Upcycling a Vintage Hutch Into 2 New Pieces
I repainted a vintage hutch....nobody, and especially anyone with a new home wanted this HUGE 7ft tall and 6.5ft wide cabinet, what is a creative gal to do....
She was a gorgeous but HUGE (7ft tall and 6.5ft wide) Vintage Hutch and no one could fit her in their space... painted in a dreamy cream and a scroll paper over the back mirror to bring her up to date, and with a slight distress to finish it off.
Being creative and all, I decided to split the cabinet up. I took the top of the hutch and added some legs, then I added......and by added I mean I wrestled some chicken wire and added it to the doors. BAM a new elegant bookshelf!
I love that the chicken wire still keeps with the elegant vibe and you can also still see the beautiful scroll paper backing. I can't wait to see it full of books!
I got creative with the bottom. I stained the top with some java gel stain in a rich brown, then added a french script stamp to the door fronts. It was definitely it's own buffet now OR a new TV stand OR a double vanity OR....
I am a total sucker for typography!! Thanks for stopping by!
- Chicken wire, table legs (home depot)
- Stain (home depot)
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Published January 25th, 2017 12:00 AM
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Jmh28979738 on Dec 01, 2017I love the outcome! Such a great way to reuse an old piece with memories but no place to put it as is! I finally sold an secretary from my parents estate for almost nothing. Now I wish I had it back! Both pieces are so elegant. I can just see that secretary made into two pieces like you did yours. Thank you for sharing your creative genius with us!