Hi Friends! I am forever practicing my patience… And this week was no different. I am passionate about antiquing and luv finding the perfect piece. However, I also like complete spaces. And the two collide for sure. I have been on the hunt for an antique pine TV cupboard for our sunroom since the holidays. I needed one that was thin and fairly tall. All the ones I found were too wide, short, or thick. Therefore, I succumbed and purchased a piece from Facebook Marketplace that I wasn’t in luv with, but I thought I could jazz it up with a DIY. So I brought it out to our cold Vermont garage in early February, where my workshop is, and started sanding it all down.
The very next morning, the perfect antique pine hutch with the exact dimensions I needed showed up!! I made an offer, it was accepted, and I picked it up this past weekend, only 45 minutes away. I have a half-sanded piece in the garage that I need to sell. But can I sell it half-sanded? Thank goodness I did not pay much for it. Does this ever happen to you? Lesson learned once again, “Patience is a Virtue.” So here she is in all her glory as our TV hutch in the sunroom. It makes this room feel so cozy and complete.
I love the aesthetics of a blanket in an antique cupboard; it gives me all the cozy and hygge vibes!
You may also enjoy this post, The Cutest DIY Shelf Liners in an Old Pine Hutch, that I used in this hutch.
See this hutch repurposed today as a baker’s pantry in our kitchen in the post, How to Use Rolling Pins as Bakers Pantry Door Handles post.
We purchased a small flat-screen TV over Christmas that would fit into this sunroom. And as much as I would like to hide the TV within the antique cupboard, it just wasn’t plausible. So it rests on the top of the pine cabinet, which works out just fine. And I luv the height on which it rests too.
And, as always, antique pine cabinets are always a little off-centered and crooked in places. This one was not immune to that characteristic, and it is one of the reasons I love it so much!
I love how I can display it with both doors open, one door open, or both doors closed too!
So many decorating options and ways to change up this antique cabinet.
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