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Topic: From Smokey to Stunning - White Painted Hutch  (Read 4982 times)
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« on: October 01, 2011 07:12:04 AM »

My husband and I bought our first house this summer, and I have recently gotten a chance to work on some projects to fill in some furniture and decorating gaps we currently have.  We're trying to work with as little money as possible, so this $50 Craigslist hutch fit the bill!

My before photo accidentally got deleted off of my camera, but my hutch was identical to this one.  Except that it was worn and scratched, some of the veneer was chipped off, and the entire thing reeked of smoke.  However, the inside wood was still well preserved (even if it was smokey), so I decided to paint the outside white but leave the inside as is.

First, I spent some time looking up ways of removing the smoke smell from the hutch.  I spent several evenings wiping the hutch down with vinegar and water to try and get the smoke smell to dissipate.  I also left vinegar and baking soda sitting inside of the hutch to absorb the smell.  Those things helped quite a bit, but after about three weeks (I was on vacation for two of them) it still smelled.  Luckily, the smell was improved enough so that a coat of Zinnser Clear BIN Sealer took care of the smell on the inside and a coat of Zinnser BIN Primer took care of the outside (the key here is to make sure it is shellac based, that stops smells much better than poly).

Before priming, I used some wood filler to fill in the scratches, the missing veneer, and the old hardware holes (the original knobs were cute but very pitted).  I followed the primer with a few coats of off the shelf latex enamel and then drilled some new holes to add some new handles.  All in all, I'm quite happy with it - it's a nice little piece that adds some extra storage to the kitchen area!

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And another view (including some of my table; it's hard to get a straight on photo since it's right behind the table):

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011 07:39:26 AM »

That looks awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011 08:25:12 AM »

that is fantastic!!! It really looks great in your kitchen.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011 08:30:08 AM »

You did a really good job, it looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011 10:05:14 AM »

Smoky wood is so bad...I am glad you get rid of the stench.  I am loving the crisp white look!
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011 10:39:07 AM »

Just beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011 01:34:28 PM »

Nice work! It looks brand new!
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011 02:46:23 PM »

Fantastic! It looks lovely in your dining room! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011 05:12:32 PM »

Love it!  I'm a sucker for skinny legs.  I bought two similar hutches from Goodwill for $25 a piece.  One was painted glossy black and was like a big black hole in the room until I stripped and restained it.  I love that you left the inside unpainted.  And I have that same Coffee pot!  I love me some retro china Wink
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What a save!
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