javascript:void(0) Pixel Mischief: A Tour of my Kitchen Hutch

Monday, March 08, 2010

A Tour of my Kitchen Hutch

Welcome!


Many years ago, I bought this hutch at a yard sale for $20.

It was in pretty rough shape - the finish was ugly, dark and scratched badly. I sanded it down to the bare wood, and just gave it a coat of linseed oil. I have enjoyed using it over the years to show off all my holiday collectibles.

Here's how it looked in October:

 
December:
  
January and February:
  
And here it is now - all ready for SPRING!

  
Ready for a close-up tour? I went shopping in my attic and dug up all sorts of spring treasures - most of these I had forgotten that I even had, since they had all been packed away in boxes for quite a while. It was so much fun to find them all again!

I dressed up this birdcage with pearls and flowers:

  
A Japan egg cup and a pink paper mache egg I crafted a long time ago.
  
   
  

This is what started the whole display  - two stone birds in an old wooden drawer and a nest full of eggs. I put this together, and then just kept adding and re-arranging.

  
The white porcelain planter on the right is so sweet, with it's green leaves and a tiny nest hiding under it's handle. I got it on ebay a few years back. There's a full size shot of it further down.
  
Japan birds:

 
  
  
A garden sign with running rabbit I cut from thin wood and painted. I love the crackle finish!
  
I made these from wooden eggs with crackle paint and a LOT of distressing! The basket they are in is very special...
It was made by my son in art class.


 
A collection of flower frogs - I have eight of them now, and I'm always looking for them at yard sales and flea markets.
  
  
Flowers in the porcelain planter.

  
So even though we still have a foot of snow in the yard, it's starting to look like spring is right around the corner!

Here's another look at the hutch.

I am toying with the idea of painting it white and distressing it. 

But...

I love the look of the wood, and once I paint it, there's no going back - what do you think?


 
I'm linking up to

Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch






Thanks for stopping by!
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Have a happy Monday and a wonderful week!

3 comments:

Amanda said...

I love those eggs! Your displays are wonderful, love the hutch!

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Oh, so cute details!!! I love the idea "to dress" your hutch for each season.

Thank you for stopping by my little place.

Blessings,
Diana

Melody said...

What a cute collection of birds and nests and cages. It just says spring to me:)