My aunt gave Rob and I her old hutch this weekend. No one else in the family wanted it?!
We put it in the black hole we had behind the couch. It seems to fit in there nicely.
I do need to get a smaller side table for between the couches now. It looks a bit tight right there but really, there is plenty of space. It's just so dang huge it feels like it needs its own football field of space!
It's 100% pecan, and it's solid as a rock. Poor Rob had to get 3 other guys to help lift it-- the top and the bottom are separate... so he needed 4 total guys to help lift just the bottom and then just the top. That should tell you how HEAVY it was! We probably need to like reinforce the floor under it or something.
(striped jammies alert!)
I can't decide if I want to paint it or not. It's got that speckled marine varnish stuff on it that our dining room table had. I hate that. But, I do like the extra dose of wood in the room. Maybe once we put down wood floors it'll tempt me to paint it? Honestly I DO want to paint it... but oh mylanta that'd be SO much work!!!
Having the hutch there also helps break up that huge expanse of wall we had going on. Now I can hang up two large frames over the couch and just call it done!
Oh and here's a little before and after of the black hole behind the couch.
Anyways, I love it, even with its flaws. Mainly because it'll outlast me with it's hulking-ness. Thanks Ma (what I call my aunt!)