Hutch Top Mans Trash is Always My Treasure!

Misty Gaines-Johnson
by Misty Gaines-Johnson
3 Materials
I love, love, love taking something that someone is throwing away and give it new life. I do have a passion for hutch tops! This little treasure was heading to the dump until I saved it.
I love to paint the outside of hutches white and the inside turquoise, it just goes together so well.and is always in demand. This hutch was painted turquoise on the outside. I did not sand it, I left it that color for a reason.
Taped off the glass. The glass was too hard to remove. Added some pretty little legs and chalk painted antique white.
I put on 4 coats of paint in a span of 3 days.
Painted the hardware silver then wiped it a bit to give it an aged look. I also began to distress it.
Distressing on the edges. When I sanded, the turquoise started coming thru just as I planned.
Close up of distressing. The shelves are glass. And the hutch is lighted.

Chalk painted the inside also. Just a note...I don't always seal hutches especially if I use white paint as it always affects the color of the paint. A hutch is not something that is being handled everyday so I am not worried about not sealing it. I did wax the top and around the handle a bit just because that is the areas that will get touched a lot and may need wiped to clean. I have to say these hutches go fast when I make them. It is hard to keep up with the demand.
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