I love hutches so much!! They just make me nostalgic and remind me of ‘grandma’s kitchen’ (even though my Grandma never actually lived on a farm in my lifetime! haha!).
I attended a warehouse estate sale that is held locally once a month and actually found 3 great pieces – this gem of a hutch and 2 fabulous china cabinets.
This one, though, did have me a little worried at first! See the before? Wow that is some bright Coral!!
My immediate thought was to give it a much softer, traditional look, but I was really worried about the bright paint showing through that light of a color.
But, I decided to chance it and took it home!
I first sprayed it white using my paint sprayer and spray tent with white homemade chalk paint. While I do love to use chalkpaint brands, such as Annie Sloan, for color, I find it much more cost efficient to make my own in bulk for whites and ivories.
I used my Portable Spray Paint Booth – Airbrush Spray Paint Shelter Tent – DIY Hobby Painting Station“>Nordstrand Portable Sprayer Tent to do the job!! This was the best investment ever!!
Well I wasn’t overly thrilled with the white when I was finished with the first coat and thought that it needed a softer, more heirloom look, so I headed to Lowe’s in search of the perfect off-white. I was so excited to find that there is a Cottage White – how perfect would that have been?!?
But I chose the Cozy White instead. I liked to faint yellow tone that it had. I use plain latex indoor flat paint in my chalkpaint recipe. See my post showing how I make the chalkpaint here!
I ended up doing one full coat and then one touch up coat in certain areas in the Cozy White chalkpaint and I love how it turned out!!
After 2 coats of Annie Sloan clear wax (3 on the top of the shelving) and 1 coat of Rethunk Junk Tough Top Sealer on the inside shelves for extra protection, I was in love!! I immediately started decorating it!!
I do like how it looks without the cabinet doors and the clear drawer pulls…
but I did finally opted for the oil rubbed bronze pulls and the doors on! I just LOVE it – it is going to be so hard to let this one go!!
This is definitely one of my favorite projects to date! It was a good find and cleaned up real nice! 😉
Until next time,