A Hutch Re-Do...Before and After...

I recently finished a fun hutch makeover for my daughter-in-law!  I started with her 70's-80's era hutch made of nice sturdy wood...but which definitely had a dated look, 
and a finish that had seen better days.




I chose three DecoArt Americana products~
starting with Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Carbon...


After painting, I sealed the interior, where it would get a lot of storage use, with Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish.  The exterior, I sealed with Americana Decor Creme Wax, and buffed with a soft rag.  
I love the soft, protective finish the wax provides as it bonds with the paint.

  
I didn't distress this piece, as she wanted a more modern look, and I left the original hardware untouched, as it has a wonderful patina.



The hutch turned out beautifully and soon will be decorated for fall!


I am a blogger for DecoArt, and they provided some product used in the project.  
All opinions are my own.

Until next time...have a wonderful fall weekend!

28 comments

  1. It turned out beautifully! I have a very similar piece. It belonged to my Nana. She had had it for many year, and I have had for a long time too. I have it out on my patio now, and it stores my outdoor dished, etc. I have been thinking about painting it, and now I know I will. Where is this paint sold?
    xo Kris

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    1. You can find the paint in stores at Home Depot and Michaels now! You can also buy it from them online.

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  2. I love this update! Great color choice and the original hardware looks so much better against the black. Great job Linda.

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  3. Your hutch turned out great, Linda.
    I bet your DIL is loving it!

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  4. That turned out great, Linda. I really love a black piece- I think it adds drama and a good pop of interest when you have a black piece of furniture. xo Diana

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  5. Looks great Linda. Love the hardware too. Very pretty.
    Kris

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  6. Wow! I have a friend who is using DecoArt and we are excited about redoing some pieces with it. This is a great piece and black is a great color to decorate with Fall decor. Have fun!

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  7. Great job, Linda! I am sure you are already having fall weather. We are having it all week long. Yay!!!

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  8. Looks wonderful!
    I bet your DIL is happy that you did that for her. :)

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  9. What a great transformation! Love the soft black, I wouldn't have known what to do with that hutch, but you always turn those ugly ducklings into swans! She must be thrilled! xo Karen

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  10. What an amazing makeover! DecoArt Paint speaks for itself!! Beautiful job, Linda!!

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  11. This looks great, Linda! I love how it looks in black. Such a nice refresh and update for this piece. The hardware suits, too. The lion head pulls really stand out nicely against the black. I have to remember to pick some of this paint up next time I am at Home Depot. I've been wanting to try it.

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  12. What an awesome transformation! You did a wonderful job!

    Sandi

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  13. This turned out super! I bet your DIL is thrilled. How much paint did it take to cover a piece this size? I am so loving this paint. Hugs, Dianne

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    1. I used a little more than two of the small tubs of carbon paint. I painted the interior and everything has two coats of paint.

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    2. Also, I used less than one small tub of clear wax.

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  14. Love how great it turned out! I have a hutch that looks just like that one that I'm dying to revamp :)

    How much carbon paint did you go through for the entire unit? Thanks!!!

    ~ Stefanie

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  15. It looks amazing! You did a really good job and now have a great piece of furniture. Can't wait to see it decorated for fall. Pam xx

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  16. I bet your daughter-in-law is thrilled with the transformation, Linda! Her newly painted black hutch is going to look so stylish filled with autumn accents. Well done!

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  17. What a perfect re-do Linda! That black just brings it together!

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  18. Love your re-do Linda!! You did a fabulous job on it. I always love seeing a piece of black furniture in a room, it adds so much sophistication.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  19. ooohhh...that's so beautiful! I haven't used that paint before but I'll keep it in mind for some furniture makeovers I plan to do once we move.

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  20. Linda a love the almost satin looking finish. I didn't know Deco had chalk paint yea!

    Carol

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  21. Linda the hutch turned out amazing! I have got to give those paints a try. The cream wax too!

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  22. LOVE. And your daughter-in-
    law sure did score in the mother-
    in-law department : )

    xo Suzanne

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  23. I was wondering what were the steps in preparing to paint.. ??

    Thanks..

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    1. Hi Kris,
      I just wiped it down to remove dust and dirt...no priming is necessary. If you have wood with a strong stain, they have some stain blocking treatments to prevent bleed-through. You can visit the decoart.com site for lots of hints for using the Chalky Finish paints!

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