Last summer I was scrounging my favourite spots for furniture and found an aweome deal on a Canadian maple hutch, table and four chairs. It’s candaian made and right out of the 80’s. It’s my exact vintage actually! I knew this would work perfectly in my new place.
I cleaned it out and scrubbed it down. I let it dry and coated it in two coats of white primer. I let it dry 24 hours between coats just to be sure it’s dry. Then I painted it with this lovely shade of grey–it’s a mistint so I can’t tell you the name of the colour. I don’t have any before pictures. I left the inside of the hutch primer white because I like the crispness of the primer against the softness of the grey.
And here she sits in my dining room with my other Funky Junky and Interesting Upcyles.
Crock side table.
My dad sent me a picture via text about a crock. I got super excited because I love the old flour stoneware crocks that are floating around the prairies. I especially like to find them for a good price. I got this one and the 2 gallon one, which are both in mint condition.
When he sent me the picture I did not full appreciate the size of this crock. When I arrived to pick it up it was huge. I wasn’t even sure it should fit in my mini cooper.
Dad found them in the garage of a 72-year-old man who grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan. He and his brother would go everyday and fill it full of water from the well and take back to the farm-house. The crock moved with them as they travelled across the prairies until his family finally settled in Alberta in the early 1970’s.
I got this giant beauty home finally. I kept in my front foyer and Rosie decided it was a good place to hide from the thunder.
So, Dad and I got out my mini bandsaw and I found a nice piece of pine board in my wood stash and viola! Antique crock side table. I am not worried about it breaking because this is a huge and thick crock. It has survived travel across the prairies and being handled by teenage boys
I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Now I need to decide what colour to stain it. Should I go barn board grey? Vintage Singer sewing machine red or something completely different?