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Outdated Hutch to Coffee Bar

I scored another buffet/hutch combo on Craigslist for only $40!! It's a little smaller than the other hutches I've transformed, but I knew it would make the perfect Coffee Bar!

Turn a thrift store hutch into a beautiful, fun and functional Coffee Bar! Find the fabulous tutorial at DIY beautify!

Let's take a quick look at what this 'beauty' looked like when I bought her. Quick because it's a little bit scary!

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Turn a thrift store hutch into a beautiful, fun and functional Coffee Bar! Find the fabulous tutorial at DIY beautify!

Pretty ugly and dated, right? I got to know this hutch 'up close and personal' while I was painting her!

I started with a coat of blocking primer*. Any old and dark piece of furniture is likely to give you a reddish bleed through unless you use a blocking primer.

Next I mixed up some diy chalk paint and she got two coats. I used a custom mix for the outside and creamy white for the interior.

Tip: click here for my diy chalk paint recipe!

After sanding and distressing, I made a template that said 'COFFEE' by printing out my letters and cutting them out by hand. You could also use alphabet stencils*.

I wanted them to be large and cover most of the buffet top. After taping them in place, I painted them with acrylic paint in Burnt Umber*, then sanded to distress once the paint dried.

I used both natural* and dark wax* on this piece because I wanted to age it slightly. The dark wax tones down the color and gives it that kind of grungy, antique look that is so popular right now. I went light on the dark wax so it's really just highlighted in spots (it's difficult to see in the pictures).

You can see that I removed the doors from both the top and the bottom so storage can be more visible and easily accessible. I found some woven baskets* for storage in the hutch from Walmart and LOVE the texture they add. The chalkboard tags will make it easy to remember what's in the baskets!

The two drawers were painted inside using a bright turquoise. It's a fun little surprise when you open them.

I already have four hutches in my home, lol....

Turn a thrift store hutch into a beautiful, fun and functional Coffee Bar! Find the fabulous tutorial at DIY beautify!

So WHERE is this one going???

Turn a thrift store hutch into a beautiful, fun and functional Coffee Bar! Find the fabulous tutorial at DIY beautify!

I'm donating it to my church's brand new Coffeehouse that will be kicking off shortly. It will be a place for parents to hang out, drink coffee, listen to music and talk while their kids are at their Wednesday night classes.

Turn a thrift store hutch into a beautiful, fun and functional Coffee Bar! Find the fabulous tutorial at DIY beautify!



Turn a thrift store hutch into a beautiful, fun and functional Coffee Bar! Find the fabulous tutorial at DIY beautify!


Oh, and wait 'til you see what I did with that wood slice...coming soon...



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41 comments:

  1. All I can say is, WOW. Absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine you being able to let it go! Nice job.

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    1. Thanks so much Val! Believe me, if I had room in my home I would have a hard time parting with it ;)

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  2. Cindy that is a gorgeous hutch transformation and such a great idea for a coffee bar! Your church is lucky to receive such a beautiful gift for their coffee room.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  3. I absolutely love how this turned out. I found your link over at Coastal Charm. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. 'm so glad you clicked over Trish :) Thank you! Have a great day :)

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    1. Thank you...I didn't have enough of the color I wanted so I mixed two...love when the result is even better than you expected :)

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  5. All of your hutches are TO DIE FOR. Love your blog too :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Patra! So happy you stopped by and enjoyed your visit :) Hope to see you back again!

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  6. Wow! I love everything about your hutch. The style, color, letters... Just wonderful. Great job! -- Sabine

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    1. Sabine...your words are so kind! Makes all the hard work worthwhile when others appreciate it! Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped by :)

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  7. What a wonderful transformation. I have been wanting a coffee bar and it just so happens I have an old china cabinet we aren't using. I think you just inspired me to put it to good use. Thank you so much. Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy...I'm so glad I could inspire you :)

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  8. Love it Cindy! I am sucker for blue.

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    1. Thanks Pamela....I tend to lean towards blue as well ;) It's such a calm, soothing color, isn't it? I love aqua the best but I'd like to challenge myself and paint something navy one of these days! Do you have a favorite shade of blue?
      Cindy

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  9. That is a great transformation Cindy! It's amazing what some paint can do. I too have several buffets and hutches in my house. They're just so useful and lovely to look at. ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

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    1. Thank you Ann, I love transforming something and making it bright and cheerful (and useful) again! Hutches ROCK, don't they?

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  10. She is so pretty! I love the custom mixed color on the exterior!! Gorgeous!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. Thank you so much Crystelle! I'm glad you like her and appreciate you stopping by to leave a comment :)
      Have a great long weekend!

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  11. I LOVE this! Such a beautiful job and what a heart to give it to the church. Just beautiful!

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  12. I could just MARRY THIS PRETTY THANG, I love it so much. I pinned and now, I have to leave your page and go to.....CRAIGSLIST....gotta find me a hutch. :)

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    1. Hahahahaha....very funny! I love your comment :) I hope you find the perfect one on CL (hint: if you look at older listings first, ones that have been up for awhile, they'll be more willing to negotiate price!)

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  13. How cute! I'm sure the church will be thrilled to have the piece. You did a lovely job! Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest.

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  14. Cindy! It's fabulous!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wed party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's Round-Up. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/09/the-round-up-from-before-and-after.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  15. That is just the most fabulous coffee bar I've ever seen! Have to admire you for being able to give her up......I know it is going to your church and all but I'm not sure that I'd do unto others with this beauty! Pinning it for future pinspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanette! I had to laugh at your comment! I guess it was easy to give up b/c I bought it for that purpose. Appreciate the Pin!!!!!!!

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  16. Hi again Cindy,
    Just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring your gorgeous coffee bar at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party this weekend!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  17. Happy to feature you at our party this morning! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Cindy, it really turned out beautiful! So sweet of you to donate it to your church. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. I love the way this turned out and the Coffee stencil is so cool! Thank you for sharing it and your abstract art at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks so much Deborah! Glad to see your linky up again :)

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  20. Cindy, this turned out SO pretty!! I don't think I would have looked at it twice in the condition it was in before. I'll be a bit more open-minded in the future for sure! It will be enjoyed for years to come at your church. Thanks so much for sharing at our party!! XO XO

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  21. You speak my language: coffee and turquoise. ~love~

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  22. I am so wanting to get an ugly old, pine piece, and try my hand at homemade chalk painting. You used a blocking primer first- do you feel that is necessary on all pieces painted with chalk paint. I have used blocking primer on many things, but I have yet to do any "chalking"! Your piece will be so nice for your church. God Bless You! Cheryl

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I actually don't often use the blocking primer but I did on this piece for a couple reasons;
      First, I was taking the piece from darker to lighter,
      And secondly, I've experienced bleed through in the past with other pieces I've done. I really wanted to avoid that on this piece so decided to start with the primer.
      I hope they makes sense, and hope you find a piece to transform, it's so fun to see that transformation!
      Good luck,
      Cindy

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  23. This is so fabulous! I love it!

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