Monday, February 25, 2019

ReStore Hutch Makeover

A makeover of a hutch from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!  The hutch is painted in a chippy white with red accents!
A makeover of the hutch I found at the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!


Remember my ReStore hutch?

I finally completed it!

Well…that’s not entirely true.  It’s like 99% complete.  I want to add wallpaper to the inside & spray paint the hardware, but after months of working on it, I’m so over it!

A makeover of a hutch from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!  The hutch is painted in a chippy white with red accents!A makeover of a hutch from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!  The hutch is painted in a chippy white with red accents!

The hutch was originally going to be displayed in our house, but we really just don’t have the room for it anywhere.  I’m in the middle of seriously simplifying my decor & these type of cabinets are just too bulky for our current space, so the hutch ended up in the basement for now.

I figured I would snap a few pics to show you what I did to it, though!  I ended up painting it several white colors.  It needed several coats of paint to cover up the red color it was originally stained.

I started off by painting it North Star by Sherwin Williams.  I made the color into a homemade chalk paint, hoping it would cover everything.  Of course, it didn’t because the red stain was super difficult to cover!

Next, I painted it with White Grab-N-Go paint from Walmart.  This paint was more like a primer consistency, but it gave the hutch one more coat of paint.

Finally, I used Baltic Gray by Dutch Boy.  I used Dutch Boy paint on my kitchen cabinets late last year & was super excited to try out some new colors.  This paint was super thick & I loved it!  It gave the hutch the final push it needed to finally cover up the red stain!

A makeover of a hutch from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!  The hutch is painted in a chippy white with red accents!A makeover of a hutch from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!  The hutch is painted in a chippy white with red accents!

After the multiple layers of paint, I gave it a distressed look by sanding the edges.  I knew I was going to keep the red wood around the glass doors, so I wanted to try to pull it all in together by showing a lot of the original red throughout the hutch.

The reason this project took so long was the hinges.  I figured we would buy new hinges, so I painted over the old ones.  It turns out the hinges were a super unique size & shape!  We couldn’t find them anywhere!  We ended up having to clean up the old hinges & put those back on.

I’m super glad this project is over with!  I get really antsy when projects take a super long time to complete!  I think I’ll stick with smaller projects for a while!

A makeover of a hutch from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!  The hutch is painted in a chippy white with red accents!

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