Hutch Project Part 2

Monday, September 20, 2010 |

I decided I wanted to have my project on my site, so I am reposting it. Thanks to Jen for having me as a guest at Tater tots and Jello back in August.  Check it out here.

It all started with me being inspired by a fellow blogger, scouring my basement to find something to makeover, and I came across this:

It was the hutch for a dresser I bought off Kijiji for my daughter's room.  Whoever painted it this terribly streaky brown must be controlled!  But I snatched it for it's potential.  Although I have to say it sat in my daughters room (attached to the dresser) for a year before I got sick of the ugliness and moved it to the basement.  I had plans to paint it white, but.... excuses, excuses...

Anyways, with new hope for this piece I cut it in half on a table saw.  The piece in the front ended up becoming a bench for my kids playhouse.  You can see it here.  I am focusing on the piece in the back now.  I knew exactly what I wanted it for.

I primed it.  I can't even tell you with what because it was just something my husband had.  It's latex at least.

I used a jig saw for the first time, and cut the side to make it prettier! 

Then I painted the inside of the boxes blue.  This is a can of paint I had leftover.  I love the cool feel of the colour.

I love bead board as I am sure lots of you do too.  So I had to add some of that.  I used a table saw to cut the pieces to fit the area I wanted.

I glued the bead board on with No More Nails Glue.

I wanted my shelf (I just gave it away!) to have hooks, but I couldn't find any that were cheap enough for my liking... until I went in the hardware aisle at Dollarama!  They were perfect!  And only $1.25 for 2.

I painted them with black spray paint.  The kind you don't need primer for (that's my kind all right!).

See how much prettier they are now!

Then I painted everywhere else on the shelf with just a matte latex stark white colour.


Ta Da!

Now, here is the part I haven't finished yet, see the white line at the bottom under the bead board.  I have to caulk it so you don't see the gap.  And besides the fact that I haven't hung her up yet is also incomplete... but hey, that won't stop me from taking a few shots of how it will be.

Can I just say, this is no small piece of furniture!  I had to use every arm and neck muscle to hoist this up on my dresser to get a few pictures.  Needless to say it will be secured to the wall into the studs!

So a reminder of the start:

A bench for my kids playhouse,

A shelf for their bedroom.

So, does anybody have a hutch they feel like chopping in half now?


M.O.T.B said...

lOVE IT! I will be on the lookout for a hutch!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love the color combo!!!

Anonymous said...

Great job!
I love that turquoise colour at the moment. I did some old louved doors in a similar colour & then did white over the top & distressed it.
Love the beadboard look down the bottom too, just perfect!

Jami said...

That is extraordinary! I'm in awe of your abilities!

Colleen said...

Wow, I'm speechless.... it looks so good and to make two items out of it, that's just genius. Loving the colours, hooks, everything!

Ann On and On... said...

I am very certain whatever you do it will turn out great.

M.O.T.B said...

Wow, what a fun playhouse!!!!!! I want one for my boys!

M.O.T.B said...

I gave you an award today! Wow three comments on one post!

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