By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

He Found An Old Fashioned Hutch… Wait Till You See What He Did With It.

Thrift stores and consignment shops are a great place to get furniture. The only problem is, a lot of it is outdated, old-fashioned, or just downright ugly.

This DIY'er found a hutch that was all of the above, and decided to turn it into something that is both useful and aesthetically appealing. You're not going to believe this incredible transformation - and you're definitely going to want to give it a try.

The DIY'er acquired this solid piece of furniture at their local Habitat for Humanity. The hutch is functional, but unfortunately, the dark color is dated and ugly.

Before staring the project, it's important to make sure the furniture fits into your intended space. If this hutch had been half inch wider, it wouldn't have worked.

Remove the top of the hutch to make it easier to work with. At this point, begin sanding the piece until smooth.

Make sure to sand in the all the small corners and crevices of the piece, including the side of the molding.

Oil based primer and white paint transform the top of the hutch - at this point, it almost doesn't look like the same piece of furniture.

If you want to keep the bottom different from the top, try staining it instead of painting it.This is a dark walnut stain, combined with two layers of polyurethane finish.

Remove the doors and hardware. Then, sand and paint each individual piece.

Also sand and paint the parts of the hutch that you want to contrast with the stain on the top.

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