Oh guys – if you follow me on Facebook, you will know that i am in deep, deep mourning over my beloved super distressed antique hutch! Seriously – im really sad over this!
You see, i had this piece in my house for about 7-8 months or so but i found another piece i liked better for the place i had it in and i just couldnt find another place in my whole entire house to put my blue hutch!
After my “Great Clean Out of 2013” – i moved this piece downstairs to the furniture graveyard and thats where its been waiting until i could find somewhere else for it. Sadly…there was nowhere. So it went up for sale @ Reclaimologists and Other Crafty Chicks (where i am one of the contributors and have been listing my furniture for sale) and sold within minutes and i had a line up of people wanting it – so that made me feel better :)
I looked high and low for a before pic of this little cutie, but i couldnt find anything. Just imagine dark wood, the wood was so dark that it hid all the cute details of the piece.
***Edited to add before pic – found it***
It was also missing part of the top, so i had to replace that as well.
This was right after i painted it copen blue by Sherwin Williams. I knew that i was going to town when i distressed it, so i didnt bother prepping it for paint at all, i just went right over all the dirt like i did in this post. I also skipped the primer because i didnt care if the paint stuck or if it chipped away even more.
I just took my orbital sander to it and distressed it as much as i could. I didnt bother clear coating it either because i wanted it to get more distressed with use. I did stain the new top to match the old wood and then sealed that with wax.
I love those cute original knobs!
And when i had it in my house…it was so cute but i think with my tall ceilings it always seemed to short. Plus with the plans i have for that wall, all the colors could be too much with the blue hutch, green pantry door and the new stuff i have planned :)
And heres a little peak at the new piece that i have put in its place. Im completely in love with this one too – so i think its a good trade off :) Dont worry, i will post about the new one as well.
It went to a good home where i am sure it will be loved as much as i did- so all is well :)