I have long been on the hunt for the perfect kitchen hutch for our farmhouse kitchen! However, I should have listened to Jason when he tried to tell me how much work refinishing this piece would be 🙂 My “perfect” kitchen hutch needed more than just a paint job, it needed to be completely MAKEOVER!
How to Paint a Farmhouse Kitchen Hutch
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I found our vintage kitchen hutch on ESTY after pricing out brand new cabinets at our local home improvement center.
New cabinets can be so expensive!
After talking Jason into getting this piece and trying to convince him it would work I realized quickly how wrong I was after it was delivered.
My lovely perfectionist husband was right… this piece was a hot mess!!!
It looked much better with the plastic wrap on 🙂
I was told our kitchen hutch was taken out of a home on the Eastern shore of Maryland.
It reminded me SO much of the built in cupboard we had in our first house.
I had used it to display all my favorite vintage Fiestaware pieces that I had starting collecting since I was in college.
I imagined displaying my collection on this piece once again!
To be completely honest, Jason is responsible for at least 90% of refinishing this baby.
It took way more time to finish than any other furniture remodels to date….MONTHS!
We started with sanding and got almost nowhere. It had at least 7 layers of paint on it.
Please be careful when sanding or stripping an old piece of furniture as it may contain lead paint!
Jason decided to try paint remover on it. You can find this paint remover at Lowes.
I can’t even remember how many cans of paint remover we bought… I think maybe 6…
He added the paint remover to the cupboard and I worked on the doors.
The paint definitely came off a lot easier with the paint remover and more and more of the original character started to come back like this pretty detail around the doors which unbelievably matched our kitchen cabinets.
Lastly, Jason sanded it down and filled in the cracks with wood putty.
I had hoped to preserve some of the wood rather than painting it but it was too far gone.
Jason strengthened it up with extra molding, wood, nails and screws.
We painted it white and it is FINALLY in our kitchen :).
We found the hardware for our kitchen hutch at Home Depot.
We liked the cabinet hardware pulls so much that we added it to ALL the cabinets in our kitchen. Unfortunately, they are no longer available from Home Depot but you can find similar ones on Amazon….
Our Farmhouse Kitchen Hutch gives us a ton more storage.
And… my vintage Fiestaware has a new place to go along with all the mugs, glassware and some dishes and bakeware.
We have been VERY busy remodeling this kitchen… adding a vent hood, putting up a bead board ceiling & taking down the faux beams, reworking & moving around all the kitchen cabinets & we have a new island!!!
Our newly refinished & painted Farmhouse Kitchen Hutch looks fantastic in our FINALLY remodeled kitchen! (you can see our full DIY kitchen remodel HERE)