Monday, January 16, 2012

Revamped hutch for a new revamp[ing] office..

We have finally started the journey to creating our own office!!

 I am so excited and have been gathering ideas for it for the past month! Woo hoo for Pinterest! The time sucker of my evenings!

Mr. S has some say into what design we are going to commit to. We both will be using it so a little manly with a little bit of girlie = our future office..
Wasnt that detail enough??!

Oh.. Uhm.. Ill keep posting but at the end of this post Ill put up my pinterest link of some inspiring photos I want to achieve and am using for this office space!!

Work with me.. its a lot of stuff..

First we started with a Hutch. Now I am on a budget, who isn't these days right, so I am hunting everywhere for sweet deals. Anywho, I was determined to find a hutch in that would fit in that little room, mainly for space saving storage. Then once I was looking for inspiration for color, I found one hutch that resembled what I was going for.. Colonial RED peeps!! Yes-sir-ee! That will be the focal point and boy am I happy with how it turned out!!!

Here is how it went!

Uhm.. yea.. little dinged up.. but salvagable
EEWW.. look at those spindles on the shelves..can you say dated?!
uhm.. yes!! (p.s. that paint on the walls will be old news)
It is a lot more toned down than this pic
Loved the scrolly handles.. and then I got 4 new rounds ones to balance the detail.

#1: Clean and sand as good as you can. (Uhmm I had to sand the top down a ton because when I saw it on CL (whoot, and amazing deal) she said it was solid wood and had a few scratches and dings.. no biggy right?? Well it was veneer on the top counter..what the??.. (everything else was solid wood.) So a tip for that... sand it till its smooth and dont sand to hard or deep, that will end up showing the "cheap" wood underneath.. and that can be difficult to cover up. Clean off again.

#2: Prime away..(after you have removed the hardware and doors.) I use uh... Zeisser (spelling, im too lazy to go to the garage to see) it works great for anything, and it actually can be used on anything that has a varnish without sanding... it does work on that, but I wanted to make sure this red spray paint wasnt going anywhere! So sand before hand.. please!

#3: Once that is dry you are set to start painting. Spray painting is easy, i choose spray paint this time because I didnt want to deal with trying to match up the paint to a gallon paint for my spray gun.. no thanks.. easy please! plus I was in a hurry to see the end result..

#4 after several layers of light spray is a good blog with a video how-to. Or just read the spray can!! Duh me..

#5 let it dry for a whole day or longer.. This helps the paint "cure"... (what other word is there for letting it dry completely??)
Anyway.. Let it dry and glaze per your preference.. Wipe on, wait, wipe off.. (this helped tone the bright red down to a calmer more sophisticated red)

#6 Put your doors and hardware back on...and...Admire!
Pretty simple and took 2 1/2 days. The drying time and the fact that I was working on the computer desk for the same room made the day and a half I had planned, worth it.. I got two projects done. Each while the other was drying.. heeeyyy-oo! Like!

Here are some pics, from my pinterest page,  for inspiration for this office/craft room redesign..

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  1. This is gorgeous! I would have never thought to spray paint something that large. Now, I'm looking around for what I can paint. lol!

  2. What kind of spray paint do you use? Can ayou use one from a can or do you use a spray gun?