Friday, May 24, 2013

What's Old is New Again

I recently became the owner of my step-dad's hutch via my baby brother Chad. This poor little hutch had seen better days and was an awful shade of oaky brown with yucky bronze hardware. After a little TLC this baby looks AWESOME!! It is now in the kitchen and as Miss S exclaimed "It really warms up the kitchen".

Here's what I did:

1. Cleaned it REALLY well.
2. Removed ALL the brass hardware
3. Roughed up the paint a little with sandpaper
4. Tried staining it dark brown, which was not working - went to Home Depot and got paint
5. Painted it with two coats of a a beautiful semi gloss - I think it was Behr. The paint color was Bitter Chocolate.
6.  Went back to Home Depot and Lowes looking for the perfect hardware
7.  Returned the hardware cause it wasn't right.
8. Finally ordered hardware off of
9. Moved that sucker in to the kitchen after bribing Chad to help in exchange for dinner
10. Waited 10 LONG days for the hardware to come in.
11. Made lovey eyes at Hubby until he put the new hardware on for me.
12. Filled it to the brim with kitchen stuff
13. Stood back, admired it, and am now on the hunt for my next project!

The Before:

And After:


What do you think? What projects have you been working on?


Rio Grande Youth Art said...

What a huge difference paint and hardware can make! I often wonder why people get rid of stuff when it's so much more cost effective to re-do it. Fabulous job! Wondering how long you had to make lovey eyes at husband to get the hardware installed! I am actually planning to do something similar to my bathroom cabinets. Paint and hardware. Funny-just go t the paint chips today and they are in the color scheme of what you did.

affectioknit said...

It's gorgeous!

~Have a lovely day!

Mahaishis Kusuma said...


maggiegracecreates said...

love it --- struggling with the decision to paint my china hutch. this may just give me the incentive

Peg Hewitt said...

Nice job!
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today, good luck in the draw for the free class spot with Projects that Wow.

wazzub platinum said...

Very nice! :)

Susan in SC said...

This is just lovely! I love it!!