There is no doubt in my mind that when I see side tables in need of some lovin’, that I have a soft spot. Any and all sizes, shapes, and degree of dilapidated states are my weakness. Can you blame me when I spied this antique side table that I got weak in the knees? I know I’m not alone, c’mon now. tsk. (giveaway alert!!)
There is nothing better than getting together with a few friends to do what you love, right? Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day and my blogging friends and I have some fun for you. This vintage Lane cedar chest is about to be given the help it needs along with some lovin’ too. Stick around to see my friend’s projects and enter to win the giveaway as well. Let’s get our DIY on!
One of my furniture addictions are blanket chests, also known as hope chests. The offer style and function since they serve as seats and storage. Who could ask for more? I was gifted one as a graduation/birthday gift and still fill it with my treasures. The ones that are cedar lined like this one make it even more
Do you have a bucket list? Ya know. A list that holds either coveted events, or places you’d like to go? In all the years I have been working on furniture, there are a few different types or styles of furniture that I haven’t had a chance to work on. Today, I’m taking one of them off my bucket list and showing with you how easily I refreshed this Broyhill hutch desk with my favorite sprayer and removable wallpaper. Yes, I did say removable.
You might be wondering why a hutch desk would be on my bucket list. Well, they are versatile, functional, and are typically kinda boring like this one. I wanted to take a sort of ugly duckling and make it shine. This one in particular caught my eye because it had nice form and was a Broyhill hutch desk, however, it was dated. Don’t you just love the pressed acorns? I half expected a squirrel to scamper by as I was taking these pics. hee hee hee.
The fact that it’s made by Broyhill means it would be made well, however it’s still made of fabricated and real wood materials. This is the kind of stuff that many of us have in our home and aren’t sure what to do with it. So, this was my subject for my makeover. Time to give it new life!
First, I grab my tub of wood filler and not only fill all those acorns on the hutch and drawers, but also the pull holes. Those are going buh-bye too.
While the wood filler is curing, I use my staple puller (talk about handy!) to remove the back of the hutch. I’ll get back to what I’m going to do with that in a bit.
Once all the wood filler has cured, I take it down smooth with my sander and then added a different wood applique to give the hutch a whole new feel. It’s easy-peasy with my favorite nailer and wood glue.
Since this set has a whole lotta slick surfaces with the veneer, I chose to use Gripper primer. That stuff will make your paint stick and last much longer than without it.
With my surfaces prepped and ready to go, I just load up my Finish Max and give it a nice even coat of primer.
You can also see how I’ve used the Finish Max in all these posts. Once the primer has cured, I give the hutch desk two coats of Dove White – one of my favorite colors I’ve used throughout my home. While the paint is curing between and after coats, I also give a chair I found at a barn sale a couple coats of primer and paint. That’s what’s so nice about this sprayer, I can switch from job to job and create the finish I’m after.
When I’m done, I just hook it up to my Rapid Clean Kit and cleanup is done faster than you can blink. I love it.
Since there’s some wait-time for the paint to cure, that’s the best time to take tackle the hutch backing. One of the best inventions ever in recent years is peel-n-stick removable wallpaper. We used it in our boys’ bedroom a few years ago and absolutely love how easy it is to hang and reposition if need be. Yes, no paste, no water, no worries!
For this project, I chose this awesome reclaimed wood paper to add some color and texture to the desk. The best part is that if I ever want to change it up, I just peel it off and go on my merry way. Isn’t it awesome?!
Since my hutch backing is a faux wood panel, I wanted to give the paper a bit of tooth to stick to with my sander. I don’t think I really had to since it sticks to walls perfectly, but old habits are hard to break. tsk. Better to be safe than sorry, right?
To apply the paper, I just did a dry fit and cut to length. Peeled back the top edge of the paper to line up and gently pulled the backing off as I worked down. I didn’t have any major issues with bubbles and I was so pleased with how easy it was. Plus it only took two sheets side-by-side.
Then, to stick the backing back on the hutch top, I just laid it face down and stapled the backing on with my stapler. (another favorite tool and why my motto has always been #toolsoverjewels)
And we’re done!
What a huge difference the simple steps I made gave this vintage Broyhill hutch desk. It has such a refreshed feeling by using my HomeRight sprayer. The pop of color from the new pulls and the added chair make the set complete. You can see how that green color has been used in these posts HERE. The woodsy acorns are gone and the desk has a whole new vibe. It was easy to do with the right tools and fun too! I couldn’t be happier with the finish.
Many have asked about this paper and I think it has endless uses. Think of all the accent walls you could create. Or how about for a person who rents or has a shop, or stages furniture (ME) this is PERFECT. There are other woods, bricks, prints…so many to choose from. See here on Amazon.
You can purchase this Broyhill hutch desk and more in my online shop. We ship most anywhere and the best part is more than one furniture item can ship for the same cost.
Now it’s time for YOU to get your DIY on. Not only do you have the chance to win a Finish Max paint sprayer, but a large spray shelter too thanks to HomeRight. Woot, woot! Easy entry – just fill out the widget below for as many entries as you desire, daily even. Winner will be announced via email and will have 24 hours to claim the prize. Open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. GIVEAWAY CLOSED
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Time for some fun! Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day and you know this is right up my alley, right? I mean, what’s more fun than getting to get creative and share the projects done by my blogger friends? It’s all to inspire you. Today is all about this antique chest I found while thrifting.
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