Hutch is Expected

This hutch came from way back in the days of yore, back when people used things like “house phones” instead of iPhones, and “cookbooks” instead of Pinterest. But just because it can’t fit in your back pocket, does that mean this sturdy hard-working hutch should be relegated to the basement?  Of course not.

Better After reader Julie saved it from such fate and updated it by removing the doors and adding fabric to the back.  Because we’ll always need a place for the DVR. At least, for a few years.

And here’s another old-timey hutch-under (tried to combine the words ‘hutch’ and ‘make-under’ there, but it just sounds like a problematic underwear situation) from Jaque at The Big Plate of DIY. She hacked off the top of this hutch, or maybe it came off easily, who knows for sure, and made a streamlined console instead.  In red!

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  1. Looks awesome!

  2. It’s called a “buffet and hutch” – buffet on bottom, hutch on top. Usually two pieces which are easily parted.

  3. Those are two great makeovers. Both awesome, but that red hutch is truly gorgeous, love the color.

  4. Love the red!

  5. Great for storage. A must for all. Kids especially need tons of space for toys, clothing and what not. I don’t think these pieces of furniture will ever go out of style if one is talented to update/paint. Saves $$$$!

    Marcee/ILLINOIS

  6. house…phone? cookbook? what are these foreign words? :)

  7. Thanks so much ladies (the red buffet is mine)…I totally love it too! The hutch part was completely seperate and I am working on using it with a different project…no hutches were harmed during this project ;)

  8. I have a hutch like that. The top comes right off. I’ve been thinking of taking the top off and using just the buffet portion of it. Now at least I know it can be done!

  9. ummmm…does anyone know where the heck I can find that “TEACH LOVE” sign in the first hutch makeover!?

    -Heather F.

  10. I too fell in love with the “Teach Love” sign…found it on Etsy estsy.com/listing/65290973/teach-love :)

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