Thanks for all the comments on my two hutches. I still haven't done anything yet, but there are tons of projects I need to work on first. Like finishing the guest house and the office to name a few. The older hutch has this great finish on the inside so white would probably be a good choice and I've seriously considered that. It is real sturdy. Amazing considering what it's been through. I do have two panes of glass for the bottom. Once I fix the hardware so I'll be able to open it without breaking glass to get in I'll put them in. The outside finish is horrible in most places. It's all beaded up probably from floating in the basement during one of the ranch floods. I did start to strip it at one point and realized how foolish that would be if I was only going to paint it. It's made of pine I'm sure. Which would have been a really cheap wood in that day. Most things were made of oak and stained dark to look like mahogany the desired wood of that day. I do have some of the missing molding but not all. So any pieces added would not match the old wood, so painting it would definitely hide that. The back gaps quite a bit, would you dear reader put on a new back or live with the gaps?
One kind reader commented that it would make a lovely bottom for a sink. Which it would. My husband at 6'3" would love that. But considering the bottom hits me above my hip, I would need a step stool just to use the sink decently. Oh the bothers of being short. The entire piece stands at 8' tall. So it's massive and definitely has a presence in any room.
I've been under the weather this week with strep throat. The hazards of the profession. Yuck. I haven't had strep throat in probably 20 years or so. So nothing got done around here. :o( Feeling a little more human today. Thank goodness. Here's hoping you have a great weekend.