The Monster Hutch and the Story

5:00:00 AM

I follow a Facebook group that advertises 
used furniture for sale in our area...
When I saw this.... I was totally interested!

A vintage hutch and a great story
It was just what I was looking for!  My dining room is not really a room... it is actually a pass through to from the living room to the kitchen.... 

The piece I had there, I loved.

You can read about that transformation here.

A vintage hutch and a great story

I created the old piece from a few different pieces of furniture but it was a bit too wide for the space. And I needed more storage.

So when I saw this new piece I knew I was hooked.... the only problem was getting it to my house.  

I asked the seller if they would deliver... and sure enough she would! I even asked if she could deliver today for an extra fee... and she could! Thank you Margaret! The stars were aligning! 

Margaret showed up with the monster hutch alright... bottom part in her minivan and the top of the hutch tied to the top of her car! It was a sight... but it was here!

The only problem now was what to do with the old piece... 
Well I knew a friend of mine loved it so I gave her a call.
I was about to put it on Craigslist and if she was interested she could have it for a good price.  Well wouldn't you know it... she wanted it... and picked it up today!

The two hutches just about passed in my living room!!

So now the old desk/hutch was out and the new hutch was in...

A vintage hutch and a great story

Now came the HUGE job of choosing the perfect color and painting this monster! I cracked open a Heineken on New Years Day and got to work....

A vintage hutch and a great story

It's a winner!

old hutch transformation

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  1. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! LOVE this piece - what a great find!!! I can only imagine how much work it is to paint - mine was a quarter of that size and it took forever. Can't wait to see your finished hutch.

  2. Ooh...can't wait to see the results! your New Year's Day celebration!

  3. What an awesome find!! Can't wait to see it refinished.

  4. I get it... a blog mini series! I'll be happy to follow along...

  5. teaser trailer like the movies ha ha xx

  6. ohhhh, I bet it's going to be worth the wait you tease!

    I hope she didn't have to travel too far to deliver that monster!


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