Hello to all of you Trash-to-Treasure lovin Friends out there! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday…my favorite! I have a thrifty makeover for you today and so do four of my favorite treasure maker friends, so look for theirs at the bottom of this post!
Today I’m sharing the makeover of one very dated hutch:
I suspected these were the reason why this piece was marked significantly lower than similar pieces at the thrift store. Not a problem for me!
I replaced them with bead board panels:
They really give this pretty piece a cottage feel now.
Another dated feature of this hutch was this area for hanging silverware…
I tried my best to whack this shelf out so I could just replace it, but it wasn’t budging. I had to come up with another solution, so instead I decided to add a piece of molding across the top lip to camouflage it:
Now the slits look a bit like deep dental molding instead, and that works for me.
This piece in it’s white makeover has so much charm now. The original paneling on the back even looks great in white. I used Behr’s Pure White, straight off the shelf, in flat with my DIY chalk paint recipe. After sanding, everything was waxed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
See my How to Paint Furniture with Chalk Paint tutorial HERE for more details on painting with chalk paint.
These pretty glass knobs from Hobby Lobby are perfect for the little drawer up top:
I filled in the holes on these bottom drawers so I could attach something prettier than what was there. I used Elmers Wood Filler (affiliate) for that part.
These are also from Hobby Lobby and are perfect:
The insides got a little fabric treatment using Mod Podge in matte as well…
I also put this on the backs of the bead board panels in the cupboard doors but forgot to take a picture.
Remember this wire caddy I scored at the thrift store? It was a great addition to my Farmhouse Kitchen, and it looks pretty here too!
This little enamelware kettle and wire cloche were also thrift store finds, as were all of the ironstone pieces.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover. Sometimes those details that made a furniture piece a must-have 50 years ago, don’t do much for it today, but they can often easily be updated!
Oh and did I mention it was only $75?
Don’t forget you get five awesome trash-to-treasure makeovers today for the price of one!
Click the links below the image to see the afters…I can’t wait to see them too!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing a super easy update for these sad planters:
See you then!
UPDATE: Check out how I updated these planters HERE now! 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by today, Friends!
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