Sunday, January 30, 2011

Paint...It does a hutch good.

So I have been wanting to paint a piece of furniture for a while.  I even almost had you guys vote on which piece would be first.  Lame, I know but I enjoy this blogging thing and most of my home projects revolve around how I'm going to blog about them.  Lame again.  Oh well...That's me.  Take me or leave me.

Remember this piece of furniture...

 The big one in the back.
This one.

You've got it.  The hutch won the Russian roulette of my paint brush.  I was home all of like 12 hours when B and I headed out to our local home improvement store and stocked up on supplies and got started.

Electric sander 
(Sure hand sanding has its own rewards -although I can't name any- we prefer a turbo powered option)
Cheapo plastic drop cloth
Paint brush
Paint tape
Screw driver
(once again we like the powered kind)

Now we already had some of these things so it ended up being a cheap project.
1.  Remove doors  
 Guess you don't have to, but I'm not a good painter so to save the hardware, this was a must.

2.  Sand 'til you can't sand anymore.
 B hard at work sanding.  Yes he is wearing a toboggan.  It was cold that day and we're cheap.
Post sanding.  Looks like we killed her doesn't it.

3.  Wipe it down.  There is a lot of dust involved in sanding.
Yes we are doing this inside.  Maybe not a good idea.  So I don't advocate it, but I like to do all my projects inside. 

4.  Paint away.  Sorry no photos of the first two paint sucking coats.  Who would have thought white paint would take three coats, but I'm told oak wood does that.  Learn something new every day.  B finished the tedious work while I was gone.  And I came home to #5.

5.  Enjoy the finished project!
Not the best picture but I'm in love.
I'm trying to use it functionally to store all my dishes and not just to display them.  But I want them to at least look prettier than your average stacked dishes.  This is my attempt at one of the cabinets.
Yea...not that pretty but I'll work on it.  

Thanks for indulging me and letting me share my new fav project!  
Other projects potentially in the works...
my closet
upholstered headboard
craft room/nephew hangout
hutch #2
kitchen cabinet update
painting the appliances (yes that is possible)
outdoor overhaul

See you again soon!


  1. It looks SO good! so glad it's finished and in your new place!

  2. i love it! looks so good with your green dishes!

  3. Love it love it love it. Maybe Logan and I should just look at thrift stores/yard sales/Goodwill and then give whatever we find a good paint job! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  4. oooooooh pretty!!!! I'm so impressed!

  5. That is beautiful! Oh, hi-- this is Jami (Jones) Dragan from highschool. I love that you're a crafter, too! My crafts are taking a backseat to pregnancy, but I can't wait to get back in the swing of things! I'll try to stay updated with all of your fun projects! Might motivate me to do more of them!

  6. This looks sooo good! I am very impressed!


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