This hutch was a Craigslist find. I purchased it from a young couple who were moving and didn't have a spot for it in their new house. It belonged to the wife's grandmother. She recalled her grandmother storing her spices on the shelf with the little railing and so she did the same. She even collected spices on her honeymoon to start her collection. It made me feel a little sad that she was selling it. Didn't she want to keep her grandmother's hutch? And I knew it could have a fresh new look, while maintaining the memories.
This is my daughter Megan's hutch and my inspiration. Everyone loves this hutch. People keep offering to buy it. It is so pretty and the white makes everything just pop off the shelves.
And I was ready to use white again. I've been using a lot of color lately. I kept it very simple, no glazing this time. Just a few coats of fresh white, a light distressing and a coat of wax.
These curves are my favorite detail.
So soft and feminine, perfect for a shabby chic finish.
And here's the spice shelf with the little railing.
Pretty new knobs.
And here she is complete, ready for more spices or a lovely set of dishes.
I hope the grandmother and grandaughter would be pleased!
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