Hello lovely Friends, and Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s also Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday…can I get a WOOHOO??? My favorite! I’m always giving ugly ducklings a new life around here, but today I get to do it with four super talented friends…five awesome makeovers for the price of one! Be sure to keep an eye out for the links to their makeovers at the bottom of this post!
Why oh why would anyone paint over stain with more brown? I usually stay away from pieces that are already painted, but for $60 I knew it would be worth taking a chance on this one. I have included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
I got a little help from my oldest son Jack on this one. He did the dirty sanding for me on all the areas where the paint was globbed or missing, as well as the top with our rotary sander:
Jack wanted to give it a try, and he got one good coat done before rain moved in, so we scooted both pieces in as far as we could to keep them protected. When the sky cleared a little, I was able to give it all a second spray before rain moved in again. We decided to take down the shelter and move everything inside. It sat in our garage for a while before I decided to finish it by painting a third coat by hand.
And here is what the once ugly brown painted hutch looks like now:
So much better!
As you can see I decided to keep the top stained. I taped it off before we started spraying the rest of the hutch, then I used these Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths to stain the top. They are a stain and sealer in one. I received them in a goodie bag from a blogging conference I attended and decided to give them a try. I might not have chosen this color myself, I would have probably gone with Walnut, but it looks pretty here I think. I do love how easy these were to use!
I made a new batch of DIY chalk paint using Behr’s Ultra Pure White to go in the sprayer. I love that by painting the final coat by hand, I didn’t lose the brush strokes that come with a hand-painted piece. I sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
I had fun filling it with some favorite things…
See that wire caddy makeover HERE.
The insides got painted as well…the sprayer made light work of that!
I added a new back to the bottom cabinet after painting since the old one was bashed in.
These handles are from Hobby Lobby…you know I love these and use them often:
These little glass ones came from HomeGoods I believe:
I like mixing them up. 🙂
I lined the drawer with pretty damask paper…
I just love the petite size of this hutch, perfect to add a little charm to a space without taking up a whole wall.
This was a big improvement!
I hope you enjoyed that makeover!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing this little wooden tote I found in my Hubby’s Grandma’s shed:
See ya then! 🙂
UPDATE: Check out how cute this little tote turned out HERE now!
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