November 10, 2014

The one with my first furniture refinish attempt

Welcome back fellow DIY-ers!!

Today I am sharing with you my first DIY Furniture Refinish. 

Most of the houses the boyfriend and I were oogling at had a dining room or an eat-in area in the kitchen. I knew I wanted a hutch. I had some cute glasses and other items that would need a home where they could shine!

It is at this time I also became obsessed with hunting on craigslist. Like 4 or 5 times a day.
The good stuff goes quick!!

And I found this beauty.

Well, that is the bottom. I forgot to take a before picture of both pieces on top of each other.

I had learned from my other DIY-ers to look at the lines of the piece and not the ugly pulls or color it was at the time. 
So I scored this for only $30!!! and it sat in my living room until we moved. 

Fast forward to after moving and this was one of the first things I wanted to tackle. 

I figured if I screwed it up, I was only out $30 and some paint.

the first coats of white primer go on.

Mike took out the pieces holding the middle piece in place so I could make that into a door!

Thanks to my pinterest obsession, I decided to paint the back of the cabinet a color!
I had a couple of paint samples that we didn't use for the kitchen, so I chose the lighter-than-the-walls color I had on hand. I used 75% of a little sample pot. Perfect :)

Here is the piece minus the side doors in the kitchen.

And here is the hutch {almost} fully finished.
Still have to finish the top middle door, and the items in it have been rearranged about a million times already. 

Wood filler, sanding, 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of white and some teal paint, and new hardware later and it really is perfect!!

Notice the decorative finnel-thingys from the front of the doors are gone. They just pulled off with a plastic prybar and I filled the holes. I also sprung for new hinges and door pulls since I moved where they were originally located. 

I am in LOVE!!!!


KathleenK said...

it really looks nice in the house.
Liz did a great job of re-finishing it and filling it with very cute items

June said...

Fantastic job...Keep up the great work...

Juliana Michaels said...

Looks fabulous girl!