Monday, January 17, 2011

{Painted Furniture} - The Hutch!

I am so excited to share this post with all of you! To give a little background, my mom has been amazing at finding great furniture for our house. She finds the best items at great prices, and we have had so much fun fixing up the pieces! A few months ago Mom told me she found a hutch for us, and at first I thought it would be too big and I wouldn't have anywhere to put it, but after some thought I decided to rearrange some furniture in the den to make it work! The hutch has been sitting in my parents garage for a couple of months now (so sorry!) so we were just able to get it during Christmas and bring it home.

INSPIRATION: In December I was able to meet Kim and Jill in Tifton for the day to do some shopping! We stopped into Turner's Furniture Store because they were having a 50% off store wide sale. I saw these hutches and loved how they looked so I took some pictures to look back on as I prepared to paint and decorate!

BEFORE: Okay, so here is the picture of the hutch in Mom and Dad's garage. Not too pretty! The hardware needs to be replaced and the color just doesn't work!

FIXING IT UP: First I removed all of the hardware, as well as the four doors. The hinges on each door were sticking and had rusted over a bit, so I fixed them by soaking them in paint thinner to remove the old paint. 
Taking it apart on the sun porch

Removing the hinges - not a fun job!
Next step (big surprise) I used Gripper to cover up all of the gross old paint.  After the Gripper dried I covered the whole piece in black paint. I considered painting the back of the hutch a lighter color, but it didn't turn out the way I had hoped, so the end result is that its all one color!

AFTER: And here is the finished product! I am so pleased with how it turned out. Even though it took a lot longer than I had planned to fix, I am so happy with the result. Now all of the doors open and close properly, and the new hardware really makes a difference!

Some of the pottery I added for a pop of color

My favorite cookbooks! I wanted to have them on display

A close up look of the hardware - I like how the gold pops against the black


  1. mer, this looks great! I love it in black and the hardware it perfect. good job!

  2. That looks so good! And I am proud to see your new Barefoot Contessa cookbook made the cut! yay!

  3. OMG! I am so impressed, seriously. This looks amazing!

    btw, you have 6 "!" with Hollie, Lauren and my comments ;-)

  4. This looks great! I love seeing all of your projects on the blog. :) Miss you!

  5. that looks gorgeous!!!! great job!

    thanks for stopping by my blog too...totally appreciate it!

  6. Meredith, that looks awesome!!! You are so talented!!! It would save me a lot of money to be able to do that!

  7. That's awesome! Makes me want to run to the thrift store and pick up an old hutch!

  8. You hutch turned out just so beautiful! Love the black and you made it look so elegant! :)
    Great job!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. I need to find me a hutch to redo!! I'm so envious!! I LOVE IT!!!
    I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you get a chance :-)
    Shantel @

  10. It's stunning. So glad you made room for it! And don't projects always take 5 times longer than you think they will!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.


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