Help needed re dining room hutch/storage/display
Barbara Evans
July 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a round dark oak late 19th century mission-type pedestal dining table. I am looking for a hutch/china display cabinet to complement. Should have glass doors and not be too overwhelming in our small dining room. Could be something quite contemporary or traditional to go with the table. Any ideas?
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Emily Hurley
Hi Barbara, Any chance you can attach a photo here of the dining table to get a better idea of what might work with it?
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Barbara Evans
This is the table with one of the leaves in - can also be round. Chairs seem too heavy for our small dining room so would like to change them as well as find a hutch that would work, either traditional or more contemporary.
Thanks for your help!
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creeser
I wouldn't try to match the wood since it's an antique and would go for a painted china cabinet. You could go bold in a color or use a white or ivory. Look through Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.
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Barbara Evans
Would love suggestions for chairs. If I added a white or off-white painted hutch could I paint the existing chairs the same colour?
Thanks!!!
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creeser
You could, but those chairs are so beautiful, I would hate to paint that wood. Instead, I'd play around with the cushions in the seat. You could bring in some bold color or pattern, depending on your style. Anything from a leopard print, to a retro print or something more classic like a tone on tone stripe.
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charleee
If you sew or know someone who does, it would be really easy to make a slip cover for the backs of your chairs. Then you can recover the seats in a similar fabric and even create a table runner in a third compatible fabric.
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creeser
Great idea bobbi! I found this photo where the designer did a lot of bold colors with the antique pieces. [houzz=
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charleee
Thanks Creeser! I found this Youtube tutorial on how to make a 10-minute table runner, I think it's brilliant! I plan to make one for every season and one each for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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creeser
bobbi, great idea to change the whole look of your table for not much money!
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leelee
Do I see a white hutch in the right side of the picture? Is that staying? I would suggest not getting a hutch at all but a buffet or bar cabinet instead. You could store dishes below and have the top for serving. Add one or two buffet lamps and art or mirror to make the room more open looking. An updated look, less crowded feel for a small room and more functional. What do you think?
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charleee
Creeser, I'm making the fall one right now! Already screwed up the first one, had the fabric cut too large and then I cut it too small. Oh, well, live and learn! Thanks!
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Barbara Evans
Hi Leelee and all,
This is just a temporary hutch I got off Craigslist and we painted so we would have something to store our stuff in. However , it's the wrong style and too small by half, so I think we will have to stick with a hutch. We could have a mission hutch stained to match the table although I worry that it would be too dark and overbearing. The present temporary hutch in white doesn't look right either tho perhaps a larger hutch painted a creamier colour or even the colour of the walls might work better. I could also try for a built-in approach. What do people think?
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Barbara Evans
Great ideas oldbobbi and creeser.
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