A few coats of semi-gloss white paint suits the antique style of the hutch and chairs.
The entire set of hutch, sideboard, table (with leaf) and six chairs from Craigslist only cost $750, so Michael and Sara saved a ton of money. They recovered the chairs in a colourful chintz fabric — a splurge from Lee Jofa — which influenced many of the colour choices throughout the home. Read more about the hutch transformation.
Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.