The Braddock Hutch - Before & After


52" Wide . 74" Tall . 16" Deep

After This classic black hutch is so versitile because of its size and style. Most hutches are around 80 inches tall but this hutch is smaller which makes it look more like a book shelf than a hutch and would work wonderfully in an office or a bedroom. Also the wooden shelves are a nice feature as opposed to glass shelves which are found in most hutches.
The wood detail on the three bottom doors is elegant. Behind the doors is one large drawer and a smaller drawer with organizers. We have replaced the hardware to give it timeless look.
The top of the hutch has two large doors. Typically hutches we have run across have three panels and one door. The two large doors make it easy to load and unload and can provide for tons of storage. And once again we have stumbled on a unique piece that I would like to keep for myself. I just really need a bigger home to display more furniture! Mike brought it in the house to put it back together and I thought to myself - hmmmm this is a good one. And everytime I walk by the room where it is sitting I have to stop and take a peak!

I have had several clients and readers ask if we take our pieces apart before they are painted. And yes we do. Especially the hutches. So this means take all of the doors off and drawers out. And it also means that it will have to be put back together which can be tricky. I bet more than half a dozen glass inserts have been broken in the process and problems with hinges are common as well. Mike had to make a dash to pick up a new piece of glass for this one to be completed yesterday morning. Yeah - staples and glass don't mix. AND heavy hutches and sideswalks don't mix either. :) Just ask me.

Up next is a vintage little dresser that has been painted in the classic black.

Happy Wednesday!

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AllisonK said...

Mel, I can't tell you how much I love seeing these pieces transformed!!! This is beautiful!

Paula said...

What kind of paint finish do you use? You have inspired me to refinish an endtable and I'm not sure if you use a flat or satin finish. Can't wait to get started!

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Hi, I love refinishing stories and projects. I have you button on my side bar so I can remember to check with you. I have a queen ann large hutch and table and 6 chairs. What would you charge to refinish them in black?


Beautiful work!


Nora said...

OMGosh! I just got his lil brother Monday at the Harrisville DI for a song (mine's 42" wide). I'm not painting mine (for now) because it's in fantastic shape. I'll share it on my blog later today.
Great re-do!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Nice! Excellent job transforming this from ugly duckling to black swan. :)

Dayle said...

That's a lovely piece. My hutch could use an update in a really bad way. One of these years I'll tackle that.

Ms Bingle said...

Wow, that looks super nice and much more expensive!
Have a great weekend!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

- Brittany said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I just found one on CL a month ago and luckily it only needed a fresh coat of satin black on the semi-gloss back it already had on it. But, mine also had a Hideous laminate top from the 70's. I added leftover wide plank flooring to the top.

Thanks for showing us your beautiful hutch!


Tammy said...

What a great project! It totally changes the look of the hutch!

LORi said...

WOW..this is fabulous!!


Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I have plans for painting my huge built in hutch black in the near future. Love black. Yours looks great.

Sassy Sites! said...

The hutch looks so amazing! I love your blog! I am your newest follower... coming from Sassy Sites. Stop by there and say hi! ;)

Julie said...

Wow--I can't believe how many hutches you've done! And taking them all apart! Whew!

Van said...

Beautiful work! I love the "after" shots!

Chris said...

Oh this kind of stuff gets me excited. We are moving soon, getting a new to us home that will need some furnishings. Thanks for the inspiration.

~linds said...

Wow, this is beautiful! We've been looking for a hutch and the stuff I'm finding on Craigslist just isn't my style--but you've shown me how a simple coat of paint can transform such a dated piece! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

That hutch in astounding! I can't even imagine all the hours in it!

I'm not a great furniture refinisher. But I appreciate so much what you did.

Would love for you stop by and link it up to Passion for Paint on Sunday!

Have a great weekend. Hope you're treasure hunting!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

What a dramatic change. The black gives it such an updated look. I'd love for you to link this to my ”Sweets This Week” Link Party.

Happy Friday to you!


Jenny said...

This looks wonderful - great job!

Jana said...

I am getting ready to do this to my parents old hutch so I can put it in my house. So excited and nervous at the same time because it's my first one.

Decorating the Ville said...

This piece looks amazing! I am looking for something like this to paint for my DR, this gives me hope!


You did a great job with your hutch, it looks so very elegant! It looks amazing, you sure know what you want! Love this!

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