Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two-Toned Hutch Makeover

I finished this hutch the night before our sale, this past weekend.  I waited until the last minute because I was anticipating the arrival of my order of Pure White Chalk Paint in the mail.  I was excited to try the new Chalk Paint color and I thought it would be the perfect color for transforming this farmhouse hutch.  

When I got the hutch it was outdated with an orange finish and gold hardware. Nancy suggested that I take the doors off and I think it was a wonderful idea.  The doors made the piece look heavy and contributed to the outdated look of the hutch.  

I mixed Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint with gray latex paint to create the subtle, beautiful shade of blue.  The gray paint had green undertones, so the color came out a pretty mix between pale blue and green.  I love the look of the new Pure White paint against the soft, greenish-blue background.

This hutch was a beast to paint because of all the shelves and angles.  I really thought it would never end! 

I replaced the drawer hardware with some simple, metal flower knobs that I took from a dresser I am working on.  I painted the metal knobs with a mixture of 50-50 water and Pure White Chalk Paint.  I kept the existing door pulls on the bottom cabinet doors and gave them a coat of whitewash too.  One of the pulls was broken, so I patched the hole and left it off the middle, faux door.  I originally wanted to replace the hardware, but hardware is just too expensive, so I decided to work with what I already had. 

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Cassie Bustamante said...

amanda that looks gorgeous! love the color and finish on the back! the new hardware is awesome, too!

Emily said...

This is my favorite piece you have ever done! If I had a dining room I would buy it!! I love it!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the color you mixed--looks lovely!

Kirsten Harr said...

Wow...This looks amazing!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This looks sooo great!


Mariaelena said...

good morning...the hutch looks lovely...great color choice with the blue...enjoy it...xo, Mariaelena...come over for a visit...

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Amanda - This is OUTSTANDING.
I love the two-tone, and the hardware looks great. I like that one cupboard doesn't have a handle. You are a very talented lady.
Cheers Kylie x

Passionate for White said...

The hutch looks awesome. Did you sand it first and how many coats of paint did you use?

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This is a beautiful makeover!

Sue Frazier said...

this is beautiful. thank you for sharing!!

Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

Wow! This looks so good! I am going to make a trip to get some ASCP for my first paint adventure on an old hutch my grandparents gave me forever ago! This is a great inspiration piece :) Saw on Perfectly Imperfects linkup

Rose Garden Malevik said...

what a makeover.......Lovley job :)
and do not miss.....




It is fun :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Deborah March said...

Mmmm, you did a FABULOUS job with this piece...I LIKE how you softened the duck egg blue!!

Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you'll drop by and say hi!)

Courtney said...

Beautiful work Amanda!! It's nice to see the pure white in action, love it! Nice job on the color mix you did too, it sets off the white perfectly!
Hardware is spot on also! A great piece that anyone would love in their home, regardless of their style. Well done!!

Charlotte Wilson said...

The hutch is gorgeous...love what you did!

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