UPDATE: I love our built-in hutch! This was one of the first makeovers we did when we moved into our home and it’s still one of my favorites!
Buying Our Home
We moved to a new state for my husband’s job last year and this spring we purchased our home. We’ve owned four homes over the course of our marriage and have learned to DIY for the sake of our budget! Our latest home was a great deal but needed a lot of work.
We’re in the process of converting different spaces to make them fit our family. We’ve textured over (A LOT) of wallpaper, painted walls and trim, added barn doors, and more! We’ve learned a lot and I can’t wait to share it all but today I’ll start with this hutch makeover!
Built-In Hutch Makeover
This hutch was built in to bridge the gap from what used to be a sitting room (we converted it into the formal dining which you can read about here) to the back living area (which was an add-on in the ’80s). Before I got ahold of it, it looked like this:
As we began to narrow down a paint color for the walls I knew I wanted this piece to be black. Not glossy black, matte black.
We recently refinished an MCM dresser for my youngest using Valspar’s Project Perfect furniture paint (which has since been discontinued and I’m so sad!) in matte black and we loved the outcome so I decided to use it again on this piece. What I loved about the paint was that there was no priming, the coverage was amazing, and you don’t have to use a top coat (can we start a petition to bring back the Project Perfect line?!). I gave the piece two coats of the black and let it dry.
I found these pretty knobs at Hobby Lobby when they were half off! I love a great bargain! I picked them because of the vintage look. Also, I liked the tiny blue dots which matched the paint color we chose for the walls. We went with Grey Leaf by Glidden which is similar to Sherwin William’s Sea Salt.
All that was left was to decorate the shelves. I’ll post soon about tips on decorating shelves, but this is what I settled on. (UPDATE: See my post about styling your hutch here.)
So that’s it! I love how it turned out! The most fun about buying a house is making it your own. We’re currently redoing our fireplace and surrounding built-ins. It’s looking amazing and I can’t wait to see the finished result!!
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Update – See the fireplace transformation in these posts:
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