Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Shabby Chic Hutch - Finally did it!

I bought this hutch probably about 10 years ago, but never with the intention of changing a thing!  My friend and I decided I needed some wood in my house.  Not everything can be painted, you need wood for the warmth element.  But well, that changed yesterday and though I liked it wood, I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT!!!!

After priming and painting it white, I sanded all the corners, edges, and a few here-n-there spots to give it a nice distressed look.  I started out with 240 grit sand paper, but switched to 100 and it worked much better!

I didn't change a thing with the hardware either - they were old, vintage, and already distressed! :)

Finished look!  I used a turquoise paint (leftovers from my daughter's room) in the back so my dishes would pop with the splash of color behind them!  Annnnd, I thought it would look great with all my old aqua Ball jars, which I just picked up last weekend for a quarter each at a garage sale!!!!

Though I love the look of the doors open on top, I think they'll have to stay closed.... I'd rather not have to dust off my dishes everytime we use them! 
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Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. I LOVE trying LOVE not to LOVE covet LOVE it!!!! Wow, Kammy... I need you to come stay with me for like a month and make reality out of all the projects I have in my head!!!

  2. Really pretty, I love how everything is so color coordinated.

  3. I love how it looks painted! I've been wanting to buy a hutch that I like the shape/style of better than the one I currently have in order to paint/distress it. Plus I have a thing for old canning jars ;)

  4. I love this--it looks so great. I am going to use this sandpaper technique to make my next project distressed. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  5. Love this re-do. I always love white cabinet and this one is very country style.

  6. What a great update - the turquoise pops against the white. Great storage, great display.

  7. What a beautiful hutch makeover! Thanks for linking up!

  8. The cabinet looks fantastic! I love that you used two colors :) Great.

  9. kammy, this one is so pretty! i love the pop of blue on the inside!


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