White Painted Christmas Hutch


Hello Friends! It’s been awhile but I couldn’t let the holidays go by without saying hello. I’ve still been painting furniture but also creating more crafty things for a little gift boutique shop in town. It’s been so much fun!

Well I am going to go ahead and show you my beautiful hutch all decorated for Christmas! Spoiler Alert, it sold in three days for a ridiculous amount! I was so excited.

I am so excited how it turned out! Of course it looks amazing all decked out for Christmas, doesn’t it? And can you believe I only paid $30 for it? Well you HAVE to see WHY. It was in such a shabby shape to begin with but I insisted on giving it a chance! Be sure and click over to see the before and more gorgeous after pics. Oh and Merry Christmas!!!!…
So as I mentioned, $30 bucks buys you this around these parts…

Pathetic, right? And even more pathetic and gross when I puked figured out that it reeked of rat pee!!!
Ewww! (please don’t tell)

The first thing I did was spray it down with a hose and then kicked out ALL of the panels and shelves, only leaving a shell. I then let it sit out in the heat and sun for about a week.

I then scrubbed the remaining pieces with TSP. The stuff works wonders. It gets the smell out, the grime out and anything yuck out!

TSP Cleaner

I then replaced the all of the shelves in the cabinet and added new boards to the entire back of the dresser and hutch.

I sanded and primed the entire piece with Zinzer Primer and then sanded and restained the top with my favorite Minwax Dark Walnut. I chose a white chalk like paint for the rest. This time I used Waverly Antique White.

As mentioned before, the entire back has new birch boards – a major improvement!

Wow! Already looking fantastic but my favorite extra touch is the distressing.

And now it’s unrecognizable!

Oh! and remember how beautiful it is a Christmas time!
I sure hope its new owner enjoys it for many more Christmases to come!

Merry Christmas!

Yours truly,



  1. Nikki

    That’s fantastic!

  2. Katie

    Looks Beautiful! Glad to see you’re still turning garbage into beauty (it’s been a long while since I’ve visited)….I’ll be around more to watch you work your magic 🙂

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