Farmhouse Style Hutch Makeover

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  How did a month go by so quickly?  It seems like just yesterday we were sharing our “Inspired by Chocolate” makeovers and now it’s time to share this month’s theme, “Farmhouse.”

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When I think of farmhouse, my mind immediately goes to my grandmother’s farmhouse in the country where I spent countless happy hours.  If you ask me, a farmhouse wouldn’t be a farmhouse without a hutch to display dishes.  Back in the fall I purchased this hutch from a friend at school who was selling it for her mom.  When I found out that this month’s theme would be farmhouse, I knew that this piece would be the perfect one to makeover.

Hutch Before


Look at it now!  It got a much needed update with paint, stain, and a coat of wax for protection.

A farmhouse style hutch gets a makeover with paint. Get the details at


I was in a quandary when it came time to photograph this piece.  I usually take pictures outdoors because quite frankly, my house has no extra room to stage furniture.  Since the top of this piece has no back, taking pictures outside wasn’t an option.  I improvised by moving all of the furniture in my kitchen area out and moving this piece in.

A farmhouse style hutch gets a makeover with paint. Get the details at


A cherry pie safe made using wood harvested from the farm where my grandfather grew up usually resides where I staged the hutch.  I liked the look of the hutch so much in this location that moved my table and chairs back into the room and am going to enjoy this piece until I decide to move it to my shop.  (If I can part with it.)

Farmhouse Style Hutch Makeover in My Kitchen



Are you wondering about those plates?  They are Blue Ridge Pottery which was manufactured by Southern Potteries Incorporated from the 1930s until 1957.  My mom collected this pottery for many years and has a huge collection.  I borrowed these plates from her for my pictures.  🙂  This is just the tip of the iceburg of her collection.

Blue Ridge Pottery in Farmhouse Style Hutch



I painted the hutch with  Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Lace.  It took four coats  to get the coverage that I wanted.  The tabletop was repaired, sanded, and then stained with General Finishes water based wood stain in Mahogany.  After staining, the wood was protected with two coats of satin topcoat, also from General Finishes.  The paint was waxed, and then buffed to add a subtle sheen.  To bring out the detail on the drawer fronts and also the top of the hutch, I applied dark wax to the detail, rubbing to get the dark wax into the grooves.  I then wiped away the excess dark wax.



Farmhouse Style Hutch - Drawer Detail


I thought about buying new hardware for this piece but in the end used its original knobs which I quite like.


What a difference!  I’m so happy with the end result of this makeover.

A farmhouse style hutch gets a makeover with paint. Get the details at


I hope my friend will share this makeover with her mom so that she can see this piece’s new look.  Wouldn’t it be funny if she decided to buy it back?

A farmhouse style hutch gets a makeover with paint. Get the details at


You can check out all of the projects that I’ve shared for Themed Furniture Makeover Day here.  When I look back at all of my projects, it’s hard to pick a favorite but I’ll have to say that this month’s hutch is in the running for first place.

Now for the fun part!  Enjoy the farmhouse makeovers that my friends are sharing this month.


  1. Oh yes, that’s a much better look for the hutch. But honestly, Paula, it’s the PLATES! Marvelous collection – so cheerful and colorful.

  2. Well we have been connected through our painting projects this month. We both used the color Lace in our projects and DecoArt Americana Chalky paint. I bet this was a hard piece to photograph because ot size. I hope your mom let’s you borrow her plates a bit longer. Honestly you project looks amazing in your space.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

  3. Woah, that hutch is stunning now with the white paint and stain combo! I bet it was hard to move it back out after taking your beautiful pictures. I know it would be for me and it fits perfectly in your kitchen.

    1. Thanks, Wendi! The plates are all Blue Ridge by Southern Pottery. My mom collected it through the 80’s. It wasn’t expensive when new and was easy to find at antique shops back then for not a lot of money.


  4. Paula! This is STUNNING! I absolutely love it. Plus, with those plates with those colors, it’s gorgeous! Are you bringing that to your space to sell?

    1. My original intention was to sell it but I think I’m keeping it. It looks so nice in my kitchen and I’ll have fun styling the shelves for different seasons. I can always sell it later if I get tire of it.


    1. Thanks, Christina! My mom has a huge collection of these dishes. I love the colors and patterns.


    1. Thank you, Sally! I’m thrilled with how this turned out and will keep it instead of selling it like I originally intended to do.


    1. Even though I purchased this from my friend to makeover and then sell, I think I’m going to have to keep it. πŸ™‚ I’d be honored for you to feature it on DIY Furniture Makeovers.


    1. Thanks, Michelle! I agree and I’m looking forward to having a display area for some of my treasures that I don’t usually get to display.

      Thanks so much for dropping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.


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  8. Beautiful!! I wish I had the space for something like that! And the plates totally complete the look. But what kept catching my attention are those adorable curtains! I’m sure that you made them, but do you have a tutorial for them? My dream is to live in an old farmhouse, big red barn and all! But …I don’t and don’t think that I ever will, but I love the farmhouse look and I’m desperately trying to bring some of that into my home and those curtains would be perfect! And if you know the name of the fabric, that would be great.
    Sorry that I got off topic from your hutch, but those curtains ~ oh my!
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi, Candy! I’m glad you like my curtains. I did make them but I don’t have a tutorial. I used a Pate Meadows pattern and the fabric was from Hancock Fabric. ( I don’t know the name of the fabric but I do remember that it was Waverly.


  9. I know this post is really old, but I was searching for diy table runners and I immediately saw the blue ridge plates in the background, and clicked to this post to read more about your collection. I inherited around half or so of my grandmother’s collection of blue ridge and I just adore it! Your display here is so happy and beautiful!

    I still add to mycollection as I can.

    1. Thanks so much for telling me about your Blue Ridge collection. My mom has a lot of Blue Ridge that she no longer wants. If you are in Virginia and want to see any of it to possibly purchase, let me know!


  10. From your readership abroad: Wanted to comment on the beautiful hutch. Coupled with the plate collection, it’s absolutely beautiful! Wish I had your talent!

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