This beautiful hutch is a china hutch my daughter-in-law Jessica has had for at least 10 years. It was given to her by her grandmother who has since passed on. She had it originally in Georgia in its original paint and varnish as seen here.
Beautiful, right? She has moved across country from Georgia to Colorado and moved three times since then and has not been able to place it in her home because it simply as it stands in this photo does not go with her contemporary farmhouse decor. In her last move she lamented that she felt like getting rid of it because she was tired of moving from home to home to stay in storage. I suggested we paint it and she immediately lit up. I offered to help and threw out some ideas and this is what unfolded.
I showed her several pictures of some pinterest pins I saved in Chalk Paint which is my favorite paint to use for projects. She chose one of some paint I already had on hand. We taped with blue painters tape and went to town. Already using Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint this piece was transforming into a beautiful showpiece for Jessica’s dining room. The hutch has two pieces so we sanded lightly to break down the shiny finish.
The inside of the hutch is done with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Provence. One coat was not enough so we did apply two coats before applying the clear wax.
We applied the Annie Sloan Old White on the bottom half of the Hutch but did not do the top since it would be covered with the top piece of the China Hutch completely. This top of the bottom half had not been painted or varnished so we felt pretty good in the decision to leave it bare wood.
Jessica had some black chalk paint leftover from another project so she applied one coat to all the hardware before we waxed the entire hutch.
Already the China Hutch was changing the look of the space. It actually brightened all the beige color on the walls. We finished the project with a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax.
To stage it Jessica had the white pitcher packed away and has never used it or put it out. When I asked her if she had a white pitcher to display in the hutch she was pretty excited to find a home for her orphaned pitcher. Wine glasses are a must in our wine drinking family and the pitcher is one she had placed on another shelf but it fit perfectly with the colored theme of the hutch.
Whew! A save for Grandma’s China Hutch!! I was so pleased to see that all it took was a little bit of paint to transform an already gorgeous piece into a showpiece in the dining room. Isn’t this true that sometimes we have cast offs or hand me down furniture that we are so grateful to receive but it just doesn’t go with our decor? Next time this happens think-paint! It’s a “drug of choice” in decorating.
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