It has been a while since I have written about my cottage renovation. My story continues….
There were a few reasons why we decided to gut the interior space of the cottage the main one being that the ceilings were too low. When my 6’2” son passed under the ceiling fan he had a good chance of being scalped by the whirring blades. But we also had this fabulous antique hutch that we wanted to use but because it was taller than the ceiling height it languished in the boat house for over 10 years. (Holding boat parts!) I had purchased this hutch many years ago at the Aberfoyle Antique Market and it has moved with us from house to house, room to room. The change to a more contemporary décor in our home meant that this large antique piece of furniture was out. But not forgotten. The hutch now has a proper purpose as the main storage unit in the cottage kitchen. After a good cleaning and re-painting the hutch now houses all the plates/dishes/ glasses etc. etc. so that all the kitchen ‘crockery’ is now in one place. Amazing!
Every time I open the hutch doors I feel like I am having a ‘Martha (Stewart) Moment’!
Cooking and entertaining has taken on a whole new style – organized and fun. As Martha would say, “It’s a good thing”.
All images via Modmissy
What an awesome find!!! I love this piece.
Great hutch! Have you considered painting it with color?
Yes I thought about the option of painting the hutch but decided that because of its very large size it would have made it too ‘loud’ for the room and become the focal point. The true focal point is the view out the windows. I also wanted the room to stay very calm.
Everyone should have Martha Stewart Moments!