4.02.2011

Project: Hutch Renovation


A few months ago my sister contacted about redoing her hutch in her kitchen. I told her it was a great idea; the trick was getting her husband to agree. The hutch was passed down from his family and he wasn't too sure about updating it. I told her to tell him that it was past its prime and they would be doing it a favor with a little face lift. ;) My sister and I live 4 hours apart, so all our conversations/design consults are through phone, texts, and emails. After a short conversation, some inspiration images, and her hubby's agreement they got started and finished it in a few short days. 



{taken apart and ready to sand, prime and paint} 

The After




For the color I suggested White Dove by Benjamin Moore, because it is a soft white, with a contrasting color for the back. She picked Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware. I also suggested she remove the upper doors and detailing to open it up for more display space and pick out new hardware. She also lined the drawers with a fun paper. A job well done! After finishing the hutch {which her husband loved}, they got inspired to redo their laundry room. The before and afters are coming soon.

21 comments:

Merle said...

I like!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

What a fantastic job your did here.

White makes it rightI


Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

ejlynn said...

I love...love...love!!

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Men always say no to painting furniture, then LOVE it!

Trish Goodfield said...

So fresh and now you can appreciate the contrast with the wooden floors.

alamodeMaven said...

Just gorgeous! xoxo, Shelli
http://alamodemaven.com

Ali said...

What a great job! Turned out absolutely beautiful, love it!

Tatum @ Many Moments Of Me said...

Wow what a wonderful before and after! It looks amazing, the white works.

My Little World said...

I want one!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! What a beautiful transformation! I love the colors they chose! Thanks for sharing.

Party Resources said...

Fabulous! It looks fantastic!

lizziefitz said...

So glad her husband came around to the idea. Funny how people get "stuck in a rut" ? The reveal is gorgeous!!!

annie said...

I love seeing before and afters...it turned out beautifully!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

How pretty is this?!!! Nice Job. I hope to be taking on some big DIYs like this too!

tracychambersvintage said...

This is fabulous. I think I will have someone update my old china cabinet that came with my house. Painting it white makes it sparkle. Good job.

1 Funky Woman said...

I bet she was squealing the whole time they were painting it. I am for her it's fabulous! I hope her husband loves it too?

Megan

Anonymous said...

Love the post!
L.d

The Remnant Room said...

WOW! What an incredible make over! Looks terrific! Love the hint of color on the back!
Paula

La Maison Fou said...

That really looks great! What is it about men and painting wood?
The not great wood looks so much bettah painted! Glad he was a sport about the endeavor!
L.

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Wow! It looks so great.

Cameron said...

Looks absolutely amazing. I want to try the same thing on my hutch. However, i tried a sample project on a sofa side table and i found it hard to get a smooth finish without brush strokes, especially in some of the difficult areas.

Do you have any tips for me?

Cheers, Cameron, Vancouver, BC