Hi, Friends! It’s finished. I have to say that taking the “painting with a brush” route on this one sure has my hands feeling a little tired and crippled, but it was all worth it! Thank you so much for following alongside my chalk painting of this hutch on my IG stories! It’s so much more fun to have you along. If you are just tuning in to my journey of painting this beast, I actually found this at a thrift store for $60. My kids looked at me like I was crazy for wanting it and my husband might have too, but it was Mother’s Day, so who could say no, right? I am amazed at the difference in the before and after and am so happy with how it turned out!
I used my DIY Chalk paint recipe in color Benjamin Moore White Dove. It only took 2 coats on most of this hutch and that sure does make a painter happy. After the two coats, I lightly distressed it with 100 grit sand paper and then sealed it with wax. I happened to have these cute knobs just lying around in my drawer and they worked perfect for this hutch. I love it when that happens…I find things without remembering that I ever had them. And who knew that I would love these crocks in here better than I would having baskets. I should have saved myself the shopping trip for the baskets. These crocks and pitchers have my eyes spitting way more hearts than baskets would have.
Here are a couple of shots of the “before”. I couldn’t get it together by myself before I started painting, so these side shots will have to do.
I decided not to antique this piece. Although, I do love a good antiquing on a painted piece of furniture, I love the crisp feel of this with the white and grey toned towels and goods inside of the cabinet.
I bought a few multipacks of white soap from the store and just opened them and threw them into these amazing budget friendly glass jars. You can find these jars here but they are so much cheaper in store, I think I paid just under $12 a piece and they are 2 gallon (huge). I don’t know why they are listed for so much more on their site. The cotton balls went a long way in this huge jar too. And the smaller jar in between holds q-tips.
I couldn’t be happier with the contrast against our new Mannington Floors. The wide plank laminate floors gives just the perfect farmhouse look that I was looking for. You can see many more flooring details, here.
The whites, creams, whites, and creams just give me all the crisp, “I wanna jump in this cabinet” feels.
The boob light on the ceiling will be leaving soon. I thought it would be nice to give it one last farewell. I have some plans to change it out, possibly in a diy fashion, but first I must clean this messy renovated house.
I initially took all of these photos with a roll of paper towel sitting right here on this chair. Hmmm, the things that blend in. I guess we could have all played “where’s waldo” if I would have left them there.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I do love a good DIY and hopefully I inspired you to turn a piece of junk into something beautiful. Tag me @vintageporch on IG, I would love to see your projects! I would love to hear what you all think of my new/old hutch.
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