A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hutch Makeover # 2!

Okay I'm pretty sure my husband is not going to let me purchase any more hutches, as this hutch is hutch #3 and hutch #4 is out in the workshop. As much as I love me some hutches, I think we have officially stopped buying them.
Actually my good friend Lisa suggested that I change my blog name to Homesteader's Hutches! Ha! Ha! Ha! Love it!

Any way, the hutch out in the workshop right now is going in my daughter's room so I'm going to give her some pointers on making it over so she can step back and feel good about the work she's done when it's over.

So let's get to it.

This hutch cost $10.00. Cheap yes! And cheaply made. (Particle Board Nightmare) But I was determined to make it work.
It WAS going to be a place to store my home-school supplies and such but it actually turned into another craft/sewing hutch. Long story! But anyway for those of you who saw my last hutch makeover you know that I have a love for red and white and since my last one was white with red accents I thought I would do this one the opposite way and have it red with white accents since they are both going to be in the same room.

I know I know. Blah! Blah! Blah! Show me the hutch, right?
So without further ado, the hutch makeover.

and the AFTER!
Already stocked full of stuff. I wanted practical but decorative too.

This piece was a bit more of a pain then my other hutch that was solid wood. Particle board is no fun to work with. TRUST ME! I gave up on it being perfect and actually decided on a distressed approach because it was just not happening. Paint peeling, wrong color paint, repainting, needless to say I was over it and was glad when my wonderful husband came in and saved the day. (As always!) In the end, I don't think it looks half bad for a $10.00 hutch. (That actually turned into a $40.00 hutch by the time we bought paint, more paint, different color paint and satin clear coat! LOL!

Have a great day my friends.

I'm linking up with....

It's a very Cherry World! Rednesday!



  1. Alright now.....that is just plain happy and cute!!!! Another GREAT job!!!!!!

    Maybe you can start a refurbished hutch business.

  2. A very joyful look indeed! I like it.

  3. What a great job - love the colour.

  4. How completely awesome is that!!! Wow! I wish I could have you over here to help me with some things that need updating or refinished....it looks great! We have a small house so hutches are not allowed....well, except for the built in one in our dining room...blessings on your day!

  5. Look how great that came out! I've learned if you can't make it perfect, then accent the imperfections. Your distressed paint did the trick! Good job.

  6. Great job my friend!! It turned out cute and I bet it looks good with the other one! Hee,hee - I do like my new blog name for you! :)

    Big here-a-hutch-there-a-hutch-everywhere-a-hutch-to-touch size hugs to you!! Have a SUPER day my sweet friend!! :) Oh - my Summer break post is up - sorry. But I'll still be here and on FB! Love ya!

  7. Love the hutch!! I love the smile and laugh you added!! Great job!!

    Love and Blessings to you my friend

  8. Girlfriend, you are too cool for school! 8-} Seriously, I had a moment of doubt - please forgive me! I'm was born without a creative gland. *sg* - when I read red w/white, but you pulled it off! Good on ya!

    In case you missed it, The Duchess posted another natural/organic coupon link... for Coleman's products.

    Love ya loads, sweet thang!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  9. Love it! :) But you already know that...now for that table and MY comfy chair, hee hee hee

  10. you are so good at that! I want to find a cheap hutch so I can be creative too!

  11. Love it. I agree you should sell them.
    Have a great week,

  12. This post made me laugh. Homesteaders hutches. BAA HAA. Too funny.
    I love what you did. Great job on the redo. Great color choice.


    You are soooo talented my friend! Love Love Love the Red!

  14. You did an awesome job! I'm so impressed that you chose the colors red and white. Bold. Very bold. I always seem to gravitate to the neutral. Boring neutral. I guess that's one of the reasons you're my hero. :) LOL!

  15. I certainly love the after photos! Also great idea on rolling up the clothing. :)
    The Tattered Tassel

  16. That's the best makeover I've seen in a long time. I love it! Great job. Glad you showed the before and after. What a difference.Happy reds!

  17. That is one happy hutch!! Even for $40.

  18. Ha! you have me beat...wellllll kindof. I have 3 hutches and one built-in. I have not painted any....tempted....but haven't done it. One is supposed to go with my son (the youngest one) if he ever gets out on his own. He finished college , but is doing military training right now. Your hutch makes me smile.

  19. Oh, it looks fantastic!!! Absolutely perfect!
    Love it in red...so eye-catching!
    I hope you'll visit my new blog called Whimsical Musings...
    But, I also have a new inspirational blog called
    I Owe it All to Him
    I would love to have you stop by!

  20. I would love to have just one hutch, and you've got 4?!! Lucky girl, and I love the red makeover on this one. I especially love that section with all the fabric. That looks fantastic!
    Happy REDnesday and Happy 4th!

  21. Kim, that looks great! Both hutches compliment each other nicely. Amazing what a coat of paint can do to dark furniture, huh!


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