Today I am sharing the hutch I built from the wood we took off our walls of our Craftsman’s Bungalow. I hand painted Native American Indian scene on the hutch. Please remember I am not an artist, but surprised myself that I can paint a type of folk art painting. My friends, wanted me to hire a real artist to paint, this hutch and my armoire. I could not find the real artist, that I wanted, so I decided to go for it. I am pleased that I could do as well as I did with my painting.

View of the top part of the hutch, with some of my Native American Indian collection. On the top of the hutch, holds gourds that I have made and baskets, given as gifts, and one Choctaw Indian Basket I bought six years ago for $150.00, it was hand made by Effie Gibson. The first self holds, several basket, wolf, and Native American rock tools, a wedding vase used in Native American Indian wedding ceremony. The second shelf holds, baskets, picture of two Choctaw Indian basket makers, Effie Gibson and Miss Lula Mae, whom was my teacher on making Choctaw Indian Baskets. Also some of my buffalo. The next shelf in front of the scene I painted holds, Native American rock tools, pottery made by Native American Indians, which I purchased in Greensboro, Ga. The couple makes this pottery and sells at a local Handmade Arts Store. On the side of the hutch top, I made the gourd berry basket, by burning a design into the gourd and wove a pine straw rim, added leather and cane handle. The tomahawk, I bought in Cherokee, North Carolina.

View of the bottom of the hutch, I used silver Buffalo handles, and painted the doors in a Native American scene.

Please click on the the button below to go to Kelli’s, where she is hosting SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY.

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  1. What a great collection of American Indian artifacts! You did a really good job on the painting, it has an authentic feel. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great weekend!

  2. Where have you been this week,missed talking to you.I have spent everyday out in the flower beds tryig to clean them ans move plants around.
    Your hutch looks really great especially with all your Indain art work in it.

  3. Neat! Your painting on the cabinet and your Indian collection look so perfect together. Thanks for the info about the get together. Please let me know as soon as you decide when it will be so I can plan to go if we are in town. Hubby might just come along, he loves antiquing too.He plays pingpong and tennis but he does not golf…Christine

  4. You did a wonderful job on the hutch….you say you are not artistic…..I don’t believe you. You also did a great job arranging all your artifacts.
    My husband has an indian raddle that is made from some type of horn. He was trying to sell it for $1000.00 and a lady who deals in indian artifacts told him it was worth around $5,000. Who knows…

  5. Katherine, you never cease to amaze me with your talents!!!! What a wonderful flair you have with working with wood to make such masterpieces.

    My Show n Tell is posted just now, won’t you stop over and sit a spell while I regale the story behind it?

    Have a GREAT weekend.

  6. I love your paintings, Katherine!! What beauties!!

    Of course all of your collection is awesome, but the paintings by you are my favorite!!
    You are very talented, Lady!!

    I would love to see more of your art!!

    Have a blessed day!!

  7. Oh, my goodness! You built this hutch!? And did all the paintings and made some of these baskets? I’m falling off my chair! Wow, you’re wonderful! Thanks for popping in to see me today!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  8. Stopping by for your Show and Tell… What tremendous talent and skill in building AND painting this hutch. All the pieces are very interesting too.

  9. Oh Katherine, I missed this post of your wonderful hutch. Your talents always amaze me! What a beautiful piece of furniture and how wonderful that it was made from things that hold memories for you. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, you are one talented lady! laurie

  10. This is wonderful, and you made it! Love all the paint work. Thank you so much for participating in my first event. I just know Project Friday will grow each week and I’m so glad, I have you there with me. Hugs, Rosemarie

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