A friend of mine was going to throw away an old hutch top as junk. What? There is no such word in my vocabulary as JUNK. Of course, she called me and asked if I wanted it. I sure do! Let’s see how this hutch top upcycle went!
Here is the before. Someone had dumped it on her property. I am so glad she thought of me. I see potential already!
Adding Feet and Removing Back to Upcycle Hutch Top
Here it is turned upside down with the furniture legs added to the bottom. The back could not be used because it had water damage. The Hubs added a new trim around the top.
The Hubs constructed a shelf from plywood and attached it right above the doors. We also replaced the old glass with chicken wire and attached the doors.
We chose a piece of birch wood for the back. You can find these sheets at Lowe’s and Home Depot. We added Minwax Dark Walnut Stain to the new shelf and the birch piece. I chose two pumpkin knobs that I had in my stash and painted those white for the doors.
This hutch top upcycle saved an old piece from the dump! Now she is a beautiful, farmhouse cabinet! Not to mention, we saved a piece from our local landfill.
You can see other hutch tops we have upcycled below.
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”