Hello lovely people! I hope you had a fun, sun-filled weekend! My youngest was sick so ours was very low key. It did allow me to put the finishing touches on this fantastic hutch I’m sharing with you today though! A few weeks back we had our annual neighborhood yard sale. I left my Mom in charge at ours so I could take a quick ride through the neighborhood to scout out any goodies when I came across this beauty:
For $60!! Yes, please! I also picked up a great console table for $10 at the same sale.
I quickly paid the gal and promised to return at the end of the day to pick up my bargains, so I could get back to my own sale.
Ready to see what she looks like now??
Paint is magical, isn’t it? To me a simple white just looks so fresh and clean, and I really think a simple white makeover is just what this hutch needed.
It can be easily dressed to match any season or décor. Of course, I love the soft aqua blue. 🙂
I swapped out the original backing for bead board:
You might recognize that bead board from my PB inspired shell wreath I shared recently!
It came in handy as the perfect backdrop for my wreath. 🙂
To paint this piece I used Annie Sloan’s Pure White (found 3/4 full at a yard sale for $4!) until it ran out. Then I used my DIY chalk paint to finish it off. (No priming needed for chalk paint.) Then I gave it a good sanding and a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax to seal (two coats on the top).
Although this was in perfect condition, the inside of the bottom smelled a bit musty. I sprayed it with two coats of Zinsser shellac in the yellow can and left the doors open for a few days. That did the trick.
I used most of the original hardware like these pretty detailed pulls:
I also used the back plates that were originally on the doors, but switched out the knobs for these pretty glass ones from Hobby Lobby…
Hardware is easy to update with a couple of coats of spray paint. I used Rustoleum’s satin white for these. Then I took the sand paper lightly to the edges.
I lined the drawers with this pretty damask paper that I also used to line the back of my own dining room hutch:
You can see how I did that here.
I used to have white berber carpet here. I’m pretty sure it would not have looked as pretty!
I chose not to add the fret work back to the windows. It seemed a little busy to me with the curve of the windows.
My parents came over and sat with my youngest since he was sick so my hubby and I could take this to my shop. It’s such a relief to get pieces like this delivered safely!
Hopefully it will find a loving new home very soon. The girls that sold this to me were so excited to be getting rid of it that they were almost giddy. If they only knew what it could have been!
Have a great day!
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