Sunday, March 24, 2013

White Hutch

The consignment store where I sell my painted pieces had this hutch that a customer was interested in, but it was too dark for her taste.  The owner told her that I could paint it.  She loved that idea and bought the hutch specifically for me to paint.  
She wanted it to be white.  I searched a bunch of painted hutches on Pinterest and found some where the top of the base and the back of the shelves were left the dark wood.  Since the piece was in good condition, I suggested this to her and she agreed to it.

I honestly pushed this because I knew painting the top part of the hutch was going to be a lot of work.  Little did I know that I really didn't save myself any work.  I had to take the time to tape off the back panel as I could not remove it without damaging it.

Normally I buy the sample pot of paint, but since this piece was so large, I bought a quart.  I wasn't worried about having leftover as I can always use white paint.  I picked Behr Powdered Snow to make into homemade chalk paint.

I was able to paint the top and bottom pieces separately.  I usually put pieces up on a table so I don't have to bend to paint.  This makes painting so much easier.  I quickly gave the base two coats of paint and wished that was all to this project.
Then I started the work on the top part.  This is where I had to tape the back of the shelves.  It took twice as long to finish the top as it did the bottom because the taping and painting all the sides of the shelves (top, bottom and two sides each).
Even though it was a LOT of work, I think it came out gorgeous!
I heavily sanded all the edges and the rich dark wood peeks through giving it so much character.  I gave a quick coat of dark wax to the top and used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax on the rest.  I didn't do a thing to the hardware.  
The bottom half could really stand on its own, but the top steals the show!
I am so glad she agreed to leave the top of the base and the back of the shelves the dark wood.  It really makes the piece pop. 
The two doors on the top have glass, but I did suggest to her to put in some chicken wire as an option.  Either way, I think it came out so nice!

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  1. Gorgeous! Lovely balance of white and wood.

  2. Wonderful work! Quite a transformation. :-)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    And you're right - the hutch steals the show ( they're funny like that )
    I'm in love with way you distressed this piece - perfect amount!
    Have a wonderful Sunday

  4. Spectacular job! I liked that you left the counter top in the original wood. The contrast adds a lot of interest!

  5. It looks absolutely gorgeous, Susan. Someday, I would like to paint like you. Did you sand the pieces before applying Behr? And was this paint, Behr's primer/paint, all-in-one?

  6. great job! looks soooooo good.

    Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend

  7. This is so lovely! Isn't it amazing what paint and hard work can to do make an old piece beautiful again?!

    delusions of ingenuity

  8. The paint truly makes a huge difference. It looks so lovely now. Your client must be so pleased. I found this at Elizabeth & Co party.

  9. This is beautiful!! I love the sanded edges to give it character. I found you at The DIY Dreamer-- thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  10. This is beautiful. I have an old hutch, maybe I need to paint mine!

  11. Wonderful makeover! You did a fantastic job, so pretty! New Follower!


  12. I love the white/natural tone.

  13. Love the dark wood with the soft white. Great eye, great job! ~di

  14. This looks so expensive and current. I am amazed that you were able to transform that yourself. I will have to keep an eye out this year at garage sales!! I know our readers would love this, too. We have a weekly link up party going on now (Thursdays), and we would love to see this post and/or any others you would like to share at Hope to see you soon!

  15. Your hutch looks amazing! Great job on tackling it! I recently remade a large hutch with chalk paint too. I liked up to Domestic Superhero's Sharing Thursday (Easter Hutch).

  16. OMGosh, I am in love with that hutch!! love it!!

  17. Beautiful! Love the colors. And this piece has such interesting lines, yum!
    I’m visiting from Six Sisters Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Spring JOY Frame ~ Printable

  18. You did a wonderful job!! I am very impressed. Where did you say you live again? LOL I would love to have you share this on our link party!


  19. Really lovely! The dark wood with the white is awesome!!!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  20. What a fabulous makeover! Pinned and featuring tonight at Mom On Timeout! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Awesome makeover! Glad you were able to talk her into leaving the dark wood it's stunning.

  22. This piece turned out to be better than ever! I too make my own chalk paint these days, and everything turns out great! You do great work!


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