When we moved into our current home, I wanted teal accents everywhere. This hutch was also painted teal. I knew I would get tired of the look sooner than later, but it’s just paint, right? Since I’ve owned it, it has been blue, grey, blue(teal) again and now it is white! Let me tell you about makeover number four!
The color you see in the photo is not true to what it really looked like. No matter what I did, I could never capture the true color in a photo. The hardware has also been replaced more than once. It’s such an easy way to give a new look to something old.
The Most Recent Hutch Makeover
For the last few months, I am all for light and brightness in our home. The house has so much dark wood that sucks up light, and I’m slowly but surely getting rid of all that. The teal hutch was unique and beautiful but too dark. I crave white! Reflecting light.
To break the very painted look, I decided that the top of the bottom piece (does that make sense?) needed to be natural wood. Yes, I stripped three colors of paint away to get back to the golden oak!
I used a paint-stripper and a putty knife, just like I did when I did a chair makeover in this post. After the top was stripped clean, I sealed it with white wax to tone down the yellow slightly.
I gave the remaining paint a quick sanding to give the new paint something to grip onto. Fusion Mineral Paint was my go-to for this project. It was my first time using this product, and I was excited to see if it was as great as everyone had said. And was it? Oh yes! It glides on, doesn’t have a strong smell, and has excellent coverage.
The shop I bought it from suggested I start with a light grey to cover the teal well before painting it white. My first choice of white was “Raw Silk” just because it is such a popular color. I did not like it one bit. For me personally, it was way too beige. I do not like beige! I gave the color “Picket Fence” a try, and it was just what I wanted.
After everything was painted, I decided to add a bit of detail to the inside of the top cabinet. I used peel and stick wallpaper that looks like shiplap. I absolutely love how it looks!
It was also my first time using peel-and-stick wallpaper. It’s effortless to apply and works just like contact paper. I smoothed it out with the tool I bought when I did the wallpaper in my powder room.
New hardware also adds to the new look of the hutch. The black looks gorgeous against the white.
Here you can see the hutch after its makeover back in its spot in the kitchen. I’m so glad I decided to paint it white! It gives the kitchen a more tranquil and airy feel. A step in the right direction until I get to paint all the kitchen cabinets.
It was even more enjoyable to style the hutch after its makeover!
Curious about some of the vintage finds displayed in this hutch? Read all about them in my post about decorating with vintage finds.
Products I Used For This Makeover:
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- Peel and stick wallpaper
- Fusion Mineral paint
- Chalk paint brush
- 4-inch foam roller and tray
- White finishing wax
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For more projects like these, here are a few posts of some friends of mine who also did some did great transformations with paint: