Making-over a hutch “Jenna” style

It is an absolute delight to welcome Jenna Jenkins to Makeover Monday. The conflicted heroine from The Builder’s Reluctant Bride (releasing July 08, 2016 through Pelican Book Group), resides in the fictional town of Bayview, Michigan. The gifted renovator transforms discarded items into beautiful works of art. In addition to the projects she manages, she also writes a weekly renovation themed newspaper column that is under consideration for syndication. Today, she is talking about Petra’s hutch. Welcome, Jenna!

Thanks, Stacey! Let’s get right to it.

Petra needed a place for her home school textbooks and workbooks. She found this gorgeous hutch, but it didn’t suit her style preference.


She investigated options and decided to give it chalk-paint makeover. She disassembled the massive piece of furniture and painted it stunning white using a homemade chalk paint recipe.

She lightly sanded the edges to add that “antique” flare and kept the original hardware, soaking them in vinegar to clean them.

I love the result! As a woman passionate about reusing instead of buying new AND stretching every dollar, I declare this project is top shelf! Well done, Petra!



13010220_10153879515524300_2104444604_oStacey is busy writing her third novel, so I will host future Makeover Monday projects. If you’re not connected to Stacey on facebook or twitter – hop over there and click “like” or “follow”! When my story is released in July, Stacey is hosting a MONTH of giveaways. You won’t want to miss the great, reinvented, you’re-gonna-want-it prize that I made especially for her contest. The info will be shared via social media and this website. You can also find links to her twitter and facebook accounts on the right side news feed of Glorious Surrender’s home screen.

Until next time,



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