This hutch is one that I bartered for years ago, I made a floor cloth in exchange for it, it's something that I had always wanted but just never wanted to spend the money on. This is a big piece of furniture and anywhere that I shopped, they were asking well over $1,000.00 for a piece like this. So when I found the young man who could make it for me, we decided to make a trade........his art for mine.
I wanted to revisit it and give you a closer look, he built it using old barn wood. The base and the doors are made from new wood but the back and shelves, inside and out, are made from the boards he recycled from an old barn that he dismantled.
When I was decorating my home in a more Primitive style, this is the color he painted it for me. A deep barn red with mustard details. It worked well for several years until I changed everything up and needed to repaint it.
Back then I called it my Pewter cupboard, it was full of pewter, old and new
Today it holds our dishes, a few pieces of ironstone, and some pottery that I have collected
You can see that there are even holes in the back boards, I love it:)
Perfectly imperfect I must say..........just the way I like it
If you notice, most of the furniture I have are pieces that I have had for years. I guess I love them enough to keep them around. It's funny that I never get tired of them and I haven't found anything that I love better.I