Remember my faux European grain sack? Well, I had a purpose in mind for it when I made it.
I saw something similar on pinterest and thought it was fantastic. So when I found this hutch on craigslist, I knew I had to try this myself. I’ll admit this piece was in much better shape than the pieces I usually work with. I might have even felt a tiny little twinge of guilt over painting it. However, I wanted to take it from ‘grandma’s hutch filled with her tea cup collection’ to amazing. And I hope that is what I did.
I painted him with Miss Mustard Seed’s ‘grain sack’ overall. The trim at the top, and the oval on the drawer are painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s ‘typewriter’. I have noticed that many furniture refinishers swap out the hardware on their pieces for something new, but I prefer to keep the antique hardware whenever possible. These drawer pulls were gorgeous and full of character, so I kept them.
With the grain sack ‘curtain’ this hutch becomes a fantastic storage piece that could be used for just about anything.
Personally, I would keep it this way. But, one could also remove the sack and use this as a display cabinet.
I think this hutch is a stunner. I am SO tempted to keep him, except I have a very similar piece on my front porch already. So, I will be delivering him to the Round Barn in Andover soon for some lucky buyer to discover.