Real Wood Hutch Refresh

6 Materials
25 Hours

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.

This is the beauty in all it’s natural state. I loved the hardware...not going to lie.

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.

Still sanding...

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.

IG Dreamoakdecor

Resources for this project:
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  2 questions
  • Kem80539312 Kem80539312 on Apr 06, 2023

    Doing a similar piece of furniture, but want to remove the decorative railing on the second shelves like you have. Is it possible to saw them off?

  • Tausha Tausha on Mar 12, 2024

    Has anyone seen how people are attaching the upper part to the wall then the bottom piece sink or socks added using in kitchen or mater bath they are beautiful n upcylce..

Join the conversation
4 of 70 comments