The Perfect Pair Dresser and Hutch Furniture Makeover

These two pieces met for the first time and were a match made in Heaven! The dresser is from a family friend and the hutch belongs to the buffet I'm using in the foyer. Once these two were painted and attached, they will spend eternity together! 

I have had the vision of these two pieces together for years and finally decided it was time to make it happen. The dresser is a vintage solid piece from Drexel with dovetail joints and solid wood construction.  The hutch belongs to the china buffet I'm using in the foyer entrance. Together, they both offer ample storage for our office closet to hold all of my crafting supplies. Here is how they both came together and are a perfect match! 

My friend Wendi introduced me to a brand new furniture paint from General Finishes and I must say it is my new favorite paint.  It goes on smooth as butter and provides a great finish.  I painted each piece of furniture with one coat of primer and then two coats of the General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White.  

Once finished painting the dresser, I spray painted the handles dark bronze and used my hand sander to distress the edges of the drawers. I wanted a small amount of distressing on this piece to give it a high end look.  

Next, I took some wrapping paper I purchased from Ballard Designs and Mod Podged the entire inside of the upper cabinet.  Since the doors were made with chicken wire, I wanted something you could see and would stand out. I then spray painted the shelves with the same spray paint as I used on the drawer pulls. 

Once both pieces were painted, I used a spray satin Polycrylic over both pieces for protection.  I attached L brackets to the back to secure both pieces and they are now one! 

While I would love to put this piece somewhere out in the house, I really needed it for storage in the office closet and the size is perfect.  When we built our house, I did not get any shelving in any closet and this is not only beautiful, it provides ample space for all of my crafting supplies.  I can always take it out of the closet and use it around the house if needed.  

Start Small- Great Design Takes Time- Enjoy!!

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