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Painted Pine Hutch with Salvage Style

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, so that means it’s Trash to Treasure time! {{applause}} My blogger friends and I eagerly look forward to sharing our latest project with you with hopes to inspire. Today, I’m so excited to share with you this piece I’ve had waiting for a new life for over 5 years. My dated pine hutch is becoming a painted pine hutch for my own decor. Yay!

Pine Hutch Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This is my flea market find from (what seems like) eons ago. When I happened upon this flea market, I spied this hutch that sat for weeks and weeks. Finally, I asked the owner what is the bottom dollar she would take for it? To the tune of $25 I stuffed it into the back of my suburban and headed home.

I was literally doing a happy dance because in my living room I had this totally awkward wall. My goal was to add height, texture, and storage to the space, but it also had to function with traffic. I had been searching for years and that’s why I was so excited to find it. It has a narrow profile, simple lines, and plenty of storage. However, it needs much TLC. Here it in the “before” of our living room.

Prodigal Pieces Living Room Before | prodigalpieces.com

It’s a jumbled mess. You can see demo is already happening in the hallway. We are nearly done with it and will share the after soon.

DIY TIME

One benefit to having a piece like this in a household with 6 children as we homeschool is that it can be beaten up and I don’t care a lick. The top two doors are missing the glass. Meanwhile, the bottom door panels have popped out.

Vintage Pine Hutch Top Surface Damage | prodigalpieces.com

And, the hutch top needed my jerry-rigged fix to keep it stable. Hey, it worked for years! haha. Do you see the perfect cursive “O” on the side?

Fashioned Hutch Top Attached with Splints | prodigalpieces.com

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The bottom and top are busting with books, mostly my husband’s. When I was unloading it, he kept asking what is wrong. I kept saying, “it’s time to finally fix this.” Apparently all the wear and broken features didn’t stand out to him. {{head smack}} Thankfully, I can say it will no longer house all those books, but finally be put to use for it’s original purpose.

In order to remedy the issues, I first begin by taking it all apart – removing the top backing, the doors, taking out oodles of staples. Then, my sander and I had a good length of time to remove the finish on the top surface.

Sanding Pine Hutch for Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

Next, it’s time to break out the paint for my painted pine hutch. I had a hard time deciding on a color for a time because this is for me and I’ve waited far too long. My inspiration for the scheme is this beautiful wool rug I found at the thrift store a few years ago.

Vintage Wool Rug | prodigalpieces.com

To compliment my room as well as bring in one of my favorite colors, I choose to use NYPD Blue with my Fan Brush.

NYPD Blue Paint for Painted Pine Hutch by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

For the surfaces that are staying a wood tone, I used a tannin reactive stain to give it an aged feel. Then, I replace the back of the hutch with pine planks, much like I did for my curio turned bookcase HERE. My awesome stapler makes it quick fix for this project.

Hutch Planked Top DIY Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Finally, I wanted to attach the top in a proper fashion while still keeping it removable. That way, in the future I can move it easily. Oh, and I also added one fun element…tee hee.

THE REVEAL

Here is my painted pine hutch all done. I love it!

Vintage Farmhouse Hutch in Salvage Style Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecor

Chippy Blue Hutch by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #farmhouse #homedecor #diy

Did you notice the bottom panels? While initially unsure of what to do with them, I finally had a light-bulb moment. I had a couple of extra antique barn roof panels from when I installed my coffered ceiling in our family room. They are a PERFECT FIT!

Antique Barn Roof Tiles in Painted Pine Hutch by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #diy #homedecor #farmhouse

Farmhouse Pine Hutch with Salvaged Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #homedecor #farmhouse #vintage

To finally see this done and in my room is a huge weight off my shoulders. Being that this sits inside our front door, it always made me cringe when folks came in. In my head I was like…yeah…I have awesome furniture…you just wait. haha.

Now the top is displaying a bit of my goodies. I honestly have much of my stuff tucked in boxes due to remodel, so I used what I had on hand.

Inside Hutch Top by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #furniture #home #homedecor

Farmhouse Hutch Vignette Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #vignette #farmhouse #home #homedecor

ONE MORE THING

Bonus…my Currier & Ives dinner plate is finally able to be put on display. Best year EVAH! My mom got a plate for each of her children many years ago when she had a set. I love it.

Currier & Ives Dinner Plate 1977 | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #currierives #vintage #antique #dinnerware

Inside Farmhouse Hutch Bottom by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor

The bottom now houses my collection of vintage tablecloths. No mo’ books in heeyah! woot!

Rustic Farmhouse Blue Painted Pine Hutch with Salvage Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #farmhouse #homedecor #diy

Funny thing is, this is only the second piece I’ve painted for my home. Most of my pieces are in their original time-worn state letting them tell their stories.

I hope you’re enjoying seeing my work and how it all comes together. Do pin and share my painted pine hutch makeover to inspire others. No matter how long it takes to make your home story, just know…IT’S YOURS.

Salvaged Style Pine Hutch Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #farmhouse #homedecor #diy

Up next, this pile of loot is ready to become something more. HEAD HERE TO SEE!

Enamel Pot Lids and Bakeware Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Maddy says

    I just love all of the care you put into your projects. I also enjoyed the panels in the bottom doors. I love when I can “shop” in my wood shop and find the perfect additions to a piece. I saved your pics to show my sister. I have been seeing some version of blue or blue with grey tones everywhere of late! And we love it! Well done and thank you for sharing your lovely piece!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you so much for saying so, Maddie. It truly is fun for me to share. Yes, shopping my stash can lead to oodles of fun!

  2. Rebecca - NC says

    What an awesome transformation!! I know you’ll get many years of pleasure from this. If you’re like me, you’ll smile and pause every time you round the corner and see it. Isn’t it fun to have something so familiar also be so “new!?” 😊

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! What’s funny is my husband asked, “Are we keeping it?” I said yes, but not for your books. haha. We still need to build our built-in bookcases.

  3. Shirley says

    I think this turned out fabulous! One of the nicest pieces you’ve done! I love the door panels at the bottom and they so nicely bring out the pine planks that were used on the back. I think the pine panels really gave this piece just what it needed to bring the whole piece together and it fits beautifully with your decor.

    • Larissa says

      To finally see it done in my own home really relieves the awkward feel the room had. Thanks so much for the encouraging words, Shirley. 😀

  4. Mary formerly of the boondocks says

    Larissa it is so full of charm and character now. I can’t wait to see the full room along with that gorgeous rug.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you. It was an eyesore for far too long. I’m excited to share soon!

  5. Carolyn G says

    Wonderful job as always!! So happy for you that this one is for you, they always get done last! Enjoy your blog SO much!!

    • Larissa says

      You are so right, Carolyn. It’s the little things that make a home. For me, this front room has made it hard to walk in and feel happy about it. We can now invite guests in and have a bigger smile. 😀

  6. Kathy from Jax says

    This is beautiful and perfect for your treasures. We have to laugh when a gentleman says “why redo it?” They just don’t get the whole “it needs to be updated” thing. LOL. I love reading about your projects and seeing how you turn what someone would discard into functioning and lovely pieces to be loved for years. I’ve already looked to see what your Trash to Treasure friends have been up to and it’s nice you take the time to comment for them. Keep doing what you do. I’ll look forward to seeing you next time.

    • Larissa says

      Right? Especially when it’s broken and beat up. {{head smack}} We do have fun each month and really hope to inspire. Hugs!

  7. Karolyn Love says

    Beautiful job! Love how she turned out!!

  8. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    Now that is one great looking country charm piece of furniture for sure, and what a great spot to have it for all to see.
    When I seen you showing them old pot and pans lids; I thought to myself; them would be great to hang my kitchen aprons on; if only I had my lids. (guess I may have to make a trip to the Goodwill / thrift stores.
    Remove the knobs and make a kitchen clock.
    Many options for old, unusable lids.

    • Larissa says

      To just see it done is such a relief, and it doesn’t feel dirty any more. Thanks, Colleen! 😀 Yes, so many used for those lids and pans. I’m excited to share! 😉

  9. Becky says

    Doing something for yourself is always the hardest job, haha! How lovely that you got in a long-awaited job for your own joy!
    1977 was the BEST year! 😁 MY mom gave all of her kids a birth-year plate a few years ago too! She did the Royal Copenhagen plates, since her grandparents were from Denmark, and she has her grandma’s many-year plate collection hanging in her house now. 😊

    • Larissa says

      For real!! It really is! High five to you 77 girl…haha. I’m glad you mom saw fit to have fun with dishes too.

  10. Christy James says

    This piece is so you!! I know it is a load off to finally have it done…very nice indeed! XOXO

    • Larissa says

      Truly a stress that is no longer taunting me. hee hee. Thanks, Christy!

  11. Cathy says

    Amazing! In looking at the rug, I would have picked that blue color too

    • Larissa says

      Great minds. 😀 My couch, trim, and wall color are in there too. It just fit.

    • Larissa says

      Can you believe I had been staring at those doors for years trying to put in my mind what would work? Then, the other day…it hit me. haha!

  12. Donna says

    I love what you done with that!

  13. Kaycee says

    Hi Larissa, yay, another project off your remodel list! This piece came out so good! I absolutely love the fleur de lys roofing added to the door inserts, fantastic idea.

    • Larissa says

      Yes, finally! Thanks so much, Kaycee. It’s no longer an eye-sore.

  14. Kaz says

    Oh wow…I really do love all your reno’s but this is seriously gotta be my most favorite ever! That is absolutley stunning. Super envy happening here 😅😅
    Well done hon that is truly gorgeous 😀

  15. Diana Hart says

    Can you tell me what stain finish you used on the top of the bottom piece? The brown? I don’t see it listed.
    I have a vintage find I want to redo similar to this!

    • Larissa says

      It’s an aged wood reactive stain by Rustoleum. I couldn’t link it because it wasn’t available.

  16. Megan H says

    This is 1 of your best pieces 🙌 🤩🥰🥰beautiful!!!! Brilliant

  17. Marie-Interior Frugalista says

    Wow, Larissa, what a HUGE difference! Love the farmhouse charm and those tin panels couldn’t be more perfect. So glad to see this is a keeper too!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I’m sure you know how nice it is to finally be able to work on something for yourself.

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