Monday, August 8, 2011

Project: China Hutch Redo!

This was a huge project for me...and it was hard!
Soooo many times I wanted to give up, get another part-time job and buy a new one!

You may be thinking..."all she did was paint it..."
Uhg...I wish!

I painted, but when I went to distress it, just like I did with the yellow bar stools, I was sad to see that my paint came right off! I FORGOT you HAVE sand the hutch down first...
I thought, "Ah, I won't have to sand this down..."
I will always sand from now on. BIG MISTAKE!
As the paint was coming off in HUGE chunks and the tears rapidly ran down my face, I realized that I just added about 10 more hours to this job!
So...I began by stripping the buffet with extra strength stripper from Ace, but I found out something very quickly about my sweet little buffet-The doors have PLASTIC molding! Yikes! The stripper started eating it up...and the tears came again!

I put the hutch and buffet back into my kitchen and couldn't look at it for WEEKS! I had no idea what to do with it!
The buffet looked like someone came at it with a weed wacker! I am not kidding!

I just had to Cowgirl up! (I am by no means a cowgirl, it just felt like the right thing to say) I got out the sand paper and went at those doors like I had nothing to lose...mostly because I didn't. I washed it down, painted it with another coat of Tropicana Cabana (Benjamin Moore) and then antiqued it by sanding it down.

Disaster turned livable :)

For what I really wanted to do, check out this site: HERE

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Jana and Brett said...

I just hopped over to your 'inspiration site'...yours looks VERY similar!!! Good job Nik! I love the color, and of course the lights in the hutch. Did you add those too?

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Great job! The color is awesome! Dropping in from Somewhat Simple, have a good weekend!

Stephanie said...

Oh no! That doesn't sound fun. I probably would have cried, too!


Matt and Jenny said...

I really love the color. I was going to redo a side table red when we lived in the last place, but when we got ready to move again it just doesn't go with the burgandy carpet...yuck. Great Job!! Hope school is going well this year!