Get inspired by this vintage hutch makeover featuring vintage cabinet hardware and charm, and learn how to transform your old furniture.

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Vintage Hutch

A vintage hutch is a classic piece of furniture that adds charm and character to any space. It is a type of storage cabinet typically made of wood, featuring shelves, drawers, and glass-fronted doors. The hutch was originally designed as a functional piece for displaying and storing dishes, glassware, and other kitchen essentials.

Vintage hutches often showcase intricate craftsmanship and unique design elements that reflect the era in which they were created. They come in various styles, including but not limited to Victorian, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, and French Provincial. Each style carries its own distinct characteristics and can be a focal point in a room.

One of the most appealing aspects of a vintage hutch is its ability to blend seamlessly with different interior design styles. Whether placed in a traditional dining room, a farmhouse kitchen, or a contemporary living space,

a vintage hutch adds a touch of nostalgia and elegance. Its timeless beauty and functionality make it a sought-after piece for collectors and interior design enthusiasts alike. When shopping for a vintage hutch, consider its condition, authenticity, and overall aesthetic appeal. Look for well-preserved pieces with intact hardware, minimal damage, and a finish that enhances the wood’s natural beauty. Authenticity can be determined by examining the construction techniques, materials used, and any manufacturer’s markings or labels.

Once acquired, a vintage hutch can be a versatile piece of furniture. In addition to its traditional use in the kitchen or dining area, it can also be repurposed as a display cabinet in a living room, a bookshelf in a study, or a storage unit in a bedroom. With a fresh coat of paint or some minor restoration work, a vintage hutch can be transformed into a statement piece that adds character and style to any room.

Vintage Hutch For Sale Near Me

When I saw this wonderful vintage hutch posted on Facebook, I knew we were meant to be friends…

Paula at Breakaway Design and Antiques in Wells, Maine, always has the most creative and beautiful furniture makeovers. I love visiting her second-hand shop to simply get inspired.

Vintage Hutch Makeover

Paula found this vintage hutch just north of Lincoln, Maine, in an old barn.

Vintage Hutch during makeover.

It had been used for art supplies and crafts, and a small towel rack on the side was removed for this vintage hutch makeover.

I love asking and learning about the pieces I find out thrifting, and I appreciate Paula sharing these photos and stories with me.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have any before photos to share. But I bet she was still adorable before this beautiful makeover.

Vintage hutch multiple drawers.

Vintage Hutch Hardware

White Knobs

These adorable white knobs are from a furniture repair shop south of Peabody, MA, that has been in business for over 50 years. Breakaway Designs and Antiques bought more than half of their inventory while visiting, and I hear that 2 more furniture pieces will be in their shop by this summer using these chippy white knobs.

White vintage hutch knobs.

Love, love, love these white chippy knobs with this vintage hutch.

Vintage white knobs on vintage hutch drawers.

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Vintage Hutch Casters

I love that this vintage hutch has added casters on the bottom.

It not only makes it easier to move around, but it adds the height that I think this piece really needed.

Love them so much!

Vintage Caster on vintage hutch.

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Welcome Home Fabulous Vintage Hutch

I grabbed a girlfriend, and we brought this beauty into our sunroom. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work, honestly. Those darn radiators along the wall matched with the hefty depth of the cabinet, it was iffy at best!

So we got busy rearranging chairs, pictures, the coffee table, and the round vintage rug. Isn’t that how it often goes?

And I just love it, at least for now. I hope you like it too!

How to Decorate a Vintage Hutch

Start with Flowers

A bouquet of your favorite seasonal flowers or faux flowers sets a great foundation.

Here, I added a couple of dozen supermarket tulips to an old $8 tin champagne bucket that I found while Thrifting with the Gals to the vintage hutch top.

Bouquet of pink tulips on vintage hutch.

You may also enjoy the The Cutest DIY Shelf Liners in an Old Pine Hutch post.

Family Heirlooms

I like sharing memorable family heirlooms to enjoy while sitting here in our sunroom.

Like these vintage binoculars and bird books that were my father’s.

I have fond memories of growing up on the ocean with my father pulling them out and showing me the whales out in the ocean. Or the stranded surfer who went out beyond his limits…

Binoculars and books on vintage hutch.

I also found some family photos and a basket of sand dollars while Thrifting with the Gals this past summer.

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Vintage Hutch decorated with pictures, flowers, and a basket of sand dollars.

In conclusion, a vintage hutch is not only a functional storage unit but also a timeless piece of furniture that holds historical and aesthetic value. Its craftsmanship, unique design, and versatility make it a cherished addition to any home or collection. So, if you’re looking to add a touch of vintage charm to your space, consider incorporating a vintage hutch into your interior design.

Vintage Hutch decorated in sunroom with family heirlooms.

You may also enjoy my friend Rachel’s post over at The Ponds Farmhouse: DIY Faux Apothecary Cabinet – (Card File Chest).

Kim from Shiplap and Shells also shares Making Our 100-Year-Old Cabinet Into the Perfect Bedroom Built-in post, which you may also enjoy.

Vintage hutch decorated in sunroom.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at

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  1. I always look forward to Saturday for your wonderful posts! Thanks so much!

    1. Kathy that is so kind of you to say and exactly what it’s meant for☕️

  2. Ann! I love this cabinet too. I love how you styled it & it looks so pretty & fresh with your chairs.
    Enjoying your blog too. It’s become a Saturday morning favorite with my cup of coffee!

    1. Thank you so much Amy and I’m so thrilled you made my day🙏😘