Friday, April 4, 2014


The past several weeks have been crazy busy. Derek has been super busy at work, we're finishing our basement, and I bought a few projects that I wanted to finish before we have a birthday party for my sister at our house. Our old dining room furniture was fine, but it was lightweight and not super durable. Chase has a way of making me want to keep only things that are going to last! We started with this black set from ikea:

It worked really well in our old house because it's very narrow which we really needed in our old tiny dining area.  But it looked too small in our formal dining room, and I definitely didn't want it getting everday use in the kitchen.

So I found this set on the ksl classifieds, but it really needed to be refinished:
I liked the lines, and could see potential in it.  So I sold our old set and bought this one, not sure when I would get around to actually finishing it.

I've also been on the hunt for a hutch to go in the formal dining room, and I found this just begging to be brought back to life (picture from here because I forgot to take a before picture, but this is basically the same hutch):

When we found out we'd be hosting a big party I knew that I wanted to get everything done asap.  So I got to work. I sanded, primed, painted (I used an oil based enamel paint that seems like it will be really durable, and reduces brush marks), and glazed everything.  These took soooooooo much more time that I had anticipated, but I am really happy with how they turned out.

Hutch after:

Everything after:

What do you think?


Holly said...

I love that hutch! Love the aqua/turquoise color. I wish I could look at furniture and see its potential...I never would have thought to buy it and make it so cute!

Malinovka said...

W.O.W.!!! You did such a fantastic job! It looks so cute! I wish you were here to help me with my projects!!

Kristen said...

It looks SO great! You are so good at refurnishing!