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.
A 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.
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.
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.