Projects & Improvements

Before & After: A Tag Sale Hutch Gets a Fresh New Look

published Jun 9, 2014
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(Image credit: Angela Santaniello)

Angela happened upon this hutch at a tag sale in Connecticut recently. The price was “ridiculous in a good way,” and when the sellers threw in free delivery, she just couldn’t say no.

(Image credit: Angela Santaniello)

Angela says:

I contemplated long and hard over whether or not I should paint this. Here’s a few reasons why I did. First, I wanted to replace the broken and missing hardware and would need to patch the current holes to do so. Secondly, there are no markings on the piece, so I don’t think it holds any true value. Next, it wasn’t in perfect condition and had lots of chips. And, lastly, the wood tone just didn’t mesh in our home and I knew I would love this painted an antique white.

Since this was such a special piece of furniture that would be making a huge statement as soon as you entered out home, I wanted some pretty spectacular knobs. I ended up picking these Agate Knobs from West Elm. I’m sure the styling will totally change at some point, but for now, I am in love with the mass of white pottery and ironstone. I love the impact of a huge collection all placed together.

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Thank you Angela!