Saturday, May 3, 2014

Marie's 80's Hutch Makeover {Creative But Blogless Friends}

My friend, Marie, spotted a beautiful white hutch filled with greens and aqua blues in the Pottery Barn Catalog.  Yeah, Pottery Barn ain't got nothin' on her.

Checking out good ole' Craigslist, she found what she wanted and hopped in her vehicle with young Luke for extra muscles.  She walked out the door of a house with this hutch for $125 less than what the listed price was! 

She stripped off every extra doo-dad, the wood panels, all of it.  Right down to it's beautiful, bare self. She filled in any holes and marks with wood filler and then got to work painting it.  The color is Sherwin Williams Snowdy Day White, which of course she turned into chalk paint.  Just add some plaster of paris.  The recipe isn't really as picky as people like to make it seem!  (Trust me on this one!)

And the the fun part: accessorizing!  

If I remember correctly, this big star was originally a mustard gold color.

One last look at Marie's beautiful before and after shots:



  1. I'm so jealous. I even already own a hutch similar to this one but a hubby with an aversion to painting wood has put the kabosh on a re-do. Well done Marie.

  2. This is gorgeous! Okay, I have one similar sitting in my kitchen that is crying out for a redo. Does it need sanded first? And do you have the recipe on your site anywhere or do you think you might be able to post one? Thanks for your awesome ideas!

    1. Hey Beth! I've posted the "how to" for this technique one several posts. Here's a couple links that might help, and no you don't need to sand first! :)
      I just wrote a tutorial this week also here:
      A helpful hint: There's a "search this blog" window on the right sidebar. It's an easy way to find what you might be looking for. Type in for example "chalk paint recipe" or "distressed furniture". :) Thanks for the encouragement!

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  3. Hi Kammy, Marie's hutch caught my eye at the Before and After Party. I gasped when I saw she removed all the details (doo dads) and trim from the hutch because they also look so pretty painted and waxed. But then when I scrolled down and saw the finished move Marie (love your name by the way) - it looks so pretty in it's scaled down simplicity. The pretty pops of green and blue trinkets inside are stunning!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  4. How did she go about removing the lines on the glass? I have those on a built in hutch in my kitchen that I would love to redo but I don't know how to get those lines off!


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