Sea glass green hutch

Here is yet another example of how you can take an ugly, dated piece of furniture and give it some serious style with just a few supplies.

Someone gave me this old seventies-style hutch.  It was not the most attractive piece, but I could see all the potential it had to be beautiful.  First, as it was in minor disrepair, I had to fix a few things.  I also chose to remove the ugly knobby things on the shelves and fill the holes.  I had half a can of this stunning colour of paint that I was waiting to use on just the right project and decided to use it on this- the colour reminds me of the perfect piece of sea glass- I am always drawn to the colours of the sea!

So, take a look at how it turned out:


Ugly hutch before.

This may be my most favourite piece I've done yet.

Here she is with her makeover!

Peek-a-boo! What are those drawers lined with?

Peek-a-boo! What are those drawers lined with?

Book page lined drawers

Why with old, yellowed pages from classic novels, of course!

Vintage gold knobs

I updated the hardware with these lovely gold vintage-looking glass knobs that I found in the discount bin at Anthropologie. Great find!

All in all, this turned out to be one of my most favourite pieces.  I was planning to sell it, but I ended up keeping it in my living room!


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