Remember when I gave you a sneak peek of the crafty hutch I was painting? I am so excited to show you the finished product today! But before I get to the reveal, let me give you a little background. Mark and I found this hutch on Craigslist for $50 (it came with a matching bedside table). It had a very eventful life, I’m sure. It had been in that family for two generations, first as the mother’s childhood furniture and then as her daughter’s.
It was missing hardware, had dings and dents, stickers, and one of the top drawers had a chunk of wood missing.
Mark and I found a video online that taught us how to repair the missing piece of wood, and it was actually a fun project. It looks so good now, I’d forgotten that it had a piece missing.
After cleaning, sanding, and priming, we taped the areas we wanted to keep white.
This is our setup in my Mom’s garage. The diapers, bedpans, and gloves in the back corner are for her work as a hospice nurse. Just in case you were wondering
Next, we applied our base coat of blue paint. The color is Sea Air 5006-9A by Valspar, but we had the color matched so we could use Olympic paint. When we bought the paint, Olympic was the only no-VOC paint available at Lowe’s, but now Valspar has no-VOC paint as well. Getting no-VOC paint was really important to us. When I’m painting something for hours and days at a time, it is so nice to not be breathing in strong paint fumes.
After our main colors were on the hutch, I went to town decorating with fun colors and shapes. I love to use simple shapes and patterns, like checks, diamonds, stripes, and dots.
Are you ready to see the finished piece? My inspiration was a happy ice cream parlor. I wanted the light, bright colors, and for it to exude happiness and creativity. I succeeded!
And here it is with knobs and some crafty supplies on it. I put these things on the hutch to get them off the floor, but I’ll change it soon to make it look a little more stylish and allow me to put more supplies on it.
Sending you love and bright, happy colors!