Brooke @ Start at Home
Brooke @ Start at Home
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Old Hutch, New Life!


I am sure you have seen many of these hutches before, and your response maybe similar to mine....YUCK! After all they are a bit dated and dark. Well I have good news it is nothing a little paint can't fix.
how to give an old hutch new life, painted furniture
Before!
how to give an old hutch new life, painted furniture
First we took this hutch all the way apart, doors, hardware and I always take the back off!
how to give an old hutch new life, painted furniture
Next we sanded it all down, the top we sanded all the way down to the original wood so we could stain it again! I used Miniwaxes Early American stain. I love how rich the top makes this hutch look!
how to give an old hutch new life, painted furniture
Next I sprayed the whole hutch with a cream colored paint! After the paint dried I distressed the edges and used a brown glaze to really bring out all the details!
how to give an old hutch new life, painted furniture
Instead of getting all new hardware I spray painted the old hardware with Rustoleums Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of this hutch!
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  • Nancy
    on Sep 19, 2018

    How many cans of spray paint did this take?? I never get as much out of a can as I think I should. Also, are you really good and experienced at it? I'm afraid I'd mess up but yours looks lovely!

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  • JoAnn
    on Feb 18, 2018

    Yes. I have some very similar dark pine piece(s) from Ethan Allen form at least30 years ago. I am trying the idea of taking the hutch off and just using the bottom piece for storage. Hubby does not like!!! But, then I dont know where to put the hutch after I paint it. I have seen some ideas here awhile ago, but don’t think I have the room. That’s a whole nuther story though. I would like something very similar to this. I would hang old silver trays of different sizes and shapes that I have acquired above the buffet. Maybe a couple of tall skinny lamps too. (I
  • Felicia
    on Apr 25, 2018

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