DIY: From Hutch to Rolling Bookshelf


Lucky for me, I do seem to come across a lot of hutch tops. This one was sitting there, looking lonely and waiting to be reinvented. I was ready for the challenge. Although it really didn’t take a whole lot, it was in pretty good shape to begin with.

The first thing I did was take the top molding off and put it on the bottom of the stand. The molding wasn’t working for what I had in mind for the top. Also, I thought if I put it on the bottom that I could add caster wheels and that would be a perfect way to hide them.


Then I added the caster wheels. I had to cut a strip of wood to make sure that the wheels were higher than the crown molding. Otherwise, they would not be able to roll easily and the molding would scrape.



The stand was already painted white, so next, all I had to do is sand it. I then stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut stain. Once that dried I applied a clear topcoat for durability.


Now this needs a top! I happened to have some scrap wood left from another project (I originally purchased it at Lowe’s). I measured and cut the strips to fit. I then attached them together with left over molding and screws.



I then stained, applied top coat and attached it to the already finished base.












Yeah! Another project compete!




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Hi, I’m Amy. I love to repurpose, refinish and decorate with thrift store finds. Making something new out of something old is what inspires me! I’m a thrift shop addict who would like to share my DIY projects with you.