Brenna came up over the weekend and we had a great day hitting up a bunch of thrift stores (while chugging an unhealthy amount of diet coke and bitching about life). One thing we stumbled across made my heart leap out of my chest. I found a gorgeous MCM hutch that was only 16.5 inches deep. Does everyone know what that means? It means that it would fit in the nook that has been a rotating furniture parade the last few weeks. We found this at April's in Lansing on Kalamazoo for ya local peeps.
The original price marked on it was $165 and we negotiated down to $105. SOLD.
Nate and our wonderful neighbor ran back down to the store to pick it up in the truck and it slid right into the spot.
Here she is!
I really like this hutch because not only does it fit perfectly- it's actually got half an inch of clearance- but it is short. I'd say it's probably only 5'8-5'10 meaning I can reach everything in the hutch by myself. We only have 2 upper cabinets in our kitchen (which is honestly enough with the giant hutch in there too) but I wanted somewhere to put my pretty colorful dishes that we got from our wedding. This hutch also has a drawer and two cabinets. Can you say cookbook and entertaining crap space?
I don't keep my cookbooks in the kitchen because I typically cook from memory, but I like to have them around in case I want to try something new. Does that make me weird?
The hutch got washed with a hot water/murphy's oil soap/vinegar mix and it revealed some issues under all the grime. It's in great shape but the veneer is chipping off in a few places. A paint job might be in it's future (don't shoot me!) It is also just a smidge too red for all of the gray wood in the dining room- but with all wood pieces I won't paint it until I've lived with it long enough to make a good decision.
Until I make a final judgement on the paint, I filled her up with all my pretties.
Not only am I pleased to have all my wedding pretties on display, but by adding in the other colors in the dining room it adds a feeling of cohesiveness to the formal living room and hallway.
|I specifically edited this post to add this picture of Seamus. HOW COULD I NOT WITH THAT FACE?!|
Yay for short hutches!
How was everyone's weekend?