From Drab to Farmhouse!

8 Materials
$40
4 Hours
Easy

I knew exactly the look I wanted when I spotted the bottom of an old Hutch. It was perfect to reuse as a buffet or even to sit my TV on.

First things first. I had to remove all of the dust and grime plus the old Hardware. I gave it a good scrubbing with TSP mixed with water. Then went ahead and put a coat of blocker primer called The Boss, because I was going with a lighter color and didn't want to waste a lot of paint. Afterwards it only took two coats of a chalk paint to give it a whole new look and feel.

After my base coat dried I used barn wood stamps that I applied chalk/mineral paint in a darker color with a roller. I have to admit this is the fun part. After everything dried I sealed using a water-based polycrylic. Then stained the top.


Since I was not cutting old barn wood I decided to paint it instead!

I then distressed it using a sander with 220 grit paper. This step is not necessary but I liked the look once I did it.

I love to use leftover Hardware from other projects. Unfortunately they do not always match in color so I went ahead and used spray paint in oil rubbed bronze color.

I added the new hardware which really made the transformation complete.

Finished!


Suggested materials:

  • Chalk/mineral paint  (Dixie Belle)
  • IOD stamps  (Iron Orchid Designs)
  • Polycrylic  (Walmart)
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  • MikkiGirl
    on Apr 3, 2020

    I have an old, outdated, buffet with hutch top that I plan to redo. The buffet top has deep gouges and I'd been worried about how to camophalge the wood filler. Didn't even know that barn wood stencils exist! Thanks for sharing. This will work:-)

  • Itsmemic
    on Apr 5, 2020

    looks great but I would have done the hinges too to complete the look

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