Desks with hutches on top are a great invention. I found this one at a yard sale and at first I passed it up because I really did not need another big project. Then, I kept thinking about this piece later in the afternoon, so I sent Mr. Rubbish back to the sale to see if the desk was still there and to try to negotiate a better price than they offered me. He accomplished both goals!
I was not crazy about the desk portion of this two-piece ensemble. I think the dated drawer pulls were detracting from this desk's potential beauty.
The half clover shapes on the top are what I really loved about this piece.
I wanted a two-toned finish, so I painted the outer part of the desk and hutch with the same grey, custom mixed, Chalk Paint color I used on the cane back dining chairs. I painted the inside of the hutch with Old White Chalk Paint.
For the drawer hardware, I wanted to keep it simple while complementing the clover arches on the top of the hutch. I ordered inexpensive bin pulls from Ebay that had the same screw width as the existing hardware, for easy installation and no re-drilling of holes.
I painted and distressed the bin pulls to match the rest of the desk.
I love that this desk is both functional and beautiful now. Couldn't everybody use a desk with a hutch somewhere in their house?
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