I have a great kitchen hutch makeover to share with you today. It’s not so pretty in it’s former state, but I hope you love it’s new look!
Back in January I found this old hutch at Vendors’ Village. Well, truth be told, Terry actually found it and talked me into buying it. It was way over my limit at $70, but it was 50% off, so I bought it for $35. I expected that I would just give it a quick paint job and flip it.
The first step to any updated furniture is to remove the old hardware. I removed the hardware from the top of the hutch and the drawers.
Kitchen Hutch ReMake
Instead of just painting it, I decided to remove the lower two drawers to make the old hutch look more like a piece for the kitchen instead of a bedroom dresser. I used some 1x10’s on the lower portion.
I secured the shelf boards with Gorilla Wood Glue.
I raised the bottom up on my easy diy sawhorses so that I could easily paint on the inside of the lower section.
This is after 2 coats of primer on everything but the doors. I had forgotten the doors on the first round of priming.
For the top coat I used a pure white semi-gloss in my Finish Max.
Not shown in pictures—the ONE large drawer was modified on the table saw to make it look like four smaller drawers. More like what a kitchen hutch would have. It sort of mimics the drawer in the upper portion of the cabinet.
Special thanks to Rodney for modifying the drawer for me.
I used some aerosol Citristrip to remove the paint from the old hardware. It was during a cool spell, and I actually ended up spraying the hinges, wrapping them up in the plastic garbage bag overnight. The next day all of the paint rinsed right off.
The area behind the original drawers is “handy board” and didn’t paint up very well. I decided to wrap a piece of foam board with fabric to disguise the not so pretty board.
I used some awesome red knobs from my friends at D. Lawless Hardware . . .
. . . along with these great handles.
I’ve always loved white hutches with red hardware, especially since I saw Elizabeth and Co.’s makeover a couple of years ago.
It’s difficult to tell, but it’s sort of petite in size, perfect for an apartment, condo or galley kitchen.
Even though this white hutch is small, it offers a lot of storage options. Do you love the red hardware as much as I do? If you do love this project, I’d appreciate you sharing it on Facebook or Pinterest.
I haven’t taken it to the booth yet… but probably will this week.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.