Refinishing a hutch for the bathroom

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Refinishing a hutch for the bathroom

Do you want to upgrade or think of refinishing a hutch for the bathroom? If yes, then we have got you a perfect guide.

Following water damage, we had to redo the bathroom on the ground floor.

Before undertaking this major work, we thought carefully about making the most of this room, and we deemed it necessary to add a bathtub.

This room was not quite like the rest of our century-old house, so it was time to harmonize it.

A few years ago, we removed the hutch from our dresser to make it a sideboard, and this one was the perfect size to turn into a vanity. The hutch, on the other hand, was awaiting a future upgrade, and wanting shelves above the new tub, that’s when I came up with the idea of using it.

Once everything was well organized, we started the work.

Photo avant

List of products used:

The preparation:

  • First, sand the top using the sander and 80 grit paper, finish with 120 grit paper.
  • Then remove the handles and hinges.
  • Sprinkle the varnish cleaner and make-up remover on the furniture and spread it well on all surfaces using a paper towel, let it act for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse very well twice to remove all residue.
  • Sand very lightly, only to scratch, using 100 grit paper and make sure you dust very well.
  • Apply the primer using a foam roller and respect the recommended drying time.

Now is the time to apply the colour!

The painting:

Apply a first coat, Tractor Dust, using a foam roller and the #10 oval brush.
Once the paint is dry, it’s time to apply the second coat.

Protection:

Using the applicator, apply two to three coats of exterior polish on top.
For the base, apply two coats of matte varnish to all surfaces using a foam roller and the #10 oval brush.

The hinges:

  • So that these harmonize well with the new handles, pewter colour, I painted them.
  • Spray the nail polish cleaner and remover liberally on the hinges and let sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Rinse very well under running water to remove all residues.
  • Spray the first coat of aluminum colour.
  • Once the paint is dry, spray the black paint in short bursts. Add aluminum paint as needed, and so on until the desired result.

Preparing the hutch:

  • We removed the doors, added a molding to hide the holes in the hinges, removed the brackets that allowed it to rest on the sideboard and changed the depth.
  • The hutch is now 5½” deep, excluding the ledge of course.
  • Now is the time for preparation before painting.
  • Sprinkle the varnish cleaner and make-up remover on the furniture and spread it well on all surfaces using a paper towel, let it act for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse very well twice to remove all residue.
  • Sand very lightly, only to scratch, using 100 grit paper and make sure you dust very well.
  • Apply the primer using a foam roller and respect the recommended drying time.
  • Now is the time to apply the colour.

Hutch painting:

Apply a first coat, Cotton ball, using a foam roller and the #10 oval brush.
Once the paint is dry, it’s time to apply the second coat.

Conclusion:

To conclude, after a few weeks of colossal work, we are really very proud of the look of our new bathroom. Now it matches the style of our house perfectly. Upgrading a dresser into a piece of furniture for the bathroom was a fairly simple task when we had the right steps to take.
To top it all off and enjoy the good moments of relaxation it gives me, what could be better than this bath bridge and the fragrances of the candles from Colorantic.

If you want to have even more ideas for furniture upgrading, you can consult the following group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/338742056331286

 

Diane Lavoie

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Diane Lavoie

Diane Lavoie is a great Colorantic paint enthusiast. At first a faithful consumer of our chalk paint from wire to brush, we started collaborating with her. Very talented, with a completely natural sense of style and her projects are always sumptuous! Diane is very creative and she understands how to get a lot with little. His blog posts are always interesting. Here is a selection of articles written by Diane Lavoie. - Recycle a window using Colorantic paint - Transforming old cabinets Diane Lavoie is particularly active in giving you advice in the French-speaking Facebook group '' TRUCS/Déco en tout genre ''. She shows you her latest projects, new products, her inspirations of the moment, her interventions are always relevant! Diane does not only like decorating and painting. She is a woman of heart who loves to celebrate her family, her husband but also her faithful feline friend Cinnamon, who loves to embellish the decorations too. Word from Diana; Our dream is to restore an old house. We acquired a house built in 1906 and in 1992 this adventure began. I like the decor and I like the originality. Seven years ago I discovered a passion for the upgrading of furniture and various recovered objects. Now that the house has been completely restored, I have great pleasure in personalizing it exclusively and at a low price.

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