Monday, April 7, 2014

A China Hutch made from old barn wood

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. 


  1. Anonymous8:20:00 PM

    It was pretty before but the white is really beautiful. Cathy

    1. Thank you Cathy, you always have such nice things to say:)

  2. Rhonda, thank you for your sweet comment about my curtains. I think it's great that you like to mix fabrics. I've always loved that look.

    Your hutch is amazing! It's so neat that it's from old barn wood and I love the latches. It looks great painted white. The dark back ground on the shelves really makes the plates stand out beautifully.

    1. Thank you Stacey! Check out the slipcovers I made for the wing back chairs in my master bedroom, I used 4 different patterns on them:)


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