Tuesday, October 26, 2010

my lovely corner hutch

a few months ago i asked for suggestions on how to paint my corner hutch 
when i bought her from c-list she was a distressed navy & her colors didn't work well in our home
but her shape and size were just right!

i finally decided to paint her white and stain her blonde wood the same stain as the dining table,
now she's absolutely divine.
here is the story of how she was transformed...

we took apart the top and bottom pieces for easier access

we removed the glass pieces from the doors
and removed the doors before sanding

after I had sanded all of the areas using this handy dandy little guy from a previous project 
it was time to start painting!

i began with the brown spray paint. i wanted to distress the piece after i had finished painting,
so I sprayed the spots that i'd want to distress with the brown spray paint, knowing the brown 
would pop through once i finished.

next up spraying the hutch white! i didn't use a primer because i was hurrying,
but i wish i had because it ended up taking 2 coats and some touch ups.
but i learned from my mistakes - so next time will be easier!

when i began staining the blonde wood, i noticed that it wasn't being absorbed very well.
i waited the 15-20 minutes that you're supposed to, but still the stain was sitting on the wood.
i wiped away the excess and was left with this...

I re-sanded and even used some liquid varnish remover, which gave me this result...

and now i was definitely ready to stain!

I distressed some of the edges with medium grit sand paper, bought some precious knobs
1/2 off at hob lob, and hubby helped me put it all back together!

i just love it.

she fills the space and fits the decor of the breakfast room perfectly!
we filled her with wine glasses up top and serving ware down bottom.
now she's purposeful, too!

thanks for sticking me with me through this lengthy ::how to:: post!


  1. Your cabinet looks great. Im glad you made it perfect for you!

  2. This is gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I LOVE it!!

  3. I love your cabinet! What a beautiful job you did.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Great job on transforming that piece. It fits perfect in there.

  5. Well done- that came out just darling and is perfect for your space now! Stopping by from Kim's party today- nice to meet you! :)

  6. You breathed new life into that cute cabinet, Liz! Sooo pretty! :)

    xoxo laurie

  7. I LOVE the way your hutch turned out! Looks great. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower


thank you for your sweet comments! i hope you enjoyed your time at a peace of home today.

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