Several months ago I spotted a China Hutch deal on Craigslist for only $20! I thought, I could makeover that old veneer piece and flip it in no time at all!
Now 3 months later I’m finished with it! Yipppeeee! Ok, all the taping, disassembling, and painting didn’t take that long, but other projects took priority. It was a little longer in the making than intended, but I’m very happy with how it turned out!
Do you fear the veneer when working on furniture makeovers? Never fear the veneer! There are steps you can take to paint over veneer and come out with a piece that looks like it’s not from the 1900s (the 1970s to be exact). Here’s a How-To article from BobVila.com. It basically says sand it, prime it with something like Kilz, and then paint. VIOLA! Who knew painting veneer was possible and could turn out so cute!
The first thing, I did was clean it and then removed the glass shelves, hardware, doors, and drawers.
Next, I taped over and covered the glass on the static panels on the front of the hutch. For some reason this part seemed to take forever. It was a little difficult to cover the glass on the inside of the cabinet but I got it done! Thankfully I get advertising papers in the mail and used that for the glass protection. So handy!
Then I painted and painted and painted some more. And if anything got knicked or accidentally scratched or a bug took a paint bath before it dried completely, I painted some more! Whew! When I took off the tape and paper, there was some paint that had gotten onto the glass. I used a handy little scraper that is generally used for window tinting(here’s a link for one on Walmart.com this isn’t an affiliate link). I’m going to use this tool from now on when small children put stickers on my windows when I’m not looking!!!
The old drawer pulls were not in keeping with the look I was after, and those were tossed. I found these pretty furniture jewels at Hobby Lobby on sale 50% off – SCORE!
Also the inside of the drawer was made of particle board. Bummer. Nothing that a roll of contact paper from Walmart can’t fix up.
And here’s how it turned out!
Have you painted something with veneer? Post a link in the comments below; I’d love to stop by and see it!