Depression Era Hutch

A friend had this hutch in her booth, as is, for a long time and it just wouldn't sell. When she asked me if I was interested in it I knew I couldn't say no! It was tired, flakey, had peeling veneer, and needed some good old TLC. It's amazing what a little elbow grease and love can do!
Before-there were veneer pieces falling off and the back and one of the shelves was cracked.
I always sand with 150 before I start any painting. Parts of this hutch had been previously re-stained with a dark stain that was flaking off. I smoothed it out and then "primed" with Zinsser shellac before painting to prevent any bleed through. Once it was dry I did an undercoat of cream and then custom mixed a soft turquoise for the body.
Usually the insides of the drawers are pretty rough so I lined this one with fabric and secured it with a spray adhesive. This way it can be easily removed later on if needed.
I absolutely love the inset on the door and really wanted it to stand out so I opted to keep the frame of the door natural. I simply sanded off the old finish, gave it a coat of Danish Oil, and then sealed it with a coat of poly.
I also opted for new hardware. I got these cute knobs from Hobby Lobby.
The inside received a few coats of the same creamy white and she was good to go.
Lisa @ {createinspire}
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