Hello sweet friends, welcome to Furniture Fixer Upper Day!! I get together with some super talented gals on the fourth Thursday of each month to share fabulous furniture makeovers. So you get a few bonus makeovers at the bottom of this post, AND I’m also hosting a fun giveaway so look for those details at the very bottom! 🙂
Today I’m sharing this hutch I scored at the thrift store for only $60!
Here’s a picture of it at the store:
I actually left it behind when I saw it because I had just finished painting this Coastal Cottage Hutch for our last Furniture Fixer Upper day, and all that work was still really fresh in my mind. I took this picture in case I changed my mind. 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!)
I knew I needed to get it out of the garage since I promised my Hubby I wasn’t going to clutter our new garage with furniture like I did the last one. (Oopsie! How does it fill up so fast??) So I decided it would be perfect to make over for today!
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 right?
With all the light from the windows in the room, it’s hard to see the stencil I added to the lower doors, but you can see it 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, a favorite blue of mine, that I made into 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!
Remember my little chair from the antique desk I shared last week…
It makes for a cute prop!
I decided to keep the original paneling. 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 couple of 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 one blue last year (See it HERE.), and it took quite a while for it to sell, so fingers crossed this one will go more quickly!
Don’t forget to check out what my friends are making over today too! 🙂
(Larissa from Prodigal Pieces and Marie from The Interior Frugalista will be back next month!)
And before you go I have one more fun thing to share with you…another CRAFT JUNK GIVEAWAY!!Every Thursday in our Make it New Facebook Group (All about everything upcycled and repurposed!), we have a fun crafty giveaway! If you’re not a member of our group yet, you can join HERE. Then you can enter to win my CRAFT JUNK GIVEAWAY box that I’m giving away over there this week starting today (Thursday 3-22) at 8:00 am EST until this Sunday night at 9:00 pm EST.
Already a member? Head to our group’s page HERE and look for my post over there (after 8am EST today) to see how to enter! (It’s SUPER easy!) I went digging through my stash to find a whole box of goodies to inspire someone’s creativity!
UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Jane D…she was our winner!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing our living room ready for Spring! (Even if the weather says it’s very much still Winter!)
UPDATE: See our living room all decked out for Spring HERE! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
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