Repurposed Hutch Makeover

3 Materials
6 Hours

This repurposed hutch makeover was a way to make the most out of a piece of a hutch that still had a lot of potential and function.

When I saw this hutch top, I had to bring it home.

It was missing a bottom and was in need of some repair but it still had so much going for it. One of my favorite things about flipping furniture is that it is never the same. Every project looks different. Each project pushes my creativity and skills. Taking pieces like this and making them into something usable and pretty again are my favorite flip projects. I love bringing pieces that are destined for the landfill back to life.

The detail on the top and bottom of the front was still great. Those little details will make me fall in love and find all kinds of potential in pieces.

Another amazing thing about this hutch top was that it still had all the original glass. It is the old, way glass. Beautiful.

It also still had the shelves inside.

As I said, this piece needed some repairs to make it functional again. Some clamps and glue made that an easy fix.

Look at the back!!! When you see this on a back of a piece of furniture, you know you are working with a real wood piece of furniture.

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Supplies Used In This Repurposed Hutch Makeover

Paint – (Dried Sage & Spanish Moss)

Jig Hole Kit

Scrap Wood

Table Legs


Wood Glue

Brad Nail Gun

Long Clamps

Paintable Caulk

I had to find some legs that we could use to get this hutch top on a base. Restore is a great place to find things like that. These straight legs worked perfectly.

We used scrap wood we had in the garage and the Restore table legs to make the base.

A jig hole set makes projects like this flawless. It sets the screws inside the piece so you can’t see them. It just makes for a more seamless/”professional” look.

The long clamps are great for holding pieces after you glue them, but they worked great for holding the leg onto the scrap boards when we were putting the base together.

Once the base was together, it was time to attach the hutch top to it. Then, Matt used some more scrap wood to add the top.

We did use some paintable caulk in a few areas where the wood needed to be filled on the hutch part. Once that was dry, it was time for paint.

I chose two of my favorite Dixie Belle Colors ( Dried Sage and Spanish Moss) for this hutch. I wanted the darker (Spanish Moss) inside and the lighter on the outside.

It only took two coats to cover the hutch portion and the scrap boards we used on the base and the top.

Look at this piece now!!

The shelves needed some sprucing up so I did take some stain we had on hand and went over them. It made a huge difference.

I LOVE pieces like this because they are so versatile. You can use this for so many things.

There is so much storage too! Pretty storage is always a win in my book.

This piece has come a long way. I am so glad I came across it because it still has a lot of life to live.

Would you have picked this up? How would you use a repurposed hutch like this?


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  • Lisa Fauerbach Lisa Fauerbach on Jun 10, 2022

    I just love this. Beautiful job!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️

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  • Aud62616903 Aud62616903 on Jul 17, 2022

    A great job and a new lease of life. Just wondered if you ever thought of accentuating the decorative strips across the top and bottom?

  • Lindsay Eidahl Lindsay Eidahl on Jul 18, 2022

    Not sure what you mean by accentuating but I liked it the way it was.