Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hutch: Completed!!!

You read that right. I actually finished the hutch. I am pumped. This was my first furniture makeover of this size (and importance, being my Grandma's hutch), and well... this, my friends, is not for the faint of heart. Or faint of diy furniture refinishing. It is a BIG undertaking. Lesson learned.

 Just to refresh your memory, here is what it looked like before, in all of its orange oak-ey glory:
Without further ado, here is the completed makeover... drum roll please:







So here was the process that I followed:
  1. Sand with palm sander and sand wedges where needed using medium grit
  2. Wipe/wash down
  3. 2 coats of primer - Zinsser Cover Stain, 6 hours between coats, 24 hours dry time after last coat
  4. 2 coats of paint - Benjamin Moore Advance in White Down, 16 hours between coats
  5. 3-5 days of "curing time"
  6. 2-3 coats of soft wax (Apply, dry & buff each coat) - Clear Briwax
  7. Cure time based on wax instructions
  8. Measure and cut fabric for backing, use anti-fray on edges and adhere to back of hutch using "404 Permanent Repositionable Craft Adhesive" (used in quilting apparently)
  9. Re-assemble, decide whether to rub n buff the hardware - I decided against it
You'll note I crossed out the waxing - that's because I decided it was unnecessary I was impatient, and skipped it. The paint is enamel, so dries to a hard shell finish. I still need to find a drawer liner that I like to put in the drawers, and then fill it back up! I will be back later this week once I have styled it... right now, I have a massive pile of stuff on the kitchen table to play around with.

In the meantime, I'll just sit and stare at the hutch. One more time for your my viewing pleasure:

xo,
Andrea

If you want to follow my progress as I went, check out my planning post here, the first progress report here, the second progress report here, the third progress report here and my diy-er roadblock post here.


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34 comments:

  1. It. looks. AMAZING!!!! Good for you for sticking it out and putting in the long man hours. Totally worth it. It's so so pretty! :)

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm so glad it's done and relieved that I like it lol.

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  2. Truly stunning! That is a lot of "sticking-to-it-ness"! Great result....looking forward to seeing pictures of it filled up :-)

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    1. Thank you!! I'm happy with the end result :)

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  3. It looks amazing! You guys did an awesome job! Pinning this, for sure.

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    1. Thank you Melanie! We definitely have a big sense of accomplishment with this project!

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  4. This is the kind of project that really can make a person nervous. Granny's furniture? OH, how your bravery paid off! If it were me, I know I would be having bouts of doubt the whole way. I salute you, redo queen!

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    1. Thank you, thank you!! Yes, it was definitely the source of nightly indigestion... and trust me, there was serious doubt haha. I'm glad I took my time, thought it through and persevered in the end. Love it now!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabric your chose. And you're right, furniture painting is not for the faint of heart, especially when painting a family heirloom. Awesome transformation!

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    1. Thanks Chelsea!! Hopefully I like it for a long time, because the thought of painting it again makes me a bit nauseous lol.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, and thanks for popping by!!

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  7. Fabulous job! It looks great!
    Your newest follower,
    ~Wendy

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  8. WOOT!!!! Congrats on the Better After feature!!! I took a double take at my google reader feed to make sure I was in the right blog until I realized it was you featured! SO exciting girl!

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  9. Wowsers!! I absolutely love this! I have a hutch that I have been putting off for years. I only paid $35 for it too! I love the contact paper idea! I am also your newest follow. Come over and say hi if you get a chance!!

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    1. You absolutely should!! It's worth the blood, sweat and tears in the end, I promise :) Thanks for checking it out!!

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  10. You've given me the kick in the pants to paint my own "honey oak" hutch! I found you from Better After blog.

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    1. Do it, do it, dooooooo it... I'll send you happy painting vibes ;) Thank you for popping by!!

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  11. Love it! This is gorgeous :) Popping over from Better After :)

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  12. Visiting from over at Better After. I love the new look!

    They say the BM Advance is kinda hard to work with but does give a very hard shell much like oil based paints. Do you find that to be true? It sure does look fantastic!

    (I'd love for you to contact me through my website to hear more about your use of Advance...if you have time.) Thanks :-)

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    1. Hi Connie! Thank you :) I didn't find it hard to work with compared to any other paint... and it definitely cures to a harder finish. I find that some paints stay pliable for quite some time, but after the 5 days of curing, it seemed pretty hard to me! No protective finish needed over top and it's reeeeeally nice to not need paint thinner for clean up!! I would definitely use it again. Hope that helps!

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  13. Referred on by Better After. Awesome job! Did you have to "thinned" the paint to get such a smooth coating/surface? What kind of applicator did you use a spray gun?

    Is the fabric just cotton or heavy upholstery fabric? So finished, especially with the geometric design behind the glass doors!

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    1. Nope, no thinning required. It has a long "open" time (aka drying time) and settles well. I used a foam roller and good quality (Purdy) paint brush for crevices as needed. The fabric is an interior design fabric, just cotton and not heavy weight. You could probably use any cotton fabric. Hope that helps, and thank you!!

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  14. Looks great, love the addition of fabric (such a cute print). Excellent job!!!

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  15. This is AMAZING! Excellent job! I love the use of fabric for the cabinet backing. Where did you find that fabric?? It would look perfect for a project I'm working on in my kitchen...

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    1. Thank you!! I got the fabric at my local fabric store, but I think it's Dwell Studio? It came in a few different colours (green, yellow, taupe).

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  16. Wow! This looks amazing! Great job! Love the fabric! Found you through Southern Hospitality's Link Up! Newest follower! :)

    - April Hoff
    housebyhoff.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks April!! Off to check out your blog now... ;)

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  17. I have seen a lot of projects and this one is seriously my favorite in regards to finish quality! It looks professional! Awesome!!!

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