Monday, January 11, 2010

Ice Box Hutch....

I was lucky enough to inherit this beautiful hutch from my Grandma. Of coarse, it has seen better days, but I have been dreaming about this hutch since I was a little girl, and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Did I mentioned how obsessed with hutches I am? I can't get enough of them!

Look at all of the beautiful old fixtures!

The inside was the worst, but a little TLC did the trick!

First, I gave it a good cleaning, a light sanding, and primed it.

Then I fussed over the color for about a week, but when my sister gave me this fresh yellow, called Autumn Wreath, it was love at first sight!

I kept all of the original fixtures.

I painted it Autumn Wreath on the body of the hutch, and an antique white on the doors and inside. I love the the way it turned out. The contrast of the two colors really made it pop! When all of the paint was dry, I sanded the edges for a more worn feel.

Isn't she a beaut?

I have some ideas to decorate the top with, and I can't wait to show you when I am done!

And there you have from Drab to Fa Fa FABULOUS!


  1. I AM IN LOVE! I love the color!!

  2. I love this!!! It was meant to be that color.

  3. Thnks, I think so too! I love that others think it as well!

  4. My new favorite blog! You 2 have super cute ideas, can't wait to see more :)

  5. This looks terrific. I love the yellow!


  6. This hutch is fabulous! The color is perfect. It is so sweet! Gorgeous. Really...I love your hutch. You did a beautiful job. Kk

  7. your "hutch" was an old ice box. mkw

  8. Looks refreshing after the it was meant to be this way forever!

  9. OOOOoooo! Another hutch-lovin', distressed paintn' bloggy gal :) Absolutely gorgeous.

    So glad you could Mi4m!

  10. Your hutch is an old (probably made from oak) ice box.

  11. I found you by way of Better After and wanted to say that I love your inherited ice box! It's so cheery painted white and yellow!

    Kat :)

  12. What a wonderful piece of furniture to have...I can think of a million ways to decorate with it...and inside the little fun! Come say hi.


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