I picked up this old maple color hutch on craigslist for just $70. It was kinda beat up and in need of some TLC and updating.
Time: 10 Hours Cost: $70 Difficulty: Medium
I planned on painting the piece black to go with my dining room chairs. In the end, I went with a satin black paint. I usually work with lighter colors and chalk paint on furniture makeovers so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I got a quart of “Black” and thought I was ready to go. I removed all of the hardware and got to prepping.
Always sort the pieces by size and label them when you take them off so you know where they go when you put them back on. Unfortunately, I remembered this too late. I’m usually really good about keeping hardware all together when doing a project but didn’t think about sorting by size or location as I was going. This made it harder to put the pieces back on. Oops.
The nice part about using chalk paint is that you are supposed to be able to paint without sanding or priming. I usually sand a little but not much (call me old school). This piece was particularly scratched up and shiny so I sanded more than usual after wiping the whole piece down with a damp cloth to get all of the dust off.
I decided as I was painting the top that I wanted to leave the inside brown. It will just make the pieces displayed inside pop better.
Here it is all painted. At this point, I couldn’t decide what to paint the hardware so I put everything together to see what it would look like.
Materials I used for this project:
- Satin interior paint (Home improvement store)
- Oil Rubbed Bronze