6.5 2013

Our “Old” Farm Hutch with Downloadable Tutorial

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Wrapping up school and getting into a new routine as we roll out summer is always a fun adjustment. The planning of our summer bucket list and buying season passes to the water park just can’t be beat. I am really enjoying having my girls at home, doing all the fun things that the school year doesn’t give us the time to do.

I mentioned in my last post that I “gave” myself a Craigslist redo for Mother’s Day. I started and finished this hutch on Saturday so that we could enjoy it on Mother’s Day with our family here. This project was really fun for me.  I took a lot of pictures of the process and put together a downloadable step-by-step how-to (details at the end).

Here it is in our almost finished kitchen nook:

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I wanted the wood and the paint to look very worn and rustic, and it definitely does!

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It just makes me smile every time I walk by it.  Not only does it display some meaningful things, but the extra storage is so nice.  We found the wire basket 1/2 off at our local grocery store and I bought the 70 year old bowl from a garage sale a few years ago.

The downloadable how-to is only $1.49 and includes:

    • 10 full pages of pictures and text
    • The refinishing process broken down, step-by-step
    • Prepping, and an explanation of products used
    • Two of my favorite primers and sealers
    • How to create the two-toned rustic wood stain effect
    • The custom color formula for the paint used
    • A great topcoat for stained wood
    • This is not a chalk paint or milk paint piece, but the principles would still apply using those products

Add to Cart  $1.49