Farmhouse Hutch – {Rustic Themed Makeover}

This might be my absolute favorite makeover! I’m not always a huge fan of overly distressed pieces but that look seemed to fit this hutch perfectly.

Once a month a few bloggers and myself have a Themed Furniture Makeover Day. We have a theme for each month and share our creations with you guys. This month the theme was rustic. I was stumped…until this cabinet came into my life.

The glass was missing and it didn’t have shelves but those were easy fixes.

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I used boxwood milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed and used a clear wax on the outside. The wax deepened the color and made it the perfect shade of green.
The inside of the cabinet was painted in Lazy Linen by Country Chic Paint.
I heavily distressed inside and out to really get the rustic look!  I was hoping for the milk paint to chip and flake naturally but that didn’t happen so I had use my sander.

To resolve the missing glass problem I used 1 inch chicken wire to replace the glass. I sprayed it with a gold metallic spray paint to get rid of the galvanized look.

My furniture friend Amanda – from Ferpie & Fray – is known for leaving bare legs on her pieces and I was inspired to try it. Ferpie & Fray is one of my all-time favorite blogs. I love her furniture and her style. She has found her niche and does it well!

Here is the before with one more look of the after.

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Make sure to take a look at all of the great rustic themed makeovers! They are all pretty awesome!

19 thoughts on “Farmhouse Hutch – {Rustic Themed Makeover}

  1. Rachel says:

    Helen this is fantastic. I LOOOOVE the finish on it and the choice to leave the legs natural. Boxwood is one of my all time favs. It seriously is so good. This reminds me of that cute dining set you did a long time ago and stenciled the top… you remember? You styled it so cute outside… anyways, this heavy distressing, even though you normally don’t do it… you do it well and it looks so authentic. Bravo!

  2. Meegan says:

    Such a beautiful piece. I really like the chicken wire and the color. The sanded patina is just perfect for the style of this piece. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ale Butler says:

    What finishing wax did you put on top of the boxwood? I just did my dining room table and the color is a lighter shade of green, I was going for me of an olive look, like yours! Great work 😉

    • admin says:

      I used a paste wax. I would recommend a poly on a table (especially if it’s on the top). Thank you for stopping by and the kind words!

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