Throughout the wedding we were moving things, indoors and outdoors. The wedding was on a big tent on our property so Jessica went around our home and would point out things she wanted to bring out to the tent to give it a comfy-homey feeling. We brought out benches, fountains, tables, pillows, blankets and more. One of the pieces of furniture pieces I wanted to bring out was this hutch, which was in my craft room. The drawers are filled with ribbons, rick-rack, lace, and more. I thought the drinks would be fun to serve on it. So I had Mark help me move it out to our entry way, to have it ready to move out to the tent when it was set up.
Remember the rain the day of the wedding? Remember how busy we were the days before the wedding? We just never had time to move it out into the tent. We used a table for the drinks, putting cinder-cement blocks and fabrics on top to build up the area for our three cold drinks. We served raspberry-lemonade, with frozen raspberries floating in it. That was my favorite. We also had lemon-iced-tea, with lemons floating. And the third drink was just plain lemonade with lemons. The caterer had pitchers of iced cold water on the tables, and had preserved all the glasses on each table with water and a slice of lemon in every single glass. I loved that detail.
Here's the drink table, which we used instead of the hutch, with the signs I painted above it. I think it all turned out nice, and I do love the buffet hutch in my entry way now.
Back to the hutch....I had bought this at a thrift store a few years back. I painted it white and cemented on the appliques. The floral appliques were some I found unfinished. I painted them with light colors, then lightly coated that with some white paint for a washed out look. I glued them on with the most powerful glue you can use: E6000. If you have never used it buy some today, it's very strong. Yes, it has a strong smell, too, but it will slowly fade after a few days. Here's the hutch, still on the truck the day we brought it home.
I loved using this in my craft room so much I had bought another one a little later. That one is still in my craft room, also painted white. Maybe I"ll show pictures of my craft room next Friday!