Kitchen Project on Budget – Desk into Hutch

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far, this is another post about the kitchen, this section (I wish that I had a before picture but I don’t have any and I apologize) used to be a desk area.  It was basically a piece of countertop with nothing underneath, so a chair could fit there.

When we decided to make my office downstairs as you have seen, there was no point to this being a desk anymore.  We never used it, so John came up with this idea and he decided to build me cabinet doors and a shelf (from scratch) inside. This gave me more storage for some supplies I have for cooking and baking and what girl wouldn’t love more storage?  I took him up on the idea and I think he did a great job.

Desk Area with New Doors

The top cabinets which you can tell by the photo we took of the inside of the door, used to be light like the other cabinets so I decided to make these match the island to make it look more like a hutch effect.  I painted them the same color as the island and decided to stencil the doors to match the island and then I gave them a quick light wash of raw umber glaze.

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Desk Area Before - Finish
Desk Upper - After

I also did the backsplash to match the bar area so they would look the same. 

Desk now a Hutch - Backsplash
Desk now Hutch

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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