Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We're Not Here to Judge, Are We Y'all?

 The room I'm about to show you... you've seen a snippet of it before. But here is a corner of my kitchen I hate.


Why do I hate this? Because it's a dead space for me. I've got this wrought iron table I've had a hundred years that I did a mosaic tile pattern on that weights a bajillion pounds. And you can see, it's a great place to throw crap. And Oh! Hey! What about the sweet TV there THAT I'VE NEVER TOUCHED? In the TV's defense, it was there when we bought the house. Nice crooked painting too.

I'm not traditional. I sometimes take issue with spaces that I am expected to put a certain piece or pieces of furniture in. Like a formal living room for example. I own 1 sofa {that I pretty much hate for the most part}  I don't have a "breakfast table" or a "nook" Hell, I don't even have a dining room! Why? Because I don't feel like: A) we need one, and B) we'd use it. I hope I don't come off snitty about nooks and settees, but it's just not my thing. We eat in the living room and watch the NBC Nightly News. What.

A few weeks ago I went with my friend Shanen to this place and I snagged some $5 cabinet doors. {I realize now that they aren't the same size, so I'll be going back this week}


Why am I complaining about my "nook" and showing you cabinet doors? Because I'm building a hutch to go in the dead space.

Because, my Dad is coming to Texas and bringing his saws! He's going to teach me how to use the saws {we're talking multiple saws, all sorts of different saws} and how to build stuff. Which, I personally, think I'll be good at. I know what you're thinking "So what, just use the saw!" but you obviously don't understand what kind of walking calamity I can be. This is for the best, I assure you.

Over the past few weeks, I've been compiling picture of some of my favorite hutches and wanted to know your thoughts. The hutch will be painted a off-white and since I can do whatever I want, anything is up for discussion.


Note: I don't have the image url for the last one.

 Here is what I am looking for in a hutch: nothing too countryish, and something with open shelves. I mean, I'd love some glass cabinet doors, but it's just not in the cards for this one. I love #2 and #4. Also, I am a fan of beadboard. So I'm thinking about sticking some in the back. I'm pretty confident with this project considering I've got my Dad to basically help me with everything.

What do you think?

P.S. I know my background isn't loading. I think something's wrong with webs.com


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OOhh sweetie.
I love #4. It is so elegant and it could be versatile with alot of differant tables. Yep #4, is my vote. Keep us posted, as I can't wait to see what you end up building. Yea Daddy. Aren't they just the best? You actually get to use his saws? Go girl. I hope you have someone take some pictures of you using the saws. I really want to see the progress along the way. Can't wait.

Have a beautiful Wednesday. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

design gal said...

i love it! i think #4 is my favorite too!

Annabelle said...

I like the first one but I'd just have shelves on the top...no doors. I like it because of all the drawers. But, they're all cute. Lucky you to have such a sweet Dad! :)

Annabelle said...

P.S. We don't have a dining room either. And our kitchen is teeny tiny & there's only room for a very small table. We eat at the coffee table in the living room in front of the television, too!

The French Bear said...

Any of them would make me happy to have! I do love the first one but in the same color as four..... i am sure which ever you come up with will be awesome!!!
What fun to be doing some building with your Dad!
I look forward to seeing the finished thing, happy building!!!
Margaret B

Liz said...

#1 is my fave!! I love that it doesn't look too sweet, and it's got a little bit of a vintage vibe going on. Great choices!! P.S. SO JEALOUS that you get to use the saws!!

~ Liz @ It's Great To Be Home

Averill said...

What fun! I can't wait to see the results. Of course I'd suggest painting the backs (which would be great in bead board) in a contrasting color -- a pale yellow or green would be lovely.

Dreamer said...

First of all, if you go back to the salvage place - I wanna go with you again!!!! And, I love the last picture - but I like it because it is totally me. :)

Yasmine said...

I definitely love the first one, certainly because of the color, but I think this one would put smile on my face each time I enter the room.

integr8dfix said...

Neat! We were the Next Blog over; now I know you're here! We do stories with ours, complete with drawings- a different craft! We're into hand-bags (crochet) as our craft...