Asked on Jan 04, 2017

How can I upcycle this desk?

by Kat
back before laptops/computers, we had a desk w/hutch. 3 drawers on left, 1 "tummy" drawer, then there was about 8 in between the desktop and underside of hutch (removable). we no longer use this furniture, what can we do with it short of selling it? used as a kitchen piece (cookbooks, knicknacks etc), thought about removing hutch, and using desk. what to do with a perfectly good hutch top? thanks!
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 05, 2017
    Can you post a photo?

  • William William on Jan 05, 2017
    If you have room on a wall, you can mount the hutch top upside down on the wall and use it as a curio or kitchen storage. Cut the drawer part from the top and use it as an end table or bedside table. Paint them to suite your decor.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 05, 2017
    A photo would be nice - but if it is on the small side, you could paint it and hang it on the wall as a shelf. If it is bigger, add feet and make a free standing shelf out it, something like this. Here is am example of hanging it on the wall:

  • Judy Judy on Jan 09, 2017
    I have one like that, in maple and I love it because it was my mother's . I use mine as a computer desk.. Since I love older furniture, I would suggest you put it in a guest room or child's room. Painting it to match a décor isn't that hard, at least you get to keep it.

  • Kat Kat on Jan 09, 2017
    hi, thanks for the suggestion. I really want to get rid of it altogether, but hubby has a "thing" about disposing of anything....I'm trying to declutter (house for sale, decluttering). yes, I can use the bottom desk part, but its the top hutch part I dont know what to do with. have no kids, so not an would look silly just sitting on the floor for something.....still thinking......thanks again! hopefully will get a pic posted soon...