Old Hutch becomes an Amazing Fireplace Feature
See how an old pine hutch is transformed into an amazing fireplace feature at very little cost and with readily available materials.
These old pine hutches are very easy to find at secondhand stores and online auction sales, and you can generally pick them up quite cheap. In this article we show how Shaylee Smith of Coastal Inspired turn an old hutch into an amazing fireplace feature for her home.
Coastal-inspired decor or Shabby Chic continues to be a popular style for many home decorators, and it is a style that lets you bring old pieces into the home, give them a couple of coats of paint, and add to your decor. But this feature fireplace would look just as good with almost any style of decor.
Using pieces of 3mm SupaWood (you can also use Masonite/Evowood or hardboard) to clad the front of the hutch and frame the centre part, the feature fireplace was very quickly taking shape. The SupaWood was glued onto the front of the hutch and a few brad nails secured it firmly in place - or use a hammer and panel pins.
In order to complete the look, Shaylee added some inexpensive pine moulding to add detailing to the front of the fireplace. Builders Warehouse have a selection of pine moulding and trim that would work perfectly for this type of project, and it is easy applied with adhesive and a pneumatic nail gun - or hammer and panel pins.
Once assembled, the entire piece was sanded to remove any existing paint and two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked paint in linen white was applied, topped off with a protective coat. The inside of the fireplace was painted black to finish the illusion of a fireplace.