When we moved a few years ago this hutch was put in the shed and I forgot all about it. This is the top piece which has glass shelves and lights at the top. I have decided to refinish it to a white color for our dining room.
It’s a solid oak piece that is the top to a hutch we have in another room in our house. The piece was given to me by my grandparents about 15 years ago and it has traveled from house to house with me. It was one of my first pieces of furniture when I got out of college. A hand-me-down but new to me. I painted it a barn red when I in my early 20′s and tried to make it look rustic but I had no idea, as you can see, what I was doing. My dad helped me get it out of storage last week and needless to say, it’s rotted in certain places and smells musty. Here is my dad’s response when I told him I wanted to revive this smelly rotted hutch.
AFter I cleaned the hutch thoroughly and lightly sanded, I used an oil base white primer by Kilz and then applied 3 coats of semi gloss white dove paint by Benjamin Moore. It took a couple weekends but the outcome was worth it.
I ended up removing the glass shelves and adding wood shelves. The painted background in gray is a nice contrast with the white. Our white painted dining room hutch has a new bright vibrant look which I think looks great in our dining room. It’s perfect for storing the kids arts and crafts supplies as well as displaying my great grandmother’s china. It’s amazing what a little elbow grease and some paint will do.