A traditional hutch is a fantastic multi-faceted storage solution for living spaces, offering plenty of space for crockery, cutlery, glasses or other household items. However, sometimes they can date a room, or don’t match your current aesthetic.
Luckily, they are incredibly easy to upcycle! With a few everyday D.I.Y. items and a day or two, you can transform your hutch into a fantastic furnishing that elevates your space, satisfying both form and function.
It’s best to move your hutch to an outdoor space before starting this project – this way, you won’t have to worry about dust or paint hitting spots it shouldn’t! If this isn’t possible, make sure to cover all surrounding surfaces with a or plastic covering to make cleaning up easier.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.