There's nothing better then a good vintage hutch. Not only do they provide extra storage, but hutches also add visual interest to a space and their height makes them a great option for those empty walls that may need a larger piece of furniture to feel complete. Use them in an older kitchen that may have limited cabinet storage or a dining room to display your favorite dishes and serveware. Hutches also work well in less traditional settings, such as a living room, entryway or office space to hold books and other collectibles.
The best part? Since hutches aren't quite as popular today as they once were, you can usually find them at great prices. If you're on the hunt, we recommend checking second hand marketplaces, vintage and antique stores, or auction houses.
To help you begin planning your own hutch makeover, we've rounded up some of our favorite hutch projects completed by members of the Jolie Community. The projects below include a range of different colors, finishes, and styles that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to get painting!
1. The hutch provides a great opportunity to do a two-toned finish. Apply one color to the exterior and another to the interior of the cabinets or shelves. The contrast draws the eye to the display area and makes your favorite items stand out. This piece was updated by Jolie Retailer Havenwood Farm Co using Jolie Paint in Antique White and French Blue.
Photo via Greenhill Farmhouse
Photo via Her Kitchen Garden
3. Nora of Her Kitchen Garden originally planned to use this as a garden hutch, but it instead found a home in her dining room. She painted it a neutral Farmhouse Beige and styled it with some of her favorite belongings. "I cannot begin to explain how useful it has been. It’s become home to my candle collection, magazines, some craft supplies, and large platters that were always out of place in the kitchen," Nora says of the piece.
Photo via The Whitewood Cottage
Photo via Love it Again Furnishings
Photo via Swimming in a Sea of Blankets
Photo via Vintage Style and Designs
8. This piece by Krystle, a customer of Jolie Retailer Vintage Style and Designs was transformed using Jolie Paint in Antique White. Krystle applied a Distressed Finish to give the piece the perfect aged, farmhouse look. Check out our Tips for Applying a Distressed Finish for details on how to recreate this style.
Photo via All Things Upcycled
Photo via A Life Refurbished
Photo via Rusted Arrow Mercantile
Photo via Zander and Grace
Photo via AJT Inspirations
Photo via Lisa Wilkin Interiors