Up until fairly recently, I only liked (really) modern furniture – definitely nothing that was curvy or ripply or old. But in the last year or so, I’ve really changed my tune. We’ve added a few pieces of furniture to our home that are really old (like the 100 year old table from Hitchen’s great-grandmother)… I’m really loving the mix of old and modern, and it’s great to have things with a family history and sentimental value. My parents have being doing some serious renovations lately, and with all the changes, no longer had room for this awesome hutch that once belonged to my grandmother. Lucky for me, after updating it a little, it now resides in my dining room!
I wasn’t a huge fan of the natural wood finish, so I decided to paint it grey. I removed the hardware, and started by lightly sanding and priming (to ensure the paint would go on smoothly over the glossy finish).
I painted most of the surfaces with a small foam roller, but had to paint the inside corners and curvy surfaces with a brush first.
When the painting was done, I reused the existing hinges, but changed the knob, and added some feet.
I’m so happy with the result, and love the way it looks in my dining room!