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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.com #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?

DIY TIME

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 STEPS

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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

PAINT

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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

THE REVEAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVEAWAY

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.com #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 | prodigalpieces.com

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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.com #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 | prodigalpieces.com

Comments

  1. N. MacGregor says

    Love how your latest project (the cabinet and hutch) turned out

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I literally had a blast with it. So fun for me to revive dated pieces that still have life left in them.

  2. Kaleria Sarantakis says

    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))

    • Larissa says

      How sweet of you to say, Kaleria. I’m delighted to hear it. It sure is fun to for me to redo and share. You’ll love these tools!

  3. ColleenB.-Tx. says

    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.

    • ColleenB.-Tx. says

      Your YouTube link doesn’t seem to be working

    • Larissa says

      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!

      • Susan says

        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!
        Susan

        • Larissa says

          Hi Susan! I mentioned using three different waxes. I do use hemp oil all the time and other oils too. It sure makes for beautiful wood. Thank you for the kind words.

  4. Catherine ten Hertog says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      I’m glad to hear you are inspired, Catherine. Thank you. Sounds like you have quite the job to tackle. I guarantee these tools will make it so much easier.

  5. Susan Carter says

    I love seeing how you transform items into beautiful pieces for today’s styles.

  6. Babette says

    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!

  7. Grace Weimer says

    Absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with the final product, including the staging!!

  8. Janina says

    You are amazing! Your work is wonderful

  9. Kimberly Taylor says

    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!

  10. Sandra says

    You did such a wonderful job! Love the way you staged it!

  11. Denise says

    Love it! I’ve been looking for ideas to update my bookcases, and I think this is it!

  12. Susie Wilcox says

    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.

  13. Debbie says

    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 says

      Thanks! I tell ya, once you try it, you’re hooked. You will love it! πŸ˜€

  14. Cheryl Atkinson says

    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

    • Larissa says

      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˜€

  15. Renee says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      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˜€

  16. Kris Giardina says

    I love that hutch! Great job.

    • Larissa says

      Yippee! I am smitten with it too. πŸ˜€ Thank you, Kris.

  17. Alicia H says

    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!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! You have the perfect project piece for it. Merry Christmas to you!

  18. Tammy Scott says

    It is amazing how you execute your visions. You are a super-mom and a very talented artist. I really enjoy your blog.

    • Larissa says

      aww…thank you so much for the smile, Tammy. I don’t know about super-mom, but I try to do my best. Hugs!!

  19. Lorene Dehl says

    This turned out amazing! Love your work.

    • Larissa says

      You’re so fun, Lorene! πŸ˜€ Thank you for the smile.

  20. Carol S says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      Sweet! It definitely made my work easier and better. My motto : #toolsoverjewels !

  21. Dale Cundy says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! It was a fun find to begin with. The doors are what caught my eye first.

  22. Maria Howard says

    So many beautiful things you do!!

  23. Audra says

    It looks so good! I have a buffet in my dining room that is waiting for a Superfinish Max Sprayer!!!!

  24. Amanda Pennington says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      It just seemed so flat and I’m glad it worked out as I had envisioned. Thank you!

  25. Micah says

    This is beautiful! I love the wood and paint combo! Plus the styling!

  26. Meg Foster says

    With the sprayer, I would start on my first project with non-chalk paint!

    • Larissa says

      Fun! You can use this for chalk paint too, FYI. πŸ˜€

  27. dianne anderson says

    Wish Santa would bring me one of these! I have 1 chest of drawers just waiting for paint.

  28. Kelly D says

    I love how this project came out. I would paint my coffee table.

  29. Lori says

    You did a fabulous job on this piece. Love it!

    • Larissa says

      I’m so excited to share it. This was fun for me as I’ve not done one like it. Thanks, Lori!

  30. Marie says

    I bet Laura was thrilled when she picked up her lovely Farmhouse hutch!

    • Larissa says

      It actually shipped to NC, but yes…happy customer! Win-win. I had fun and she got what she requested. Thanks, Marie.

  31. Paula says

    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 says

      How fun you are, Paula. Yes! I love that Laura was in tune with the way I do things. That makes it fun for me. Sounds like a fun project on the horizon for you!

  32. Melanie Brooks says

    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!

    • Larissa says

      Yahoo!! I love when that happens, Melanie. Visualizing can be daunting at times. I hope you win and I wish I had one for everyone. πŸ˜€ Merry Christmas!

  33. Laura says

    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!

    • Larissa says

      You got what she wanted and I was after…thank you! πŸ˜€ Ooh…I love old sideboards. They are such versatile pieces.

  34. Sharri says

    You’re family is so talented! I love following you

    • Larissa says

      Well, you sure do know how to make a gal feel loved, Sharri. Thank you!

  35. Jo Ann Tobias says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      Yay! I think I like your word for the new year. It’s a coming soon! πŸ˜€

  36. Ginny says

    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 says

      Thanks! The best part is that Laura was so pleased with it. I know what you mean about changing it up. It can do wonders for a soul.

  37. tracy says

    Just awesome. Looks so beautiful.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Tracy. I hope you can tell I had fun with it.

  38. Alison S says

    I would paint one of the dressers I have.

  39. Patricia Martinez says

    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!

    • Larissa says

      Bestest news ever! That’s so fun for me to hear, Patricia. Thank you!! You will adore this set as much as I do.

  40. Jana Bendawald says

    Fabulous as usual!

  41. Anne says

    You do such amazing projects! I would love to win and try my hand on small furniture pieces for our home.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Having the right tools sure does make a difference.

  42. MaryAnn Smith says

    I just bought an old wood table and chairs set at an auction. I would paint it first.

  43. Toni says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the sweet words, Toni. It means much to me that she enjoyed my work enough to request more. I think you found a fun project. πŸ˜€

  44. Tammy Shelton says

    I have a French Provincial 9 drawer dresser sitting on my back deck right now…. just waiting.

  45. Kaycee says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      You sound like you had day similar to mine. Thanks so much for taking the time to join me in my DIY fun and show love, Kaycee.

  46. Tracy P. says

    beautifully done.
    not sure what I’d paint first. I’ve never use a sprayer.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you. The sky’s the limit with it…ceilings, walls, cupboards, furniture, floors… πŸ™‚

  47. Kristina Austin says

    So beautiful Larissa! You definitely put a lot of work into this piece and it shows! Nice job!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you! Yes, mucho elbow grease for sure, but fun too.

  48. Kat Dornbirer says

    Love how it turned outπŸ‘πŸ»I have a dresser & 1930s buffet that I would use the sprayer onπŸ‘πŸ»

  49. Nippon says

    Your work seems to be great. Continue the great effort!!

  50. Jan says

    So pretty! You are so good at what you do!
    I love the doors on the hutch! Keep the inspiration coming!

  51. Melinda says

    What an awesome change over! I love how paint can give you an entirely different piece!

  52. Melanie says

    You did a beautiful job on this piece!

  53. Charlene Paugh says

    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)

  54. Barb Killam says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      Good for you! That’s what makes it fun, taking time to make our house our home. I’m so glad to hear you enjoy my posts.

  55. kelly kayfes says

    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!

    • Larissa says

      Sweet to hear. Thank you! Yes…they are a bear as I’ve done other with glass doors and shelves. UGH!!

  56. Deb Townley says

    Great job! Looks perfect!

  57. Brenda D. Taylor says

    Larissa, this is a lovely hutch, but then everything you do is lovely. I wonder, would you share the name of the product you used on the natural wood surface. I thought I saw it yesterday when I looked at this post, but today I do not see it. Thank you for your help.

    B.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the sweet words, Brenda. I used a variety of waxes (gray, brown, white, and natural). I wanted a natural finish with a hint of time-worn wear.

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