In May I will be participating in a Flea Market Flip event so I thought I would share with you one of the pieces that I will be taking. One of the three categories is Farmhouse Chic. I found this beat up hutch at a thrift store and thought it would work perfectly for that category!
I wanted to paint most of it because it was so dark and out dated looking and I thought it could use light paint to brighten it up. First I took out the sliding doors, and the back of the bottom section of the hutch, sanded and painted the inside with a cream colored paint. I wanted to keep the top surface area dark but it was pretty beat up so I sanded it down to the wood and restained it.
On to the top! The top doors had no glass in them so what says farmhouse more then chicken wire as a replacement? After painting the inside of the hutch top and the door frames, I attached chicken wire into the door frames with staples.
Now this is the part I did not think thru, the bottom sliding doors. When I seen this hutch I thought it would look really cute with sliding barn doors, thinking I could just add wood to make it look like a barn door. Not the case. The front door would have been fine, but the back door would have been too thick to put behind it for it to slide. I had already painted the doors but luckily, I thought about this before I attached all the wood. So after staring at it for a while trying to think of the easiest solution I finally came up with the idea of cutting out the middles and making new barn door styled inserts to put in it.
And YEAH, they actually fit in perfectly!
Now it’s time to add hardware and put it all back together.
Please wish me luck! Now that this one is ready I can move on to the next two categories for the contest!
Hi, I’m Amy. I love to repurpose, refinish and decorate with thrift store finds. Making something new out of something old is what inspires me! I’m a thrift shop addict who would like to share my DIY projects with you.