Today we are going to share with you a fun little project that we have been working on for the shop! This is a simple way to give tired old furniture a face-lift! Curious? Well then take a closer look at our makeover story:
It all started while we were out thrifting one afternoon and stumbled upon this diamond in the rough at a Goodwill store. As you can see it was hidden beneath a plethora of antique dishes and doilies, but that didn't stop us from seeing the potential! We had been wanting to switch up some of the displays in our shop for awhile now so we had been keeping an eye out for an interesting new (vintage) unit. After giving it some thought we decided that we could make this piece work for us so we purchased it. Yay! Time to get to work and start brainstorming!
We started by giving the entire unit a good sanding. We did this because it helps the first coat of paint stick to the surface better. Then we gave it a coat of white primer and let it dry overnight. It is important to let the primer dry totally before you begin painting. Then it was time for the fun part - painting the hutch turquoise! (Are you surprised at our color choice? Haha, I didn't think so!) We used a bright turquoise color for the hutch and a light mint color for the drawers, all of which was done in an eggshell finish. After the unit dried overnight we moved it back to the shop and set up some fun new displays in the shelves!
Wanna see the finished product?!
Ta-da! We couldn't be happier with the end result! It looks so great in the shop and really brings a nice pop of color to the decor! It's amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint makes!
Hope this inspires you for your next project!
XO, Stef & Erin