Wednesday 21 May 2014

Kitchen Hutch Makeover


Hi Everyone, 

It's been forever since I last posted a furniture makeover right? Well truth be told I have a couple (okay more like 4 or 5) of furniture'y projects done, but with the big move and just life in general its taken me this long to have edited the photos!
So these pics were taken at the previous house.

I found this sweet wee hutch on Trade Me and just knew it had to be mine - I won the bidding war up to around $90. Wow how lucky was I? These hutches usually go for heaps more. This is the seller's photo on the listing.

The ad stated that there was some damage to the varnish, turns out it was an auto pest control spray that had eaten through the varnish and made it all soft and sticky. So we had to get to work scraping off the yucky top layer. Then I realised that, oops the hutch was just slightly too big for the kitchen so I got Sean to trim the edges, before I started painting.

Yes, white!!! If you have followed me from the beginning, you'll know my love for white! Anyway, I painted 3 coats of white Dulux paint and sanded and distressed the whole unit. I removed the glass and gave it a good clean too. Beautiful!

How awesome are these handles? Perfect for my hutch and at $3 for 3 in the bargain aisle...yes please!

When I decorated with all my treasures, I realised something was missing. I mulled on it for a day or so then remembered the chippy old mirror I had propped against the bedroom wall.

Love love love! 
This cabinet is so totally my style and it turned out heaps better than I imagined.

It was a perfect fit in my little kitchen. Now it's gorgeous in the living room. This has to be hands down my favourite piece in my house.

Thanks for visiting, pop back soon and see what else I've made over lately.

Take care,




  1. Gorgeous! The handles, awesome score, really pretty for the new place

  2. Found you through HomeTalk. Beautiful Hutch!

    1. Thank you Jeanine, I love it so much.
      Have a lovely day
      xx Nat

  3. I remember seeing this when you shared it on Facebook and I still love it. Did it make the move to the new place?

  4. Natalie, this is my favorite makeover of yours too! It's perfect in your new house and you know I love those blue accent pieces!

  5. this is beautiful!

    Emily- Our house now a home


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