Reader Submission: Heather's Fab New Hutch

I feel a little introduction is in order: Heather and I have been friends longer than anyone in my life (I don't feel right saying she is my "oldest" friend because at 35, the term "oldest" is no longer cute).  We have been friends since Mrs. Nidorf's class in the first grade.  That is almost 30 years of friendship!   And today we are still going strong and share a love of running, certain television shows, sneaking contraband peanut butter when we can (our kids are allergic) and home projects.  We're both constantly scouring Craigslist, Goodwill and the ReStore for fab finds.  I am so excited that she shared her amazing hutch transformation with me.  And now I get to share it with you!

Heather found this kind of tired and worn hutch on Craigslist for just $40.  It is solid wood and has the lines she liked and the storage she needed for her kitchen.  She removed the dated hardware and got to work.

Here is the hutch in its kinda shabby before state. 

Once the hardware was removed, Heather primed the piece with oil based primer.  Here it is looking much better already.

Once she primed, she did a few coats of white paint over top and topped it with a couple coats of clear polycrilic for durability.  Then she added some seriously gorgeous hardware: she went with black cup pulls for the drawers (L-O-V-E) and simply sprayed black the original door pulls, which I think looks so good (and gotta love that she saved a buck or two).  I think the final tally was about $45-$50.  Doesn't it look like a million bucks?  

Isn't that a swoon-worthy after? What about you guys? Do you have any furniture transformations you'd like to share? Send them along.  We'd love to feature them!

See you swoon,


  1. I couldn't have done it without all of your awesome painting advice! Thanks for making me giggle about Mrs. Nidorf's class and our peanut contraband :)

  2. Thank you for sharing it! I just love the way it turned out!

  3. Is that distressing I see? I love this, it is beautiful!

  4. Yes Jamie, I did distress it. I was inspired by your dining room table makeover :)