How sweet ... they left some Christmas bows in there.
It was really dirty and dusty--especially on the inside. After cleaning it and removing the hardware, I spayed it with Kilz Primer. I have to once again give props to Peyton for teaching me everything I know about spray painting furniture.
I gave it another coat of Kilz since I would be painting it white.
Between coats of primer, I took a break to spray the hardware. I stuck the nails in a box to spray the tops of them (again, something I learned from P). I used Krylon's Champagne Nouveau. Sorry, forgot to take a picture of the painted hardware. You're not missing anything here. Then I sprayed the entire hutch in Heirloom White. I wasn't crazy with the results and ran to Wal-Mart to pick up two cans of Krylon Bright White. All of our molding is white and Heirloom White looked too yellow to me.
Then I took a block of 3M's fine sandpaper and sanded all of the edges to give it a distressed look. Kylie turned me onto Shanty 2 Chic where she walks you through how to distress furniture. It was really easy. I didn't go too crazy since this was my first piece to do.
Here's the finished result:
I had to work around my table, which is why everything looks a little crooked.
Hutch was $38 + $20 for supplies (would have been cheaper had I not changed my mind about the color) = $58 total. Now what to put on it? Suggestions?