It was stuck behind the furnace in the basement for weeks. I could see the potential, but it wasn’t mine. Then one day Bill told me that the home owner had said anything left in the house was fair game….and it was mine.
What was it?- an ugly, sad little hutch for sure, but just wait until you see what it became during the latest furniture restoration at Barn Street…
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This is my second Dining Room Hutch renovation this year. To see the results of my first hutch, simply click here!
I gathered my supplies and started the transformation. I used:
Valspar flat paint in Aquatic Edge
Glidden flat white paint
Plaster of Paris
Rustoleum Hammered Black Spray Paint
Rustoleum Flat White Spray Paint
Rusoleum Matte Clear Spray Paint
I had to take a photo of the Elmer’s Glue all by itself because it’s such a rare commodity. I’m really concerned for our youth- I had to go to FIVE stores to find a bottle of Elmer’s Glue for this project! Everyone sells “Glue Sticks” now – blech! Who’s going to teach our youth how to cover their hand with Elmer’s Glue and then have the satisfaction of peeling it off? What’s this country coming to? 🙂
I started out by mixing my own chalk paint. I mixed 1 cup of paint, 2 1/2 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of water. This mixture worked just fine with the Valspar paint, but I discovered that the Gladden paint was thinner so I just kept adding Plaster of Paris until it thickened up.
I decided to create a lace effect on the doors so I purchased lace and applied it to the doors with adhesive spray. I then spray painted over the lace with flat white paint. After two coats, I peeled the lace off and revealed the pattern underneath.
I wanted to give a little more dimension to the sides and so I decided to do a crackle look. Boy, the tutorials I read seemed to let out some pretty important information. I want to make sure if you try this technique you get great results the first time, so here is what I learned:
- When you apply the Elmer’s Glue, you have to let it partially dry before adding paint (18 minutes seemed to work for me).
- The more glue you apply, the larger the cracks.
- If you apply a lot of glue and then paint over it while the furniture is vertical it WILL run.
- …So, make sure the surface you are working on is horizontal.
- I would apply the glue over the entire piece the next time. In some areas I would just apply the glue heavier. If you try to just apply the glue strategically, it is likely you will inadvertently create a pattern.
- This technique is very forgiving. I had to keep going back and re-applying the green paint in areas and then the glue and then the white paint to get the look I wanted. So, if you don’t get the look you want at first, just keep going.
The final touches included spray painting the handles, the hinges and the legs with Rustoleum Hammered Black. I also added some white paint to the top and bottom of the hutch to add some accents. I then finished my furniture restoration project with a couple of coats of Clear Matte Spray Paint. I realized that the doors had residue left on them from the fabric adhesive. It’s very important to finish with the clear spray to seal the doors.
Which part of this restoration do you like the most? Would you ever try the lace technique or the crackle technique?
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