I'd been wanting a hutch for my dining room since I first started following blogs where very talented ladies perform fabulous makeovers on furniture. I spent about a year hoping to score a hutch at GW. It didn't seem to matter that I made the trek to my local shop at least three times a week, I never found one. Not only could I not find one to buy, I couldn't even find one that someone else had already snatched up. I guess people around here just don't want to give up those hutches!
I finally began looking for anything that would do the job, and I eventually wound up with two pieces that when put together, make a hutch. I bought the bottom half from a GW for $40, and I scored the top from an auction for $10.
I filled some holes and Charles mended some pieces.
After we got it all fixed up, it was time for paint. For the bulk of the hutch, I used an Olympic color called Dogwood Blossom. I wanted the back to contrast against the rest of the hutch because I'm planning to display white dishes and milkglass at some point. I ended up using Sea Anemone for the back. I thought it was a great color for either a beachy look for a Shabby Chic look.
After painting, we added new hardware that I picked up at Hobby Lobby for a few buck each. I'm still trying to decide if I want to paint and distress those. For now, I'm leaving them the way they are.
I just love this hutch, and I think even more so because it was something I had to put together, and I was able to do it for just a few bucks.
What do you think?
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