I’m back today to share with you another makeover that I did in in my kitchen, and it is one of my favorites! One reason I wanted to start this blog was to share with you fun ways to bring old and tired pieces back to life. They deserve it, and I love finding beauty in old pieces. This post will show you how to update a hutch and turn into a gorgeous piece that can be a focal point in your kitchen or dining room.
I LOVE hutches especially in kitchens, so I was pretty bummed when we moved in our new home and I saw that we had no room for one in our eating area. Where else am I going to display my junk?! I found an old, ugly top hutch at a yard sale for $25 and when I say ugly this is what I mean…
This china cabinet was way past its glory days, but I knew I could transform it with just a little effort. I also knew I wanted to hang the hutch on my wall, which would allow me to still have room for my table and chairs in the space. I was ready to run this give this hutch the makeover it deserved. So, here is what I needed to make this DIY happen:
- Top Hutch
- Chicken wire (roll from Tractor Supply)
- Staple Gun for chicken wire
- New hardware (knobs are from Hobby Lobby)
- Chalk paint (Pure White by Annie Sloan)
- Wood for shelf (I got Home Depot to cut me a piece of wood that would act as a shelf at the bottom)
Steps to update the Hutch
- Paint it with Chalk Paint. For this project I used Annie Sloan’s Pure White Chalk paint. After it was painted, I put a clear wax on it to finish the look.
- Change out the glass. I was not a fan of the glass on the original piece, so I busted it out and bought a roll of chicken wire from Tractor Supply to replace it. It was around $20 for a very large roll. I cut the chicken wire to fit the doors and stapled them onto the back of the doors to give it a farmhouse look.
- Add a shelf at the bottom for more decor. I decided it needed a shelf at the bottom to give it a finished look and so that I could have more space to decorate. Home Depot cut me a piece of wood to fit the bottom of the hutch. I screwed it into the body of the hutch, and I painted it to match the rest of the piece.
- Change the hardware. Finally, I replaced the hardware with knobs I found at Hobby Lobby. They have my favorite selection of knobs and hardware.
- Hang it. The final step was attaching it to the wall. That part was the most difficult but we found some studs and used some sturdy screws to support the weight and got it done. I think it turned out even better than my vision.
The updated hutch added so much depth and character to my kitchen. I was so thrilled how it turned out! Here are a few pictures that showcase ways I have decorated it over the past few months. After this post on this unique DIY, this piece was even featured in Flea Market Home & Living magazine. I couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out.
So, now I have a pretty place to display my dishes and decor!! It was a win win! I restored this antique hutch, and all it took was a little bit of vision! This whole project cost me about $50. Yassss!! Love it when I can add some beauty, reuse a piece of old furniture, and save money!
I hope you enjoyed this little makeover as much as I did and learned how to update a hutch in a unique way. I would be happy to answer any of your questions about this project. Thank you so much for dropping by!
Debb Sanders says
Love this Carissa and need something like this. I must get you to my place soon!!!
Bonnie Gibson Blackmon says
Lovely!!! Do you have a resource list for your decorative items??
Thank you so much! I am working on adding a resource list to my posts but until then, what item are you wanting to know about? I am happy to share my sources with you.
Hello, I am SO excited to have come across your blog! I actually JUST bought a hutch top and am thrilled to be able to recreate this look! In regard to the glass in your doors, did you remove it completely? TIA!
Hi Rebecca! I am so happy you found me! That’s so awesome that you had the same idea to convert your top hutch! I actually removed my glass and replaced it with chicken wire but you do not have to do that. I just wanted more of a farmhouse look to it. Good luck with your project!
Love this! This is exactly what I have been looking for for my dining room as I have the same problem with limited space! How were you able to go from such long hardware initially to a small knob? Did you need to sand down the holes from where the original hardware was placed?
Thank you Megan! It’s a great solution if you don’t have room for a large hutch. I just filled in the old holes with a little wood filler and sanded it down. It was really simple. Let me know if you try this project out. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!
Do you know the dimensions of the hutch by any chance? Did you have any problems with the weight of mounting it to the wall?
Lindsey Felts says
Hi Carissa!!! Lindsey (Howard) Felts here!!! Love your blog! You are so talented!! Wanting to paint a bed and armoire from black to either a light gray or white. Not sure yet. Did you have to prep the wood before painting??
Hey there girl! So great to hear from you! That is so sweet that you read my blog. No, I didn’t do any prep with this. Since I always use chalk paint when I paint furniture, I never have to sand or anything. Just start painting. That’s why I love it. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I hope that answered your question. Good luck with your project!
That is awesome!! Beautiful job and great idea!!
Hey Sarah! That is so sweet! I’m so glad you like it! Thank you so much!