Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Ethan Allen Hutch...

I don't know what your husbands get you for gifts... but my husband does a great job getting me furniture to work on. This vintage Ethan Allen hutch/cabinet is one of those pieces.

She is such a little gem with so much character! I believe she came from the late 60's/70's when Ethan Allen was doing the Custom Room Plan furniture line and this one was in Daffodil and Alabaster. Her paint and finish were in pretty sad shape so I decided to paint her of course.

Here's how she turned out...

Since the glass panels were missing for the upper cabinet I thought this was the perfect opportunity to jump on the chicken wire bandwagon. It turned out great! The hutch has a charming cottage/farmhouse feel to it now.

Here she is all dressed up...

My little tags came in the mail this past week. Love them!

It feels great to have another project completed, looking forward to doing more of these this year.
I finally got my Facebook page started for Mimi's Vintage Charm , stop by if you get the chance!


Blogger Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I love what you've done to it.

February 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This hutch is perfect!

February 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Very pretty!! I love the chicken wire in the doors!!

February 4, 2013 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Wow! This is so pretty and charming. Great job! I'm pinning :)

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

February 4, 2013 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Hayu Maselli said...

Amazing make over. You have done excellent work. love those white shabby look.
wishing you a beautiful week

February 5, 2013 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful transformation! Thank you for sharing it with us. Little Bit from

February 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Fabulous transformation. Where are you putting this beauty?

February 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love what you have done to this cabinet.
but my Mom would cry knowing how we paint
Great Job

February 6, 2013 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Wild Oak Designs said...

Simply sweet and charming, both your Hubby for finding you the gem and your paint job.

February 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Crystelle Boutique said...

Oh my! this is super gorgeous! You should be very proud of yourself....

hugs x

February 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thank you Amelia. the original plan was my kids bathroom to hold towels etc... however, i have found it doesn't work in there. listed her on craigslist yesterday. i will be sad to see her go.

February 6, 2013 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

yes, i know it's very hard for some to see things painted... but i sure do love my painted furniture :)

February 6, 2013 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

yes... i love that man and thank you very much.

February 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thank you Crystelle!

February 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thanks so much!

February 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thank you. white is always a clean and refreshing way to go. hope you have a great week as well.

February 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thank you Jeanette! i loved going through your pinboards. so many inspiring pictures out there.

February 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thank you. i just love all the chicken wire projects i've seen done.

February 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thank you. i appreciate that.

February 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

thanks so much Dayle!

February 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful details on this cabinet. I think everyone on the planet would love a charming hutch like this. A lovely transformation. Thanks for the 'feel good' comment about my collage!

February 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger chateau chic said...

This is such a sweet cabinet. Love the chicken wire in place of glass.
Mary Alice

February 7, 2013 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Love the cabinet,love the color combo, love the chicken wire, love the whole enchilada! Beautiful job. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

February 7, 2013 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Wow! I love this! You did a great job ;)
Jamie ~ Better With Age

February 7, 2013 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love the chicken wire in place of the glass. I'm thinking of doing the same with my hutch. Thanks for sharing, Patti@OldThingsNew

February 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Gorgeous piece. I have a vintage Ethan Allen secretsry that needs painting.

February 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Craftberry Bush said...

Hello Mimi...just wanted to let you know that we've featured your gorgeous hutch at The Inspiration Gallery Thank you so much for taking the time to link up...xo

February 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Craftberry Bush said...

Hello Mimi...just wanted to let you know that we've featured your gorgeous hutch at The Inspiration Gallery Thank you so much for taking the time to link up...xo

February 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's so pretty and you styled it in such a lovely way! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

February 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Insomnia said...

I love it! It's absolutely awesome! I'm thinking of making one like that for my daughter... And now you inspired me :) thanks and greetings from Poland ;)

February 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

You did a beautiful job. I will be featuring this tonight at 8pm EST at my Winter Blues Wednesday party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

February 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Laurie Stewart said...

Hi Mimi, I saw this lovely piece advertised for sale on Craigslist this weekend but now I cannot find the link. Did you sell it yet? I would be interested in purchasing it for my new home office. Thanks. Laurie

February 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger The Cottager said...

Hi Laurie! thanks for your interest... yes, i did sell it so i removed the post once it sold. sorry for such a delay in my response. i've recently started a "Mimi's Vintage Charm" page on facebook. my plan is to utilize that page to let people know what pieces i decide to sell. follow along there if you like!

March 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger brett wiuff said...

Oh my gosh!! This is exactly what I have always wanted to do with an old hutch!! Chicken wire and everything! It is so beautiful!! --sara

August 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM  

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