Thrift Store Kitchen Hutch redo {The big reveal}

Saturday, August 20, 2011

This is my first furniture restoration project and I am am really excited how it turned out. I can't believe I did it. This china cabinet was not made of real wood, and looked very cheap, and of course beat up and old:


And look at it now!


I am still working on organizing it. For now, I am happy I have a cute french country style kitchen storage and prettiness. I know I want to use the top of the hutch for holiday themed decorations. Any ideas of what I should put in the space where the little pink flowers pot is? Please do share!!!

You won't believe what a difference it is already making, as I now have a place for all my pots and pans!!!

A tutorial is coming soon!!!

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50 comments:

  1. Very well done Iuliana. I love it! Wish I had the time for some projects like that of my own. Love you!

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  2. So pretty! I am sure it was a ton of hard work, but it turned out great.

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  3. It only took me 3 days...lol. A lot of it was waiting for it to dry between coats.

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  4. It looks incredible! Love it!

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  5. I'm so impressed! I love vintage furniture but it can be so expensive. Way to create your own!!

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  6. Thanks for linking up my friend. This is so beautiful!

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  7. That is so nice. I need to find the time to do some thrift shopping. New follower from The Creative bloggers hop. Hope you stop by for a visit.
    http://grandmabonniescloset.blogspot.com/

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  8. This looks really good. I love the look and it's amazing what a coat of paint will do! Great job antiquing it and giving it a new life. I found you via Somewhat Simple.
    Krista
    krista-artista.blogspot.com

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  9. Hello! I'm following you from the Thirsty Thursday blog hop. Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get the chance! Hope you have a good rest of the week! (:

    Best,
    Amber @ Beautifully BellaFaith
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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  10. I love it! A big seasonal platter would look great leaning against the back! I'm a new follower from the TT blog hop! Check me out and follow back at http://materialgirlgreen.blogspot.com

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  11. This is super! Love the color combo. What a great addition to your kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Beautiful! I love the color in the back!
    I'm your newest follower!!

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  13. Whoa! That looks super awesome! I think a big vintage framed chalk board would look really cool in that space and then you could change out your saying for the seasons...just a thought. I found you from House of Hepworths!

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  14. WOW!!! Sometimes it's amazing what a little paint will do. You did a great job!

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  15. Thank you guys. I like it too. Can you believe my husband doesn't? He just doesn't understand why I would "mess it up"/distress it when I just freshly painted. He's not into vintage.

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  16. That is a gorgeous hutch! I love how you painted it turquoisey/blue inside.

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  17. SO pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  18. I LOVE the pop of color in the backround, you did a great job!

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  19. i love your kitchen!!! greetings, angie (germany)

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  20. That looks great you did an awesome job!!! I'm going to be doing some furniture soon too, but I'm really nervous that it wont turn out as good as yours did...Do you have any tips for even smooth painting and not getting bad brush strokes?

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  21. @Simply Mommy: I don't think I had that problem. I actually bought a small roller brush made of foam, and used that to pain everything. The spots where I used a regular brush looks pretty smooth. I guess be consistent with the direction and let the piece dry completely before you put another coat.

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  22. What a fantastik transformation! I would put a sweet little lamp inside that space. Try it and see how warm and cozy it looks at night when the light is on. And if you can find an old white mixer with the bowls....well, just send that cupboard my way, why don't you? :@

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  23. You can't tell it's laminate and the pop of color is so exquisite. Lucky you that this piece is more decorative than functional. In my small kitchen, I'm afraid my microwave would have to fill the spot. Ranger 911's mixer/mixing bowl suggestion sounds like a lovely idea though.

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  24. I love it so much I pinned it!!! The pop of color on the inside is perfect! It would be the perfect place for a lap top ...to look up recipes! :)
    Denise

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  25. Lovely. Thanks for sharing!

    Emily

    http://threfty.blogspot.com/

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  26. Pretty! I love the aqua blue inside.

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  27. Great job, I think the fake wood pieces are much more difficult to revamp than the real thing. Love your color choice for the inside. I fill my cabinets with vintage pieces I can use every day such as bowls, pitchers, platters, and even table clothes.

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  28. This was one of my Fabulous Friday Favorites. It's my pleasure to be featuring you today in my favorites post. Please feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button. And I hope to see you again next week!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  29. I want the tutorial! I have the same hutch and have been thinking I wanted to do something similar!!

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  30. How about putting some cookbooks in that space?

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  31. BEAUTIFULLY redone! Love the blue with the white!


    Deborah (visiting happily from
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you can stop by too...)

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  32. Thats amazing--the after looks nothing like the before!

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  33. Love it! I love seeing ugly things made pretty. I live in AZ where it's still too hot to do any big furniture transformations.

    Amy @
    becausemysistertoldmetoo.blogspot.com

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  34. Saw this on Pinterest and it caught my eye because I have the EXACT same hutch that I'm redoing it as well! Started off the natural wood, and I'm going to paint it cream with a bit of a distressed finish...love the pop of aqua you did on the back panel! I hope mine looks as good! ;)

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  35. I love it. What a pretty piece of furniture for cheap!
    Stephanie

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  36. So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

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  37. Wow! You made it look so Antique! You would never have known it was not real wood. I love the little hanging pegs. I am picturing dried flowers :) I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime too:)

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  38. This is just darling! I love how it came out! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  39. What a lovely hutch. Great colour combo, you did a great job!

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  40. So LOVE! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

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  41. That turned out wonderful! Love the colors and the distressing. Very cottagey. Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  42. This is awesome! Nicely done! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see you again on Wednesday!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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