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80’s China Hutch turned Light & Airy

China Hutch

A new and improved hutch!

So ya know those old china hutches from the 80’s that are sort of clunky and now just dated. Yup, those ones you see all over the place that are just screaming for some fresh paint! Well we had one of those in our stash of furniture that we decided to tackle before our store Grand Opening this spring!

Unfortunately with the craziness associated with opening a retail store, we didn’t grab a ‘before’ photo for this one. We are really kicking ourselves now when we want to share the transformation! But oh well, I’m sure you can all picture the dark, chunky “before” of this hutch!


We wanted to go really different with this hutch, so we decided to separate the top and bottom pieces to create two unique furniture pieces. We decided to begin with the top of the hutch and added feet to the bottom as well as a full top shelf. But we wanted to go one step further and replace the entire back! Instead of keeping the boring, thin back panel we decided to change it to wood planks that look like beadboard!

Taking the back panel off made painting the inside SO much easier too. We were happy about that 🙂

While we absolutely adore white furniture, we decided to take it up a notch AGAIN and go with a bright aqua in the background! And boy were we happy with the way it turned out! It was front and center for our store opening and it got so much love!

We figured it could be used not only as a hutch/display piece, but also as storage for beautiful quilts, or for towels in the bathroom.

This little piece sold very quickly and we couldn’t be happier that it is now in it’s forever home!

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5 Comments

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    Magnolia Darjeeling
    July 8, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Oh, this hutch makeover looks absolutely beautiful! And I personally love the blue in the background. Just really makes it fresh and airy.0

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    Debrashoppeno5
    July 9, 2018 at 10:48 am

    The pop of blue is the perfect touch to make the white stand out. And the addition of the feet is a wonderful way to repurpose the top of the hutch. What a great makeover.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      July 9, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much! We are so glad you love it! Those little feet ARE too cute!

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    BonBon
    July 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

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