Turn Old Mid Century Modern Into Farmhouse Pretty

I am so excited to be back with another fun project for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest!  It has been awhile since we have been together for one of these and it was so lovely to work on a project again for D. Lawless Hardware.the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest logoThe theme this month was “Make it Pretty” and I had the perfect piece that was just beeeegging for a “pretty” makeover.

Mid Century Modern hutch before begin turned into Farmhouse HutchI have had this Mid Century Modern piece since last summer and… well… what can I say?! I love the bones of the piece and it is incredibly solid, but sadly, needed some se-ri-ous TLC.

D. Lawless Hardware

The sponsor for this month was D. Lawless Hardware and they generously donated the hardware for this project.  I have worked with them before and I can not say enough about how great their selection is, not to mention the quality of their stock.  They have endless choices from hardware to hard-to-find replacement pieces.

When I was searching for the hardware for this project, I wanted something that would give the hutch a Farmhouse feel.new hardware from D. Lawless hardwareI chose these gorgeous silver cup pulls and knobs and knew that they were the perfect icing to make the tired hutch pretty again.

The Paint

The makeover of the old hutch started with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Duck Egg. Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue before White washDuck Egg is a calming bluish-green that goes with just about anything.  I love, love, love the colour of Duck Egg but, for this project, it needed a little something to give it some depth.  Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Duck Egg Farmhouse decorTo make the Duck Egg look dimensional and aged, I added a wash of white overtop.  The white added just a hint of colour that made the blue come alive.vintage ironstone on a blue Farmhouse hutchWith the paint finished, the edges were lightly distressed to give the new paint job a worn feel.

The entire piece was waxed to protect the paint, while the corners were shadowed with dark wax and the edges highlighted with white wax.

The Legs

Before the addition of the hardware, the hutch needed one more Farmhouse touch… new legs.new Farmhouse legs for a Mid Century Modern hutchThe new solid wood legs were a must to turn this ugly duckling into a pretty swan.

Each leg was stained with a coat of milk paint before being painted so that they would match the darkness of the rest of the piece.new furniture legs stained with Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint in Curio

The Hardware

Finally – it was time for the icing on the Farmhouse cake… the new hardware!new hammered silver hardware from D. LawlessThe new silver hardware played off the blue and white beautifully adding just a touch of class while still keeping that cherished antique feel.  I couldn’t be happier with how lovely it makes the piece look.pull handles from D. Lawless HardwareFarmhouse hutch painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck EggAnd before you see the entirety of how pretty she is now, here is one more look at her before…Mid Century Modern hutch before begin turned into Farmhouse Hutchand now ♥
Mid Century Modern Hutch upcycled into pretty Farmhouse hutch with paint and new hardware

To see more projects using amazing finds from D. Lawless Hardware, visit Glittered Barn Designs.

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A huge thanks again to D. Lawless Hardware for providing the hardware for this project!

6 Comments on " Turn Old Mid Century Modern Into Farmhouse Pretty "

  1. Lisa

    Duck Egg is my favorite AS color, I love the update Lisa, the blending and hardware design choices really bring this piece a wonderful farmhouse feel. Thanks for sharing your project at #fridaysfurniturefix !

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Brenda! …and for taking the time to stop by 😉

  2. Lisa

    Beautiful! I love the shade of blue you used + silver hardware. thanks

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Mary! I think I would do every piece in blue or white if I could 😉 There is something so pretty about it! Glad you enjoy the colour too!

  3. Lisa

    Love what you did with this piece! Truly “pretty”

    1. Lisa

      Aww thanks so much Lori!

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