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Farmhouse Hutch Makeover & Revival

It feels good to have someone appreciate what we put our heart and soul into, right? Maybe we get a compliment that keeps us going, or the look on someone’s face confirms our hopes. Well, it’s not often I take on custom work, but this vintage farmhouse hutch was a request that I couldn’t resist.

Vintage Farmhouse Hutch Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces

My client, Laura, had just purchased my serpentine dresser and was so excited it was on the way that she was ready for another piece for her home. So fun, right?


Laura’s request for for a farmhouse hutch in the likeness of pictures she sent me. Thankfully, I was able to find this one through a local for sale ad. It had what she was looking for: open upper curio, with plenty of storage.

Open Vintage Farmhouse Hutch before makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

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Who doesn’t love oodles of storage? tee hee. She like what I found, so we went and picked it up and I got to work.

First, I filled in gouges with wood filler, and made repairs to parts here and there. Then, my sander and I had a bit o’ fun.

Sanding Top of Farmhouse Hutch for a Fresh New Look |

As soon as I finish sanding, I grab 3 different color of waxes: white, gray, brown, and apply them in various levels beginning with the gray. Laura wants a sort of scrubbed look and I love the way the waxes work with the wood. Plus, I prefer to finish the stained parts before painting so that if I accidentally get paint on it, it won’t ruin my work


Next, I needed to fill the original drawer hardware holes with dowel because she wanted a different look. Easy-peasy. Just tap in the dowel, and use a coping saw to cut it down, and sand it smooth.

Filling Hutch Drawer Holes with Dowel |

Since I’m planning to paint the rest, I wiped it all down with 2:1 water/vinegar mix.


Now for the fun part – woot! First, I break out my Large HomeRight Spray Shelter and set up my hutch. You can see how I’ve used all my shelters in the past HERE. Then, I cover up all the hard work I put into the hutch counter top. Tape and paper go a long way, baby! haha.

Farmhouse Hutch in HomeRight Spray Shelter Ready for Paint |

Next, out comes one of my favorite tools, the HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra sprayer. (doesn’t that name rock? sounds so powerful because… it is) If you’ve ever wanted to see how to set this up and use it, I created a video for it below.

I fill the canister and do a quick practice test on a piece of scrap wood or cardboard to make sure my flow and nozzle settings are where I want them. Then, I have at it. For this project, I’m using Classic Gray latex in eggshell finish thinned to manufacturer requirements. (typically 1 Tablespoon or less of water to 1 cup ratio)

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces Spray Painting a Farmhouse Hutch with HomeRight Paint Sprayer |

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces Spray Painting a Vintage Farmhouse Hutch with the HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra | #prodigalpieces

Those louver doors ain’t got anything on me. woot! Sprayed in less than two minutes like a BOSS.

HomeRight Super Finish Max Sprayer for Painting Louver Doors by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #paint

You’ll notice I’m painting everything in the gray. However, I add more details once everything cures. For instance, I whitewash blend the back of the hutch top, the drawer fronts, and the louver doors. Then, I use more waxes to create depth and texture.

Waxing Farmhouse Hutch for Depth & Texture by Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy


Here is Laura’s vintage farmhouse hutch with a completely new look.

Beautiful Farmhouse Hutch Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Details at #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #furniture #homedecor #diy

Simple Farmhouse Hutch with Louver Doors on Front and Bin Pulls on Drawers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture #home #farmhouse #homedecor

It’s refreshed with paint, but also new hardware gives it an entirely new vibe. Then, there’s my favorite part…the top surface.

Top View of Farmhouse Hutch after Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #furniture

Rustic Pine Farmhouse Hutch with Scrubbed Wood by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor #diy

Farmhouse Hutch with Paper Lined Drawers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #homedecor #furniture

There’s just something about raw wood that makes my hear pitter-pat. Sigh…even the knot holes add character.

Farmhouse Hutch made of Pine features Scrubbed Wood with Paint Combo by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture #home #farmhouse #homedecor #paint

Farmhouse Kitchen Hutch with Scrubbed Pine Top by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #home #diy #farmhouse #furniture #kitchen #homedecor

Are you feeling the inspiration? That’s my goal. Sometimes we can get tired of what we currently own and have our eyes set on new. However, there’s certainly no need to fret over what we don’t have, but rather focus on loving on what we do have.

Side View of Vintage Farmhouse Hutch after Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #home #furniture #homedecor

Rustic Farmhouse Pine Hutch with Louver Doors by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor #furniture


HomeRight and I want to empower you to create your own home story too. We’re giving away a Super Finish Max Extra AND a Large Spray Shelter. Wahoo!!!

Easy entry – just complete as many entries in the widget below as you like. (daily even for more entries). Open to U.S. and Canada residents 18 years of age and older. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Be sure to check your spam!

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Also, pin and share to inspire others to take their dated furniture and give it new life. No need to buy new!

Vintage Farmhouse Hutch Makeover using the HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra Sprayer and Blending Techniques by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #furniture #homedecor #diy

Up next, this vintage goodie is going to not only get a new look, but purpose. See the new look HERE.
Vintage Sewing Box Before |

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Also, more projects like my farmhouse hutch makeover:

Check out this super fun upcycled bookcase headboard hutch. From funky vintage to farmhouse chic. Full tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #home #vintage #homedecor #furntiureOh my! This worn out looking Broyhill hutch desk has never looked so good. See how easy it can be to updated a dated piece with the help of Larissa at Prodigal Pieces |

119 replies on “Farmhouse Hutch Makeover & Revival”

Your pieces are so beautiful and timely! I have one just like this and cannot wait to give it a makeover! The home sprayer has been on my wish list ever since I met your blog. I appreciate all you do))

Great; Beautiful job you done on the hutch.
I have one very much / similar like that. My doors are a bit different on the bottom but it’s all along same design.
Oh, my, how I would dearly love to win that sprayer and shelter.
I just mentioned to my hubby yesterday that we need to build a paint shed.
Thank U 4 this Wonderful giveaway opportunity. I will be doing the ‘happy’ dance for sure if I win.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

These kinds of hutches are so handy in most any room. You have a treasure! πŸ˜€ You will definitely be as smitten with these tools as I am. I don’t know what I’d do without them…really!

Hi Larissa,
I love the makeover- especially the wood top. Did you use hemp oil to finish the wood? I have tried it on a few pieces and am really loving the depth it adds, not to mention it’s a natural product that also gives some protection. Great job as usual- you are one talented person, and we are so blessed you share your inspiration! Thank you kind friend!

I have a waterfall dining room set that I would love to paint white. The buffet and china cabinet are too intimidating for me to hand paint and I can’t find anyone in my area who does furniture spraying. I would actually love to learn how to do it myself. Your projects continue to inspire me.

Hi! I would take on my dining room table! Even though we’re not keeping it when we move, I would probably try to sell it and would love to update it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Larissa, This is another great project! Many of us have furniture like this in our homes and you have shown us a way to update it! Your talents shine! Thank you!

Wow! What a great job you did. I just redid a china cabinet that belonged to my mom. Love how yours turned out. I would love a paint sprayer and tent to do my furniture projects.

Love the way it turned out! I haven’t tried a paint sprayer yet but looks like something I need to try out. Thanks for showing us how to update old furniture into something new!!

Larissa, i too love the look of raw wood! The hutch looks amazing but i do have a question. Why do you prefer to use Latex over chalk or acrylic based paint? Im just curious. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a grand prize. I need both so very badly since opening my booth. I’m crossing my fingers and eyes. hehe

yesss…so beautiful! Thank you for the compliment. I really don’t have a preference over a paint per say, but rather it depends on what I’m working on. Some paints work good on surfaces while others are best for a different purpose. A basic latex/acrylic is cheaper than chalk and does the same effect is used in a flat finish. I hope this helps. Also, I wish I had enough tools for everyone! πŸ˜€

I love this makeover! Whenever I do a big piece of furniture, I always leave the original wood somewhere if possible. It looks beautiful against the white and would fit in any home! And who wouldn’t want it? If I won the Spray Right shelter and sprayer I’d first finish the bedroom set waiting for me in the basement and then my grandmother’s antique table. They would be put to good use.

You and me both. I typically only work on those needed repair, so it’s fun to find a gem that has something to salvage. You ain’t kiddin’ me about these tools Funtastic! πŸ˜€

Hi Larissa! You really brought that piece back to life! I have a table that I would love to give a makeover. That is what I would do first if I won the sprayer and spray tent. Happy Holidays!

I have a piece in my stash similar to this. I love the wax technique on the top and the sprayer would make the rest of the project so much easier. Thanks so much for this opportunity! Great job on the hutch.

What a wonderful hutch…you did an amazing job! I love the sliding doors on the lower half. I haven’t seen a hutch with doors like that.

I love the depth you gave the hutch with the different paint and wax colors! I’d use the sprayer on several side tables in our living room that need some love.

What a sweet piece! You really brought out her beauty! I love the knotty wood and how it breaks up the painted sections but ties it all together. I am thrilled for Laura! I would start with a bookshelf that I’ve been wanting to paint and I want to refinish the top to accent the wood. Thank you for sharing!!

Larissa- I love how this hutch turned out! I have one that is almost identical, and I’ve been trying to decide exactly how I want to redo it. Now I know for sure! 😳 I hadn’t thought of the hardware change but it looks great. Wow… It’s like seeing just what my plans would look like, but better. Lol! Now if I can just win the sprayer and shelter… That would truly be amazing! Thank you for this make over and give away chance. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday season!

A beautiful, soft, sedate finish on the sideboard and hutch. The blending is top notch and so subtle. I also have a very old sideboard that I would love to paint with a sprayer. I got rid of the hutch but still love the sideboard. And the wood is beautiful too!

I LOVE this piece! You did a great job on it. I agree with you about not focusing on what you don’t have but seeing what you do have. Contentment….maybe my word of 2020.

You did an awesome job on that hutch! It’s beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! We have a desk in my living room that we use everyday but would love to repaint…just not loving the color anymore!

Larissa, this hutch and base are my favorite out of all the pieces you’ve shown. Well, of course, the desk and trashure chair are a second rival! I would use the sprayer and tent to finish my desk and two “in the family forever” tables. Thanks for the opportunity!

I love what you did with the hutch. As always, you’ve managed to make a tired piece of furniture new and interesting! I recently found the cutest child’s rocking chair at a thrift store for only three dollars. That would be my first project.

Hi Larissa, phew I finally got to sit and read my email. What a great piece to start with, I really like the doors on the bottom. You’ve done a beautiful job making this big girl shine again! I love the natural wood top too.

Very nice, as usual !Everyone should be more appreciative of what they have and not worry about what they don’t have. (Don’t covet)

I used to pass up furniture like this but finally bit the bullet and picked up an old TV hutch. But I finished it the old fashioned way – with a roller and paint brush and was thrilled with the end result. It now resides by my desk and provides much needed storage and display shelves. Thank you so much for sharing on your blog as the information is extremely helpful. My favourite post however was the one on finding joy in life.

I love this hutch re-do. You always do such a great job! I hand painted my hutch about 3 years ago, what a job that was!

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