I am not sure how I came upon the idea of a glass front kitchen hutch, probably during one of my lovely evening strolls down the streets of Pinterest. Anyways, I am delighted with the end result! This piece looks as though it is free standing, but it is actually a permanently installed feature of the home; akin to a built in china cabinet, a fashionable inclusion in homes of the early 1900s. This piece speaks to the simple elegance of warmly stained wood and glittering glass; no additional fussiness needed to make this piece shine.
Below: Here you can see the hutch fully complete (except for the pulls), the kitchen floor (see this previous post: kitchen floor), the chandelier that will be dropped lower once our kitchen table is in the house (no unnecessary head injuries needed), and the mudroom entrance to the far right with the globe light and sunlight shining brightly through the restoration glass transom window above. The hutch stain is Golden Pecan, exceedingly appropriate for Texans. The glass is restoration glass, a heavily waved glass mimicking 100 year old window glass.
Below: Here is the hutch before glass and staining.
Below: Here is the hutch with the glass installed but still not stained.
Below: And here is the hutch as it stands today! Warm and elegant and ready for dishes and glasses.
Below: Gingerbread house making happiness!
Below: Gingerbread house collapsing…sugary sweet but structurally weak.
Love and hugs,