Two things that I’m a huge fan of are getting a great deal on secondhand items and giving those things new life! Painting, especially using your favorite shade of white, gives a fresh perspective on dated furniture.
Since our current home’s garage-less, this art deco styled hutch spent a few months covered by a tarp on our back porch. I was quite surprised that the resident squirrel’s didn’t find it the perfect place for storing acorns! Guess that’s what all my potted plants are for.
Other than some chipped veneer, the cabinet was solid. Deco isn’t my favorite style but in my area of PA there seems to be an abundance of furniture from this period. For $30 you can’t go wrong!
A bit of patching and a little clean up and it was ready for the white paint transformation. I don’t have much white furniture in my house, but find that giving something a coat of white can help in visualizing the piece in other colors or use in unexpected places in your house. This guy doesn’t scream “put china in me!” as some hutch styles do, so it could become additional storage in a larger bathroom or for books in an office or living room.
The hardware was initially painted white. Looking for a bit of contrast, I distressed them a bit then added a bit of gold rub’n buff. A little bit of bling was just what was needed.
The side by side:
For now, I’ll be keeping the inside in it’s natural wood state. I think when the time comes to change up the paint color the inside will probably get a coat of paint or maybe some wallpapering.
I was worried it would be a bit too big for our dining room but it fits perfectly! Now I have terrific spot to display my collection of crystal vases, stoneware and silver barware!