Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hutch Makeover

I found this hutch at an Estate Sale for only $35!  It sat in my garage for awhile, waiting to be painted, but now it's finished!


I'm sorry some of the photos are so "grainy", my camera is an old point and shoot and sometimes I cannot avoid this.  Maybe Mama will get a new camera for Christmas??? Anyhoo, back to the hutch...I painted it in Martha Stewart's "Burlap" (am I the only blogger not using chalk paint still?)and then gave it a clear coat of wax to protect it.  I hardly ever use such a neutral paint color, but since the walls are white, I didn't want to go white with it too.  It's going to be filled with all kinds of colorful accessories, so I thought it better to go neutral.  I do have this "burlap" color in other parts of the room's decor as well...soon you will see the whole living/dining room reveal!

The Before...
 I don't have a pic of the top piece of the hutch, because I forgot to take one before I started painting it...rest assured it matches the hideousness of the bottom piece.

Painting...
 See the yucky metallic drawer liner paper? 
Ahhhh, the glory of the 70's/80's...that paper was of course removed.

The hardware was removed and painted the same color as the hutch,

 and then distressed with a sanding block...
 {pic was taken at night in the garage...so it's kinda yellow from the light}

These knobs on the lower cabinets came from Anthropologie...I love 'em!

The rest of the knobs are from Hobby Lobby...

There she is all done...I'm excited to get my dishes and such in there!

I am toying with the idea of changing all of the drawer knobs to just the white
one you see on the center bottom drawer...what do you think, should I change them or leave as is?  Do you like all the different color knobs?  I just can't decide...

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31 comments:

Amanda said...

This is gorgeous and a total bargain at $35! You did a great job, I love all the different knobs, very fun!

notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done!! :o)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it, so adorable with the different knobs! I'd leave them on until I put the dishes on the shelves then decide. Every knog is so neat though, great paint color too!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Love the different knobs! That's part of the charm of the piece. You've done a great job!

michelle said...

It is beautiful and I love the different colored knobs. Play with it some and put your treasures in and see how it goes, you can always change them later if you want. :)
Enjoy your week!
xoxo

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, how pretty your hutch turned out! Love those different fun knobs too! The color looks perfect and don't tell anyone but I've never used the AS chalk paint either! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Claudia said...

It looks wonderful! And no, you're not the only blogger not using chalk paint. I'd like to try it but it sure is expensive!

xo
claudia

Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

It turned out really cute! I could just kick myself sometimes. About a year ago I saw a darling kitchen cabinet at a yard sale for $25 and I didn't buy it! I don't know why I did that, but I hate it when I second guess myself and then regret not buying an item later.

michele said...

what a find!

it's adorable.

michele

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I think white would look cute, but that the different knobs give the piece real personality. If it were mine, I'd leave it as is! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your Ode to Home Depot and the "vintage" light bulbs. funny! I'm a new follower...I'm glad you found me so I could find you :) take care!

Heidi said...

Cuteness! I like the mismatched knobs, but like a few other commenters, I would see what it looks like once you fill it.

Those big projects are so satisfying when they are done, aren't they?

:)Heidi

Dayle said...

Lovely. Wish I could find such a bargain. I'm on the hunt for an old hutch to use as my potting bench outdoors.

I would prefer the knobs all one color, whether white or black or nickle, perhaps.

Lynn said...

I love the color you chose, Stacey. And the eclectic mix of knobs is fantastic! What a wonderful job you did and one you'll enjoy for years. Great bargain too!
Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Theophanie said...

So pretty! I do think it is the perfect color to go with white walls and colorful objects!

lala said...

The hutch looks fantastic - love the color. Right now, the mixed knobs look wonderful, but once you fill the hutch up, they might compete or distract, so then you might want to switch to the all white.

Laurie at Bird in Hand Vintage said...

Beautiful job you did on this piece! I think matching knobs would look better - all white that you mentioned or vintage glass knobs would look great too.

Robin said...

Such a great makeover. I love the color you picked out. I still haven't used chalk paint either! Maybe someday, but I'm not in a rush.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

That came out really nice! I love the different knobs and the paint color! Great job!

Tynk said...

LOVE it, and I love the color you picked... nope, you're not the only one who doesn't use chalkpaint.. I still have a love affair with Valspar!

Doubletake Decor said...

What a fun piece of furniture. The refinish is perfect for the style. I love the different knobs.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Stacey, what a great piece, love that color! Love the knobs, but I'd go for all white. thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Ooh-la-la, Stacey!!! I LOVE! You did a fantastic job on this redo!!! It is so you!!!

By the way, have you picked up the latest issue of "Cottage Style" magazine? It is the BEST yet!!! I turned to the first few pages and thought of you! :) Do pick one up if you haven't already!!!

Hugs,
Jessie

LUISA MAY said...

GREAT JOB!!! I love the fun knobs!!!

Late Bloomers said...

LOL I also am not using ASCP... I figure I'll hitch onto the next fad!
I LOVE the color!!! So cute! I'll have to look for that one next time I'm paint shopping.
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Ivy and Elephants said...

ASCP is all the rage. I haven't caught the bug yet, but I plan on it. You did an awesome job on that hutch. Even the hutch looks happy. Fabulous job!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love it! I had a hutch in my bathroom that I painted Martha Stewart's "Tortilla," which looks very similar to the Burlap you used. I chose the color for the same reason as you ... white walls. I love the different - makes it unique. What a find at just $35. You did a great job!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh, and I'm your newest follower! :)

Kathy said...

Great rescue! I, for one, love the look of the mis-matched knobs.

KellyH said...

Love it! That is a great paint color. I hope to find a cabinet exactly like that some day for my Dining room! And for that price too! Great Job!

Bridget@Flour N Friends said...

Super cute! Awesome idea..thanks for more inspiration!

Sarah @ Home, Sweet... said...

Oh my gosh -- I have the exact same cabinet sitting in my dining room --unpainted. A friend gave it to me years ago -- it was her grandmothers, and I feel a little guilty about painting over the original stain. But it's so cool to see "my" cabinet living up to it's full potential! Love your transformation!

Here's the one I've got. Check it out in my dining room:
http://homesweetsnl.blogspot.com/p/my-home.html