OK ladies, why do we feel like a gigantic china hutch is something we have to cross off the list of must-haves when first furnishing a home? Maybe it’s because our mothers and grandmothers had them? We have to have a place to display those dishes we so carefully chose for our wedding registry?
Maybe a better question is, what do we do with our hutch when we no longer cherish it in a way we once did? Craigs list is full of them so good luck trying to sell it there.
Mine sat in storage and then in the garage for nearly three years.
Then the night before I was planning to put it out for our annual yard sale, I had a bit of panic and decided I just couldn’t sell it.
I decided I would paint it and give it a new life!
Here is my hutch before:
And tada! The After:
I was originally planning to change out the feet, but once I got it painted I decided they could stay Now I just need to paint them.
I love it more than I ever did and to think it sat in storage for almost three years! This was my very first chalk-painted piece. I used Annie Sloan’s Old White, and sealed it with her clear soft wax.
I did finish painting the feet… and the fall decor is long gone.
And I still love it!
It’s been a few years since I originally shared this hutch, and it is still going strong in my dining space:
I changed it up a bit by adding this pretty damask paper to the back. See more details HERE.
I also painted this dining room table to match:
Check out how it turned out HERE.
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