Sunday, May 3, 2015

Low Hutch Makeover

Hi all! I finally kicked that awful cold's butt and am back to full health again. Huzzah! Better still, I have not just one, but 2 furniture makeovers to (at last) show y'all this week!

Today's makeover was my mom's low credenza that she keeps in her dining room. It was stained a very redish-brown back-in-the-day, and she wanted to bring it some life again.

Also in her dining room is a buffet table, and the plan was to try to have the credenza match it ...and I just realized I forgot to get a pic of the buffet table - do'h! Basically the whole top and the trim at the bottom are both black, and the middle is some kind of tuscan...antiqued-white...thing...? (I'm really great at this whole describing thing)

Anywho, going by that color scheme, I used General Finishes milk paint in Lamp Black on the top and bottom (you can see it in-progress here on my Instagram). Then came two coats of GF's Linen in the middle, and then topped off the middle with GF's Van Dyke brown glaze.

The fixtures and hinges were also painted black with the milk paint, which my ma did herself (she's actually starting to get the furniture painting fever and did a side table the other week! Another one joining the dark side, mwhaha).

In the end it turned out looking very close to the buffet table, so they do actually look like a set now. Very cool.

Looks much better than that ruddy red hue it had before!

Once again, GF products ftw!


  1. This turned out beautiful!! Pinned :) Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday and linking up with us!
    Party is live again, hope you make it back this week :)

    1. Thanks!! I'll definitely be back! :)

  2. What a wonderful transformation, it looks so much more up-to-date now. Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Inspiration Party.


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