Sondra Lyn of Sondra Lyn at Home has her husband to thank for this brilliant curbside find. He spotted this hutch one night while walking the dog and immediately took her out to see it. Once they lugged it home, the fun began!
Sondra Lyn created her own chalk paint, which went on beautifully. (As you can see, she left the inside of the hutch and the top of the buffet base alone.) She distressed lightly with a sanding block and then switched out the wooden knobs for gorgeous brass pulls and glass knobs. I’m pretty sure Sondra snagged two keepers here (the hutch and her husband)!
You can read more about Sondra Lyn’s makeover (and get her DIY paint recipe) at Sondra Lyn at Home.
Brooke blogs at Start at Home. While perusing the flea market with her mom, Brooke came across this china hutch–an outdated color, but still in great condition. So she took it home and got to work giving it a makeover!
Brooke painted the hutch and its doors white. Then she brushed on a glaze to bring out the beautiful details in the woodwork. Brooke decided to replace the back panel with bead board, which she painted a lovely shade of duck egg blue chalk paint. What a beautiful transformation! Those pretty white dishes against the blue bead board are making me swoon! It’s stunning, Brooke!
Visit Brooke at Start at Home to find out more about her hutch makeover (and to swoon over more gorgeous pictures)!
At Aurora Patina, Kris came across this sturdy pine hutch on Craigslist. Excited about the display shelves and storage options, she brought it home for a makeover.
The first step in the process was ridding the hutch of a funky odor–cedar chips placed in the drawers for a while helped with that. Next, Kris gave it a coat of white paint, followed by a wash of aqua blue. The effect is a weathered, beachy look, that is really complemented by the turquoise and red pulls and knobs that Kris added. I really love the way she styled the shelves when she was finished, too.
You can find out more about this makeover at Aurora Patina.
Amy Giggles Designs is Amy’s blogging home. She’d been on the look out for some craft room storage when these two ugly hutches showed up at the consignment store where her mother works.
Despite their almost hideous appearance, these hutches were the perfect size for Amy’s craft room. She was able to imagine their possibilities. Amy’s parents helped her to remove the layers and layers of old paint and sand paper. They beefed up the molding on top, and refinished the hutches with pink and white paint. Don’t you just love those happy pink shelves?
You can read more about this project at Amy Giggles Designs.
Here’s a fun makeover from Christy of Planted and Blooming Girl. She found this pie safe on the side of the road. Even though Christy thought it looked just awful, she reasoned that it was solid wood and free, so there was no risk involved in trying to give it a makeover.
At home with the pie safe, Christy started having second thoughts. “It was so nasty I considered just dragging it back out to the street,” she admits, “but thought better of it, because then my neighbors would think I had that in my house. So either way I had to paint it.” She spruced up the piece with additional molding, glass knobs, and a coat of gray-blue paint. The broken glass cabinet doors were replaced with muslin. It totally worked! Now Christy has a pie safe to be proud of, that is functioning as handy toy storage in her home.
You can read more about this makeover at Planted and Blooming Girl.
Marty blogs at Marty’s Musings, where she explains that when she inherited her mother’s china collection, she also inherited the large hutch it was displayed in. Marty was less thrilled about the dated looking hutch than she was about the china, but thanks to her husband, she’s enjoying both heirlooms.
Marty’s husband surprised her by giving the hutch a makeover with chalk paint! The dowdy old hutch has a fresh new look. I like the combination of blue and white, along with the thoughtful distressing. I’d say both the hutch and the helpful husband are keepers!
Marty’s husband explains the painting process and has some great insights about working with chalk paint–along with a lot of humor–at Marty’s Musings.