The $40 Hutch We Fixed Up in 3 Easy Steps
One of the longest, and most time-consuming furniture searches was hunting down a dining room hutch. The goal was to find something that looked expensive, but still had a sentimental touch (and stayed within budget). After hours of searching at some of my favorite retailers, consignment shops, etc. it’s safe to say that my luck was dwindling. The pieces were either too expensive, lacked character, or were too worn down for my taste. So, I decided to give it some time and come back with fresh eyes…
Low and behold, after weeks of not searching, I hopped on a FB Marketplace scroll and there it was- for FOURTY DOLLARS! It definitely needed some fixing up, but I thought to myself: “these are the best gems, there’s enough leeway to make it my own, but nothing to change structurally.” It was the perfect “beginner’s” project.
Although I lost the “before” photos I snapped (upset with myself for this) I thought I would still share what we did to make it come together. This gorgeous Baird Hutch inspired the search process from the beginning. A bold, eye-catching piece to show off our finer serveware- but also a destination for excess storage. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found almost an exact match (and proof that the best pieces aren’t always the most expensive). All it needed was some sweet TLC, and it came together in no time.
Here are the three easy steps we took to completely pull it off:
1. Fresh Coat of Paint
When we purchased the hutch, the bottom cabinets were an unfinished wood. We slapped on a little primer plus fresh paint, and it matched the rest of the piece seamlessly!
2. New Hardware
3. Light Fixture, Be Gone
There was a lower-hanging light attached inside that was affecting the overall appearance when standing back. Sam simply took it out and now all of the pretty knick-knacks inside have more room to shine. (Including the majority of which I received from my grandmother!)
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