I am turning the tables on you in my post today… instead of me posting an idea for you, I need a little creative help from you.
Do you remember the hutch that used to be in the dining room of my previous house?
See it on the back wall with the white pitchers on it? It was a hand-me-down that I painted and lined with book pages. I posted about that, here. It was made of knotty pine. It was not really my style, but I made it work and liked the way it filled the wall space in the room. My favorite part of it was the large crown molding top.
Well, in my new house there is no dining room and no space for a large hutch. In my efforts to streamline, declutter, and use what I have before buying something new, I found a use for the bottom section. It makes a nice dresser in one of the bedrooms and for guests to put their stuff.
We put the hutch top in the garage to see if we could donate it, but no one wanted it. :-( I told Ed he could take it apart so we could throw it out, but to save the beautiful crown molding section on the top. It was just too nice to break apart and perhaps I could find a use for it. It was simply screwed onto the the body of the hutch and came off in one piece.
This is where it has been hanging out for the past two weeks. I thought about using it to make a mantel for the fireplace. It would fit across nicely, but only as a shelf style mantel. It is too short to top the mantel I wrote about in this post.
I also thought it would be a nice topper for a double window or that it could be included in the banquette we plan to build in the kitchen.
I haven’t decided where to hang my clock yet either. I bought it here.
As you can see it has nice detailing and is well made.
What would you do with this? Do you have any ideas?
XO Hope you have a sweet Valentine’s Day weekend. XO