Whether it’s a thrift store find, or an oldie sitting around your house, just about any piece of furniture can transform with paint! See the before and after of our painted hutch makeover.
This painted hutch makeover is less of a tutorial, and more of a before/after inspiration for you. It was a spur of the moment project and I got just a wee bit anxious to see it transform.
This big ol’ girl had been sitting in our basement storage for 2+ years. I bought it thrifting long ago and knew some day she could be beautiful, but the poor thing got buried under other to-do’s.
Finally, my hubs threatened to send it back to the thrift store from whence she came, and I said “no, no, no . . . let me have at her!”
Off to the nearest home improvement store I went (which happened to be a local ACE hardware store), and I grabbed a new kind of paint I had yet to try.
Another stunning transformation with the help of paint!
The paint I used is from Amy Howard at Home and it is called “One Step paint”. Have you ever used it? It said no standing or stripping needed, so I didn’t do a thing before I slapped the paint on, other than ask the hubs to put some beadboard onto the backing.
*This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing my results from trying a new paint. 🙂
This paint dries to a chalky finish, and this water based paint did a wonderful job with coverage in 2-3 coats.
I used the color “Linen”, which is a nice warm white or you might call it a very light brown. I finished it up by trying out some watered down Amy Howard milk paint and white washed the whole thing, followed by rubbing the white paint off with a rag. I even white washed the brassy hardware to make it a more subtle contrast.
I wanted a very light scuff on this piece, so I sanded the corners and edges lightly.
Typically, you finish painted pieces with a sealer, but I am really enjoying the very matted look for now. I did however buy this Amy Howard sealer to give it a try on some chippy paint antique pieces I have.
It did a beautiful job on this chippy bench I found at an antique store. It made it feel smoother to the touch, kept a nice matte look, and made it less of a sliver hazard.
My styling for the hutch was kept very simple with white thrifted vases and bowls.
I have 4 kids so I never spend much on breakable decor. In fact, each vase below was .50 cents or less, and 2 of them I actually spray painted white. They have served me well for years.
I’ll be showing you more of my living room refreshed for the Spring season very soon, but this painted hutch is a nice new addition and much needed toy storage.
What is your favorite paint to use to transform furniture? I’d love to know!