Hey there awesome Friends! We have just been chugging along here and I think we are almost ready for floors!
I got all the painting and touch-ups done:
The color I used is Behr’s Campfire Ash and it’s the same color I have used throughout the rest of the downstairs so far.
And yep that’s my desk right at the bottom of the stairs. I’m actually writing this from that very spot ha ha.
We got all of the luan down except for that one strip between the rooms…
If you missed why we needed to add a layer of luan, you can catch up HERE. Unfortunately we ran out. Once we get that filled in, I can start on the floors!
And the dining room…sorry I didn’t even try to make it look presentable for ya’ll…
I probably should consider painting some of this furniture before installing the floors so I don’t have to move it outside. That would be the smart thing to do!
Since I don’t have much that is pretty to share today, I decided to include one of my favorite hutch makeovers!
I got a great deal on this very dated hutch:
I suspected these were the reason why this piece was marked significantly lower than similar pieces at the thrift store. Not a problem for me!
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I replaced them with bead board panels:
They really gave this pretty piece a touch of cottage charm.
Another dated feature of this hutch was this area for hanging silverware (I’m guessing silverware because the slits are too narrow for wine glass stems)…
I tried my best to whack this shelf out so I could just replace it, but it wasn’t budging. I had to come up with another solution, so instead I decided to add a piece of molding across the top lip to camouflage it:
It made the slits look a bit like deep dental molding instead.
The original paneling on the back was a great base for white paint. I used Behr’s Ultra Pure White, straight off the shelf, in flat with my DIY chalk paint recipe. After sanding, everything was waxed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
See my How to Paint Furniture with Chalk Paint tutorial HERE for more details on painting with chalk paint.
These pretty glass knobs from Hobby Lobby were perfect for the little drawer up top:
I filled in the holes on these bottom drawers so I could attach something prettier than what was there. I used Elmers Wood Filler for that part.
These handles were perfect:
The insides got a little fabric treatment using Mod Podge in matte as well…
I also put this on the backs of the bead board panels in the cupboard doors but forgot to take a picture.
Remember this wire caddy I scored at the thrift store? It was a great addition to my Farmhouse Kitchen!
This little enamelware kettle and wire cloche were also thrift store finds, as were all of the ironstone pieces.
Sometimes those details that made a furniture piece a must-have 50 years ago, don’t do much for it today, but they can often easily be updated!
Oh and did I mention it was only $75?
Thanks so much for stopping by today, Friends! It’s back to work for me!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing a super oldie but goodie:
UPDATE: See what became of this headboard and footboard HERE now!
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