Hello amazing friends! Today I’m sharing a simple painted farmhouse hutch I redid that belongs my sweet mama! I often use transfers, stencils, etc to change the look of my pieces, but just a simple paint job can do wonders!
I originally shared this hutch makeover in April of 2020 right when the Pandemic was in full swing. Thrift stores were closed and I was running out of furniture to paint, so for Furniture Fixer Upper day that month, I chose to paint this piece that my mom had wanted painted for a very long time:
It is a lovely piece of furniture, but with the dark floors and the dark kitchen cabinets to the left of this piece, it made this area feel like a dark hole.
I like to start all my furniture pieces with a good cleaning with White Lightning. It’s a degreaser and a deglosser and will give you a super clean surface to work with.
Just add a TBSP to a half gallon of warm water:
The terrycloth applicator pads are perfect for this step, and you can throw them in the wash when you’re done.
Once you have cleaned your piece, swap out the water for clean water and give it another wipe down. Gloves are recommended.
Painting the Hutch
She immediately chose the Buttercream.
Here it is with one coat on the bottom and two coats on the top:
It looks a bit more white than cream with just that first coat on. I ended up giving it three coats for solid coverage.
After three days of work, this hutch was complete:
It took almost a whole 32 oz sized jar to paint it doing three coats.
This is such a lovely, soft, buttery color. It almost has a very slight yellow undertone and I think that is what makes it such a pretty color. Drop cloth has no yellow undertones.
I only lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper as my Mom does not like a ton of heavy distressing…
This is my Mom’s set of transfer ware that has always been on this hutch, and I think the lighter color is a much prettier backdrop for it.
Compare it to this pic my mom found on her cell phone from a few years ago:
Yes, so much better!
She also wanted to change out the original wooden knobs, and I was lucky enough to find a set of these pretty ones in my stash at home that were perfect:
I found these at TJ Maxx a few years ago and had forgotten all about them!
The sides of this pretty hutch are what give it a farmhouse feel…
And in this photo, you can see a peek at the living room.
This hutch now matches the rest of the space so much better!
And here it is from the other side looking towards the dining area and kitchen…
That area feels so much lighter now! The hutch matches the dining set, and it is a nice contrast to the dark floors and cabinets in the kitchen.
Sometimes all a piece needs is a simple paint job!
I hope y’all enjoyed another peek at this one. My mom was thrilled to have this done for her and she still loves it!
We’ll be taking Jack back to college this weekend, so I will be back with this sweet piece from my archives:
UPDATE: See how this one turned out HERE now!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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