It had been several months since we moved into our new home and I still couldn't find a fit for an empty wall in our dining room. My dining room has a type of cut-in little cubby hole made to fit a hutch or buffet. Nothing I liked fit the dimensions of the space. That is, nothing until we saw this on Craigslist...
|The hutch was just $30 on Craigslist.|
The seller said that she had purchased it a year or
more ago with the intentions of refinishing it herself.
As you can see, the hutch had been greatly "loved." If I were wanting a rustic antique look then it might have been good as it was, but I had already purchased a new dining room table with a modern look and feel. The size was perfect, and since it was only $30, I decided to take it home. After two hours of fighting wonderful Dallas traffic and a few back strains, we brought the hutch home to get it ready for its makeover.
|Inexpensive fresh Roses|
from Aldi are one of my
favorite decorative touches.
Next, came the finish. Stripping the stain to the original wood sounded like too much work for this project, so I settled on painting.
|Paint color is Chaparral from Behr.|
Finally all that was left was the hardware. New hardware is the fastest, cheapest and all-together easiest way to makeover a hutch. I was looking for hardware that would bridge the gap between the traditional bevels of the hutch and the clean lines of my table. After looking at what seemed like hundreds, I settled on these eye-catching glass knobs from Lowes.
I just love the way the new handles reflect light and add shimmer to the buffet.
So, that's the story! For a while I considered leaving the hutch's top shelves off in place of this bracket-less shelving. The problem was my white dishes seemed to get lost in the grey wall behind them. I really wanted something that would contrast with the white dishes and cause them to really stand out.
So what do you think? What have you done to makeover your Craigslist finds?
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