I just love the Habitat for Humanity ReStore because I never know what I may find.  I had been looking for a smaller hutch for a client and the ReStore just happened to have three hutches in their inventory.  While my client didn’t choose any of the pieces, I couldn’t pass up this hutch with its paneled cabinet doors and unusual pattern on the glass.

beforeA client purchased the hutch before it was finished so the only photos I have are taken in the garage and are less than ideal.  I have no idea why I didn’t take a “before” photo of the entire hutch but I only took them in parts.  You can see the pseudo etching on the doors before I used a razor blade to take it off.

colors for back of hutch_edited-1

I knew immediately that I wanted to paint the body a light grey but the interior color was more of challenge as you can see from this photo.  It looks like I tried nearly every blue color in my arsenal along with red and coral.  Turquoise won out because it is a happy color for me and I like the contrast with the grey.

front view

The hutch has an interior light and the brass color object inside is part of the light fixture that my husband reinstalled after I took the photos.  The hardware is the original painted in oil rubbed bronze.  Too bad the lighting in the garage doesn’t capture the hutch’s whimsy.