Painted Furniture – A Rescued Hutch

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I found this hutch at the neighborhood Goodwill just asking to be rescued and given new life. It was just sitting there for only $10! I couldn’t resist!

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The first thing I did was to remove the glass doors in order to make the cabinet open and allow me to showcase other goodies. Next, there was a hole in the back wall of the cabinet. I filled it with wood putty (I used Dry Dex Spackling with a putty knife) and covered the back with plywood using a staple gun.

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Then the paint process began. I painted the inside and outside with American Paint Company’s Lincoln’s Hat.

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The next part is one of my favorites!!! DISTRESSING! American Paint Company’s paint is awesome because all you need is a damp washcloth to give you a clean, controlled distressed look.

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I chose to cover the inside back piece, that had the repaired hole, with a heavy muslin fabric with beautiful stripes. First, I sprayed the board in the places I wanted to lay down fabric and let it set so it got tacky, then smoothed the fabric down. There are three adhesives that I use in order from best, better, and good: A1 Foam and Fabric Spray, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray, and Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. I left enough overlap so when I stapled the back piece to the frame I got a secure fit. Then I just trimmed the overhang.

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I finished the paint job with American Paint Company’s Top Coat. I used the top coat instead of the wax because it is easier to wipe down when cleaning. Lastly, I added some new knobs, and waaahhlaa!

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Post courtesy of Janell Kessner at Little Sister’s Stuff in California

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  1. I love this!

  2. Can’t believe you got that for $10!!!
    What an awesome transformation!

  3. Thank you for sharing your valuable tips and bringing the old to new again . Please put me on your new posts by e mail.

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