Green & Stenciled Hutch Makeover

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I found this hutch at one of my favorite thrift stores. The drawers were ornate (I’m a sucker for ornate furniture) and I saw the potential it had to be a real stunner with a makeover so I brought it home with me and got to work.

I loved the hardware so I decided it just needed a good polishing and I decided on a green chalk paint for the entire piece and to stencil the back!

I used Brasso and steel wool to polish up the brass hardware. It’s a huge difference and I knew with the painted green hutch it would add just the right touch.

The back of this hutch was just stapled on. I find it easiest to work with by removing it. This way I can paint the inside of the hutch easier and it will be easier to stencil with it off too.

I painted the entire back in a white chalk paint. I found this stencil at Hobby Lobby.

So here is the back entirely stenciled. Doesn’t it look like wallpaper? It isn’t! Ha.

What a difference! Love it so much now.

Close up of that stenciling detail

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  • Joy Joy on Jul 20, 2020

    Would you know of a way to remove the "scroll" designs on the drawers? I have a bookcase with similar wood scrolling at the top - and would so love to have it gone...any suggestion?

    Fabulous job - looks great!


  • Christina Thompson Christina Thompson on Jul 20, 2021

    What is the difference between chalk paint and trim paint/cabinet paint? I was advised to use the oil based cabinet paint for this type of painting so it flows on smoothly.

  • Marcy Marcy on Jul 22, 2021

    What color was the paint you used? I clicked the link but it went to an error page :/


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