Monday, May 24, 2010

Old home

I am doing the happy dance. This is the hutch I bought earlier this year at a thrift shop. She was painted
yellow and had bamboo stems painted on her lower doors.

After blood, sweat, and tears this is her now....             well, at least after sweat and tears!

Please excuse the basket in the floor. That is Skipper,
our Shitzu's toy basket I forgot to move. It really doesn't matter he moves his toys all around the room anyway.

The first obstacle was getting her up to the second floor.I really expected her, Mr. Vintagesouthern, or both to go tumbling down the stairs.... hence the sweat part of this project.

Next came the sanding, Kiltz and two coats of paint. After it dried I lightly antiqued her to give her back her aged look.
I painted the inside of the hutch with Oops paint from Lowes. It is a robins egg blue and was just what I was looking for to do some accent pieces. It was a real steal for $1.00.

Finally, I concentrated on filling her up. All of the treasures were thrift shop and Goodwill finds except
the beachy serving tray and candle on top which were gifts from my sweet sister. The shell napkin rings
are ceramic and were made by my students as a fund raising project.

Glad you dropped by. Please come back as we slowly attempt to give our beach condo  a vintage cottage look... one paint can at a time.

I am linking this post to  DIY Day  at Soft Place to Land    and


Join them for lots of other projects and adventures.


  1. The little thumbnail of your hutch really caught my eye! Looks terrific. I love the blue inside!

  2. thanks for stopping by C.R.A.F.T. I love your new hutch :)

  3. So beautiful. Love this fabulous makeover!

  4. The hutch turned out terrific! Great colors and it looks perfect in your room.
    Thanks for dropping by today and leaving such a lovely comment.

  5. Came over from Kimba's DIY Day - I love the color you used to paint the back of the hutch. Great transformation!



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