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Hutch to Sideboard Transformation | The Painted Hive


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It’s been some time since I’ve shared a superb old school furnishings upcylce.

And I completely love the way in which this one turned out!

I’d been on the hunt for some type of cupboard for my guardian’s suite extension for some time, one thing to behave as a kitchenette extension of types – an merchandise to supply extra storage for issues like groceries and servingware.

I used to be actually eager on one thing previous with plenty of character to off-set the recent, new kitchenette, although most of what I got here throughout was too petite or too costly. It was time to start out considering extra creatively.

So after I got here throughout this dated pine hutch on Market I may see the potential.

Picture from Market itemizing.

Priced at solely $30, it had the suitable proportions and easy, primitive look I used to be after.

However…as a consequence of an air-con unit on the wall the place I deliberate to place it, and the very fact the close by kitchenette already had open shelving, the hutch part wasn’t wanted.

Most hutch models are constructed in two sections so are usually straightforward sufficient to dissect (many are even made to be dismantled for transport). Fortunately that was the case on this occasion so eradicating the highest portion was fast and easy.

It’s at this level I ought to apologise for my lack of photographs. This venture was undertaken throughout my running a blog absence so I didn’t seize it intimately. It was really a slightly hurried makeover accomplished in anticipation of my sister’s household shifting in to the suite extension. Though I accomplished it over a yr in the past it wasn’t till this week I really hung the artwork and styled it correctly which actually introduced the house to life!

Though I wished this piece to be fairly primary and unassuming, I additionally wished it to be considerably distinctive.

So, after eradicating the hutch part, we added some trim to the bottom to create a extra outstanding plinth (simply so it wasn’t so straight up-and-down – if that is smart?), together with a raised apron to the highest.

I like the way in which the apron provides it a ‘servery’ sort really feel.

Each the plinth and apron had been made out of left-over pine we already had. They had been merely lower to measurement (for the edges of the apron we used a jigsaw to create the curves) then glued and screwed in place. It was tremendous straightforward.

I all the time deliberate to color this piece, and after considering the plain selections of various shades of white or black, I opted for a deep olive (this was a customized color I made utilizing paints I already had although it’s similar to Dulux ‘Gunmetal Inexperienced’).

I do know, I do know, you’re in all probability sick of seeing me use inexperienced, however setting apart the very fact it’s my favorite color, it actually made essentially the most sense right here. It compliments the outstanding undertone within the kitchenette cupboards, and works to reference the powder room partitions (I’ll be sharing that quickly!) together with the toilet stool I upcycled a couple of years again.

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Teamed with the rolling hilltop views, and different splashes of inexperienced within the decor, it actually helps create a way of concord within the suite extension total.

As talked about earlier, I wished to steadiness the clear new kitchenette with one thing with character so I additionally determined to misery and darkish wax the sideboard.

Sure, I realise distressed finishes aren’t precisely “in” in the mean time, and a few of you might be in all probability rolling your eyes proper now, however I’ve by no means been one to fret about developments. I’m actually pleased with the way in which it got here collectively and love the country patina.

By way of styling, I started with the gathering of vintage artworks then went from there. A touch of brass and a few books (as per regular) then, slightly unusually for me, some dried brown leaves instead of the recent foliage I usually go for. I assume I figured the paint color supplied sufficient inexperienced!

Right here’s the earlier than and after…

And right here’s a wider shot which supplies a sneak peek of some different items within the room…

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