Wednesday

mismatched hutch

If you saw my post yesterday, you already know I'm making over my mom's house.  What I didn't mention is that my mom is a master DIYer.  She's a mix between Macgyver and Ty Pennington, seriously.  I grew up with her painting, fixing, rearranging things. etc.  It's part of what inspired me to do all the DIY things I do.  She's the best.

I'm always up for a good before and after so I thought I'd share one she recently completed.  Her home is very open and has high ceilings which means the pieces of furniture need to be substantial enough to not get lost in the space.  We found this great hutch at a local antique mall and it was the perfect size with a great price.  We thought it would be a perfect fit.  We were wrong. 


That curved piece at the top wouldn't fit in the niche cutout in the wall.  Well she happened to have the top to a hutch hanging out in her garage (it's a long story) and it went perfectly with the base of this hutch.  Once she covered the whole thing in black paint you'd never know it wasn't a match.


I love the details on the base and the original gold hardware.


She's building up quite the collection of milk glass and jadeite.


We're planning to use the original top with a dresser she already has.  Once everything is painted to match, we'll style it up with books and other pretties for the living room.

18 comments:

Mrs. DeVore said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of my grandma's. You're making me want to paint mine.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love it! I also love the mix of the china! xo Kristin

Mrs. DeVore said...

Such a great idea. It looks wonderful!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

HOLY GORGEOUSNESS! i love it!!! love the staging love the black love the drama!

Mrs. DeVore said...

WOW, totally inspiring and gorgeous styling!! Like mother, like daughter!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Looks beautiful! I love the contrast of the black with the milk glass inside! Can't wait to see the other one for the living room.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Your mo's amazing too. What a great before and after and I love the milk glass and jadeite combo. So pretty!

Mrs. DeVore said...

The black is such a wonderful way to update the look. It looks much cleaner and offers a great contrast with the milk glass and jadeite. Beautiful!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

SOOO glad I saw your daughter's bathroom on Emily Clark! You are so talented!! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Looooooooove this. You would never know it wasn't an original set. The detailing is so pretty and the black shows off her collection beautifully.

Mrs. DeVore said...

LOVE that gold hardware, and you're right - I never would've guessed it's not a matched set!

Mrs. DeVore said...

love love love its stunniing and her milk glass collection i swoon lol totally love she did an awesome job

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Pam! She's a talented lady! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you so much!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Hi, I have been looking into painting my great-grandmothers hutch as well. Do you mind sharing the steps you took to paint this and what color?

Mrs. DeVore said...

My mom actually painted this so I'm not sure of the exact steps she took, but here are the steps I usually follow when painting something. Sand everything down and clean it really well. Then, prime it. I like Zinsser primer. Then I paint all the large flat surfaces with a foam roller and use a brush for the detailed parts. Once it's all finished you can add a top coat, but stick with a water based product so it won't yellow. Hope that helps!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Do you have a recommendation for the actual paint or finish? I just picked up a gorgeous cabinet at Habitat for Humanity Restore and am going to paint it after reading your post

Mrs. DeVore said...

I usually just make sure to use a good primer (I like Zinsser) and for the paint I just usually use whatever I have on hand or a lot of times I will use oops paint to save on costs. I like semi gloss because it gives you a little more durability and you can skip the top coat.

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