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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Presenting the FABULOUS New Hutch!!

I am so excited because we have finished our hutch!!!! We found this cool piece on CL a few months ago for a great price and had to have it!! 

We decided to go with "cornbread" yellow to bring some color into the room. Check out the close-up pics and you can see that we decided to antique it also! I have never actually done antiquing before, so I was SUPER nervous to tear up a nicely painted piece, but it was well worth it and super fun!! 

Here is what the hutch looked like when we brought it home!

Here is the finished hutch!!
This is a close up of the antique look

Here are the tools we used to make this old hutch become SHABBY CHIC!!

1.) Power Sander
2.) 100 grit sand paper
3.) Valspar Glaze--you can get any brand at the local hardware store!! 
4.) Kilz primer
5.) Cornbread yellow paint
6.) Stain to mix with the glaze--4 to 1 ratio
7.) Semi-gloss as the final coat after we put the glaze on!! 

The by far most fun part of this project was getting to work with the glaze!! You get to wipe it all over, leave it on for a few minutes (depending on how dark you want it ) and then wipe it off with an old undershirt!! You can even do more than one coat to get the desired effect!! 

It was a pretty easy project AND it is 10,000 times more fun to walk into you house and see something you created rather than a new piece from the store!! 

On to the next piece!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!

The Girl Creative


  1. Beautifully done! I love the new color and the antiquing.

    Visiting from Debbiedoo's party and am now following. I hope you'll come visit me too!

    Have a great day.

  2. Visiting from Debbies......love the hutch. YOu did a great job painting and staining it.
    Marianne :)

  3. Love the color, and especially the name cornbread yellow!! You and your husband did an awesome job. Question for you, after you sanded it down did you clean with anything special. I am getting ready to paint some furniture and want to make sure I am doing it the right way.
    Thanks for sharing.....I linked up for the first time with DebbieDoo's Newbie Party, so glad these type of parties are out there.


  4. Wow! I thought that if I ever got a hutch I would paint it red, but seeing this has me thinking maybe yellow:) Great redo!!!

  5. Love this...I really love the color. All the pretty detail really pops. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  6. Great job, i love the color, so fun!!

  7. Love the color! I just redid a hutch in red! I am your newest follower! Come check out my blog!

  8. I'm in awe, Libby! It looks so good. You did a great job, and now you get to have fun filling it up!

  9. hiya , wonderful job on the hutch , a gorgeous new lease of life for it tfs

  10. Your hutch turned out great! Suddenly I want to paint all my furniture. Great color choice.Have a beautiful day!


  11. What a BEAUTIFUL hutch and I LOVE the color you chose!


  12. Very talented! Love the colors you chose...thanks for linking it to Simply Creations Friday.

  13. This is beautiful, I love your color choice!

  14. Love this! I can't wait to find the right piece to try this technique on! Thanks for the tutorial!