Happy Thursday amazing Friends, and welcome to Furniture Fixer Upper Day! I share furniture makeovers all the time around here, but today my furniture flippin friends are joining in on the fun so be sure to look for links to their makeovers at the bottom!
I shared a preview of today’s makeover on Tuesday…this hutch I picked up at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago:
I passed on it once since it was priced out of my budget at $149, but when I stopped back in a week later, it had been marked down to $99. That’s the most I’m willing to pay, and these hutches are great sellers for me, so I was sold!
A few minor adjustments and now this hutch has an updated coastal-cottage vibe to it:
White paint to the rescue!
Oh and a little bead board as well!
I actually love the glass panels that were original to this hutch, and I considered keeping them, but in my opinion, they dated this pretty piece:
I’m considering adding hanging hardware to the tops and selling them separately…I may even see if I have a place to hang them around here.
For the hutch though, the solid bead board adds closed storage and makes this hutch a fantastic storage piece now. Hopefully the bead board will also appeal to more buyers.
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The first thing I did was remove the ugly back piece. I had plans to replace it anyway, but it just makes it so much easier to paint the inside of the top unit:
I used Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY Chalk Paint. (Recipe with video HERE.) It took three coats for complete coverage.
Then I sanded lightly and sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear soft wax.
For the top of the bottom unit, I had another plan in mind. I decided to whitewash it!
I love this look! I used the very same technique as I used on my kitchen table, starting with sanding the top down and adding Varathane’s weather accelerator. It works pretty quickly, giving the wood surface a grey aged appearance.
The rest involves watered down white paint and sealing the top with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. See the process in detail (with photos of the process) in my kitchen table makeover post found HERE.
To add the bead board panels to the door, I traced around the glass inserts, and cut the bead board out using my Ryobi Jigsaw. Since the backs were an ugly brown, I knew I either needed to paint them or…how about adding pretty fabric?
I thought this would be fun for a pop of pattern when you open the door.
I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby. I attached it using Matte Mod Podge. Then I trimmed the edges using a sharp exacto knife.
The last thing I did was add the bead board to the back. I had the super nice guy at Home Depot cut it to the dimensions I needed and it fit perfectly! I attached it to the back using my nailgun and a few small screws. Bead board always adds so much charm…
It came just like you see here. I didn’t even need to paint it.
As for the drawers, I used the same fabric as the backs of the doors:
The bottoms of the drawers were originally brown felt so I needed something dark to go over them. I used my rotary cutting set to make my cuts…
Then I attached the fabric using Matte Mod Podge.
You could even leave the doors open on the top to display some of your favorite things.
It looks so pretty here in my office against my pretty faux stone wall!
I chose glass knobs for this piece…
I always love the look of glass knobs. They add just the right amount of bling! I found these at Hobby Lobby also. (They’re a one-stop craft shop!)
I don’t usually come across these hutches for a great price very often, but guess what I picked up yesterday?
I’m not quite sure if I’m ready to tackle another just yet, but this is an Ethan Allen for only $60! I had to bring it home!
UPDATE: See how this hutch turned out HERE now!
Don’t forget there are four more awesome makeovers for you to check out from my friends!
Here’s an oldie that you may not have seen yet…it is the only hutch that I did not paint white!
See how it turned out HERE!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing how I turned $7 worth of this greenery into a super simple wreath for Spring!
UPDATE: See what $7 can get ya for your Spring Décor HERE now! 🙂
Have a great weekend! :
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