China Hutch Makeover

Friday, June 1, 2012

It looks so pretty in the picture -- makes you wonder why on earth I am going to paint it huh.  Looks can be deceiving.  I'm not sure what is on it, but it's gross and sticky!  I cleaned this darn thing for hours before it was ready for paint.  I changed water three times because it looked like muddy water!  Plus, I wanted it a cream color to match what's already in our dining room.

Luckily it all come off with soap, water & lots of elbow grease.

I'm really, really not a fan of prepping a piece to paint.

One light coat down -- several to go!

Trust me, this barely visible color progession is way more than three coats! 

I painted the handles cream because I wanted to them to disappear.  The hardware that was on the doors is going to be replaced.  One was broken and I really want to put small round crystal knobs in their place.

I left the inside raw, polished wood.  I like the contrast of the wood and cream.

I am really liking how it turned out.  I love how the drawer fronts are curved and the insides have felt lining with silverware dividers. I know I should have taken pictures but I didn't think about it until just now.  LOL

My dining room feels so organized & neat.  Totally worth the entire day of work this thing took.  If you like it then I'd love for you to share it on Pinterest! 

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  1. This turned out great! I also love the contrast of the wood and white. I'm betting the goo on it was cooking grease. Our kitchen cabinets gets it too. Ugh!

  2. The cream and natural wood is a great combination. It's so homey :)

  3. It turned out great. I love it. Such a great piece, love the details of the drawers. Hugs, Marty

  4. That is a beautiful makeover Clydia. Very much worth a days work. Fran

  5. I LOVE that you left the inside raw. I would have painted it but this is SO much better!!!

  6. That is a big piece of furniture and it turned out beautiful. I too like the contrast of the wood with the cream.


  7. Love how this turned out! I'm hoping to find a similar piece for my dining area... wish me luck!

  8. I LOVE it!! Yay!! I'm curious to know how you painted it...I'm assuming with a brush? Man! Alot of work! But it's so lovely!!

  9. What a lovely Hutch! You really wowed it making it cream colored!! I am your newest follower. I hope you can come and visit me sometime too:) I would also love for you to come and link this up to my weekend Linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend. I hope to see you there! :)

    1. Thanks again for linking up! I wish I had room for such a beautiful Hutch!

  10. That really looks great. I love how you leaved the inside the original color.

  11. so pretty! i love that you kept the inside wood so that the white dishes could pop.

  12. Beautiful, just beautiful:) I love how this cream color just brightens up the whole hutch. Thank you for your visit and I am now following you via linky. I would love to invite you to share any of your posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  13. Beautiful, Clydia! I'm impressed that it only took you one entire day! When I do projects this big somehow it ends up taking DAYS! I don't know why but I always think I can get it done in less time than it actually takes. :)

  14. Wow! Love this, please share it! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at

  15. I bet it has been a hard work dut now your dresser looks stunning!!
    I follow your blog for some time and I always admire the re-does you make
    hugs from italy.

  16. I found your blog today through browsing on your work, and following you now!

  17. That turned out SO great! We want one!!! :) Thanks for sharing on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you this friday! -The Sisters

  18. Just stumbled upon your blog by complete accident. I heart it!!! You have some great furniture projects. I host a party called Furniture Friday every Friday. The party starts at 6pm PST tonight. I'd love for you to come link up.

  19. I love how this turned out! Great job, definitely worth the time spent!
    Visiting you from Pin the Tail party. And now following you!


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