Hutch Makeover

September 8, 2015

I think this next statement is probably true with all Great Depression cottages: there is hardly any room for storage.

This pyrex loving girl needs a lot of cabinet space! I quickly realized that it was time to search for my fairytale hutch after unpacking. I found this charming hutch locally and decided to paint it with Chalk Paint. 

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I bought Faux Real locally from the owner of Collage—a shop filled with vintage treasures and chalk painted furniture. She told me this paint was easier to use and I could get the same chalk paint look for a better price. She was right, and I am grateful! Also, no need to sand the furniture (woo!).

Instead of paying way too much for wax, I used polyacrylic clear satin sealer. Worked like a charm!


The door pulls are from Hobby Lobby. I matched the same vintage look for the drawer pulls. I also decided to paint the inside of the cabinet doors a bright bluish green. I love the surprise color when you open the cabinet doors!

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After painting the hutch I used steal wool to rough it up a bit for a vintage feel. Then I applied polyacrylic to seal the paint. This project took me two evenings to complete.

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I couldn’t be happier with the result! It’s just what this little space in our cottage kitchen needed. I know painting furniture seems like a lot of work (to be honest with you it is), but it is so worth it when your project is finished! I have two bedroom tables that I want to paint next and I will probably buy Faux Real to paint them.

The hutch was $45 +  paint $35 + a large can of polyacrylic $20 + Hobby Lobby door pulls $20 (I splurged!) = $120 for the entire project. Not bad :)

**I bought a large can of polyacrylic because I have several other projects to paint, but you could buy a smaller can for less.


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  • Reply Amber September 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    this looks like a completely different hutch now!! I absolutely LOVE the colors and the colors of your pyrex! it is so charming and looks like it should be on the pages of Country Living or Victoria magazine! I love that you don’t have to sand with that paint, I may get some, I’d love to repaint Mia’s bookcase and rocking chair!

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