70’s Armoire turned Farmhouse Hutch

By Chelsea Evans, Furniture Artist at Apple Blossom Way in Salem, UT.

This 70’s Armoire was outdated so we flipped it into a modern farmhouse style hutch. 

We removed all plastic overlays, doors, filled in the hinge areas, and added antique corbels to the top shelf. 

After carefully removing all the glue with a scissor blade, we took a chain and beat the whole piece to add texture. Then fine sanded for a smooth, driftwood finish. 

Top drawers and bottom sides were sanded to raw wood and stained in Minwax classic grey, and dry brushed in pure white. The body was painted in a dry brush, criss-cross pattern to give dimension and a natural worn look. Horizontal Graphite stripes were added on the bottom drawers to help the base appear more bulky. Distressed and new hardware added to give an overall farmhouse feel. 


Coated in minwax satin polycrilic for lasting durability and shine.  


Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesSecondary Purpose

Products Used

  • Annie Sloan pure white
  • Annie sloan graphite
  • Minwax classic grey stain
  • Gorilla glue
  • Minwax polycrilic in satin

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