This is the beauty in all it’s natural state. I loved the hardware...not going to lie.
Real Wood Hutch Refresh
Here I go again with a great find during a hunt for the right hutch. I scored this beauty while looking on offer up. Now let’s see what it looked like when I started.
As you can see the wood had a lot of imperfections. That definitely did not stop me from the potential I see when I look at it.
It’s time to sand. I used the Dewalt square sander and lots of sandpaper. I used 120 grit to be exact. Wow...look at the gorgeous wood underneath that not so pretty color.
There sure was a lot of groves and areas to sand. No lie, I clocked in over 24 hours of sanding. I did try to strip one side with stripping agent and it was a mess. I’ll leave that part out of this. Remember to wear googles and a filtering mask. That is just too much saw dust.
Look... I finally finished Sanding and did a wipe down with a microfiber towel. Twice to be exact. I wanted no dust particles to be in the way.
I decided I loved the color so much that I would just use chalk paint wax from Walmart. I used a stain sponge from Walmart. It goes on so smooth. With this one I just poured wax on the stain sponge and dabbed it on a paper plate so it would spread evenly.
Here is the final Hutch before and after. Huge difference!
A photo of the hutch all decorated. It truly is my families favorite piece of furniture. You ask “why?” It is a coffee bar.
I hope you enjoyed my project.