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before & after best of: cabinets and hutches

by Kate Pruitt

After seeing so many awesomely altered cabinets and hutches over the years, I’m convinced that anyone, regardless of his or her craft skills or experience, can transform a piece of furniture to suit their tastes— with a little creativity, of course. I know I suffer from procrastination when it comes to larger pieces of furniture, but these projects demonstrate what a huge difference it can make when you finally tackle that big old cabinet in the dining room or den. Whether you enjoy bright, bold statement pieces or more subdued, neutral styles, there should be plenty of inspiration in this roundup to get you excited about your next big furniture project. Enjoy! —Kate

Image above: Natalie’s amazing library-catalog-turned-display-cabinet

More before & after cabinets and hutches after the jump!

Image above: A confectionary hutch makeover from Bethany and Maddy for Nonpareil Magazine.

Image above: Barb’s mod orange hutch makeover

Image above: A beautiful pink and red cabinet makeover from John and Conn (whose lovely Hawaii home was part of our sneak peek series, as well).

Image above: Bonnie’s modern and colorful stereo cabinet

Image above: David, a graphic designer and typography lover, hand-painted the text on this chic painted cabinet

Image above: Rescued country cabinet from Emily Smith

Image above: Verity’s elegant sideboard

Image above: Emily’s bold, retro style cabinet redo

Image above: A beautifully whitewashed, graphic cabinet makeover by Kate Zimmerman

Image above: Michael’s pastel and warm wood hutch is perfect for a modern country kitchen.

Image above: Olga’s glossy buffet cabinet

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