Hi guys! Wow, am I thrilled to show you our latest completed project in the kitchen. We started this thing a year and a half ago. But in our defense, my husband’s a contractor so we’re kinda like the cobbler’s kids from Mother Goose…you know, the one where they don’t have any shoes? Anyway, our kitchen hutch is finally finished. Like, 20 minutes ago. I literally just installed the hardware from D. Lawless Hardware. But I’ll get to that in a sec.
Ok, here’s the story. We needed more storage in our remodeled kitchen so we thought we’d build a pantry on this wall. Over time, the idea morphed into this. My husband brought some cabinets home from a job because the customer didn’t like them. They were just wall cabinets, but they had nice-quality doors on them. There were four: 2 large and 2 standard-sized. So he cobbled them together to come up with our beautiful new hutch! It’s not as deep on the bottom as a typical hutch, but I like that aspect because it allows for more room where we walk through from the family room to the living room.
So basically, he built a box on the floor for the two standard-sized cabinets to sit on top of and put a filler strip in the middle of them so their width would equal the span of the larger cabinets that would go up top. Then he put crown molding around the top. Then he built a wine rack in the middle of the upper cabinets. I installed some wine glass holders from World Market underneath.
He made the counter top out of concrete. Isn’t it cool?
Finally, we painted the whole thing Galapagos Turtle by Benjamin Moore, and installed this great new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware.
I wanted hardware with a modern farmhouse feel and this totally works! It combines contemporary brushed nickel with white ceramic, which reminds me of milk glass. I love these handles!
By the way, do you know what this thingy is?
If you don’t, I’m about to make your life a lot easier! It’s a jig (i.e. template) for installing hardware on new cabinets. You just line it up with the edge of your cabinet doors–or the inner edge that’s routered, depending on where you want your handles–then figure out which holes align with your particular hardware, mark the spots with a pencil, then drill the pilot holes! This thing is genius. Because I know you’re gonna need this trick sometime in your future, I made an image for you to pin.
And here’s an affiliate link for buying the jig. These two templates together are only $7.99. Well-worth it.
Alrighty then, so here’s one last beauty-shot of our new hutch. Thanks for checking it out!