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.

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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!

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

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

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

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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?!

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Other drawers have placemats, table runners, and napkins.

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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.

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{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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12 Comments

  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.
    Karen

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    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.
    -Joy

    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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