I think it turned out pretty great!

The original dining room plan did not include a china hutch, but after some thorough “Craigslisting” to find to new dining chairs (new to me), the ones I chose so happened to come with a table and a hutch (all for $60, by the way….TOTAL steal!).  So enter “hutch,” which I welcomed with open arms; for my tastes however, it couldn’t stay in it’s “original” condition.

 

I had always wanted a Robin’s Egg Blue painted piece of furniture, so I thought, “why not this one?” And I’d also been drawn to random “Shabby Chic” pieces, so I decided that I should insert that finish into the project equation.

 

 

Here’s What I Did:

 

 

Material List:

 

  • fine and coarse sanding paper
  • electric sander (not necessary, but very helpful)
  • primer (I used left over primer from painting my walls)
  • paint (I used interior latex paint)
  • paint brush, small paint roller
  • objects to “shabby chic-ify” your furniture (I used a paint scraper, hammer, and a bike chain)
  • screwdriver (to remove cabinet doors)

Before shot

The Process:

 

1.  Remove glass

 

2.  Moved this piece outside (very important)

 

3. Remove cabinet doors and drawers

 

4. Use sander (or elbow grease) to sand it all

Sanding and wipe down complete

5.  Wipe down with a damp cloth

 

6. Prime and let dry

Begin Priming

7. Paint and let dry (2X)

2nd coat….done

8.  I used the course sandpaper to create some of the “aged” affect (on the corners, handles and other areas)

 

9.  Then I “attacked” the cabinet with a bike chain, paint scraper, and a hammer , until I decided it looked appropriately shabby

 

See the “age”

Wear and tear on the drawer pulls

 

10.  Move back inside, attach cabinets, put back drawers and glass

 

11.  Relax and enjoy!

There she is!

There is more to come with this piece, but it is a surprise….so, that’s it for now!

  1. June 17, 2010

    I love the hutch and the amazing gold angel!

  2. June 18, 2010

    You inspire me! I like the way you refinished the chair too, the fabric is great!

  3. July 14, 2010

    I am so jealous of you!
    This looks fabulous Loi
    good work <3

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