Monday, February 17, 2014

Painted Hutch


Hi dear friends,
I was absent for a week, it seemed to me like a whole lot of time, but with the kids and the hubs at home and the snow days that kept us indoors, it was the perfect time for me to tackled this project. It was not that easy, easy, I didn't like the painting part. Anyways, I'm glad is done!


In my previous post I talked about this hutch, the things I liked and disliked about it. Well, this is how the transformation went. 
I wanted to give it an open feel, so the doors were removed. The top scalloped molding was removed too. All those parts had been put together with screws and staples, they made the job of removing them fairly easy. I was afraid to find glued in parts, thankfully there were none :)
This is how the top part looked before and after removing the unwanted parts:

I knew I wanted to give it a beadboard backing, that's why some 1 x 2 supports were stapled to the back board in order to have plenty of surface to staple the beadboard in.

The top moldings were done using whatever I had on hand. It looks a lot like the trim I installed on the windows HERE.  Well, most of the trim pieces are left-overs from that project. I only left a middle support on the front, there were three.

Since the top part was ready for paint, it was now time to work on the lower part. Again, the scalloped trim was removed and new molding was installed.

Then, the trickiest part came. I had no idea how to get rid of the scalloped edge at the top of the doors and the top drawer! I went looking all around the house for pieces of wood to make doors out of them. I actually found two pieces, but they were too simple and heavy. Finally and after like a day of thinking I found the perfect solution: The doors/panels from the top of the hutch were the same size (width), of the lower doors, but they were way longer.  In order use them, the glass was removed, the frame was cut to size (I know for a carpenter this must be a sin but hey I needed this cheat ;) ), and they were put back together with the Kreg jig mechanism. A piece of beadboard on each door replaced the glass.

I also tried to work around the top drawer but in the end I gave up! Caulking station was the next step...

Followed by lots of paint. I used home made chalk paint, following the recipe HERE. The back beadboard panel was painted a grey-bluish custom color, the rest of the hutch was done using Valspar White Dove. Three coats were necessary. Clear wax was then applied all around.

Then, my favorite part, like my husband says: "The moving thing began" :)

Instead of the "scalloped drawer", a basket was used, is one of those baskets for under bed storage found at Michael's. It fits perfectly!

I came up with a solution for the drawer and door pulls. You can read all about it HERE.

The letter E was found at T.J. Maxx a couple of months ago, it was in the clearance section for two dollars. Can you spot the little rabbit inside the crate? It is one of my daughter's creations, she is taking a ceramics class and she was super happy I was using it here. I love it ;)

A nice oldish clock, I bought it at Pick Your Plum, it was like $10.

Well, there you have it, here is how it looks from the kitchen table.


Of course I couldn't leave you without the before and after :)

More about the styling HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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53 comments:

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

So, so pretty! I love it!

Paula said...

It is very pretty. But I would have tried painting the scalloped drawer first, just to see how it would have looked. I am just not a big lover of the basket thing. But your styling it is very nicely done!

Jennifer Hatt said...

Wow, that's very creative. I would not have thought that you could take off the scallop trim, it looks so much better without it! Great Styling too. Well done!

Jenn

Cristina Garay said...

Thanks ladies! Paula, I did try fitting in the drawer but since the "dresser" had the new molding, the scallops on the drawer didn't fit in. I still have the drawer, I know how baskets get damaged so easily, perhaps a new solution for the drawer can be found later on.
Well, all those parts I took off are going to be re-used on upcoming projects, they are by no means waste!

Ronda Batchelor said...

I like it with out the scallops. and I like the texture of the basket with the white.

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Amazing! I remember seeing the before in a previous post and I didn't recognize it here in it's white glory.

TheKimSix Fix said...

Wow! What a great way of getting rid of the waves. It looks so much better with it. I can't believe you whipped it out in a week! It would have taken me that long to figure out how to cover up those scallops! Beautiful!!

Beck Campbell said...

Just beautiful!!! Exceeds my expectations. I have a bedroom suite I am dying to do this too but just can't bring myself to take the plunge!!! (you can see the bed and high boy on my Home Tour...opinion?) This may tip the scales. Seriously, you did a superb job!!!
BTW, I like the basket...but someday if you HAVE to put the drawer in, you can buy a router jig that matches the profile on the lower drawers and just build a new front out of poplar. Simple solution, but again, I like the basket!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It turned out beautiful! I love the basket in it too. :) It looks great.

Maria said...

Hey I love all of your creations! Such beautiful style. Where did you get your fabric to cover your pull-down cutain in your kitchen above your sink? I am in love with that fabric! Need

Maria said...

Hey I love all of your creations! Such beautiful style. Where did you get your fabric to cover your pull-down cutain in your kitchen above your sink? I am in love with that fabric! Need

Tracie OB said...

Wow! Great transformation - When I first saw the 'before' piece, my thought was "what was she thinking" haha - not a fan of the scallops and detail - I like clean straight lines on most things. It looks ah-maz-ing!
I especially love the doors down below and the basket drawer. The pulls, too. So creative.

Debbie Freitag said...

Looks amazing! The basket drawer is perfect too. Wow!

Joyce Olson said...

Wow! What a beautiful transformation!
Jemma

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the drawer pulls and the basket drawer...you did a fantastic job on it! I pinned it to my "before and after" board.

Mindi Carwin said...

Muy muy bonita!!! Wow you did an amazing job transforming this, I love how you got rid of the scallop, it looks way better, and great repurpose on the doors, so smart! It looks so pretty, and I don't envy the paint job that must have taken a lot of work, but you did great!

Cristina Garay said...

Maria, the roman shade's fabric was found at Jo-Ann, it's the Pom Pom Play Spa by Waverly.

Angélica D said...

Que hermoso te quedo ese mueble Cristina .. Un gran trabajo ..adore el contraste del blanco con ese canasto oscuro y esos tiradores de correa

Inspired by you said...

Utterly amazing! That is truly a beautiful transformation!!

Cindy Ritchie said...

Cristina, I LOVE the wicker basket as the drawer! It adds so much texture! You always do such a great job and you are so creative!

revivedbydelia said...

Love the drawer pulls and the fact that you found a basket to fit so perfectly!

Gayle said...

A real "wow" transformation, and I love the way you've decorated it.

House Envy said...

the hutch looks great! what a difference paint and accessories make!

Heather@http://southernabbey.com said...

Wow. You really did a number on this buffet. The result is beautiful, I can't believe the difference between the before and after. That must have taken some serious time to add the new mouldings. Great job!

Feral Turtle said...

Fantastic!! You really dressed that unit up. I love the basket drawer too. Pure genius. and yes I did spot the rabbit. Looks like she takes after her mom!

Vel Criste said...

OMG, another fabulous project Cristina!!!!! In love with the hutch now, love the leather handles and that basket you added and with your collection on display? looks perfect!

Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

It looks amazing! I love the way you styled it too, especially the wire baskets on top.

TidyMom said...

WOW I love the transformation and how you styled it!!

Custom Comforts said...

Amazing makeover! You have transformed her into a perfect beauty. Your vision and skills are to be envied.
Cindy

Angela Santaniello said...

That is a seriously amazing before and after! Fantastic job!!!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

DESIGN AND CANINES said...

Found you through the Inspire Me Tuesday linkup. You did a great job on this makeover. I especially like the use of the basket in place of the old drawer. Adds some unexpected interest. :)

Tricia
http://designandcanines.blogspot.com

Abby said...

I. LOVE. IT! What a huge transformation! I am pinning this!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This turned out great, Cristina! I love it. You definitely put a lot of work into this makeover. It was well worth it though seeing the finished results!

Katie Mansfield said...

Cristina, That is amazing. I had no idea anyone could turn that ugly duckling into such a beauty! Your talent and creativity is inspiring. I like it so much better without the scallops.

Tabatha McCaffrey said...

That is beautiful Christina. I would love for you to share that on my Chic By You Wednesday Link Party! Hope to see you there!

Christine Graves said...

Stunning transformation....I see tons of old china hutches with hideous scroll work and have always walked away because I always worried about ripping it apart. I admire your bravery and your DIY skills!

It looks amazing....Great job!

WoodsofBellTrees said...

Oh that little rabbit is adorable! I love the hutch! It's so bright. Perfect idea and fit on the basket drawer. I LOVE the handles on the drawers and doors! I am just in love with this!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I am awe! What a phenomenal makeover!

LeeLee W said...

Love this transformation! I'm totally in love with the pulls and the basket....it must've been meant to be! Hello from Furniture Friday!
leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

ANNE said...

W-O-W! from really ugly to stunningly beautiful! Great job. And I want one just like that too. ;)

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh my gosh LOL - I simply can't believe it - you're sooo amazing -
This is one spectacular makeover - the buckles pulls? FABULOUS !!!
xox

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

That is one gorgeous makeover. Your hutch is alive and well and ready to serve for many more years to come. Beautiful!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Fantastic! enjoy ...

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

My comment keeps disappearing! Just love this so much! Pinning for sure! And thanks so much for linking up at the Super Saturday Link Party!

:) Linda

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Turned out beautifully, love the pulls! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Beth Bailey said...

Thanks for sharing! I have a very ugly hutch and this has given me inspiration to revamp it!

Potentially Chic said...

Great makeover. Love the leather pulls and your styling is perfect.

J Shrewsbury-ThreeDogFarmhouse said...

Everything about this is fantastic...those leather pulls are genius!!!

Debra Oliver said...

oh Cristina, this hutch is just so amazing!! love the transformation sans scallop! that basket is genius!

Marti said...

What a great makeover! I like the trim you added to the top and very clever to reuse those glass doors. You were so lucky that it wasn't glued. How was the glass held into the doors? I'd actually like to make some glass doors but I'm wondering how to put in the glass.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Cristina, this is one amazing transformation! Love the basket and the leather handles. The whole thing is just beautiful!

Jeanette

Terry Moore said...

I am bowing down to you my Queen of Redo! This is Fan-Tab-U-Lous!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE! How gorgeous is your hutch! I'm featuring it tomorrow at the Power of Paint Party... it was our #1 paint project at last week's party!

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