Recently I moved this living room hutch to my home office, my family knew to not ask questions. This has been in a transformation over many months. And now? Well, wait until you see the glass panes on this repurposed hutch.
WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT I DID
This was the original finish. Over the years, this versatile piece of furniture had layers of paint. But the piece had great bones and plenty of storage.
This glass-paned piece has had as many relocations as paint colors.
Over the course of a decade, it was relocated to every room on the main level of our home.
BLACK TO GRAY HUTCH
If we had an elevator it would be in our bedroom living a repurposed life as a wardrobe.
WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THIS
Originally, this china cabinet/hutch was purchased for our dining room to store dishes, serving trays, seasonal dishware, and my new obsession with these cloth napkins.
When we refinished our floors we had movers haul the furniture back into the main level. This was my last chance to move the hutch to my full-time home office.
My hutch even made an appearance on my Youtube channel for this tip.
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Most recently I painted it Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore. I love this creamy white paint and just about every accessory in my house is painted this soft white.
Most importantly the soft white looks amazing against my Hale Navy walls.
HOME OFFICE DETAILS
My office is the shape of a rectangle with my desk on one side and the hutch on the opposite wall. A set of three windows is on the opposite side of the French entry door.
I stare at this hutch and its contents every day. It has two sliding glass pane doors and one center stationary pane.
The hutch taunts me with the glass panes and exposed contents. It has great storage, but I don’t want to see camera lenses and lockboxes.
And then in January (it is always January when I get these ideas).
I got an idea and searched Pinterest.
When my search yielded nothing I did what I always do when I need an opinion.
I called my sister.
Sidenote: This is a photo of our daughter, but this pretty much what I look like when I call my sissy- hair in a scrunchie and socks and yes I usually have a bandaid.
My sister loved my idea. Or at least that is how I interpreted her response, “Yeah… maybe?”
PAINTED HUTCH GLASS PANES
I painted the lower 1/3 of the glass panes of the hutch.
I loved it on my first brush stroke on the far lower right glass pane. Loved it!
All of that glass drove me crazy. It’s a lot to style and it’s hard to keep it organized with copies of purchase contracts or, camera gear and half-finished crafts.
Now? After all those searches and blank stares reflecting back to me. in the glass panes… I love it! With the lower panes painted, it is a great use of storage on the lower 1/3 of the hutch. You can see the rug in the office here, I love the darker rug
Here is a photo of the original hutch. What do you think?
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