Saturday, October 13, 2012

Show & Tell Saturday

Here is another Show & Tell Saturday! Here is Jennifer from One Thrifty Chick to show us the cutest hutch she redid!I would LOVE to feature YOUR thrifty project here on my Saturday Show & Tell. If you have a project that you think will work email me at
 It's been about a year since I snagged this beauty  diamond in the rough at my local thrift store!   I brought it into the space in the middle of the winter, so I simply put it to use trying to ignore the "old" factor.

I snagged this baby for $70, but wait! It gets better.... it was on half price special!!  After zero hesitation, I walked ran to the register and screamed... I WANT IT!!!   $35?!?!?   Crazy right?

It sat until I discovered Chalk Paint!  I realized I didn't to tape everything off, and that I could paint it in place!   Score!  So this past weekend I got to work. 

First to start clearing it out.

Which left heaps of very pretty and colorful dishes on my kitchen table.   I could stare at them forever, but let's move on....

I did bring in my painters tarp to protect my flooring.  But I will be honest, I can't stand that floor and am anxiously awaiting the day we get to rip in out. 

And I got to work painting.  I used my DIY Chalk Paint recipe, along with Behr Creamy White flat paint.  It took me 2 coats to get the coverage I was after.  I finished it off with Annie Sloan clear wax.

I left the back blank for a reason... onto that in a minute. When choosing the color I was really wanting to go with a fun color to pop against my walls.  

But being that I am a Fiestaware collecting fool, I chose white so that my dishes were the "pop" of color.   However I did not want a plain old boring white nothing to it hutch.... thus leading us to the next step!

CON-TACT Paper!!!!   I found some amazing choices of this fun self adhesive shelf liner, but went with a more classic approach.  Also a neutral color to help with the fore mentioned "pop" of color.

Here she is!  I chose to keep the original hardware to give it the shabby appeal.  

Check out the POP!!!  :)  I'm loving every.single.detail on this piece!

It was a quick post, but I truly want to thank you for stopping by!!!   Don't forget to check out all of the parties I like to link up to by clicking here!


 What an Amazing transformation! Great job and Thank You for sharing with us! I would LOVE to feature YOUR thrifty project here on my Saturday Show & Tell. If you have a project that you think will work email me at


  1. Love it! The white makes all the difference! And the price was super!

  2. Wow this is awesome! So glad to be following you now via hop! We'll be moving into a new house soon & I have a feeling you'll be full of handy tips on how to make it a "home" ;-)

    ~Elisabeth@The Beekeeper's Granddaughter

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