Thrift Store Hutch Makeover

Hello awesome Friends! It’s Thursday and if you saw my super sweet makeover on Tuesday, you know I’m back today sharing what I did with this pretty hutch:

You may have seen this on my Facebook page last week along with some other fun finds I scored.

I sold almost all the furniture I had left in my booth in January, so I needed furniture to flip, and fast! I decided to head out for a day of thrifting last Thursday. I stopped at seven stores and found a few treasures to help get me started on replenishing my booth.

I found this hutch on my last stop. It was only $99 at one of my favorite thrift stores, and I had a $5 off coupon too! Coupons at the thrift store? I have no shame! 🙂

$94 was a steal for this beauty:

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

You were expecting white weren’t you? I went full on blue on this one, and I just love how it turned out.

I love hutches anyway, and rarely pass on a good deal on one when I see one. They are so charming and offer a ton of storage!

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

White hutches do sell great, but I decided this one needed my favorite blue, Behr’s Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with Pure White) that I made into DIY chalk paint.

I did start out painting this one white:

But that was just so that when I sanded, white would show through the blue. Isn’t the first coat always so ugly??

It was a beautiful and unexpectedly warm weekend here last week, so I spent all weekend outside with my paintin’ pants on!

I only needed to add one coat of blue over the white…

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

It’s kind of hard to see, but after sanding white showed through on all the raised parts…

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

You can see better in this close up:

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Anyone for tea?

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Faux flowers working hard!

I removed the glass in the cabinets to make painting them easier. This is easy to do if you have these rubber pieces holding the glass in place:

Always remove the glass when possible. to paint cabinet doors.

They just pop in and out.

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I kept the original handles after spray priming them, then painting with Rustoleum’s Satin White:

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

And you can see I lined the drawers with this pretty drawer liner I found at the thrift store for 99¢:

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I only had enough to do the top two drawers, but the other drawer is in great condition inside.

I had a few of these knobs left over that I found at HomeGoods for this girly dresser:

Glass knobs from HomeGoods

Some pretty coastal inspired ones like little starfish would have been really cute too. I sealed everything with Annie Sloan’s clear wax, and now it’s all set to head to the shop. Just need some muscles to help me get it there. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed today’s makeover!

Thrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning (mixed 50/50 with white) made into chalk paint from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

But wait, there’s more!!

I’m hanging out with my new Furniture Fixer Upper crew today!!

That means there are FIVE more awesome furniture makeovers for you to see!

Click on the links below the image to see how my friends transformed these treasures!

1. Petticoat JUNKtion

2. The Interior Frugalista

3. Girl in the Garage

4. Prodigal Pieces

5. Just the Woods

I’ll be back here bright and early Tuesday sharing what I did with these pretty china pieces:

I bet you can already guess. 😉

UPDATE: Presto! See what these became HERE now!

See ya’ll then…have a great weekend!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says:

    I wasn’t sure what color you would use on it, but I knew it would turn out amazing! I wish you would just make a road tip and bring it to my house. It is Lovely and I could use all that storage. I look forward to both your post over my morning coffee, your the best.

  2. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    I am so Loving your hutch makeover and only wished I lived closer to you. Love that color
    I’m still on the hunt for a hutch like that for my dining area.

  3. Score!!! You are so right. A beautiful piece and you gave it the right touch. Love the soothing color, Christy.

  4. This is the kind of hutch I like, love it. wish I could find it for $99

  5. Christina in FL says:

    Beautiful makeover!! I am so glad you chose blue!! 🙂 The white hardware is just the right touch with the crystal knobs. 🙂
    How long do you think it took you from start to finish? I’m just curious because it looks like an intense makeover.
    Thanks always for sharing your art!!

    • Thanks, Christina! I am SO glad I abandoned the white this time for this pretty blue too! I started this on Saturday morning and finished by Sunday afternoon, but I was working on a china cabinet at the same time. A couple of days is totally doable if you have the whole day to paint. 🙂

  6. This looks so soft and pretty, I love the color

  7. Dang girl, you are GOOD. I always get sucked into your emails, then a few clicks and I want to redo everything in my house. I recently redid a hutch and tried to use polycrilic over and it was HORRIBLE. I see you do clear wax. Do you have a tutorial you could share on it? Or a favorite Youtube video of it being done?

  8. Karen Moore says:

    Beautiful! I’m really loving that paint color.

  9. stunning! Love the colour too!

  10. Another great transformation. You amaze me with your vision in turning outdated furniture into new treasures.

  11. It turned out so pretty! I love the white showing through and the glass knobs you added are adorable. What a great color!

    Nancy

  12. Great job! I rarely comment but always read. Cant wait to see what you do with the china. BTW, that drawer liner can be found at Dollar Tree, I use it all the time and love it.
    Blessings

    • Thank you so much, Candy! I truly appreciate you following along with me. And thanks for the tip on the liner. That makes sense now why the roll was so small…I’ll be on the hunt for more now! XO

  13. Great job as always! I guess this is about my favorite color as far as home dec goes. My living room walls are about this color and the accents in our main bath.

  14. Holy Gray Morning, you are so pretty. It completely transformed this dated hutch. Who would’ve thought that could turn into this fresh beauty. Beautiful makeover, Christy!

  15. Love this piece and the color is great. I’m in VB and would love to know how much you’re selling it for. As always, thanks for sharing your talents.

    • Hi Karol! Thank you! It’s priced at $425, and we just dropped it off this afternoon to my booth. One of the knobs broke in transport so I’ll be stopping by tomorrow to replace it. 🙂

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  17. Ok… One of my new faves!!!! The color is perfect… and, yes, I was TOTALLY expecting white. 🙂 Good trick on your part! 😉 Love the way you kept some of the hardware blue, and then added the glass knobs. 🙂 I bet this sells fast!

    • Aww thanks, Julie! So glad you like it…I am loving the blue on this pretty piece. We just dropped it off today so hoping for a quick sale! XOXO

  18. Cyndi Goscinak says:

    Love that color! Great job!

  19. Christy, I love it! (I came very close to using Duck Egg Blue for my dresser, so ours would have been similar, Ha) The layered look of blue and white is just beautiful. xo

    • Thanks so much, Jen! That would have been funny, especially since Marie used a similar hue too! XOXO

  20. Another beautiful piece!! I just love it. Since people in other states are interested in your pieces, maybe you should consider selling to people far away because I know they sell pool tables on Ebay, so why not sell/ship furniture….just a thought. Keep up the fabulous work!

    • Thank you Suzanne! That would be awesome and I know it can be done, but it so much easier to drop it off at my booth and let them do the rest! Maybe some day. 🙂

  21. WOW! What an amazing change! The piece no longer looks heavy. Love the hardware now!

  22. Great makeover! It’s so amazing what paint can do 🙂

  23. Nice job Christy it looks beautiful! Just so you know my home-made chalk paint has been lasting for years with no knicks or stains…. yours is an amazing color !

  24. Annie (Canada) says:

    Looks awesome Christy! Great job 🙂

  25. Oh my Christi, that hutch is simply beautiful. Another beautiful job by one super talented lady.

  26. Love the color Christy! 🙂 It’s a gorgeous makeover! I love these big pieces you do! I am usually by myself (in my car) and end up passing these bigger pieces by these days. I need a delivery service! Lol

    • Thanks, Nancy! I had several smaller pieces in my car when I found this, so I had to go back and pick this up, and it took two trips. I agree it really is a lot of bother, but my booth was so pitiful I needed a couple of big pieces! XOXO

  27. love the color. is the mixture end result more of an aqua color or is it a very light gray? looks to have an aqua hue? also, i am trying to locate an old post of yours to remove laminate from a piece using a wet
    towel method. can you recall?

  28. First I would like to say that the entire VintageStyleLiving.com team loves your blog. We had to add a comment about this piece, it is absolutely fabulous! What a difference! Thanks for sharing!

  29. My first visit to your blog and I am so impressed with your makeover, It turned out beautiful and by looking around I see many more projects to check out.
    Pinned!!!
    Now I would love to invite you to stop by and share your projects on my Friday Features or/and my Wonderful Wednesday. Hope to see you there.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Karren

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