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Kitchen Hutch Makeover



This project was a lot of fun! It needed a lot of TLC/fixing. The top of the hutch was cracked. The shelf inside the top was broken, the counter top on one end wasn't attached because a part of the bottom of the furniture had a small area that was rotten caused by water damage. Part of the left side of the front "leg" and right side top door's bottom corner was broken off.
I "recreated" them by using bondo and paint stir sticks for framing.
After cleaning, removing all the hardware and fixing all those problems I used 3 coats of white chalk paint.
Then I distressed it and put on one coat of acrylic sealer. After that I put on and wiped off a light brown color glaze to "dirty" the sparkly white a little bit to make the piece look older. Then I sealed it again with 2 more coats of acrylic sealer. I made 3 covers out of 1/8" underlayment plywood for the top glass doors using the same technique. I used a stencil design on the covers and drawers as well to give the piece a little more character.
I painted the inside and outside of the drawers since they both had some water damage. After all that I had to make a new shelf out of 3/4" plywood for the top that was originally glass and it broke during transportation. I also salvaged the old hardware. I soaked them in vinegar for 24 hours then scrubbed them, sand them and I spray them with several coats of oil bronze color spray paint.
After all that I was done! Yeeaah! I saved this "little" guy and now it's a happy member of my family! :)

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  • Wow, what a makeover! We are really impressed - you've restored a great piece of furniture and saved a lot of money over buying a new hutch. You really did an awesome job. Do you spend more time in the kitchen now, admiring your work? :)
    By RYOBI Nation, on May 14, 2019

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Kitchen Hutch Makeover

by owlays_distressed
May 05, 2019
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This project was a lot of fun! It needed a lot of TLC/fixing. The top of the hutch was cracked. The shelf inside the top was broken, the counter top on one end wasn't attached because a part of the bottom of the furniture had a small area that was rotten caused by water damage. Part of the left side of the front "leg" and right side top door's bottom corner was broken off. I "recreated" them by using bondo and paint stir sticks for framing. After cleaning, removing all the hardware and fixing all those problems I used 3 coats of white chalk paint. Then I distressed it and put on one coat of acrylic sealer. After that I put on and wiped off a light brown color glaze to "dirty" the sparkly white a little bit to make the piece look older. Then I sealed it again with 2 more coats of acrylic sealer. I made 3 covers out of 1/8" underlayment plywood for the top glass doors using the same technique. I used a stencil design on the covers and drawers as well to give the piece a little more character. I painted the inside and outside of the drawers since they both had some water damage. After all that I had to make a new shelf out of 3/4" plywood for the top that was originally glass and it broke during transportation. I also salvaged the old hardware. I soaked them in vinegar for 24 hours then scrubbed them, sand them and I spray them with several coats of oil bronze color spray paint. After all that I was done! Yeeaah! I saved this "little" guy and now it's a happy member of my family! :)