Thursday, October 14, 2010

In Love - New Hutch

So, I have finally finished up my hutch project and couldn't be happier with the final result.  I ended up putting it in my foyer and I love it!!!

Here is the piece husband bought it for me as an early birthday gift, after I found it at one of our local antique/thrift stores.  It was marked down from $180 to $90, and it is a solid piece from the 1930s. 

The paint job was terrible - big globs of paint and wood showing through in some areas.  It was a minty green color.  I sanded it (forevah!), then painted it with 2 coats of Behr Paint and Primer in One in Bird's Egg (which is a Benjamin Moore color).   I spray painted the hardware with Rustoleum Satin Nickel, and here is the after...

I drilled a small hole in the back (and yes, I plan on covering it with some type of dish so it doesn't stand out) so I could have a lamp inside and accessorized with my milk glass and pewter dishes. Close-up shots...

And some pictures at night...some are blurry, sorry...

Foyer before...

And after...

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for my playroom makeover, that my mom and I recently worked on, and some new additions to my son's big boy room!


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  1. Pretty, Sara!!! Looks just like something mom would do :)

  2. That is so pretty...loving that color, and your silver pieces inside just POP! What a nice focal point to an entry....Thanks for joining me this week...always a pleasure to see you. Debbie

  3. Gorgeous piece. I love it. Pretty color and you have it accessorized beautifully. Hugs, Marty

  4. I'm in love with that Bird's Egg Color! Great job. Love how you incorporated a lamp in there.

  5. Love this piece. Looks beautiful with all your white and silver. I think I've seen a cover you can get to help hide the hole. Like you see on computer desks.

  6. I am DROOLING over this piece. I just bought a similar hutch for my daughter's room, and I can't wait to get going on it now! What a perfect spot for it!

  7. What a fabulous find...and wonderful restoration work. The hutch looks like it was always meant to be there. Congratulations.

  8. Your hutch is gorgeous. I love the color! $90 was a steal for this piece. Great bargain and lovely work!

  9. Oh, I love your cabinet and the color is so fun and bright. Love where you've place it too. Just perfect. Now you've dressed her up inside so prettily too.
    Be proud and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Gorgeous shade of blue and the perfect selection and number of pieces inside. The White and silver really compliment the blue.
    Nicely done.
    Pam @ beColorful

  11. Wow! Beautiful... I have been wanting to find one to paint red for my new craft room! I will have to be on the lookout!

  12. Great job, looks so gorgeous, bravo:))
    Hugs, Biljana

  13. I love the sweet little lamp in it. Good idea. I hate when you can't see all of the cutness because it's dark!

  14. Looks great and you found the perfect spot for it!

  15. Love the color! It so funny my grandparents had that exact piece in their home when I was growing up. I loved it in their house but your update takes it into a whole new level!! Great job!

  16. WOW!!! SO Lovely! Great color choice & I am sending this post on to a DIL who wants that color for a piece of furniture we bought this weekend. AND I LOVE the lamp idea inside the hutch... Just Perfect!!!!

  17. Sarah - it's beautiful. i love the color and it looks awesome in your foyer. Great idea with the lamp! Has me thinking! ;) Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! I'm linking in my highlights tomorrow!

    Happy fall!


  18. beautiful! i love the color! i am having a furniture party right now... would love if you would come link up!

  19. Wowza! How fabulous is that? The entire space is transformed.

    Love the lamp. Reminds me of when I managed a Home & Garden boutique. We put little lamps everywhere. Made such a difference!

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

  20. I'm a new follower on your blog. Your hutch is beautiful! Love the color and it's perfect for your house. Very nicely done!

  21. I'm a new follower too! Love how your hutch turned out, love the color too and how you have it decorated!

  22. You did such a wonderful job on the hutch. The color is beautiful. I have an 80's oak hutch I really should paint.

    visiting from house of grace

  23. Sara,
    AMAZING job on that hutch! I painted Nana's old hutch a couple of years ago and it's my favorite piece! Yours is beautiful! Nice work!
    -Lori Moseley

  24. I know this is an older post, but I just HAD to say how gorgeous this turned out! The piece is lovely...been looking for something this for ages...and the color is perfect! Can't wait to see more!