FUNKY FRUGAL: My china hutch

So my search began…I started in flea markets, garage sales and Craigslist. I quickly realized that even with secondhand pricing, I was looking at around a $300 price tag for what I was wanting.

Then, my dear friend Sarah Huggins called me and told me they were getting rid of an entire dining room suit and asked if I wanted it. Can you believe it, she gave it to me! I was so excited.

I painted the table and chairs with a giant Razorback and recovered the chairs with red and white polka dot fabric, but that is another story, for another time. The china hutch spent a month in my garage before I could decide what to do with it.

Once I figured out what should be done to this retro china hutch, I got to work and quickly brought it in the dining room. I started by using a dry brush technique, which is fast and takes little paint (hence the name “dry brush”). I used a sassy green paint and quickly brushed it on, giving it that old look like the paint has peeled off a bit. 

I then used sheets found in a hymnal I got at a flea market. Using Mod Podge, I glued the sheets to the back of the hutch and decoupaged over them. This created a stunning backdrop for my heirloom dishes. 

I love free furniture!


Hutch    Free
Hymnal    $1
Modge Podge    $5
Paint    $3

TOTAL:       About $9