What was once a dated, but hefty, solid wood dining hutch ... is now a stylish, colorful flat-screen TV cabinet. (The TV in our family room sits in a converted hutch. You can see it HERE.)
I knew from the moment I saw this hutch sitting on the sidewalk at Goodwill that it would be perfect for a TV cabinet ... but it's classic, 1970s style wasn't part of the picture.
The doors were the first thing to go. I installed trim to cover where the hinges had been. New wood panels fill the sides where glass was originally.
With these modifications made, now what color should it be? I knew that I wanted to use two colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, so I stared at my handy color chart for inspiration. (seen in THIS post) Initially, I was drawn to Chateau Grey and Duck Egg ... but my new can of Olive was the winner. I am continually amazed at how much I love the way ASCP colors combine with each other. (I don't think I've found a bad combination yet.)
The original door pulls look like door knockers from a medieval castle ... they're gone now, too. In their place, I found knobs at Hobby Lobby that are perfect! Look how well they coordinate with the Duck Egg.
Inside those doors are two drawers and LOTS of storage space. Everything in this hutch shows quality materials and construction ... dovetailed drawers!
At the shop, The Husband and I rearranged a few things to make this baby fit. As tall as it is (7 feet!) the footprint is surprisingly small ... four feet wide. That's a lot of function in a relatively small space. The TV space is wide enough to easily fit a 42" television.
Why settle for ordinary television furniture?
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