The Antique Hutch Makeover

 I'm back with the next furniture makeover! After a nice weekend break. 

Before this I shared a dresser, a yellow mid century credenza, hand painted lamps and my towels. All of these items I have been working hard on but never had the time to share before the Vintage Bazaar. 

Anyway back to this antique hutch or armoire or cabinet, I'm not sure what to call it but I think its more of a hutch?

I have always wanted to find a piece like this to redo. As soon as I got it I knew that I wanted to paint it in Covington Blue by Benjamin Moore. The inside is Graphite also by Benjamin Moore.


 The drawer's veneer was peeling apart and couldn't be fixed so I used a blow dryer and peeled it all of. It took some time and cut up fingers along the way.

 Here is the before and during

My favorite part is the detail on the glass. I spray painted that in a off white. To make it stand out.

I used a small artist brush to apply a white paint on the detail around the hutch. I kept the original hardware on the drawer and replaced the plain knob with this antique glass knob.

 I distressed this piece around the detail and edging.

This is a very old piece and the door and drawer are a little tough to open. We fixed the door as best as possible but you kind of have to lift it up a bit to open and close it. The humidity didn't help either.

 The inside was not easy to get a clear photo of. 
I refinished the two shelves it came with. I used Provincial by Minwax, then used rub on poly for a protection coat.

The hardest part about this redo is giving it up! If I had room for this I'd use it in the bathroom for towels and bath goods or use it in the kitchen for dishes. 

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 I will be sharing my antique hutch at these awesome link parties listed here.