A Hutch Re-do

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I have been looking for a black hutch or cabinet to hold my white dishes in for some time.

I was so excited when I got this hutch at a yard sale for $70.00.

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I loved the dental molding and glass doors. And even though it was a little “dressier” than I was looking for, I KNEW it would look great painted black.

So I took all the doors off (except the middles ones…they do not open).

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See the red bowls on top of each piece? I made sure to put the right hinges in the correct bowl to make sure they ended up where they started!

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Then I used a liquid sander all over each piece before I painted.

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Then I painted each piece black.

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Notice it’s getting dark outside. I worked all evening on this and into the night! I was just so excited to get a new piece of furniture!

I had a hard time getting a good picture of it finished, because the lights from my windows and chandelier kept showing up in the glass windows of the hutch.

But I am very pleased with how it turned out.

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All the dishes in the cabinet are from Goodwill except the Target birds, Southern Living cake stand, and green pitcher from Marshalls.

It also has a light that we can turn on that looks especially nice at night.

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I haven’t decided what type of handles to put on the hutch yet, I am still waiting for some inspiration!

I hope you enjoyed this Hutch Re-do!





  1. This turned out beautiful! The black looks awesome with the green wall and white dishes. Don’t you just love that liquid sandpaper?! I really hate sanding. I’ve painted about 15 pieces of furniture in the past 2 years so finding that product was a lifesaver…as well as a great time saver.

  2. What a bargain you got on this great hutch and what a beautiful job you did! It looks awesome! I love how you’ve decked it all out too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

  3. It turned out Fabulously!! I am going to have to give this liquid sandpaper a try!!! Maybe glass knobs would look good? You did a great job and it shows off your china perfectly!

  4. LOVE it. How gorgeous. I so wish I had room for a hutch. YOurs is just fabulous painted black. I shop the GW too and always find such wonderful white dishes, your collection is just beautiful. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  5. That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!! I would LOVE to paint ours black (a Craigslist find for $75) but I don’t think I could get my husband on board for it — he likes the woodtone. It’s filled right now with an assortment of Goodwill white dishes and Target birdies, too. :)

    That is FABULOUS!!!

  6. Hi Traci! Love your hutch re-do…I know how much hard work you put into this…I remember when I redid my hutch. :-) And of course, you know I'm loving your Gibson dishes! This turned how beautifully! It makes me smile when I see all these Target birds across Blogland…can you just imagine how many they sold! :-)
    Great Met Monday post! I know this has inspired a lot of folks to start looking for hutches to paint! Susan

  7. That looks fabulous!!!
    Can you tell me what finish of paint you used? Matte? Semigloss? What brand? How many coats did it take? I want to repaint my entertainment center black. The first attempt doesn't look too hot! Your can email me at audrey.turley(at)gmail.com.
    Thank you!

  8. Hi, Tracie! I love your hutch re-do! It turned out FABULOUS! I am currently working on a curio cabin with double glass doors that I am painting black. I know a lot of bloggers out there use spray paint for their repurposing projects. Is this tye type of paint you used? If not, what was it? Also, I assume you primted first?

    When you get a moment, please email me at jenniferrmead@aol.com to let me know.

    You can also visit my blog "Our Cottage (in the Desert)" at http://www.michaelandjennifermead.blogspot.com


  9. I absolutely love what you have done to this hutch. I am just now getting into the redoing blogs and learning how to see the possibility in so many things. And taking a try at re purposing old furniture. Thanks for sharing this awesome find and re-do.

  10. Hi! This piece turned out great! I just found your blog today and am also thinking about painting and distressing my hutch black. What type of paint did you use? Did you spray paint it? Thanks!

  11. Great job on the redo! I would so appreciate knowing the type of paint you used on your project. I have a similar cabinet that I bought new 20 years ago for much, much more than the bargain you got!I now want to paint it black. I have been doing so much research and I'm so very nervous. Any tips would be appreciated!.


    1. I would love to know what kind of paint and what kind of finish, matte, semi gloss. I have my mothers small hutch and would love to do this to show off my white dishes. Please let me know.

  12. Hi there! This is such a beautiful project!!! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of paint did you use for your hutch? Did you spray paint it? I'd really like to do an old tv entertainment we have. If you could email me, my address is: californiasunshine@gmail.com

    Thank you so much,

  13. Hi! I stopped by from the tour -happened on your beautiful hutch re-do! I have the same questions about the black paint (type/brand/etc.)… I am re-doing a coffee table. THANK YOU about the tip for liquid sand paper!!!!!! .. Love the words on your wall too!! Beautiful home -who wouldn't want to visit?

  14. OK I love the hutch. I paid $50.00 for a similar one a few years back and it is very dark while all the other wood in my home is white and pine. Your redo has convinced me that I definitely want to paint it. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Traci, I love your site! I have been doing a lot of projects in my own home, and I feel so proud when I create something beautiful! My next project is a hutch, very similar to your black re-do. I have done the sander-deglosser, but I am not sure how to best apply the paint. Did you spray the paint or use a brush? I’m afraid if I use a brush, you will see the marks. Any advice would be welcome!
    :) Lori

    1. as for the possible handles type. You should look at Michael’s Craft store for these pretty colored glass knobs, for about $1 or so each, over in the dollar deals section. ALSO at the World Market store always has decorative small knobs to pick through. Very fun and so simple what paint can do! Thanks for sharing.

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