I painted it the same white as my trim and left the doors on the top open. It just might take that long for it to actually speak to me on how to use it. There are so many amazing paint colors and style directions that you could go in- it's no wonder that we struggle to make some of those decisions! I considered taking it out, but I think the china cabinet looked plain with just the glass there, so I kept the wooden insert. And simple hooks added to a blank cabinet door make a fun and unique. Bolt it to a wall so you avoid accidents. Vintage dishware doesn't have to gather dust in the china cabinet. I even hate wiping down furniture before painting it.
That's what gave me the idea about the broken vase. I clamped the piece onto my compound miter saw and trimmed some off each side. If you're looking for a budget-friendly way to acquire a few nice pieces of furniture, dividing up a two piece china hutch is a really great way to go! You can also remove its double doors. Craigs list is full of them so good luck trying to sell it there. The exterior of the melamine pantry was faced with an oak veneer and the original china cabinet crown molding was replaced with a larger profile. I had a corner china cabinet that I put in my bathroom.
You can choose to leave the original wood tones showing on the inside of your hutch like Keegan from Lemon Drops Reclaimed did on this beautiful. A few weeks ago I shared a post about and it was so popular that I decided to find some other fabulous upcycled ideas. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon. Build your very own wine station from an antique china cabinet Another great way of repurposing an old wooden hutch is by turning it into a gorgeous wine station. Well, I sort of followed the directions.
Added personality plus function, all with a can of paint. The lower cabinet became the bathroom vanity above and the upper hutch part of this china cabinet became storage for the laundry area, fitting perfectly above the washer and dryer. By the way…I think the color on this came out great. Not all furniture needs to be painted or even 100% painted for that matter. All it takes is a marker or a drill and a basic plan. One of the biggest challenges in repurposing old china for any project, she says, is finding the right piece.
Towels on the top shelf, to avoid any drippings on them, bath salts, shampoos, and shower gels. It made the perfect vanity when outfitted on top with a new sink! I just needed to use my nail gun. If you look closely, you can see a small indentation that is perfect for the addition of a shelf. The closed doors on the bottom give you space to hide less attractive practical items or kitchen equipment. After all, that china hutch is probably just sitting there like a big, dark, heavy elephant in the room.
My walls are crimson red and the kitchen, dining, and living rooms are all open to one another. This is what it looked like with one coat. Then, I was trying to figure out which hooks to use for the coat rack I brushed on some black paint and wiped it back. See how we transformed the bottom of these china hutches and repurposed them into a , , and. Gail, I have a question.
Here are four great ideas for repurposed media cabinets. And if you're too timid to drill your own holes into your precious antique plates, she offers to do it for you. Danielle Warner of the blog , was inspired to find a use for chunks of a broken Tiffany vase that she had received as a wedding gift. By the way, I had a visitor while I was doing this—a nephew. You can google her paint to find retailers near you and some great tutorials on how to use it. I chose to do it right beyond the smaller hole—less to patch.
I love the idea of lining them all up down a hallway gallery wall. When we gave our honey oak on honey oak kitchen a budget-friendly makeover, , we contemplated removing the china cabinet and adding a bank of cabinets to the back wall. There is one in almost every room, and still half a dozen in the other house. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. I meant to tell you in at least one of my comments to have a happy 4th as well.