Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hutch Top Re-Purposed

If you have a china cabinet with a hutch top and you're tired of the look and want to try something a little different this post may help. I searched Pinterest for ideas and there are several good ones. I sold the base to this top pictured above, so I removed the glass doors and those sold fairly quickly too. These tops are too low and unstable to use as they are. I went to my stash in the garage and I found four cute curved french legs that I knew would be perfect for the look I wanted. I showed my husband what I wanted to do and he helped me get the right board to attach to the base. 
We attached a board that was about 8 inches wide to the base to make an extra shelf. To that board we attached the french legs. 
I painted the new shelving unit with Linnea by Colors of Sweden. Linnea is a beautiful blueish gray color that blends well with any decor. I applied a Paint Couture lacquer for protection and I may put a glaze on it later but the picture is without glaze. 

Here is the finished make over:

If you've passed up those hutch/china cabinets because you didn't want the top, this could be a solution. As I said earlier Pinterest has a few other ideas to get inspiration, so be sure and check them out! 
Have you re-purposed anything lately? If so, please share it on this post. I love seeing your projects that you are creating and painting.
The weather was beautiful today and perfect for painting. I will be posting some of the other things I'm working on in a few days. 
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