Browsing at one of my favorite places, The Barn, I happened to be at the right place at the right time. Found a two piece antique hutch. Fell in love at a bargain price of $40 for each piece.
This is the bottom piece.
…and the top piece.
I took the hardware off, and placed them in boiling water for a couple of hours to remove a few coats of paint. Next, I ran a hand sander the front and sides to smooth it out a little before painting.
I really debated on the paint color for quite some time. Many would have just left it as is. Anyway, my initial thought was red…then light blue. Finally, I settled on antique white. It worked out great because after I painted the cabinet, I distressed it and the original light green paint shows through beautifully.
Here it is in my kitchen. The height of the hutch is seven and a half feet!