Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dining Room Hutch Makeover

I FINALLY got my dining hutch finished! And I just can't stop staring at her :) With all her lovely curves and little details, she's come a long way since her orangey-brown original state!

I found her for $12 at my local thrift shop and she's been sitting in my garage, waiting for her makeover for a month. A few coats of paint....first primer, then white, then grey (well, sort of a grey/blue that I mixed up in my garage)....a little distressing and new Anthropologie mercury glass knobs, and there you have her. I was waiting for someone to arrive and help my husband carry her up the stairs, but I surprised myself and found that I've grown a lot stronger lately! It must be carrying my little (big) Finn around all the time! He started off big (10lbs 6oz!) and has been growing steadily ever since. The hutch actually felt quite light, if you can believe that! LOVE the mom muscles! ;)



















Dining chair slipcovers make a perfect hiding place for little boys!



This is the before picture....in my garage full of strollers and thrift shop furniture!



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81 comments:

  1. KONK! {now getting up off the floor} I LOVE IT! What is up with blue grey? I am in love with that color. From the color to those GORGEOUS knobs...oh my. You are so talented (and superwoman). :)

    LOVE IT!!!! LOVE IT!!! L O V E I T!

    Cheers~
    e

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  2. Absolutely fantastic!! what an amazing job..you should feel very proud of yourself !!! Good skills! x

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  3. wowie! this is fantastic. you have some mad skills. i'm super impressed.

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  4. It looks beautiful! I've got my eye on a dresser/mirror right now...maybe a dove grey? Very beautiful indeed!

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  5. Lovely! Love the curves, the knobs, all of if Great job!

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  6. you nailed it!!! great job trace!!!
    i would want to stare at it all day long too!!
    CALL ME.

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  7. It's GORGEOUS!! I can't believe you bought it for $12 and now look at it!! You are so clever - it looks amazing and I love the colour and those gorgeous knobs!! Enjoy your gorgeous 'new' dresser! I LOVE it!! ~ Tina x

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  8. sooo beautiful! perfect curves, perfect knobs, perfect color!! what a lovely find! xoxo

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  9. This came great ... and for $12 ~ super!
    I really have to get to the thrift shops more often!
    My son was 10 lbs too. My mom muscles are kinda lame now (it's been a long while) But, We do develop some incredible strength lifting those babies!

    Great job!
    ~Maria

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  10. This came great ... and for $12 ~ super!
    I really have to get to the thrift shops more often!
    My son was 10 lbs too. My mom muscles are kinda lame now (it's been a long while) But, We do develop some incredible strength lifting those babies!

    Great job!
    ~Maria

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  11. I was wondering where you've been, very busy I see. The hutch looks amazing, love the color. The price tag was also amazing! Love it!

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  12. First let me say what a cute wee man you have hiding under that slip cover! Such a cheeky smile.
    Your hutch looks incredible. If mine comes up half that good I'll be happy. Great job.
    Angex

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  13. This is so fabulous! Wonderful job, that was a big piece to paint!

    The way you have it decorated is really pretty and it looks great in your dining room.
    Love those mommy muscles!

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  14. That is sooo pretty! I am lovin' the color! And where did you find those knobs?!

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  15. are you kidding me with that...it is breathtaking!!! and gor 12 bucks????? holy inspiring! amazing. can't say it enough!

    yes, you so into the details. that is what it's all about:)

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  16. it's beautiful! I love the color, and $12, that was a deal!

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  17. Looks great. I love, love, love the knobs.

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  18. love the color!!! it looks fabulous!

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  19. wow! I love the color! Great job!

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  20. It looks beautiful and I love the color!!

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  21. Hi this my first time on your blog!
    I saw your link on the shabby chic cottage and thought I'd come for a visit!
    I love what you've done with this Hutch...I'm doing one up at the moment...I had a certain look in mind but now I'm not sure and am trying to get ideas.

    LL Nat:~)

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  22. Great transformation! Love the color and just the right amount of distressing! Love those killer mercury glass knobs. You did a beautiful job!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  23. You did a fantabulus job on that hutch!

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  24. Beautiful! The whole room looks really nice!

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  25. The color is divine and oh those knobs, I have knob envy! Thanks for linking up.

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  26. Oh my gosh! You did an amazing job. $12, really? Wow! I love what you did with it!

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  27. That is so pretty! I love everything about it - the color, the knobs... Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday party if you would like to join in!

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  28. The grey is brilliant - so different from all the obvious colors I paint stuff....

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  29. Oh, I love it! I have an old hutch I need to paint!

    XOXO

    Lulu Letty

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  30. Wow! That turned out amazing!

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  31. Oh that is fantastic. That blue-gray color is stupid cute! I've seen that a couple places lately, is it a Swedish trend ??

    You did an awesome job and I totally want it in my kitchen. (If I could fit it in there lol)

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  32. This turned out lovely. I really like the color you chose as well. Love those three bottles on the lower shelf! Too cute!

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  33. Wow...I'm picking myself up off the floor too! This turned out so beautiful....love it!!! Have a great VTT!

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  34. I couldn't believe it when I saw the 'before' image. The difference is amazing - it is beautiful and the colour amazing, well done!

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  35. When I saw the before picture, I slapped myself because I always walk past these ugly things. I'll start putting the brakes on from now on. Beautiful!

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  36. great job. love the color of the hutch and the slipcovers.

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  37. Lovely!! I have it in mind to paint the hutch currently residing in my entry that we inherited from my hubby's grandmother when we married. This might just entice me to get my act in gear!

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  38. Okay, so when are you bringing it over? lol! Well, it is exactly what I wanted so I just assumed you must have made it for me! A girl can dream. I love it!

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  39. It's now such a gorgeous piece..it's just beautiful and belongs where you have it. I love it..
    Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

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  40. This is crazy awesome. I love the color. You have decorated it perfectly too!

    p.s. I love the name of your blog.

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  41. Wow, that really turned out fantastic! I especially like the color and the subtle distressing. Looks great in your dining room.

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  42. The hutch looks terrific in your dining room. It keeps the airy, soft quality you have perfectly. Hope you will have time to come take our tour of the Architectural Digest Home Design show. -- Jane F.

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  43. Great job...especially on the distressing!

    As far as moving a monster like that...I've found where there's a will, there's ALWAYS a way.

    Come visit the cottage sometime and see our furniture transformations.

    ~Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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  44. Wow! Only $12!! Score... I love the color you mixed up... it's just lovely now. Thanks for sharing it at the Power of Paint Party!

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  45. So much better after the makeover.

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  46. It turned out beautiful! And $12?! Are you serious? Great job!

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  47. Wow. I loved the comment you got that simply read..

    KONK.

    I did the same thing here. Outstanding outcome! Paint sure rocks doesn't it?

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  48. I just had to say that I've had fun peeking around your blog. You've got great style and a beautiful home.

    The hutch is super nice, I love that blue color.

    My first was 10# 6oz too-gotta love those mom muscles. He's seven though, so I'm not lugging him around anymore!

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  49. That is an amazing transformation! I love the color you chose...and the knobs are great!

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  50. This.is.gorgeous.

    I love it!

    The color is fab.

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  51. I love this! you did a beautiful job! Did you spray or brush paint it? I can never decide what I like to do best... Thanks for sharing!

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  52. I love how this came out. I'm trying to work up the courage to paint my bedroom set. Any advice for a smooth finish?

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  53. Now that is one beautiful transformation! I love that color! You did a great job!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  54. Oh it came out just gorgeous! So clean and fresh looking, wonderful job! Happy VTT and thanks for sharing!

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  55. $12 Seriously? Amazing deal. It turned out beautiful too. I love the color you picked as well. I am your newest follower, you have a fabulous blog!

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  56. Fabulous job, it's beautiful.

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  57. Absolutely amazing! I have a bedroom set for my oldest about the same color that your piece was and I didnt know what to do with it. Now I think I may go crazy and paint it blue/gray!
    Thanks for the inspiration

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  58. I just LOVE that hutch!!! Great job!

    www.hautewhimsy.com

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  59. Beautiful transformation!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  60. Just wanted to let you know I featured your project this week at My Backyard Eden!

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-highlights_22.html

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  61. wow, it's incredible! the hardware is divine.

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  62. It turned out awesome. Love the color - unique.

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  63. A hutch for $12 is a steal and it turned out really beautiful. Love it!

    2nd time around:Vision wares

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  64. How lovely is that, and what a beautiful job you did on it! A real treasure! Thank you for sharing and Happy Friday!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  65. Your hutch is fantastic Tracey- wow!!

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  66. Awesome job! And I'm your newest follower!

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  67. Great find for $12, wow. And wonderful make over on it, love those mercury glass knobs!!
    Linda

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  68. You did a great job on that piece. I want to find a set at a great price and paint it.

    Cheri

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  69. I absolutely love your hutch! Great Job!!

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  70. Love it! And I'm loving gray right now. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  71. What a transformation. Such a great colour choice. Looks like it was likely a lot of work but it certainly paid off! Well done!
    Nicole

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  72. Great before & after! Love your color choice. Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday (the link for it is not working :(
    Paula Grace ~

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  73. Greta job! I love the color and the new hardware. What a difference!

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  74. That hutch looks fabulous! I love the colour and the mercury knobs are the perfect touch. So glad to have found your blog!

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  75. stunning transformation! And I love that you mix up your own paint colors!

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  76. Great Job! I love a good furniture makeover. I also did a china hutch in my house. http://www.peahenpad.com/2011/12/painted-china-cabinet.html

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