Vintage Hutch Refinish

5 Materials
2 Days

Do you have furniture that has been in your famiiy for generations? You love it, but it looks dated and doesn't quite go with your home theme? Paint it! In my household we joke that if we don't like something, "just paint it!" The key is: use the correct paint for the piece.

Follow along to see how I refinished this old hutch for client. It was her great grandma's and has been pasted down through their family. This hutch came in two pieces.

This piece was huge. I decided to use HTP (Heirlooms Traditions Paint) on this piece because it requires minimal prep and is an all in one (primer, paint and sealer). It does take 30 days to fully cure, but once it does it is said to be chip/scratch/wear resistant!

I used my sprayer for this piece because I wanted to brush strokes and good coverage!

Remove all of the hardware, tape off and get started! This paint says to sanding required, but it is a habit for me, so I did do a quick light sanding on the flat surface areas. *I used 120 grit.

The bottom piece was dirty and unfinished on the top.

The top piece had discoloration on the inside and paint drips on the outside.

I taped the glass so I could spray with zero concerns! When I tape something off like glass or metal I always over tape, then I go back and cut out the design with my sharp exacto knife. This saves time!

Instead of trying to rip or pre cut my tape to the shape I over-tape. Then go back and cut it out. You will be surprised at how easy this is and how much time it saves you! I used paper towels for the larger areas, to save even more time and tape!

I put the HTP paint in my sprayer and got to work!

The bottom storage unit and the top dish storage got 2 coats of paint. I started with the bottom, then sprayed the top and back again. I let these dry overnight them I started on the inside of the glass dish storage.

I used Valspar kitchen and cabinet paint on the shelves in the hutch because I wanted them to be extremely durable. I also used this because it was a touch brighter than the white that I used on the outside and I wanted it to really pop and look bright on the inside!

This paint in tintable and can be found at Lowe's!

I used a spray paint for the back of the hutch because I did not want to remove the backing and the shelves did not come out. I did not want paint drips and wanted the back to be the brightest white to really reflect the light.

  • I used that peice of cardboard as a blocker when I was spraying, because taping the inside of the glass was not a option! Sometimes you have to get creative!

This is the paint I used on the back on the hutch. It was great for getting in the grooves without paint drips and no prep!

Everything is bright white and ready to showcase this client's family heirlooms!

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