DIY Hutch Makeover

Dear Diary,

This hutch was given to us by Sean’s family a few years ago. I have always loved it, but I could never figure out the right place for it in our house. For a while, we used it as a bookshelf in our basement, but it still didn’t make much sense.

We recently decided to update part of our kitchen, and I knew I could makeover this hutch to make it the perfect addition to the new space!





I wanted to keep this project as budget-friendly as possible, so I used Valspar Satin white paint. Looking back, it probably would have been best to use furniture paint, but this worked fine!

I didn’t sand, I just got right to work! I also decided that I wanted the top surface of the hutch to be a wood tone, so I taped that section off, took out the drawers and doors, and began to paint.


The hutch ended up being a lot harder than I expected to paint. The shelves weren’t removable, so I had to work around them.


After about 4 coats, I felt really good about the way it looked!

The next day, I took the top off of the hutch and sanded the surface.

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I stained it a color we already had, and I ended up hating it! It didn’t look any different and I really wanted a darker wood.


Thankfully, I didn’t put a seal on so there was still time to change it. Sean ran out to find me a darker stain and I fell in love! I used Minwax stain in Dark Walnut.

I realized I had another problem when the new knobs arrived. They were slightly too small for the already existing holes. I patched all of the holes with wood filler, sanded the holes, repainted, and finally was able to put this hutch back together!





What do you think? I’m so happy with how this turned out! I had so much fun working with my hands and letting some creativity out!

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Thanks so much for stopping by to read my not-so-secret diary!



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