Last First Friday when West Bottoms was in full swing, I spotted this wonderful hutch at Good Juju, and thought it would solve all of my storage issues in the kitchen. Still, I dismissed the idea, thinking I didn't really need to be making changes or spending money on the house right now.
Throughout the month, as I juggled the avalanche of plastic containers, and struggled with the leaning towers of mixing bowls stuffed into my kitchen cupboards, I kept thinking about that piece.
By the time the West Bottoms opened back up for the big, monthly shopping experience, I was convinced that I couldn't live without it and was fretting that someone else had bought it.
Nope, it was still there. But it was over 10" longer than the wall I had in mind for it. Dang it! Now that I'd decided that I couldn't live without more storage space, and had shown up with a truck and a willingness to open up the pocket book, I WANTED A SOLUTION!
Well, Good Juju has about anything you'd need. I just had to get creative. I needed a piece with a big cabinets below, that measured under 59", and had a top with glass doors for the pretties.
No luck, in finding something that fit all the criteria, but this piece sure caught my eye. It was 58" wide and really deep, I knew I could fill it up with all my kitchenware overflow. All it needed was a top piece.
And here one is, found one store over at Serendipity for $70, all it needed was paint to tie the pieces together.
Now, this isn't as fancy as the one that caught my eye and got me thinking that I had to solve the space problem in the room.
But the kitchen looks good with a hint of primitive style. I like the mix.
And while this is 10" shorter and fits the spot, it doesn't feel smaller because the base is huge and deep. And the topper has a lot more room than the one with the pretty, arched windows. Sigh...I did love those arched windows....
I lined the back with vintage wallpaper to fancy it up.
I think I'll be very happy with this solution. All my favorite tea party or dinner dishes are easy to get to, no longer jammed in tightly like they were in the previous, narrow cabinet that used to be in the kitchen. And I think that the display shows off better than it would've in the hutch that I'd day dreamed about for a month.
My boy, Ryan, helped me put it together (it was heavy), and he also screwed the top piece to the bottom one so it wouldn't be tipped over.
Now, I could've taken my time looking for just the perfect piece, but that isn't how I roll. Once I get something in my mind, I follow through right away and move on to the next thing. This might not be the exact look that I had in mind, but sometimes you don't really know what you want till you find it and see that it works even better than what you planned for.