Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I LOVE Craigslist !! New Hutch....


When we bought this double wide, I was originally in love with the open floor plan. As time went by I realized the "openess" has it's disadvantages....When hubby comes home from work and takes a quick snooze on the couch, I can't be in the kitchen piddling around with dinner or dishes etc., without disturbing his beauty rest or power nap.
So I started looking for a cabinet of some kind that would partially block the kitchen off from the living room, just to cut down a hair on the goings on in the other room.I found this hutch/computer desk on Craigslist for $35. It isnt super primitive and I need to fill it up yet , especially to hide what would be cut outs in the back for electical stuff., but i do really like it and it does the job...
Hubby nailed bead board ( looks like wainscotting) to the back and trimmed it off, then watered down and darkened some white paint to give it the whitewashed effect that doesn't show up in this pic that is on the front. It turned out perfect !
This pic was taken with my phone cause my camera went for a swim in a fresh hot cup of coffee....lol....this pic isn't the greatest, but I'll get another one after it gets decorated and filled up and also take a pic of the back....

11 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
If you love it, that is all that counts!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

April Mechelle said...

I s is so cute !! and a bargain too !!!

Christine said...

WOW , what a bargain!!! How fun to decorate for the seasons!
christine

Mad Red Hare said...

Definitely a bargain. It looks like the Christopher Lowell pieces that they have at Office Depot!

kelley said...

what a great deal Robin...can't wait to see how you fill it up!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Wonderful find! It will be really nice to see you fill it up!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

man you got a steal!!! I love the hutch and can't wait to see it all decked out with your fall stuff.:)

Sharon/primthyme said...

wow,what a bargain !!It looks so wonderful.

WoolenSails said...

It is a great piece and wonderful for the kitchen and as a divider. Nice find.

Debbie

Abdo said...

great find, robin! i think you should check out the craigseasy tool =)

Doris said...

Oh how clever. I love it and will be looking forwrd to the picture with the shelves filled.