LOOK AT THE GLASS PANES ON THIS HUTCH

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

HUTCH BEFORE

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.

Before and After Repurposed Hutch

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.

After we removed this wall I moved(scooted) the hutch with these floor coasters) to the living room.

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.

HUTCH AFTER

how to repurpose a china hutch to a home office hutch

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.

repurposed office hutch

And then in January (it is always January when I get these ideas).

I got an idea and searched Pinterest.

repurposed hutch

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

repurposed china hutch

Here is a photo of the original hutch. What do you think?

PAINTED GLASS PANES HIDS THE CLUTTER

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5 Comments

  1. It looks fabulous, Laura. When are you going to fill us in on the lie? I’m waiting.

  2. gail w turner says:

    What a great idea. Looks wonderful. I’m going to pin this in my mind.

    1. Thank you Gail! I am very happy with how it turned out!

  3. Looks great.. I love those drawer pulls as well.
    Cute photo.

    1. Thank you Hena! Yes I I love those drawer pulls too! laura

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