I am so excited to tell you more about the dining hutch I scored over the summer.  I think it totally changed up the look of my dining room, and for sure, it’s more functional than the buffet I used to have in the space.



It all started with an ad I found on Craigslist.  There was a bad, dark picture of the buffet but I could right away that I would love it.  Then I looked at the price – $120.  Yes, you’re reading that right, one hundred and twenty dollars.  That then caused me to rent a U-Haul and drive to unknown and hilly parts of Oakland to pick up this beauty!



The hutch is in two pieces, the bottom buffet and then the top part and it is a solid-wood piece of Thomasville furniture!



The two side cabinets have glass fronts and four shelves, which I’m currently using to display my ironstone and other white dishes.




The center cabinet has both glass and wire mesh doors, and if you’ve seen my guest bedroom, you know I love mesh doors!



The bottom buffet has eight drawers and two cabinets.  I have two drawers for flatware, which I think means I need more flatware, don’t you?!



Other drawers have placemats, table runners, and napkins.



Now I’ll admit, the color isn’t exactly my favorite.  Someday, I might attempt to paint it.  Maybe something like this…

{via Apartment Therapy}
{via Apartment Therapy}


…or this.

{via European Paint Finishes}
{via European Paint Finishes}


Until then, I’m thrilled with my dining hutch!  And because I don’t think I’ve ever showed you a picture that conveys the layout of my home, here’s now my living room and dining rooms connect.  This is the view from just inside the front entry.



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  1. Kim,

    what a find. Honestly, I wish I needed some furnishings since I see so many great treasures from shoppers online—all from craigslist. Your dining room looks great and I love the way you’ve filled the top of the hutch.

  2. H

    Hi Kim,
    Love the hutch, but I noticed you living room chairs by the piano. Where did you get them? I’ve been looking for ones like them.
    Thanks. Hope to hear back soon.
    Love your home decor.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Joy – Thank you! Those chairs are from Restoration Hardware, but you can find similar ones that I think are less expensive at Ballard Designs and maybe even Sofa Surroundings. Good luck with your search!! :) Kim

  3. Congratulations on a great deal! It looks beautiful and I love how you’ve styled it! I’m also sooo glad your back at blog writing. I’ve really missed tidbits and twine over the summer!!! Blessings!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Melanie!!! Glad to be back! :)

  4. Ruth Ann Elias says:

    The rooms look beautiful. The hutch is great as is or painted. (P.S. I have a similar china cabinet from Century Furniture. Oak, very heavy, glass shelves above (with lights) and great storage below. Twenty years ago, I paid a bit less than the full retail price of $5,000. So I agree with the comments above – score, score, score!

  5. Mickey Wood says:

    And congratulations on the hutch! It’s beautiful. PS You could just leave it natural.

  6. Mickey Wood says:

    I love floor plans, so I can see “the flow” & the relationships. I often spend a lot of time comparing pics to figure it all out (I know – I should get a life), but I really believe one room should relate, at least in basic ways like scale & color scene transitions , to rooms nearby & visuals are so helpful. So thanks for the wider view : )

  7. Take me back! My mother had that same piece! It is a beauty…and your refinishing ideas will make it more your own. In the meantime, it is perfect for you space and style.

  8. I adore the second photo! Painted and wood is such a fantastic look. You SCORED!

  9. That hutch is such a fabulous find and I really, really love the color of the finish. It works perfectly with today’s modern vibe of mixing colors and stains. Such a beauty. Love seeing the whole room.

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