A few coats of paint.

September 10, 2010

My man and I have been vigorously sanding (mostly him) and painting (mostly me) various things around the apartment: old end tables, little bookshelves, picture frames and the like. As a result, the place has been a total disaster to navigate, so it was a huge relief when we were finally able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, new and improved, once the paint was dry.

Right. Except we've decided to tear it all up again to finish a few more projects before the weather permanently sours.

Anyway, I wanted to show you my favorite finished project thus far (is anything ever really finished?):

Newly painted kitchen hutch.

Our shiny 'new' kitchen hutch! New to us, anyway.

I have to say, it was in a bit of a sorry state when Matt first found it, but its potential was obvious, even through this blurry phone image...

After four coats of paint and updated hardware, we are very pleased with the results. Although... I'm thinking that after this whole painting excursion is over, I might see how it takes to some of my 'papering.'

Also, now that I'm looking, I think it might be time to re-stain the shelving unit and our kitchen table gray...


  1. That turned out great. I can't tell you how many of these types I have passed up at the thrift stores...Shame on me!
    Have a fun weekend.

  2. That looks awesome- the hardware makes it.
    Good job!

  3. That looks awesome- the hardware makes it.
    Good job!

  4. Oh my goodness, I love the Hutch!!! Gorgeous! Where did you guys find it?

  5. Thanks guys! :)

    Chels, it was given to the retirement center where Matt works. They had it on sale for very little... We probably paid less for it than if we'd found it at a thrift store, and it was in really good condition. :)

  6. Wow, I am completely jealous--what a gorgeous hutch! You guys did a great job, it looks totally new.
    Also, I love your well-stocked pantry!

  7. Wow! Your pantry is amazing! So well organized and spotless!