Kitchen Hutch Finished!

Here it is! All dressed up and back in place.
It looks so white against all of the color, but it's actually not a bright white at all.
As I had previously posted, I was not a fan or the hutch's original color. Not a huge fan of the hutch altogether but it was a craigslist find and it fit my space and holds everyday dishes.
---the hutch "before"
I considered painting it a color, like red or blue, but my pie safe is red and my trim and doors are barn red and my other hutch is black and I was in the mood for something more neutral; something that would compliment my ever revolving dish displays.

I chose this off-white because it was here already, in the basement. Hand Hubby is a painter and really, it's like a store down there. He offered to pick up another color for me but I said I was happy with this one.

I followed the painting advice from Cindy at My Romantic Home. We sanded, primed, painted, lightly distressed, and then did a color wash and followed up with paste wax.
---I lightly sanded the edges for a bit of a distressed look
The color wash was just some craft paint mixed with water, which I painted on with a foam brush and then wiped off. It added depth to the paint color but I don't know if the camera picks it up.
---painting on the brown wash on the right..
This was the first time I used paste wax on a painted piece but I loved the results. It added the shine that I was looking for and will probably help preserve the finish.

I got rid of the early American hardware with the eagles and went with darker, almost black knobs and drawer pulls. I'm not sure I love the drawer pulls but I can live with them.
When everything was done I couldn't wait to move in. I gathered up a few things that I thought would look nice as we head toward the fall season.
Last week I made a little patchwork table runner for the kitchen table and in the center is my ceramic rooster on top of my daughter's lazy susan that she uses to decorate cakes. I have to store it somewhere. :-)

I love the results!
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12 comments:

Angela said...

It looks gloriously beautiful. You did an amazing job!

Toni said...

It now looks at home. You did a great job. I have painted a lot of furniture in my time, but have never used wax. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela said...

Your hutch turned out fabulous!!

Shelia said...

You did such a wonderful job on your hutch! It looks so pretty and love all your pretty dishes inside!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Angie said...

Yeah, our pics do look similar - guess we think alike! I love my hutch, but I think I love yours even more 'cause I wish mine had those doors. Looks beautiful!

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Your and Angie's both look just great!

I'm considering paste wax to finish the wardrobe I just revamped--I do like that subtle shine and it's easy. What I find hardest after all my careful painting is to distress it!

JudyBug said...

You did a beautiful job with the cabinet. I'm sure it is just stunning in person when you can see all the different touches!

Elizabeth said...

I want to do one too now! I love it!

Judi said...

Your hutch looks great. YOu did a great job refinishing it and you have the perfect spot for it.
thank you for sharing
Judi
p.s. what colour is it?

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like your new hutch color, it looks so great with all the colorful dishes too. I just found your blog-- (again, come to think of it)

I'm off to read more posts about your kitchen~ I'm always looking for inspiration in that part of my house!

Sherry said...

This turned out wonderful! I love the piece with your table and other hutch. you did a great job. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Don't you just LOVE Craigslist! Your hutch looks wonderful and you did a great job on the finish. Both of my hutches and even the beautiful old secretary came from Craiglist! I'm thinking about painting my big hutch but I haven't made up my mind yet. I kind of like the warm color of it but I may change out the back panel to bead board and paint that. Anyway...LOVE what you did and the way you decorated it..perfect!
Maura :)

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