11.19.2010

The Peterson Hutch - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before The Petersons saw us on Studio 5 this past summer and brought us this hutch last week. It is a sweet little thing and quite simple and frankly that is why I like it so much.

After
It is clean cut with straight lines. It is very functional and filled with shelves for storage. Lisa wanted a robin egg blue similar to a color that we used on our little one's dresser found here. It is a custom mix of 50% Behr's Liquid Blue with 50% white. How is that for a technical formula? We kept the original hinges that sit on the outside of the doors. I would never opt to switch these types of hinges because I think they add so much character to a piece. We replaced the hardware which was two wooden knobs with these oil rubbed bronze pulls. I would recommend these types of pulls for just about anything. The only paint color I would not put these on is red. I would opt for black with red. And there you go - my unsolicited tip for the day! Thanks to the Petersons for having us make over their hutch! They are getting ready to send their oldest son on an LDS mission and we wish them all the best!

Up next we are working on an old door for a special little girl. . my sweet niece Paisley.

23 comments:

Shannon @ The House Creative said...

This turned out beautiful! I love the color. I have been searching for an armoire on cl, but no luck lately.

michelle said...

What a beautiful hutch! I love the color that you mixed up! Another great piece and I love all your tips!!

Have a wonderful weekend and can't wait to see the door for you niece!

Linda said...

Lovely re-do! Hopped over from Vintage Inspiration Friday, and love your blog...I am a new follower!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Pretty! Do you use a paint sprayer most of the time?

AllisonK said...

I'm so glad I was able to see this the other night. It's darling!

NanaDiana said...

GREAT looking piece! You did a terrific job, as always! Hugs-Diana

kathie said...

As always, perfection! And I don't think I've ever mentioned it, but I love that you name your pieces. So much more clever than trying to come up with a title for yet another dresser :) That blue is gorgeous!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful color!!! it turned out so pretty0 ut was kind of blah before. :)

A Perfect Gray said...

terrific job, Melanie!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I love the blue! I wish I had the client base you do, as I prefer to do custom work. Good for you guys!

Sandra said...

It is beautiful!
Blessings,
Sandra

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

I love the blue, and such a great idea to keep the original hinges!

The Shanty Girl said...

How talented you are!! I looked at all your before and afters you have on the hutches and all are amazing and beautiful! How inspiring. just stopping in from metamorphis monday.
Sherry

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

What a lovely hutch. I love the color and finish... visiting from Stories of a House.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Love the color! Beautiful job!

Jane
Flora Doora

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

You are just amazing! Seriously!
Thanks again for linking up!
XO
Kristin

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

It turned out so great, as usual! The color and the distressing are lovely!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Very nice, a lovely shade of blue!

Goodnight moon said...

I am in LOVE!!!!!!! We are getting ready to make a big move and once we get to our new house...I'm totally re-doing my whole house! My goal is to revamp my house using what I already have. I plan on doing this to my night stands and an old tv cabinet that I want to remake into a computer chest.

Your blog is so beautiful! I can't wait to find more inspiration from you!

Keep your fingers crossed super tight for me..XX.

Griselda said...

wow, great project, I need to redo an ugly desk...it is already painted white, and felt that I should just sand it and ad a bit of antique...hmm...too bad it is raining, you have inspired me so.

Erin said...

Wow!! I love the new look! :)

Meg said...

Beautiful! As always! :)

I hope you can join my vintage tag giveaway going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Totally gorg!!! I am so in love with the blue! I hope you will share this on my new linky party Friday :)

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