May 18, 2015 by Terry
About seven years ago I was gifted this antique corner hutch. It was one of my first “real” antiques and I was super excited to have it.
Over the years I have grown tired of how dark it looks and how it seems to blend in with with the other furniture. I’d like it to stand out a bit more and get noticed for the lovely little cabinet it is.
Originally I had thought I would leave some of the original finish and taped off those parts I wanted to keep. After the first coat of paint I decided it just looked awkward and didn’t compliment the style of the piece so I removed the tape and painted over those areas.
I envisioned this cabinet looking even older and worn than it already is. I saw her with chipping paint and antiquing wax highlighting all her imperfections.
After two coats of milk paint, some sanding and a generous coat of antiquing wax … this is the result …Just the right amount of chippy, and blended with the antiquing wax I think I have the “old” feel nailed :)
Everyone who sees it agrees that it looks much better now than before… I do too!
Hope you have a great week! Sorry it has been so long since I’ve posted. While I have been doing many makeovers, I haven’t been taking the time to share any of them. Between work and baseball/softball season and Forest fire season … I haven’t had much time for blogging and photo sessions.
This coming week is filled with a few make overs that I am excited to share with you! Thank you faithful followers for hanging in there waiting patiently for my return!
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This makeover was featured on French Country Cottage on May 29, 2015
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