Decorating Cabinets and Hutches

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Decorating Cabinets and Hutches is a great way to showcase collections and seasonal decor in a contained space.

Decorating Cabinets and Hutches

Welcome to our Lifestyle of Love hop! Every other month, I come together with a few of my blogging friends to bring you a creative way to decorate the homes that we love and bring us joy. 

Cindy from County Road 407 organizes this fun group for us. 

I love this month's theme. Cabinets, hutches, and armoires are favorites of mine. I'm going to share a sprinkling of them with you today as well as the interior of the antique armoire/cabinet that is in our dining room.

If you are visiting from Common Ground welcome! Debra has such a beautiful collected home with beautiful pieces. 

hutch in kitchen

This hutch in our breakfast nook was a fabulous find from over 25 years ago. We were in Burlington, NC for a Tarheel game and a weekend getaway. This was before kids of course. 


We love antiquing when away. We don't always buy, we just enjoy looking.

We were in need of something for the kitchen in our previous ranch-style house. Rest assured, this piece will never see a paintbrush. We love it just as it is. 

It's a really great piece with the little shelf above the built-in mirror.

gorgeous hutch set up with a coffee bar

It's a great spot to decorate with collections or for the various holidays. 

coffee bar

It makes the perfect coffee bar!


Here is what it looks like right now.


This secretary was a Craigslist find pre-Facebook Marketplace. It was greatly needed when we sold our old dining room suite to accommodate the armoire that I'll be showing you in a minute. 

Cabinet full of books

I was losing protective display, and this was a great find. I am able to put a few precious items behind the closed doors for protection, but yet they are still visible. I don't change the interior much at all, but love decorating the exterior for the seasons. 

fall dining room

This antique armoire/cabinet is over 100 years old and is a family heirloom on my husband's side.

christmas dining room

It is a whopping 9 feet tall and 6 feet wide. 

spring dining room

The restoration process of it was completed late summer. 

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I need to do a post on that. I lost a lot of the photos and videos of the process when my phone crashed. I was so sad. I lost a lot of family photos as well. 

inside of cabinet

I had the craftsman that repaired the exterior outfit the interior with shelves. It preciously was used as a wardrobe with bars for hanging clothes. 


Now it is lined with fixed pine shelving. 

It's my home decorating closet! It's still a work in progress, but here is a current look as to how I am utilizing the space. We still have some finishing work to complete.


These little racks for plates and platters have kept things pretty organized. I actually wanted these larger plater racks, but at the time were sold out. The smaller plate racks have worked well though. 


The armoire itself really isn't decorated on the exterior, but if you notice on the backside, I hung two Command Hooks upside down to attach wreaths suspended from a ribbon.

I put these wreaths up late fall and they've remained here since. I just love the natural feel. I may need to tuck in some summer flowers soon. 

Up next on the tour is my dear friend, Paula! Her blog Sweet Pea is such a treat with all of her family collectibles. I can't wait to see what she has for us! 

Be sure to check out other ways that you can decorate hutches and cabinets from my blogging friends. 

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  1. Christy, I love your hutch and how you’ve decorated it throughout the years. That room has always been a favorite of mine. Your secretary is so pretty too! I painted and sold one just like that a few years ago and regret not keeping it for myself! The 100 year old armoire is amazing. I adore the patina and all of the imperfections on it. It’s such a beautiful piece and makes a great storage closet for all of your decor!

    1. Thanks so much, Angie. I have contemplated painting my secretary. It was a $200 used purchase so no sentimental value to us. We are over the moon with the armoire. It took so long to get it ready to move into the house.

  2. It’s been so fun to see everyone’s cabinets and hutches, and how they decorate them! Your “new” wardrobe is my favorite; it’s chippy paint and old doors are over the top beautiful. And your kitchen piece looks so beautiful against your newly painted walls; love that update!

    1. Thanks so much, Lora! I would never in a million years think that I would love white walls this much.

  3. I can’t believe you knew what you liked BEFORE kids?! I had no clue what I wanted. You finding that treasure so many years ago seriously blows my mind. I always love how you style it. Love all that you do. Thanks so much for joining in. Happy Mother’s Day! Pinned

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy! Believe me….that hutch has been against some crazy walls in the past. The old walls were sage green sponged with balled plastic bags in our previous house. Yeah…a bit too much, but it was the early 90s.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a piece of furniture more than I want your 100 year old family heirloom! That armoire is just stunning Christy. And I love how you change up the hutch in the breakfast nook. You always inspire me.

    1. Thanks so much, Kim! One of these days I’ll get around to completing the finish on the armoire, but right now we are enjoying it as is.

  5. Hi Christy, the first time I saw that fabulous armoire in your dining room I about swooned. so gorgeous, and I just love how the white paint remnants are left. and your buffet in the casual dining area is so perfect. With your walls being light now it really shows off. just gorgeous. Hope you’re having a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.

    1. Thanks so much, Debra! I am so glad that I finally got my hubby on board with painting those walls. It really does shine against the white now.

  6. Be still my heart, Christy, you know I am bananas for these pieces! I always appreciate how you stay so true to your style no matter what the season or what is trending. Your decorating confidence inspires me all the time. Hope your weekend is a special one, CoCo

    1. So sweet, CoCo! Thank you so much. It’s funny to see how our styles evolve over time, but I feel like I finally like where I am!

  7. I have always admired the hutch in your breakfast nook and it was wonderful to learn today where and when you and your hubby purchased it. Every season you style it so well! Your secretary is another piece that I’ve admired over the years. My mom has a secretary that was my great-great aunt’s and since childhood, I’ve always loved that piece of furniture. You have created beautiful displays for your secretary over the years. When you first told us about the antique armoire that came from a believe your husband’s family plantation, I was immediately intrigued. I am so sorry that you lost pictures of it being restored. I so remember Ashlyn working very hard on it. It looks amazing in your dining room and you are so smart to use it for home decor storage.

    1. Thanks so much, Paula!!! We don’t have many handed-down pieces, so that’s why this is definitely a treasure. Thankfully, I shared a lot of the process on IG stories and saved to highlights. I need to go and screenshot a few of those.

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