Bin Shelves on a Hutch

At one point I changed Grandma's 
china cabinet into a piece of furniture for the TV...

Here it is after I decided not to use the glass doors...

Now I'm going to show you what I created with the hutch top...

I've included a few affiliate links to products you can use to create this look. Click on the dark italic words for links. 

I was going for a "cubbie look" so
I removed all the shelves and added a piece of trim molding to the front of each shelf. The trim molding gave each shelf a lip like a cubbie. It was important to me for the shelves to continue to be removable so the spaces in the hutch can be flexible...

 I primed the molding black so when I distress the piece, 
the raw wood won't come through... 

When I removed the hinges from the old doors it left an indent in the wood so I used Gorilla wood glue to add a very thin piece of wood luan to fill the space.

Yikes, sorry about the picture!

Using an old wooden file cabinet, an IKEA desk top, an IKEA sawhorse, I married them to create the new desk/hutch...

I painted the whole unit with Annie Sloan Graphite paint 
then distressed the edges.

The whole piece got a coat of clear wax...  
dark wax can be used to make the Graphite color blacker
but personally I love the dark gray.

While I waited for the wax to dry, 
I added metal bin labels to each shelf... 
I used letters to make the spaces generic.

And now filled with treasures...

This made the perfect display piece with space so it can be 
multi-functional as a desk or sideboard.


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! This hutch makes me want to face my fear of painting furniture.

  2. So gray it looks blue! How pretty and how creative of you.

  3. WOW! It looks amazing! What a great idea to add the trim to the shelves, and love all the different pieces you combined to make it really unique. And I *love* the bin tags on the shelves...I may steal that idea from you!

  4. whoa boy! that's one fabulous marriage! It all looks so great Susan!


  5. Really? You always come up with the greatest ideas! I'd like to step inside your mind for just one day to glean some of that creativity.

    Love the colour and the addition of moulding and tags.

  6. Susan, it's beautiful, and as usual the embellishments you use are what set your stuff apart.


  7. Susan, You are amazing. This transformation is super gorgeous. I love everything about it. Beauty meets function delux!:)


  8. Awesome job!! It looks gorgeous!

  9. Love the restyle of the hutch and the metal bin tags add that special extra "pop"...nice job you did!

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  10. Beautiful!!!! Love mother in law just gave me a hutch. I was kind of thinking I would use my Annie Sloan I KNOW I will!!
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