A Cute Stepback Hutch

I’ve finished my furniture hoarding for LSM and I’m feeling less chaotic now that I can just work on projects and not worry about having to find them.

One of my favorite finds so far has to be this adorable little step back hutch that I found at a local auction house.

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No doubt it had not been used or cleaned recently but with those adorable draw details… I just couldn’t pass up it up.

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I was so happy to hear that I had the winning bid and got to bring her home! I gave her a wash and scrub then let her dry in the sun before bringing her inside to work on.

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the piece originally came in the 3 pieces. The bottom half and lid were detached, as well as the top shelving unit.

Kyle secured the lid to the base for me and re-attached a few trim pieces. I decided to keep the top detached for easier transport but it could easily be made into one with a few screws.

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NO BODY FREAK OUT But I did decided to add some paint.

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT! Don’t click away yet!

I did it in a very tasteful way.

I wanted to try out Shackteau Interiors Milk Paint again in White Beach.

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If you have been following along, you might know that I tried out their black formula on a china hutch makeover I did a few months back and I didn’t love the result.

We can chalk that up to “user error”. I had tried it over top a valspar paint which is probably what made it react the weird way that it did. I wanted to give the brand another shot with just paint on plan wood.

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So I mixed my paint and applied the first coat on just the interior panels of the base and top shelving unit. I decided that I would leave off the doors for now, one of them is missing a trim piece and both are missing their glass inserts.

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Per-usual with most paints the first coat is usually pretty ugly. I let it dry for about two hours before adding a second coat.

I could have added a 3rd coat to achieve a more opaque look but I think that would have felt too “new”, plus I had already used up the whole bag.

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I gave the painted areas a light distressing as a finishing touch and then called this project done after wiping it down with a damp cloth!

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I wanted to keep as much of the original patina on the exterior as possible. I like the imperfection of having one drawer darker than the other so I let that extra character alone.

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This cute little stepback hutch will also be making her way to The Lucketts Spring Market that is being held at the Berryville, VA fairgrounds May 17th-19th!

I still haven’t figured out her origins so if you happen to have any guesses as to what that would be please let me know! I will be bringing the doors to the top with me for the lucky person that takes her home. Like I said before, one of them is missing a trim piece and both lost their glass inserts at some point in their travels.

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