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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