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Painted Oak Built in Hutch & Desk How to

A another improvement to my kitchen. Just taking baby steps towards uplifting the looks of our old oak cabinets. I followed the painting steps as posted in Painted Oak Kitchen Cabinets White. It is true what they say, the more you do it, the easier it gets. And it does get easier in terms of confidence, but unfortunately the time it took was still the same.
The important tip about painting is you have to be patient to let the paint cure. Sanding the paint when it is not quite dry, will take the paint off. There is a reasonable wait of at least a week, or 10 days. It is to make sure the paint is cure and ready for sanding and waxing. I might love how the new paint makes the area looks now much more than most of my friends. What do you think?

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painted custom hutch and desk    painted custom hutch and desk

painted custom hutch and desk painted custom hutch and desk


painted custom hutch and desk    painted custom hutch and desk

33 comments :

  1. It looks so much brighter and prettier now. I think the work it took was worth the look it now has. Well done! I've done a lot of painting work in our home. As you said, it takes patience.

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    1. To me it is most fun when the difference is like night and day.

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  2. While I love the look of natural wood, I think it looks much better after the redecorating. I'd have a hard time waiting for the paint to cure, though. :O)

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    1. The waiting is the hardest part. I am so tempted because I get excited to be done or to move on to a difference project.

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  3. It looks great! Very spiffy and cheerful now!

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    1. You are right about those adjectives, it brought a cheery look to the area that it did not have before hand.

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  4. I think you have done a fabulous job Amanda. It looks much more beautiful and also brighter then before.
    Have a nice day :)

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    1. Thank you Arti. I am the proud mama of the project. And only I will ever really appreciate the before and after, because of the love and time I put into thinking and planning.

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  5. Wow, such a great job you have done here! Thank you for visiting me - am your new follower now - and look forward to seeing moe of each other! Have a happy tuesday!

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    1. Yes, you bet, I am hoping to be more active on visiting and commenting everyone this year.

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  6. I like the blue and white combination. I'm not very handy around the house so hats off to you for having the patience to do it.

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    1. I just wanted a new kitchen so bad, I will do anything!

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  7. You must be dexterous. Such a wonderful job!
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. The pain in the >>> was the little cubes in this project. I had to be so patient to get all of the corners and the top - I wouldn't want to do that again. ;-)

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  8. Love the finished result; what a huge difference. Great job indeed.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. I am glad you think so. It's a drag to do something and have it look worst than before. :-)

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  9. That is a beautiful little nook!

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    1. Thank you! I think it is an improvement to what it used to look like, yes? Or do you like the wood better?

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  10. what a great cabinet! i've been needing to build one over my computer desk too

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    1. You know what? When it was wood, you can't see the details as much. I think the cubes shows more after the coat of paint.

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  11. oh, love the new look, the blue looks so peaceful and calm, maybe, that is what I needed to do too

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    1. I think you are right. The flat shades look better than all the wood grains. There were too many lines before.

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  12. Love the transformation, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I appreciate the newness of this space now. Thanks for stopping by,

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  13. what a great use of the space - a dramatic transformation for sure! Thanks so much for sharing at the Humble Brag!

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    1. Yes, I had to do something with the boring stripy wood grains.

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  14. Really like the new look! You did great. I love to do home improvement projects, but havent done any recently.

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    1. For me, home improvement projects requires a certain mood. I think because the space looked so ugly before, I was very motivated to change it. Thanks for your comment.

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  15. I love the color and the simpleness of the idea that makes it so sophisticated. I hope to see you again at my Monday party What'd Ya Do This Weekend so that you can share a new weekend adventure.

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    1. Thanks for having me glad you could stop by and take a closer look at the hutch and desk.

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  16. That looks great! I host a DIY & home renovation link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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  17. I think your painted cabinet and desk looks great! :)

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  18. Looks great! Painting is not my favorite things to do, I admire all your hard work! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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