A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Yes, we bought another hutch!

It’s not my fault. Hutches ROCK! I can’t help it if hutches call out to me. I can’t help it if I answer as often as finances allow. I can’t help it if my goal is to have one in every room of the house. I don’t have a problem. Really. I don’t. Seriously.

Well I’m sure you’d like to know how hutch #7 came to live at our home, wouldn’t you?  You see in this house there is actually a laundry “room”. It’s small compared to others ,but it is an actual “room” for doing the laundry. Hence the term “laundry room”. So, that meant I had a “little” extra space. (It’s my goal to overemphasize the use of quotation marks in this post.)

When we first moved in I found a baker’s rack on Craigslist for $25.00 and thought that it would work. And it did, after I spray painted it red. But there was just one little problem. See if you can tell what it is.


The problem “I” see is that “you” can see everything on it. What if I don’t want you to know that I use Hefty bags instead of Ziploc? What if I don’t want you to know that I have party napkins dating back into the 90’s?

You see? It was just a little to exposed. But I was fine with it…..until…….my husband of all people asks me if I saw this hutch on Craigslist.


I said “No, no I didn’t.” And then I asked if I could have it. He was silent. So I just left it at that. But then I kept seeing it pop up for less and less money until it got to a point that I thought we could afford it and then I asked again. “Can I have it?” and he said, “Did you email them about it?” and then I said, “Why I was just going to do that right now.” because that sounded a lot like a yes to me in husband language.

Long story short.

Here it is taking it’s rightful place in my laundry “room”.


Isn’t that better? And anyone that knows me knows that red and white is my FAVORITE combo and one day when the left unseen side of this picture is organized, I’ll actually show you the rest of my laundry room so you can see exactly why this hutch was meant for this space.

The End.

I’m linking up with The Homemaker’s Challenge.


  1. Wow...I love it...and agree with YOU totally...beautiful piece...yes, hides...wow...great find Hubby, and good snatch Kim!

  2. Hi Kim, Wow is all I can say, I think it looks fabulous. When you said your "laundry room" I immediately thought "I wonder if I can fit one in mine?"-probably not. Love hutches and wish our home lent itself to them.
    Thanks for sharing; I would love to see more of your nest.
    Hugs, Noreen

  3. You're welcome my fabulous wife!

  4. It's so perfect and so you!! And it makes me laugh to see a toaster oven in your laundry room, but I'm assuming it must be close to the kitchen. Our laundry room is the opposite side of the house from the kitchen so that would be funny here. :)

    Big another-great-addition-to-Homesteader's-Hutches size hugs to you!! Love you my hutch-obsessed friend!! :)


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