Who’s up for a furniture makeover today? Hello, beautiful friends, and welcome to Furniture Fixer Upper day! I’m joining four of my talented friends, and we’re each bringing you a brand new furniture flip! I’ll link to my friends’ makeovers at the bottom! My project today is a black painted hutch using Silk Mineral Paint that started out like this:
This was an amazing find for only $60!
Up close, it was pretty dirty and looked like it had been a very hard worker….
I usually start with a good cleaning first, even when I plan to sand. I do this because if I have any damage to fill, I don’t like to mess with those areas after they have been filled.
Sand to Prep
Why am I sanding?
With chalk paint, you do not need to sand to prep, but I planned to use Silk Mineral paint this time, and that does require a good scuff sanding first. Plus, the finish on this piece was quite rough, so it really needed sanding anyway.
Once I sanded all over, I used my shop vac to vacuum up any sanding dust:
If you want to skip the sanding step, you can prep for Silk paint instead using Dixie Belle’s bonding primer, Slick Stick.
Then, I was ready to clean.
I mixed one TBSP of White Lightning into a half gallon of warm water:
And gave everything a good wipe down.
I followed up with another wipe down with clean water, and this hutch was ready for paint!
Silk Mineral Paint
As soon as I saw this piece with its country vibe, I knew I wanted to paint it black to make it more sleek.
I chose Silk Mineral Paint in Anchor:
I let the first coat dry for a couple of hours and came back to this:
Remember when I didn’t think there were any needed repairs for this piece?
I knew I couldn’t leave the top of this hutch like that, and I pulled out my Dixie Mud to take care of it, filling in all those tiny nicks and scratches…
I hand-sanded the top smooth with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge and then painted a second coat, and here was the result:
Amazing difference, right?!
With Silk Mineral Paint, there is no need to seal since it has a built-in topcoat.
Of course, you can seal for additional protection if you like or if you’d prefer a different sheen, but I like the eggshell finish you get with Silk, so this project was complete!
Black Painted Hutch After
Here is how this country hutch looks now!
The Anchor paint did wonders to update this hard working hutch!
It is sleek and no longer looks or feels so tired.
I did a very tall hutch HERE a couple of years ago that is giving me some Deja vu vibes. That was updated very similarly.
The dark color is such a prefect backdrop for this beautiful ironstone.
I know many of you received this pattern for your weddings once upon a time. I just love it!
You can see part of my chandelier in that picture there…I am in the dining room, which for those of you who know me, know that I interrupted a very special dinner party that was going on.
The guests were happy to oblige though…
And guess who is right in the middle of the chaos? We see you, Lyla!
See last year’s skeleton dinner party HERE!
That is my office across from the dining room and I needed to move everything out to use that space for photos since this is quite a tall piece.
Remember what the inside of the cabinets looked like earlier?
So much better now!
I had wanted to use a fun pop of color but ended up having to paint it black as the doors were set back just a bit. There was no defining area in which to stop the paint without it looking weird.
I like it though!
We definitely needed new hardware. I chose this simple drop pull for the doors:
I found all the hardware at Hobby Lobby.
I like to mix up the hardware and chose simple glass knobs for the drawer:
I shared a peek at the drawer earlier, but here is the before:
I told y’all this was a hard worker!
I chose one of my favorite Waverly fabrics to cover that, adhering it with Matte Mod Podge like a glue:
I do not go over the fabric with the Mod Podge.
All the boo boos were covered right up!
If I had chosen a lighter fabric, I would have primed with white BOSS to give it a nice bright background and to stop the ink in the drawer from potentially coming through the fabric, but with a dark background like this, I didn’t have to do that.
My friends have four more transformations for you to see today as well!
Our dear friend, Jen from Girl in the Garage, is taking a step back to focus on family as she has three very busy boys, but we hope to welcome her back when life isn’t so busy.
We’d love to welcome Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight, who is joining our group! Give her a warm welcome by visiting her project and saying hello…she is up first today!
Crossing a big one off this week and making room in the garage for more!
See any you may have missed so far below!
In shop news, I have just restocked several transfers that have been sold out with Redesign like this gorgeous lavender one and this favorite magnolia one. I have over 200 transfers choose from, including several holiday ones!
Visit my Etsy shop HERE!
As always, all orders over $50 enjoy FREE shipping!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Halloween decor!!
UPDATE: Take the tour HERE now!
And if Halloween isn’t your thing, skip to the next thrifty makeover HERE!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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