Monday, November 11, 2013

I'm going to make a potting hutch.

You know how furniture just makes its way into your life? A friend stores something for a friend and then asks you to store it for a while and then the piece slowly becomes yours as you realize no one is coming for it?  I've got this dining room hutch that doesn't really fit with our decor, but it's been in my house for two years now and I can safely say, it's mine.

This week, I'm going to cover this bad boy with turquoise paint and move it into my backyard where I will jimmy-rig it into a potting table with tool and chicken feed storage. Here's a shot below of the hutch (far back corner of the photo). I'll probably just take the upper cabinet doors off the hinges so that I don't have glass in the back yard.

I picked up a can of "oops" paint at Home Depot a few weeks back for 5 dollars - bright turquoise in a semi gloss - perfect for an outdoor project. I'll throw a base coat of Kilz on the hutch before painting and I'll be ready to go!

Hopefully it will look like the examples below. 
So stay tuned for the reveal on Friday! 


Connie said...

Take the glass out of the cabinets and replace it with screen or pegboard or anything. It's so nice to have closed cabinets outside. I can't wait to see the final result!

Sarah Greenman said...

Good point, Mom. And thank you for being one of my six readers, I really appreciate it! xo

Mrs. Bianca said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. We have an old buffet that I've long since wanted to repurpose. I'm going to look to your blog for more inspiration to convince my hubby!

Rachel Anderson said...

seven readers.. Cant wait to see it!

Kelly M said...

That is the absolute perfect shade of blue for outside. I inherited one lonely wooden chair in that shade of blue and every spring when I put it out somewhere in the garden (with a big spider plant on it) it makes me smile. Good luck .... hope your project makes you smile too.

Unknown said...

How lovely!