A Cute Stepback Hutch

4 Materials
$30
2 Days
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I've finished my furniture hoarding for LSM and I'm feeling less chaotic now that I can just work on projects and not worry about having to find them.One of my favorite finds so far has to be this adorable little step back hutch that I found at a local auction house.

a cute stepback hutch

No doubt it had not been used or cleaned recently but with those adorable draw details... I just couldn't pass up it up.

a cute stepback hutch

I was so happy to hear that I had the winning bid and got to bring her home! I gave her a wash and scrub then let her dry in the sun before bringing her inside to work on.

a cute stepback hutch
the piece originally came in the 3 pieces. The bottom half and lid were detached, as well as the top shelving unit.Kyle secured the lid to the base for me and re-attached a few trim pieces. I decided to keep the top detached for easier transport but it could easily be made into one with a few screws.


a cute stepback hutch
NO BODY FREAK OUT But I did decided to add some paint.WAIT, WAIT, WAIT! Don't click away yet!I did it in a very tasteful way.I wanted to try out Shackteau Interiors Milk Paint again in White Beach.If you have been following along, you might know that I tried out their black formula on a china hutch makeover I did a few months back and I didn't love the result.We can chalk that up to "user error". I had tried it over top a valspar paint which is probably what made it react the weird way that it did. I wanted to give the brand another shot with just paint on plan wood.


a cute stepback hutch

So I mixed my paint and applied the first coat on just the interior panels of the base and top shelving unit. I decided that I would leave off the doors for now, one of them is missing a trim piece and both are missing their glass inserts.

a cute stepback hutch
Per-usual with most paints the first coat is usually pretty ugly. I let it dry for about two hours before adding a second coat.I could have added a 3rd coat to achieve a more opaque look but I think that would have felt too "new", plus I had already used up the whole bag.


a cute stepback hutch

I gave the painted areas a light distressing as a finishing touch and then called this project done after wiping it down with a damp cloth!

a cute stepback hutch

I wanted to keep as much of the original patina on the exterior as possible. I like the imperfection of having one drawer darker than the other so I let that extra character alone.

a cute stepback hutch
This cute little stepback hutch will also be making her way to The Lucketts Spring Market that is being held at the Berryville, VA fairgrounds May 17th-19th!I still haven't figured out her origins so if you happen to have any guesses as to what that would be please let me know! I will be bringing the doors to the top with me for the lucky person that takes her home. Like I said before, one of them is missing a trim piece and both lost their glass inserts at some point in their travels.


a cute stepback hutch
a cute stepback hutch
a cute stepback hutch
a cute stepback hutch
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  • Alicia
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Oh, yes I am inspired, I like this style.

  • Dl.5660408
    on Apr 14, 2019

    I really like the homey look of this piece and the way you have accessoriesed it shows off the possibilities ♥️

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