Sunday, February 27, 2011

Painting the Hutch


The problem with changing one thing in a room 
is that it leads to more...
The hutch was green, it used to go very nicely with the green wallpaper that hung in my kitchen.  
(I dare to mention that this hutch was once white and I painted it green to begin with)
But once that wallpaper came down...
(well you know the story...)
I started out by giving it about 3 coats of
Behr white paint with primer.
(the primer part was very important)
(Are you noticing something strange?)
When I was finished I scraped all the windows with a razor blade to remove any paint that might be is on them. I might mention that the windows go all the way around both sides of the hutch.
You may notice that I left the inside of the hutch green. 
No, I wasn't lazy...
(though I will admit, I did paint it with everything inside)
...the fact is that almost all the dishes inside the hutch are white so I left the green to highlight the white.
 I gave all the flat surfaces 2 coats of 
Polycrylic Protective Finish by Minwax 
to protect the surfaces from scratches. 
And I think it looks about 300% better
in white! 
Don't you think so?
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25 comments:

  1. Yes I would have to agree that I like the white better than the green, but I seem to be drawn to white more lately. I love the fact that at one point it was white, that was too funny. Great job!

    Penny

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  2. Love it! That's the wonderful thing about paint, change your mind? paint it again!!

    I can't wait for it to want up so we can finish my hutch, it was a freecycle steal but it's still half finished in the garage, we just didn't get it finished before it got cold!

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  3. I love white too! darling blog.

    chickhardware.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautifully done! I love the white look with the green interior. I will have to take the plunge with some of my dark wood furniture!

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  5. It looks beautiful in white! Can't believe you repainted it back to the original color. It was meant to be! LOL.

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  6. that was a ton of work, but worth it! so fresh and pretty! i am sure your new white is way better than the original white, too. :)

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  7. Love the white and the green interior!!! Beautiful job!!! Have a beautiful week!!!

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  8. I do love what you did, and I just became a follower! Great job!

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  9. Oh yes! It looks fabulous is white. What a great change.

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  10. The white is perfectly fresh and clean! (Though I do like the fact you left the insides green.) And you totally used my favorite trick with the razor blade. Forget taping off glass when you can just scrape off the extra paint later!

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  11. This is so cute! I have an 80's-licious hutch that lost its dining table partner, I am thinking of painting that one too..
    I'm your newest follower - you had me when you said that you use thrifted materials. Hope you check out my blog too and like it enough to follow :-)

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  12. Hello I am new to your blog and now a follower. Love the hutch. What a bunch of work went into that. I think it is great you left the inside green. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  13. ok so will you adopt me and then I'll be your craft baby? Plus I can inherit this green/white hutch (it will probably be a different color by the time you kick the bucket!) I love it and so GLAD I found your blog - can't wait to see more!

    :)

    I'd love it if you'd hop on by for a visit www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  14. Love it!! I am popping over from Craftomaniac. I am now following your blog come check me out if you get a chance. Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the white! Turned out so pretty.

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  16. Looks great. I love White. I do agree that changing one thing creates more changes.

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  17. That turned out really nice. I gave you a follow and liked you on Facebook too! looking forward to getting to know you.
    Debbie

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  18. It's absolutely perfect! I'm looking for a hutch of my own- I love the lines of yours. Where's it from?
    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  19. Love this hutch, love the 2 peices match and the space inbetween. Sooo jealous! Great job on the re-do, looks so good. :)

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  20. Amazing job on the redo. I love it and love your blog! If you have time, consider coming by my blog and becoming a follower too. I'm a newbie and would love the support. Thanks!

    Kiera
    kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com

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  21. Love it! I love the color, great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Craft Couture Monday.

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  22. Gorgeous hutch! That's a big project, you did a great job :)

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  23. I'm experiencing hutch envy. Just gorgeous!

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