Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Oldie...but a goodie

I thought I would re-share a project from Hanna that she did a year or so back! It is a fav of mine.

I was lucky enough to inherit this beautiful hutch from my Grandma. Of coarse, it has seen better days, but I have been dreaming about this hutch since I was a little girl, and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Did I mentioned how obsessed with hutches I am? I can't get enough of them!

Look at all of the beautiful old fixtures!

The inside was the worst, but a little TLC did the trick!

First, I gave it a good cleaning, a light sanding, and primed it.

Then I fussed over the color for about a week, but when my sister gave me this fresh yellow, called Autumn Wreath, it was love at first sight!

I kept all of the original fixtures.

I painted it Autumn Wreath on the body of the hutch, and an antique white on the doors and inside. I love the the way it turned out. The contrast of the two colors really made it pop! When all of the paint was dry, I sanded the edges for a more worn feel.

Isn't she a beaut?

I have some ideas to decorate the top with, and I can't wait to show you when I am done!

And there you have from Drab to Fa Fa FABULOUS!


  1. That looks like an old ice box. Beautiful piece.
    Would you consider putting a detail on the doors? A flower or scroll?

  2. Gorgeous! I love the yellow. This piece really stands out now. :)

  3. I have a smaller cabinet (same brand) and have been trying to decide how I want to paint it. It belonged to my parents ans they refinished it with stain and a lot of sealer!!

    I love the yellow! And the hardware is my favorite part of this piece!

  4. Love the colors and the hutch itself. Your paint jobs look so good. If I were to attempt that 'sanded' look, it would look like a senile chimpanzee got ahold of the sandpaper.

  5. If I'm not mistaken that is an old antique ice box. At one time it was probably lined with zinc. Very pretty.

  6. WOW! how lucky are you:) You did a great job and i love the color!:)

  7. ISn't this such an amazing piece!? Hanna is so incredibly talented and always wows me with her color choices!!!

  8. What brand is the Autumn Wreath paint?!


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