1.22.2011

The Amiyah Hutch - Before & After

BeforeThis is a 1967 Thomasville hutch we found and we are sure happy that we did. It has many straight lines and clean cuts. It has a strong chunky base with four doors instead of the typical three. The top has four doors which is a bit unusual as well.

After
We painted it in my favorite vintage white and lightly distressed it.
We added new oil rubbed bronze hardware which is my favorite on our vintage white. And this is a new style that I found recently and I am swooning over the bowed pulls with the round end caps.
The majority of the hutches that we have refinished either have two doors that open on the sides or one in the middle which causes alot of reaching around. This hutch has four doors with three separate compartments. The two middle doors open to one section and the side doors have separate compartments.
The bottom section has some nice wood detailing. Behind the doors on the left are three drawers which is a nice organizing feature. Behind the doors on the right is one shelf.
The two middle doors are contoured and sit slightly in front of the two side doors.
I would be lying if I said I didnt try to figure to put this hutch in our master bedroom. One day soon I will have the perfect hutch in our bedroom. Frankly I would be fine having some type of hutch in each and every bedroom. I think they are a great way to stay organized and have extra storage.
Up next is an old Thomasville buffet that we have converted to a tv stand. It is a beauty and and has helped with a transformation I have been wanting to complete for some time.

Monday is right around the corner and the day I start my new job. It was a rough farewell for me yesterday as I parted ways with friends and co-workers. The change I have feared is upon me and actually already happening. But it is good. It is a blessing.

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54 comments:

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

What a transformation! The white with those lights inside is just beautiful! Good luck in your new challenge!

UrbanCottageDecor.blogspot.com said...

Wow! It looks beautiful. I have a china cabinet sitting in my garage right now that I desperately want to keep after I "refinish" it. It usually goes something like this "honey, if I finish this piece and it looks really good wouldn't it look great in our dining room?" all I get is this blank stare and then "....ummmm I don't think so". But I know when I find that amazing piece I WILL keep it no matter what anyone says!!

How did you paint this piece? Please tell me you use a sprayer and you love it and it's inexpensive and it works great? I'm researching paint sprayers right now and the one I currently have is NOT working for me. Thanks!

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

You've done a beautiful job on it! I'm sure it'll sell quickly.

Good luck in your new job! What an exciting time for you.

Christina A-BEAR said...

I just drooled all over your hutch. And I curious to know if you use a sprayer, brush, foam roller?
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The hutch is just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful first day on Monday!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Oh be still my heart...I LOVE this piece...Actually I have been offered a smaller version by the Inlaw's to refinish how I see fit...Well you just gave me my "see fit" hehe...Though I would rather have this one with the 4 doors I doubt it would fit in our small dining area...I am jealous of whoever gets to take it home...Great job again guys.

Blessings Kelsie

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I love it.... It's completely perfect.. I would be trying to find a place to put it too! Where did you find that hardware? I love it and need something like that for a piece in my bedroom... Fabulous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Amazing transformation. I can never really believe the huge transformation a little paint and antiqueing does to a piece. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

michelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous my dear friend! I really love the glass and all the shelves in this one, it is very open but yet so much wonderful detail!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :)

Gina @ Temporary Nest said...

OH wow! That looks amazing!! Where did you find those pulls???

Shaunna said...

Yep, this one's gorgeous. LOVE the subtle distressing and I can't get over the beautiful finish. Wonderful work, y'all! -shaunna :)

Terry said...

Wow, so much better. Looks great!

Kirby said...

I am on a hunt for a hutch and I love this one! I want one just like this! You did an awesome job!

Tracy said...

Amazing transformation, and I'm drooling over the pulls as well. I also have a "thing" for hutches, I have 2 in my kitchen, one in my garage and a new one coming in any day. It's kind of a problem, but a good one!

Bargain Princess said...

Beautiful!!

Joan J said...

I have the twin to this hutch. I've been telling my husband I want to paint it - he keeps telling me to paint the wood will ruin it. UNTIL I just showed him the photo of your gorgeous finished hutch. Looks like I'll be starting a new project soon. Thank you!!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

That was a large piece and a labor of love. LOVED how it turned out. Great job! Blessings, Barb

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful transformation. The lucky new owner is sure to enjoy this unique piece. Great job. Ginger

Shelia said...

Hi Melanie! Oh, your hutch is gorgeous! What a difference! You did a great job.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Phredfamily said...

Oh how I wish I lived near you, I would scoop that up faster than you could say, "gorgeous shabby hutch!" Alright, I know it's cheesy- but it IS GORGEOUS!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

What a great find! The treatment you chose is perfect. Best wishes to you as you embark on your new journey. How exciting!

The Dutton's said...

Melanie...it turned out beautiful! I love it! Good luck this morning. You are in our prayers!

Rene said...

It looks great! I have an old hutch and am torn over whether to paint it or not.

-Rene

vintage vine said...

Another beautiful piece...so gorgeous!

Mallory said...

Great job! It looks fabulous!

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

Melanie - what a fabulous piece - It is simply stunning in white! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I'll be featuring this today. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Christine said...

the paint job on this hutch has brightened it up so much, it looks great! I hope that you will link this up with my Show and Share Sunday linky party. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/01/show-and-share-sunday_23.html

Lesa said...

Wow! I love hutches! The redo made it look amazing! I've been looking for bookcases to redo but think I need to expand my horizons!

Comeca Jones said...

One word jealous!

Annie Louise said...

Oh my goodness, that is one beautiful transformation!!
Jeanette

A Cottage Muse said...

Stun ~ ning!!

Bead and Needle said...

It's amazing what a transformation can be achieved with paint - BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the lights in it, also - a lot of work with stunning end results. Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

beth said...

Very nice!! So much better white! :)
Hope you have a great day!
Beth.

Gypsy Brocante said...

Crazy good! Love the fact that it has a light ... classy! Wonderful job ; )
xo
Jill

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,my stars!

m ^..^

Ellen said...

Love it! Definitely lovely in the after.

xoxo,
Ellen

liz@alittlepeaceofhome said...

fabulous job! love what you did to transform your hutch! so lovely.

CB said...

I have an old hand-me-down hutch. The dark wood is too much. Love your painting technique. I can't wait for warmer weather to be able to do it on ours!

dogsmom said...

A beautiful transformation. I have a built in one that I still need to just organize.
Congratulations on your new job and wishing you wonderful happy days ahead.

The Tablescaper said...

Amazing transformation. Thanks for making it a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Amazing how paint can totally transform the look of furniture. This was a nice piece to begin with but it looks beautiful, now!

:) Michelle

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

As expected, you did an amazing finish on a hutch with great bones. I love looking at your projects and aspire to be as good at finishing pieces as you. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

Wow--this is amazing! You did such a great job!!!

angie said...

wow - wow - wow - this is gorgeous!! great find & great job!!!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a fantastic piece! May I ask why you only do white and black pieces? Is it because these are custom orders and that's what the client wants? I love your work, I'm just curious :)

Jamie said...

I love it. It turned out wonderful. Following you from These Creative Juices Blog link party. Please stop by my blog when you can. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

The Shabby Home said...

Your cabinet is so inspiring. I have finished many vintage pieces, but haven't tackled a china cabinet... I have a large one (over 72 inches wide). I'm going to try it. You have done a beautiful job.

Jen T said...

THat is a stunning piece. I love the staging too! JenT

Late Bloomers said...

really nice! I see hutches and china cabinets like this all the time on Craigslist and I'm always afraid it will not come out 'right'... this is proof it will!

Jen said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Congrats on finishing such a huge peice!!

~ Jen @ http://pinstripestopearls.blogspot.com/

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it, what a gorgeous piece. The new finish is stunning and you have it displayed beautifully. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is green design at its finest!

What a gorgeous vignette! Juxtapostion at its very best.

I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

White is always right, what agreat make over! Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Becolorful said...

Stunning. Love the white and then with the lights on it just sparkles. Fantastic.
Pam

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