I got this French hutch for free...
(Let's all just assume I'm going for the wrinkled look!)
Over Thanksgiving break, I finally made this ruffled linen skirt for the base.
The grid iron work is so pretty!
Green is my favorite color!
I placed this child's highchair in front of the hutch to break up the mass amount of linen that was required to cover the bottom of the hutch. I made the little linen pillow from leftover fabric, printed one of my favorite Christmas pictures onto it, trimmed it with some brown and white ribbon and filled it with Balsam fir scented potpourri.
Rob cut a piece of wood to go on top of my old hutch base. The French hutch was about 4 inches too long. My sweet friend Tonya gave me sewing lessons one day and helped me figure out a plan to cover the base.
Straight panels were the plan with a possible monogram on the middle panel. My lack of expertise at sewing caused me to go with plan B...a ruffled skirt! It is way more forgiving with crooked lines! I cut the fabric in panels so that I could easily gain access to the cabinets.
This dining room set was the first pieces of furniture we bought when we first married some twenty years ago. In the craftsman style, it was made by an Amish man in Pennsylvania. His woodwork is divine, but the style no longer fits with the rest of our house. Instead of having to buy more furniture to accommodate the freebie, we decided to use the base and cover it. I plan to cover the dining table with a pretty cloth and change out the chairs with others from around the house to go with the new look.
So here is the deal: I went shopping to a small antique/consignment store in Charlotte, NC. I happen to be in the right place at the right time! A lady purchased the hutch and base, but didn't need the top hutch. She told the owner of the shop to 'give it away.' I said I would take it and ran home, hooked up my trailer and paid two men $10 to load it! FREE...well, except for the ten bucks!
The linen fabric came from IKEA for less than $4 a yard.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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