...before you say, TOSS it...please read on....
For quite some time now, I have been contemplating finding an old hutch to put out on the covered patio. One that would be functional for displaying cute vintage finds as well as for storage of things like gardening tools, gloves, fertilizer, etc. A few weeks back, I saw this piece at one of the antique stores that I sell at. The price was good, however it is quite a homely gal. Perhaps someone’s garage piece? I don’t know. I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to buy it, but the price was decent. Though primitive pieces with distressed wood and worn patinas are great, this – for some reason – beckons for a sprucing up. Maybe just a good soap and water cleaning and a good waxing would do.
So, I ask, do you think a fresh coat of paint would make this old girl sparkle? The glass doors need a good cleaning – or even replacing.
The open shelving would be a great place to put out plates, napkins and utensils for those outdoor BBQ’s. I have a collection of bird nests that would be adorable displayed behind the glass doors.
On each end, there are old bins drawers – like flour bins on a Hoosier cabinet. I removed one of them because a piece on the front corner was splintering off. Nothing that some wood glue couldn’t fix. I was thinking the bin drawers would be ideal to hold bags of potting soil. Good, huh?
The chunky round wood knobs are cool, but I’m imagining finding newer ones that would look better. Perhaps glass?
Broken corner in the glass…darn it. Nice old hardware though.
So here’s my dilemma….
What color should I paint it? The wall of the house that it will be against is beige. A white color may be nice to keep it monochromatic. HOWEVER, I do love Miss Mustard Seed’s Luckett’s Green. I have used AS Chalk Paint before and love the ease of it with application and sanding.
I would love to hear from anyone who has used MMS milk paint and to also get some blogger feedback as to what color you think I should paint it. I do love neutrals, but my heart tugs at green! HOWEVER…. the angel on my other shoulder is whispering, “AS Old White…..”
My collection of white enamelware pitchers will find a home inside the hutch, too. Other items to be added are galvanized buckets, the bird nests (as mentioned) and metal watering cans. Maybe these tidbits of information will help make the decision a bit easier.
Thank you for the kind words left for me and my family on my last post. Big hugs and much appreciation to all.