In this Blog Post, I am going to show you how you can transform free furniture, into a DIY masterpiece!
This Mid Century, 60s style hutch, was a free Craigslist find! - I had a vision immediately for it! It was the perfect size for my dishes and cups in our new place we’re moving into. Vintage meets MCM, meets farmhouse, meets modern?! You choose!
I was looking specifically for a hutch to makeover! I had only done 2 before this, and one was more of a buffet than a hutch, but as soon as I saw this I knew what I wanted to do with it! It was FREE - so I paid the guy to deliver it to my house - since it was a few towns beside us, and a few hours later it was mine! Before I got into transforming furniture finds, I always loved a good deal. Who doesn't? So Transforming free furniture became so easy to me, and such a lifestyle!
since the hutch itself was going to be painted, it only needed a rough sand. So I used my 150 grit sanding block from homdepot and roughed it up, this is the one from LOWES
Next step is to PRIME, I use Zinsser Shellac based primer, from homdepot! This stuff will never let you down. Ive used so many different kinds of primer, some worked, sometimes they didnt, costing me alot more in products. Now I stick to this brand and never look back! They sell in all different size cans as well. If you are serious about transforming free furniture, you will want THIS primer.
Once you are done with the primer, you will start with your paint! I used COUNTRY CHIC's Chalk Paint in CRINOLINE for the off white colour. Get 10% off your order with CODE: flopornot *My GO-TO chalk paint!*
For the middle base, the sliding doors, and the drawers I used Country Chic's Soiree Colour . I love this colour! Its the perfect mixture between cream and wood for this DIY free furniture find masterpiece!
I used Dollarama's FAUX WOOD stickers for my backsplash of this DIY Masterpiece! You can use any adhesive backing for something like this.
My brother in law created my exact vision for these doors I wanted! He used:
& table saw.
Before adding the chicken wire, I added stain to the doors, Mini wax Provincial stain.
and a staple gun for the chicken wire
THE FINAL STEP - Top coat everything in Varathanes water based satin finish!
Thank you for taking a look at how to create a FREE Craiglist find into a DIY Masterpiece! Let me know what you think - Also SUBSCRIBE to my page for more projects!
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