hutch on Craigslist for $30.

When my eyes laid upon its ad, I had to have it!

The longer it stayed in my garage the more stuff accumulated on it and then it started to become a permanent fixture in the garage.

Then it came time to move and I thought I would sell it so I spray painted it black put some black and white damask wallpaper in the back, and painted the handles heirloom white. Then put it on Craigslist.

I can't even remember how much I was asking for it any more, but it didn't sell. Not even one inquiry. Which is extremely rare.

I had a bunch of neighbors comment on it, but no bites.

Then we found the new place where we were to lay our heads. I saw a small kitchen and stressed over how much stuff we would be able to stuff into the kitchen and how I would be able to continue my addition to junk drawers.

Did I mention I have a love for junk drawers?

I mean how can you not love a drawer to just throw things into it when it can make your counters look neat and clean?

Then when we drove back to our old house and opened the garage door. I saw my solution right in front of me.

Ding, ding, ding!!

So I took the hutch off of Craigslist and got to keep it for myself!

Here is it in our kitchen.

When we were registering for our dishes and such while Mr. Genius and I were engaged. Instead of getting china we decided on plain white dishes. Because we are not very formal people and white goes with everything! Best thing we could have done!

We also have an "everyday" set that is colorful. But it is in storage right now since we had to be limited in what we brought in.

While this piece was sitting in the garage it somehow got the paint rubbed off. I think I set down a towel that had a little bit of paint remover on it.

And now look my fix!

If I am anything...I am easy. ;)

Fixer that is.

Today little Romeo and I made a treat for our bible study group tonight.

Super easy... huge marshmellows, white chocolate to dip in and then dip them into sprinkles.

Easy peasy.

But the best part of this hutch is that I get to have not 1...

 not 2...
But 3 junk drawers!

I know, I know, I know. I need to organize my junk drawers. But then they wouldn't be junk drawers, they would be neat drawers.

So it kind of defeats the purpose then, right?

Anyways, I really like this hutch.

It is supper easy to put our dishes away. It allows me to save my counter space by putting items on it rather then leaving items out on the counter.

We also have room to put the boys cups and plates. The great things is that it is down low, so they can pick their own plates and cups (and take them out of the dishwasher for me and put them away).

I love the detail on the top!

So there it is, my hutch!

What do you think?

I am linking to these parties.


sheli geoghan-massie said...

love this!!!! it needs to get warmer so we can be all creative together...miss you.

Kerrye said...

Just adorable! Now don't I feel foolish for not bidding on it.... *giggle*

foreverdecorating said...

Looks completely different and lovely. Love it.

BECKY said...

glad you got to keep it... because it is fab!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I love the black and white wallpaper. So glad you all are settling into your apartment.


Tanya said...

So nice when you have a ready-made (and totally affordable) solution just waiting in your garage!

Unknown said...

I LOVE this! I've been so intimidated to try revamping an older piece of furniture but this is just.too.cute and so belongs in a magazine! Would love it if you'd post in on my family friendly Destination: Inspiration linky party going on now at Teagan's Travels!

Thanks, Michelle

Connie said...

You turned it into a treasure. It looks great in your kitchen. Love the look of silver on black furniture!

Susanne said...

I like the drama of the black and white, and a whole hutch of junk drawers - you lucky girl.

Unknown said...

Your hutch is fabulous. I love the backing. If you get a chance link up here:

Redfly Classroom said...

Love it! I love the black and the wallpaper back is just beautiful!


Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I always love black and white... so stunning! And that damask background... perfection! I'm featuring your hutch in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up to the party!

Stacey said...

Beautiful hutch and I love the backing! I would love for you to come by and link this up at my Creative Inspirations party going on NOW! I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous piece. The Damask wallpaper finshes it beautifully.

Unknown said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know I featured your beautiful hutch in my top three this week! I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button and post some more goodies!


Unknown said...

This hutch is great but I am really writint to ask if I may use your post on the orange/red dresser makeover in my new blog.
blog is and my email is I hope you say yes! Thanks - Jeanne

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