The past two weeks I have been cleaning out closets like a boss! I had put at least 10 pieces of large furniture on Craigslist in preparation for our upcoming move to Texas. This last weekend we hosted a garage sale. I was so happy that everything sold quickly and for prices we were happy with.
Yes, I was the pare down princess!
Then I made one dreadful error. I walked into a thrift store with no agenda. I was merely just burning some time before a scheduled appointment. That’s when I spied this handsome piece from across a crowded room.
It contained all three of it’s original glass shelves, dual working interior light fixtures and it had true treillis métallique (wire mesh) versus the grillage (chicken wire) often seen.
I looked at the price. Blinked and looked again. $80. Something had to be wrong. I slowly danced behind its back. I nearly fainted when I saw the maker. Drexel Heritage. Can I get a round of CHA CHING?
The word Chatillon loosely means a place where a medieval castle once stood. There are quite a few towns in France that include Châtillon in the name such as Châtillon-sur-Loire.
Even better I discovered that it was actually two pieces which was perfect for moving.
Then I walked out of the store. Hutchless. Yes, you read that right! I couldn’t think at that moment why or where I would need such a hutch. While I am a big supporter of “buy what you love and you will find a place for it”, I also subscribe to William Morris’s theory of “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful”.
But I still thought about that hutch.
Once I got home I opened up my Charles Faudree design books and admired his many antique hutches and cabinets with treillis métallique. These hutches sell for several thousands of dollars.
Then I walked into my office and it hit me….our formal dining room furniture is currently being used as office storage but will hopefully be returned to its original intended purpose in our next home which we hope to acquire tout de suite.
So technically I will have no storage for the office. Wheels started turning folks! I hit up Pinterest for ideas.
I would like a bit more color in my life and this fabric back is fun.
Red is a traditional Provençal color.
But maybe, just maybe I might be feeling a little bit green.
After sleeping on it I still WANTED that hutch. So I drove our pickup truck back to the thrift store and was there right when it opened. My hutch was waiting for me!!!
I might be in trouble with Mr. Décor who’s currently working out of state. So feel free to leave a comment about what a good deal and decision this was. 🙂
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