Transformation Tuesday: Duck Egg Blue Hutch Makeover
I’m starting a new thing here where I am trying to keep myself organized. I have so many projects to share and sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by when I am going to post them. So Tuesday seems to be a great day to share with you some furniture transformations. I am always painting something as my inventory at Shabby Creek on Main changes weekly.
I found this beautiful solid oak hutch at a garage sale this past fall. I got a great deal on it as it also came with a pedestal table and 4 chairs. But I knew that I wanted to split the set up. This piece came apart in 2 pieces which is a good thing because it was super heavy. But it was also super oaky. I do love wood in small doses but this was just too much and screamed “1989 is calling and it wants its hutch back!”
I thought it would look beautiful in a fresh clean white.
Wrong! It was just not the right color for this piece. Yes, I have moments when I think a piece of furniture is speaking to me (no I’m not a crazy lady, find out what happens when your furniture speaks to you here) and it tells me the wrong thing.
I let this piece sit in my garage for a few weeks before I heard it whisper, Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue.
I was relieved to receive the message because this piece was taking a lot of space in my garage and it needed to go.
Annie Sloan Paint is very easy to work with and made painting this piece very quick. I highly recommend a great big natural bristle brush when painting with Chalk Paint. It’s amazing how quickly you can paint a piece with one of these brushes. If you haven’t invested in one yet, hop on over to Amazon. Chalk Pro has a great big paint brush that you can use for painting and waxing.
In no time, I had a beautifully refreshed oak hutch. Of course I had to do a little distressing to bring out the character. I used clear wax to seal the deal. I also changed out some of the knobs.
The original levers on the doors and top of hutch were very dated. So I found replicas of the originals that are on the drawers at Hobby Lobby. These are not the exact ones I found in store but they are similar.
I also added just a touch of dark wax around the details to really bring out the hutch’s character.
This one didn’t last long at the shop!
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