I bought it before my blog picture taking ways, so this is the only photo I could find of the hutch in it's original state. It was a pale yellowish-cream color with a crackle finish. I took the doors off of the top and painted the entire thing black. Then I put some scrapbook paper on the back of the open shelves.
Here it is in our dining area a few years ago. It stayed this way for a while. Then it started to feel too crowed in there. So I started plotting and planning. When I decided to do board and batten in my living room, I took out the huge tv cabinet we had and needed a smaller tv cabinet. The lower part of this hutch fit that bill.
I painted it a light blue color from Home Depot.
Then sanded it down a bit so the black underneath would show. Then gave it a few coats of poly.
I was left with trying to figure out what to do with the top of the hutch. I figured it would make a pretty decent side board in the dining area.
I just added a piece of MDF to the top and bottom of the side board. It's super heavy and sturdy.
So to recap, I took a hutch (that I scored for $30) from
and now looks like this! I think I got my $30 worth!!
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