Hi there, amazing friends!! Since I’m working feverishly to get my yard sale stuff together, even though it looks like rain is heading our way on Saturday boohoo, I decided to pull an old favorite out to share today!
I first shared this back in 2016 and it’s been a while since I shared a hutch, so here ya go:
I love these older hutches because they have so much charm, but one thing I didn’t find very charming on this one were these plastic amber door panels:
I suspect 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 ditched the door panels for beadboard and gave it a fresh new look!
They really gave this pretty piece a cottage feel.
Another dated feature of this hutch was this area for hanging silverware…
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:
That made the slits look a bit like deep dental molding instead, and that worked for me.
This piece has so much more charm in its new coat of white. The original paneling on the back even looks great in white. I used Behr’s Ultra Pure White, straight off the shelf, in flat with my DIY chalk paint recipe for this one. 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 pulls were also from Hobby Lobby and were perfect:
The insides got a little fabric treatment using Mod Podge in matte …
I also put this on the backs of the beadboard panels in the cupboard doors but didn’t get a picture.
I also scored this wire caddy at the thrift store. It was a great addition to my Farmhouse Kitchen in our old house and it looked pretty here too!
It sits on our built-ins in the living room holding seashells in our new house.
This little enamelware kettle and wire cloche were also thrift store finds, as were all of the ironstone pieces.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover, maybe for the first time, or perhaps as a rerun!
It was definitely worth pulling out to share again!
Oh and did I mention it was only $75?
You might also like seeing how I updated this one more recently as well:
See how it turned out HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, Friends! Cross your fingers and toes for me that it doesn’t rain on Saturday!!
I’ll be back with my Trash-to-Treasure girls on Tuesday sharing what I did with this mirror:
See ya then!
UPDATE: See how I turned this 70’s gem into a coastal cutie HERE now!
Have a great day! 🙂
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