Welcome back, amazing friends!! I’ve got the sweetest white painted hutch you ever did see to share today as my contribution to this month’s Furniture Fixer Upper party!
My friends have their own furniture flips to share with you today as well, so be on the lookout for their projects at the bottom!
This is the first piece in my brand new Spring of 2022 Haul:
This hutch was a steal at $40! Plus, I had a full punch card for the Goodwill which gave me an extra 20% off!
I chose to make over this piece first for two reasons. The first being that it takes up the most space, so getting it done gives me more workspace for the rest of my treasures. And second, it’s already sold!
I mentioned to my sister that I had found a hutch last week, and she said that her MIL had been on the hunt for one. I shared a picture and it was SOLD! She had recently purchased a white dining table and chairs, so she just wanted a simple white makeover.
I don’t often do custom work, but a simple white I can definitely do, plus she’s family! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love!
I started this makeover with a good cleaning using White Lightning which is a degreaser and deg osser as well…
Luckily, this hutch wasn’t too dirty! I swapped out my dirty water for clean water and gave it another wipe down to rinse any residue. Gloves are recommended.
I had plans to ditch the dated hardware, so the drawer holes needed to be filled. I used Dixie Mud for that:
I overfilled the holes a bit and allowed the mud to dry overnight. The next morning, I sanded the mud smooth with 220 grit sandpaper:
After vacuuming up any dust, it was time to get to work!
For this hutch, I planned to use Dixie Belle’s Silk Mineral Paint in Salt Water. The Silk requires some extra prep for adhesion and you have two options:
- Sand all surfaces to add some grip
- Apply Slick Stick
I usually sand, but I decided to go with option two and apply Slick Stick instead. It is usually used to help paint adhere to non-porous surfaces like laminate, glass, metal, etc, but it can also be used in this instance in place of sanding!
I gave all surfaces one coat and waited two hours per the recommended instructions.
Then, I applied a second coat:
I allowed that to dry overnight.
This is the fun part…paint!
If you prefer a straight brush, the regular mini is fantastic too!
The coverage with this paint is really fantastic, and I could almost get away with one coat, but I let that dry for two hours and then gave it another coat. Silk requires a longer dry time between coats than chalk paint since it dries from the top down.
No topcoat needed!
Because Silk Mineral Paint has a built-in topcoat, there was no need to add a sealer! Silk dries to an eggshell sheen. I already had to scrub away marks left by something I dragged across the surface, and it cleaned right off with just a little water!
See all 30 Silk colors available in my shop HERE!
Good bye glass
Although the glass on this piece was lovely, it also dated it.
My sister’s MIL also wanted closed storage for the top, so I replaced it with beadboard that I cut to fit using my Ryobi jigsaw:
The After: White Painted Hutch with Beadboard
Here is how this pretty lady turned out:
As you can see I opted not to distress this time.
Silk paint is more for a clean, crisp look, but it can be distressed as well with a bit more effort than regular chalk paint.
The inside is where all the pretty really is!
Because the back of the beadboard panel was brown hardboard, I opted to cover it with one of my favorite fabrics that I had on hand.
I attached the fabric with matte Mod Podge, brushing it on like a glue:
And of course the best part is this gorgeous Beauty of Life by Redesign transfer I added to the back:
If you search that name on Etsy, there are just a couple floating around out there as it is an older transfer.
I also used it on this table HERE.
This one had a small area that had stuck to the backing of the transfer:
So, I couldn’t really use it on a project where the transfer would be the main focus, but it was perfect to add as a surprise at the back of this cupboard!
I added the same black and white mini-check fabric to the drawers:
See how I line drawers with fabric in the video below:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
The new hardware all came from Hobby Lobby. These are one of my favorites that I use quite often:
I used them on the top two cabinets as well as the lower cabinets.
The drawers got a pretty coordinating pull:
As for the compartment below, I chose to keep that stained since it was in really great condition:
I am so pleased with how this pretty lady turned out and I hope you like it too!
What do you think about the clean look? Or should I distress it a bit?
Don’t forget to check out what my talented friends are sharing today as well:
I hope my sister’s MIL loves it!
Here’s another piece I did for her last year:
See it how it turned out HERE!
And that is the first piece completed from my brand new haul!!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this dated mirror since I had a couple of people interested in this one!
Have a fabulous weekend!!
UPDATE! The mirror is complete and ready for its big debut HERE!
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