Monday, September 16, 2013

Warm Vanilla Hutch

A FB friend found this sweet little hutch and told me about it.  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!  Usually I shy away from hutches even though I love them because they are just so BiG!  Not everyone has room for one which makes selling a little harder.  This one, on the other hand, is just perfect!  Love the details and the pulls!

So, ThAnK YoU Justis for giving me the heads up on this one!! :)



I knew as soon as I picked it up that this one was going to give me major issues with bleed through!  Look how red the finish was! 
 So, I started right away by giving it a coat of Shellac. I use this one and love it.  This stuff has seriously kept me from pulling all of my hair out on many occasions!  Better than Kilz for blocking staining.  And it can be used in between coats of anything too.  So, I sprayed, painted,  looked for problem spots, waited for the paint to dry, and spot treated those areas again with the Zinsser.  Perfect. 

 I used a warm vanilla color on this one that I mixed myself.  It's very soft and a little darker than in the pics.  I just wanted to touch it the whole time I was painting it.  :) 

I'm always looking for pulls like this on furniture and never seem to find them.  I was jumping up and down (on the inside of course) when I saw these!  I just gave them a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze.

I found this fabric at Hancock Fabrics and knew it was going on the inside of this one!  I can't say no to frenchy typography!

 I love the detail molding on the doors and just lightly distressed them so they wouldn't get lost. 

This hutch was featured by: 
Maria Elena @ Our Home Away From Home
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Stacey @ Embracing Change
Karen @ Redoux

Thank you!!

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  1. Oh my word, I love it, this is such a gorgeous hutch. I love the color and the pretty fabric inside. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. Beautiful, Lisa! I love the color! It looks like a great white and I am on the look out for a great one to use in our guest room. I just posted about moving our bed into the guest room and now I need to paint the head board {and an armoire}. I know you mixed this yourself, but any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  3. You have done a remarkable job painting that wonderful piece! LOVE IT!!

    That cabinet is very similar to mine - perfect size, with the laurel wreath pulls.

    I posted about it here

    and have been considering painting it but am just too overwhelmed.

    Wish you lived closer!

  4. This. Is. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the color, the amount of distressing, the fabric...EVERYTHING! You did GOOD!! :)


  5. Wow! This is a beautiful cabinet. Your refinish made it even more amazing!...Christine

  6. Absolutely lovely transformation. Can you recommend a sealer for painted furniture? Thank you

  7. I'm drooling over here...thanks. I've been dying for a hutch like this for my own kitchen! This one is PERFECT for me! You did a great job bringing out its beauty!

  8. She's a beauty! I agree Zinsser Shellac is the best for stopping the bleed. I love the fabric you choose for the back too - stunning! You shouldn't have trouble selling this piece.

  9. Your hutch turned out great love the color and hardware.

  10. Beautiful transformation and I love the French fabric inside. Great color choice.

  11. In the first picture the middle door is missing. Was it somewhere else? Or did you have to get one to finish it?
    The cream vanilla is a beautiful color and the pulls are perfect!

  12. What an amazing transformation... and a whole lot of work. But it certainly paid off. You hutch is just gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the tip about Zinsser!I hope you will stop by and share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky party. Link goes live every Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Your hutch will be the belle of the ball... er... linky party!

  13. I love what you've done with this beautiful piece. Just lovely! Would love to have you share this also. Following on Bloglovin. Linda

  14. This is absolutely beautiful! Very nice work!

  15. It came out lovely. The handles look so much better sprayed in the bronze.

  16. WOW! What a makeover. Your hutch is gorgeous and I love the fabric you put behind the shelves.

  17. I WANT that hutch! I love everything about it...the fabric, the distressed paint job, the drawer pulls!! It's beautiful!

  18. *blushing* Wow, I get mentioned in a blog... so glad I hooked you up with it even if it was my loss. I couldn't have done a better job.

  19. Gorgeous redo! I love the color, the way you reused the hardware and the fabric on the inside (I hooked on this type of fabric too) Thanks for the shellac hint. I've turned down reddish furniture before because a table I did once drove one insane! I'd sanded it, which made it bleed worse, used Kilz and I still had pink spots. I even tried decoupaging a piece of paper that was the exact size of the table's top onto it and that didn't work either, so had to scrape all that off and start over! I can't tell you how many coats of primer and paint it took to finally make it presentable. I was so relieved to sell it so I didn't have to look at it any more LOL! Next time I have a piece like this, I'll be using shellac! Hugs, Leena

  20. So pretty! And the typography fabric is the cherry on top!

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love a good hutch makeover, and your is so dramatic! The details just put it over the top. You can add that it was (will be) featured at Redoux tomorrow! Starts at 2:00 PST. Thanks for sharing!

  22. wow, that finish is just amazing, love this and the inside in that great fabric! really really pretty!

  23. This is a great piece and you did a fantastic job redoing it. I love the fabric you chose and the way you distressed it. Perfect. Arrived here via Redoux. Have a great weekend!

  24. This piece is absolutely gorgeous! I have that same fabric and an old curved front china cabinet from my grandmother. Can you share how you applied the fabric to the back of your hutch? It looks so finished inside.


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