A Hutch Makeover

Are you ready for another Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest post? You may remember I’ve done a few pieces for this contest already, Clock TableHeadboard, and Navy table. This month the theme is “A Fresh Start,” and I’d like to share A Hutch Makeover for the contest. (Note: I had camera problems while doing this project so I only have before and afters of the project)

Below is a before picture of the hutch. I got this hutch several years ago from my sister. She had purchased it from a yard sale a few years before that. The hutch has been well used and loved. My sister bought it because she needed more storage in her kitchen that had few cabinets but an open space. She used it for a few years but wanted something bigger, when she was looking for something else I was going through a major change in my life-divorce. This post isn’t about divorce but about moving out and starting over. My sister gave me this hutch and it has moved with me a few times and served different purposes. When my sister gave it to me it sat in the entry of my small apartment, it moved again to serve in a kitchen and another entry before now residing in our dining room. Over the years I’ve thought about painting it but never got to it. This contest’s theme felt like the perfect fit for this little hutch. My sister gave this to me as I was making a fresh start so it’s time to give the hutch a fresh start.

The first step was to remove all the knobs and hinges. We also removed the top scalloped piece. It just didn’t seem fitting to our style and felt outdated. Then we added Crown molding. Doesn’t that make it look tons better.

Lightly sanded before painting with General Finishes Water Based Chalk Style Paint in Empire Gray. I really like this chalk paint! And the color. It might be my favorite new chalk paint. It’s not too thick, it has a low odor and the finish is great. The product instructions state that you can seal or finish your project but I decided to leave mine just painted. I might seal it later using one of the options as directed on the General Finishes can.

While the paint was drying I took the gross hinges and cleaned them up with vinegar and soap. Then Spray painted them black.

Last thing to do was put it all back together. I found these beautiful knobs at Hobby Lobby, don’t they just pop on the gray?

Hutch Makeover

This contest is made possible by the Stacy of Anastasia Vintage and Evey of Evey’s Creations. Both of these lovely ladies also did a project with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint that you need to see. Stacy used the same color as I did on this Nightstand. Evey’s garage sale find is almost unrecognizable now.  If you would like to know more about the monthly contest please email info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com.


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