Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Painted Mirrored Hutch

Hi there. My name is Angela and apparently I have an addiction to mirrors.
  
Yesterday, I shared my Vintage Mirror Gallery Wall and today I have a hutch that I updated with paint and a custom cut mirror (more on that mirror in a bit).



 
So, here is the thing about the hutch. I bought it like a year ago on craigslist for about $30. How crazy is that? It sat in our garage (and then in our office) that entire time without a makeover. For some reason, I had no clue what to do with it.

Photo: I got the best hutch/small china cabinet the other day and we're all determined to fit it in our house and not sell it. I'm thinking classroom, which is still a disaster and still the dumping ground for all the things we no longer want. Pretty sad since this is where we spend so much time. An emergency decorating call has been made to my mom...;)
 
 
Then, out of the blue (which is when most of my great ideas hit) I thought about using it in our master bedroom. However, I knew I wanted to use it for clothing storage and thus the glass just wouldn't work. I mean, do you really need to see my paint spattered sweats and old KISS t-shirts. The answer is, No. You completely do not. So, I decided to switch out the glass and wood inlay for a mirror. Easy and inexpensive.




 
My first step in the entire makeover was to paint (and believe me, this hutch definitely needed it)! I used Benjamin Moore's Silver Satin. I then distressed it and changed the hardware to some antique glass knobs that I salvaged from another project.




 
 
Once the painting was done my husband and I headed off to Lowe's because I had read that you can have custom mirrors cut there for free. I figured $11 and change for the cost of the mirror was a pretty fantastic deal. (No, really. It's a fantastic deal.)


 
 
Now, when you walk into Lowes this is what you do. Stop and ask an associate where you can purchase a mirror to have custom cut. They will then tell you they do not do that service and then chuckle at how naïve you are. Then chuckle back because you've done you're research and you know just how wrong that associate is. Next, continue walking through the store until you stumble upon the window and door section and then squeal with glee when you spot a little booth that is the glass, Plexiglas and mirror cutting area.  Run and find an employee in that department and tell them you need a mirror custom cut for a project. Then nod politely while they tell you that you, in fact, do not want said mirror. That you can't actually cut mirror without jagged little edges all over the places. Blah, blah, blah. Tell them you are willing to take your chances, wait for them to muster some courage and then take all of the two seconds that is needed to cut the mirror to the correct size. Once they wrap up your mirror you are good to go. Bonus: you happen to bump into that first associate on your way out and you can brag all about your newly cut mirror.



 
Anyhow, I'm super excited about this addition to our bedroom and I really, really hope it is the inspiration and stepping stone to actually get this space to a place that I am happy with!






28 comments:

  1. Looks awesome. Very very pretty! And it always amazes me how clueless they are at Lowes too.

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  2. oh i love it! and you have it styled so perfectly with the silhouettes! gorgeous!

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  3. Dude! That's gorgeous! And the silhouettes on either side...icing on the cake! I laughed out loud at your line about your mirror addiction. I think we should start a support group. ;)

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  4. so pretty! And good tip about Lowe's....I might need some mirrors cut myself soon. Now I know not to take no for an answer there!

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  5. Oh I love this piece, it is so pretty and the mirror is genius I would love for you to link this up to Inspire Me. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/03/209th-inspire-me-tuesday-winner.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I've added mirror to a couple of these pieces but I've never found one as gorgeous as YOURS !!!!
    Oh my gosh - I'd so totally have that in my master bedroom - beautiful makeover !
    hugs,
    Suzan

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  7. I so wish I could buy something like this from you! This is EXACTLY what I am looking for for my girls' room. They are going to need a mirror and a slender cupboard for extra storage and this would solve both of those needs! LOVE how this turned out friend! It is gorgeous!!! Happy week to you!!! Nicole xoxo

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  8. love it angela! love that you didn't take no for an answer too - hahaha

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  9. Great idea switching out the glass for the mirror. Looks great.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  10. What a beautiful piece and I really love how it turned out. I didn't know that about Lowes, thanks for the information.

    Cynthia

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  11. Stunning hutch - gorgeous makeover! It caught my eye over at the Work It Wednesday Party.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  12. Beautiful piece, Angela! I love the switch out of the glass to mirror. Just painting it made a huge difference.

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  13. What a gorgeous find! You painted it beautifully!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  14. Beautiful piece!! And what a totally fabulous idea to put a mirror in place of the glass!!! I like it better that way!

    Nancy

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  15. I love it! It's absolutely beautiful and the mirror was an inspired idea!

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  16. this is such a great piece, so unique!! of course, it's fabulous in white!

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  18. I love the unusual shape of the cabinet! xoxo

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  20. One thing I know for sure, do not want hubs cutting mirror or there'll be no mirror left to cut by person whom knows how, learned very hard way. Ok not that's out, I am glad to learn about Lowe's cutting mirror. They just don't want to waste mirror at their own expense. Love your new "old" storage piece for your room. Oh how I wish I could find a piece like that. Actualy what I want is a buffet for kitchen. Trying to get rid of one lower cupboard and a bakers rack out of kitchen, gag.
    The white makes the piece look like an antique, takes the attention off top peeks. Love the crystal knobs on drawer. What is it about crystal knobs that make something look so much better? Don't think knobs at HL are crystal, suspect they're acrylic. When I was in HL other day noticed knobs/pulls aren't 1/2 off anymore, bummer.
    I found some real crystal knobs at hole in wall antique place in western KY. Had to do some digging but was worth it. Have them on an old chest now but if that chest goes my knobs stay with me. Used a couple of knobs to put on top of jars from HL. Those knobs have gone from KY to western CO with us so they're staying with us, I'm just that kind of keeper. Hope your Easter is wonderful.

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