Hello sweet friends! I’m back today with an oldie, but goodie! I first shared this post two years ago as part of our Furniture Fixer Upper series! I’m going to share the links to my friends’ fabulous furniture makeovers from this day at the bottom also!
I scored this hutch at the thrift store for only $60. What a steal!!
Here’s a picture of it at the store:
I actually left it behind when I first saw it because I had just finished painting this Coastal Cottage Hutch, and all that work was still really fresh in my mind. I took this picture in case I had second thoughts. My Mom convinced me I should go back and get it, and I knew I would kick myself if I didn’t for that price! (They even helped me pick it up so I wouldn’t have to make two trips…thanks, Mom and Dad!)
Now the only thing I didn’t love about this one when I saw it was the glass panels seemed to be some kind of plastic, but I figured I could replace them with something else like I did with the last one, but guess what?
It was just a film someone had added to the back of the glass!
Yay!! I was so excited that I started peeling it off before getting a proper before photo, so I put it back just for you!
Here is the official before of this beauty:
It’s Thomasville with dovetail drawers so it is really nice quality, however the top was laminate.
So paint it is!
It is so beach-cottage now right? (Perfect for today since that is where I am right now!)
I was photographing this on a rainy day and it made for a weird washed out look.
With all that light from the windows in the room, it was hard to see the stencil I added to the lower doors, but you can see better close up…
I love this sweet detail. You can find this stencil HERE. This is the 6″X8″ size. (No affiliation.)
The paint color is Sunken Pool by Behr, an old favorite of mine when I was still making my own DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
I started this makeover with a coat of white first:
That way a little white would come through here and there when sanding, and it provided a nice bright first coat for my blue. I only needed one coat of the Sunken Pool!
I decided to keep the original paneling on the back. I think it has a nice cottage-inspired feel when painted.
Some fresh roses from my garden (wink wink)…
(See how I made this little arrangement HERE if you missed it.)
I replaced the hardware on the doors with these pulls from Hobby Lobby:
I filled in the old holes in the drawers with wood filler and opted for these handles instead, also from Hobby Lobby:
To line the drawers, I found this fabric in my stash that actually used to be a shower curtain from Target. I picked it up for $3 at the thrift store a few years ago:
I attached it using matte Mod Podge. It matches perfectly! You can see what else I used this fabric on HERE.
I always paint my hutches white because they sell quickly and make a nice profit, but I couldn’t resist this pretty blue.
I did paint another one blue before (See it HERE.), but it took quite a while for it to sell. Luckily, this one did not last long!
Here’s my friends’ pieces you can check out too!
Jack has his “graduation” today. They all have individual appointments to walk for their diploma. I’m pretty sure ugly crying will be involved!
I’ll see ya’ll back here sharing what I did with these wood scraps to solve a problem in our back yard:
UPDATE: No need to wait! See what I built with these wood scraps HERE now!
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