I’ve got a pretty makeover to share with you today!
You might remember me posting about a desk with French graphics that I redid this Fall. I purchased it at an estate sale at this lovely little beach cottage (if you’re visiting from a mobile device, this picture is sideways and I don’t know why sorry!):
About six houses from the ocean…yes please!
I bought several pieces from that sale including this pretty beat-up hutch. I found it in the shed being used for tools! What a crime against quaint little farmhouse hutches!
The top had some serious issues…
And don’t even get me started on the drawers…
So, I decided to buy her and bring her home where she sat in my already-too-full garage for nearly four months. Honestly, it was so dirty and beat up, I was NOT looking forward to this project at all.
But alas she is done…
And she’s a beauty!
I originally painted the top, but ended up sanding it back down and staining it instead. It was the right choice. I love the result.
This is after sanding the top:
I used a wood conditioner first:
Then I added three coats of Minwax Dark Walnut stain with a foam brush, letting it soak in for a minute or so, and wiping the excess with a clean cloth after each application.
I sealed with two coats of wipe-on poly, sanding lightly with 220 grit sandpaper between coats.
And those nasty drawers? They lost their velvet lining and got a fresh new clean look:
So much better! I lined the drawers with scrapbook paper, applied with Mod Podge. (Coat of MP on bottom, apply paper, smooth out wrinkles, apply MP over top. May still have a few wrinkles that will be hard to smooth out.)
The knobs came from Hobby Lobby:
I used DIY Chalk paint although this piece required a coat of primer as well. I sealed it with Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax.
A little sanding in just the right places…
I dressed it up with some of my thrift store ironstone, mixed with a few beachy aqua pieces I purchased at Homegoods a few years ago. They look right at home!
The ironstone bowls and plates were part of a thrift store score…35 pieces for $6.25 for the set. Um yes, I’ll have THEM ALL. Seriously, the sticker is still on the inside one of the bowls:
The Beach Cottage Sign is one I made using pickets from our old gate.
This little lady was so lucky I came along and rescued her.
My hubby and I loaded her into my booth on Sunday and when I stopped by on Saturday, she was sold. That always makes me happy…and sad. Cash in the pockets, but all that hard work and I’ll never see her again. It’s funny how you become attached to some pieces you redo.
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