We needed to update our dining area and buying new furniture is not an option.
What started out as me being a broke college student, to a newly married couple just starting out, and now someone who just likes to rescue old pieces of furniture.
I still have pieces of furniture that belonged to my parents when they were first starting out.
Not only is new furniture a little more than I like to spend these days, it’s taking forever for pieces to arrive and I’m way too impatient.
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There’s just something about an older piece of furniture that just speaks to my soul.
I love furniture pieces that have lived a life before they come into mine.
When we moved into this house, we have a large wall in our dining area that needed to be filled and thankfully I found the most perfect hutch, for the most perfect price.
Not only was the hutch just what I had envisioned for the dining area, but the family told me it belonged to their grandmother.
You know it has a ton of stories to tell.
I loved the way that the hutch looked, but I wanted it to blend better with our decor.
Instead of trusting my gut, I tried something different, but thankfully paint is an easy fix.
I knew I wanted the hutch to be black and tried a milk paint that didn’t go as planned.
Thankfully I had plenty of Tricorn Black paint left over from the shiplap island project, which totally saved the day and the project.
Updating cabinet and drawer pulls can give a whole new look.
The hutch came with wood pulls that matched the wood, but I wanted to give a whole new vibe and found these cabinet pulls on Amazon.
I decided to leave the decorative piece off the hutch doors because it just felt like it was too much.
Not only does the hutch fill up the space way better than the buffet that was originally there, but it also adds quite the statement.
This dining area is still coming together, I need to find a few more items, but for now I am so happy with how things are coming along.
We have a great plan for a wall feature behind the dining hutch as well as some additional artwork.
Now I can also start displaying some of the serving pieces I already had, and I’m looking forward to decorating for the various holidays.