Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Red Hutch

Let me take you back to when my Husband and I were first married.
We were young college students, in love and completely broke!

One day I found this AMAZING store called Real Deal's on Home Decor, oh be still my heart!
I would go there and just drool over everything.

Enter the Red Hutch.
One day I was wandering around the store when my gaze came upon something so beautiful that I could not take my eyes off of it.
It was the red hutch.
It was a beautiful corner hutch, with shelves and lights.

I had to have it!I looked at the price, hoping for some miracle that maybe I could afford it.
It was not.
It was $350!
But it was 50% off, so it was a great deal, I can't turn down a deal.

I went home without the hutch, but determined to find a way to be able to afford it.
We could eat ramen every night for the rest of the semester.
I could sell my plasma twice a week.
I was desperate, I was willing to do anything.

I went back to the store the next day determined to buy my hutch and figure out how to pay for it later. When I went back, my hutch was gone.
It was for the best.My Husband would have killed me and I like ramen, but not that much.

Since that day I have been on a quest to have my own red hutch.
Since we moved into our new house, I now have a garage to work in.
I had been searching Craigslist for one that will do, and finally found it.

Here she is!
$75 dollars, and in need of a bit of a face lift.

First I sanded and primed.

Then I pained it red. This is when I knew something had gone wrong. It wasn't quite right, the red was off.

So I got some antiquing glazed and slathered it on.

It still wasn't right. Then as I went to get more paint. I realized I was using the wrong color paint.
Oh snap!

I decided that my hutch had to be just right, so I painted it again.
It turned out great with the antiquing poking through in spots.

Notice how the picture above is a lot more of an orange red, so glad I painted over.

A new set of knobs and it is prefect!

Still a little more decorating to go, but I am completely in love with my red hutch.
And now i have a home for my place mats and serving dishes.

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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is a great makeover! And probably even cuter than that first red hutch. ;) This was has your love and hard work in it. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my family frame makeover!

MarytheKay said...

Oh, WOW! I LOVE it!!! I have a soft spot in my heart for red furniture... So glad you persevered, and found just the perfect red for your hutch. :-)

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out great, love the color-enjoy!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love your hutch, it looks so great in red and the color came out just right!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love it! It's gorgeous! Red is such a hard paint color, isn't it? I always have trouble finding one that's not too orange or not to pink. Had the same problem with my kitchen wall.

You did a great job. I think the antique glaze makes everything prettier. So glad you didn't have to live on Ramen!

- Brittany said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And good for you for not giving up until you had the hutch you wanted and the right color ;-).


iamwoman said...

I love this! I am a sucker for red furniture. So classic yet modern, no?

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Looks great! Red's my favorite color.

Randi said...

That looks so great ... the red you used is beautiful.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This looks fabulous! I love the red - it is gorgeous! Fantatsic makeover. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I'm sure it wasn't fun to have to repaint it, but it was definitely worth it! It looks great!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love how your hutch turned out. I have one that I painted red, too that use to belong to my mother in law.

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

That final red is devine!!! I wish I was brave enough to paint something big red. It is so perfect for that piece.

Tiffany said...

Wow, I saw this at CSI - great color, great piece! This is red done right.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow- it turned out gorgeous!! all those mishaps added up and ended up working out for you! :) red is such a tricky color to work with but it sure makes a statement and adds drama, and is good in feng shui!

Nancy said...

Your patience paid off. The hutch is just adorable! You did a great job, and that second coat made all the difference in color. It looks fantastic!

Melissa said...

The sign on top of the hutch is so appropriate - because who wouldn't LOVE this? It's GORGEOUS!!!

Having refinished furniture myself, I can appreciate how much work it was for you to transform this piece - your work totally paid off. It's so pretty.

If I saw this in a shop I would march right over to see how much it was, with fingers crossed that I could afford it! :)

Kelli @ WhimsiKel said...

I LOVE this! What color of red did you end up using? It's such a wonderful, rich shade for that piece.