Refinished Red Entry Way Hutch

This past weekend, I turned this...

Into this...

My mom had this piece of furniture in our home while I was growing up and she gave it to me about 2 YEARS AGO! Yikes!! and it has sat and sat in the garage - and in the back of my mind since then - crying out for a makeover.

So this past weekend, I finally refinished it. YaY!!

First, I brought it downstairs to our basement (we are in the process of remodeling)
and wiped off all the dust
(and there was A.Lot - let me tell ya!).

Then I took out the drawer, unscrewed the door, took out the glass pieces and sanded it down a bit so the spray paint would stick.

Then I used lacquer thinner and gently rubbed off any oils that maybe on it.

I masked it all off so I didn't get spray paint in spots I didn't want it.
I decided to leave inside the door unpainted so it would be a little brighter.

I then used Rust-Oleum Colonial Red and sprayed the entire thing.

I let the first coat dry, then gently sanded it again.

I gave her a good final spray and let her dry over night.
The next day I sanded her and shabbied her up a bit.

Then I put her all back together.

I bought some rustic silver handles at Lowe's and added those.

I L.O.V.E it!!

I love it in my entry way!!

Total price for this was $19! You can't beat that!

Did I mention I La La love it!
I love Red!!

Shanty 2 Chic

How do you know I did it without him?
Well if you know my hubby
then you know that painting wood (gasp!) is a total sin
- right up there next to lying and stealing - Ha!

Also linked to The Shabby Cottage


Michelle said...

I love it too! Can't wait to see it IRL! Great work girly!

asnipofgoodness said...

I LOVE it, and it looks like it has the perfect home! Great job, thanks for sharing!

Jennie said...

Man, I think you can paint anything red and I would love it! This is just too fabulous! Great Job!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

amazing what some paint and a little hard work does for a piece!
it looks great!

Treasia Stepp said...

It looks fabulous. Job well done. I just love how we manage to get things done without the hubbies. LOL.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the shade of red you pick. It turned out gorgeous! I'd love it if you linked up your hutch to my Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays.

Dawn said...

Oh, thats just gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

What a unique piece of furniture! It looks great in it's new color!

Anonymous said...

I have been so wanting a hall tree like this!! I have no where to put guest's coats- dont you feel sorry for me!!


Shannon said...

I love that you went with the red! What a transformation. It is such a beautiful piece now!

Amanda said...

Love it! Great color choice!

Martha said...

Love it! It looks great! Nice color! :)

TheFancyFritter said...

Love that! Great job!! :)

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design said...

What an awesome find! I love how it turned out!

Christina said...

Great find and great price too, it looks great...love the red!

InMyOwnStyle.com said...

I loved your transformtion. The piece has so much more character now. I liked your post script about your husband thinking that painting wood is un-thinkable. It made me laugh. I have run into many guys who think the same. That thinking must be pre-programmed into the male chromosone.

Prior said...

Stopping by from Transformation Thursday... I LOVE this peace. LOVE red color... Lezlee

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Great Job.

trish said...

:o) Trish

Lou Cinda said...

LOVE the red!!! It just POPS!!

Lou Cinda

Cha Cha said...

I love it red. I love what paint can do. Thanks for sharing.
Cha Cha

Kait said...

I noticed this when I went to get that pump the other day! It looks great in your house!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh, I love it in the red. It went from looking dated country to very classy and fun. The new hardware also looks great!


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