House Dressing

House Dressing
Meg recently restored this “kitchen dresser,” as she likes to call it, and I guess I’ll call it that too, because the only other words I could think of were “hutchy thing.”  The previous owner had also planned to restore it, but never found the time, and over the years it just became a beaten up place to store tools instead.  Admitting defeat, he sold it to Meg, who wasted no time getting back in fighting shape!  It looks fantastic, I love the contrasting hinges and hardware.  Check out her blog Meg and Mum’s to take a peek inside.  True story: it’s lined with Vegemite fabric!

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  1. January 26, 2012 / 9:38 PM

    i think it’s called a hoosier cabinet….

  2. January 26, 2012 / 9:40 PM

    That could be right, but I’m pretty sure Hoosier cabinets have some sort of counter space either built-in or expandable…

  3. January 26, 2012 / 10:21 PM

    That hutchy thing turned out fantastic!!!


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  5. January 27, 2012 / 12:38 AM

    That is a neat piece!

  6. January 27, 2012 / 1:48 AM

    WOW!!!!!!!!! One of a kind for sure, and a really beauty! Just love it!

  7. January 27, 2012 / 1:49 AM

    Why can’t I ever find something like that? Love it whatever it is.

  8. January 27, 2012 / 2:47 AM

    Thanks so much for the feature Lindsey! In Australia these things are referred to as a “kitchen dresser” or “meat safe/food safe”. They are quite hard to get hold of as they are really old and no longer made. The ones with the bench top, cupboard or drawers underneath and cupboards or shelves up the top are referred to as “hutches”. Hope that clears things up! 😀

  9. January 27, 2012 / 3:49 AM

    I don’t normally comment, and I normally think wow, that is so neat. But THIS post, O.M.G. I have serious envy!! What a great piece. It’s exactly what I have been looking for, and sad to hear they’re hard to come by!! Wow. Great job to the person that refinished it!! So impressed.

  10. January 27, 2012 / 4:40 AM

    This is one of my all time favorites! I’m on a quest now to find a kitchen dresser! What a wonderful re-creation!

  11. January 27, 2012 / 6:22 AM

    I want a kitchen dresser! This is beautiful!

  12. January 28, 2012 / 7:27 AM

    OMG I want one of these. right. now. Fabulous! What an amazing find.

  13. January 31, 2012 / 1:40 AM

    I neeeeeed this.

  14. January 31, 2012 / 9:35 PM

    That is a cool piece — what a great find! And those bunk beds a little further down…so cool! Almost worth having more kids for. naaaaaah, nevermind. 😉

  15. KarenT
    June 11, 2012 / 2:47 AM

    Can I just say that I am respectfully, lovingly, so J e a l o u s !!! I also love that its not distressed and can shine in all its useful glory.

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