The little Hutch That Could…My friends, do you remember the post explaining how I found this little hutch here ?
You might want to grab a cuppa something, cuz I have a little story telling to do.
Ok, so I found the little hutch on Craig’s List , below is the ad with a picture of it and the asking price of $120.00. (I got it for less than that)
But when the Captain and I saw it…my heart started pounding and I knew I had to rescue it.
You see, it was stuck in the back room of the small consignment shop with all kinds of odds and ends on it.
It’s shelves and drawers had become a dumping ground for all the items the small shop did not have room for.
It sat in that back room with it’s dirt smudged shelves and doors, hidden from view with all the other items that no one seem to want.
It was sad.
Perhaps it felt it was not worthy because it was such a small piece of furniture.
Most people, when shopping for furniture want the hand crafted wooden pieces preferable made out of solid Oak or other more worthy woods.
You know, something stately.
A piece of furniture, stained a glossy umber color that would bring out the grains of the mighty Oak it had come from….one that could be put on display in their large dining rooms and adorned with blue and white vases and dinner plates.
Nothing, I tell you nothing… like the little hutch in the corner of the back room of the consignment shop.
I entered the side room (after asking permission) and I climbed over boxes of other people’s soon-to-be-gone through treasures…keeping my eye on my goal…the little hutch.
That tired-looking, scuffed-up, piled-on cabinet was calling out to me.
I am sure it was made of scraps of lumber and plywood, most likely made with love by a DIY carpenter, making the wishes of his wife come true.
At least, as a romantic type person… that is what I like to think.
After bringing it home….I debated on the color to paint it.
I decided to give it new life by painting it a pale mint green.
It was so happy.
And so was I.
And then I began to make it proud again by displaying seasonal decor!
It shouted patriotism on the fourth of July, and Memorial Day and Labor Day!
And the little hutch puffed itself up and shouted to visitors…
“Look at me?”
As the calendar flipped to Autumn and Fall….the little hutch proudly displayed leaves and pumpkins and plaid plates and hay bales.
Then came Winter, and it’s shelves held hot cocoa and peppermints, along with a chocolate smelling moose.
And when Christmas time came, the sled and ice skates leaned on it’s side for support.
Yes, now guests noticed the little hutch…
and they smiled…
and they commented on how nice it looked.
No longer did the little hutch have to hide in the back corner of the antique store.
The moral of the story?
No one puts baby in the corner!!!!
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Hugs and Blessings to all.