Saturday, May 14, 2011

French Country Hutch??

Today I want to show you a hutch make-over that we just finished. This is how it started out...
It looked a little "country" with that bright honey colored butcher block top, but it had great promise.  So we decided that we could transform it in to a "French Country".  It had been painted with this hideously thick cement-like paint.  And it wasn't a very good paint job to begin with. 

CHALK PAINT TO THE RESCUE!!!  We did not sand or prime any of it!  We simply painted over the existing nightmare with the Duck Egg Blue chalk paint.  It was amazing!!!  The texture of the existing paint job gave the piece tons of character once the chalk paint was applied.  We also stripped the butcher block top and refinished it with a Dark Walnut stain.  Soooo much better!

 The distressing was a little tricky because there was sooooo much paint on it.  But Ben did a great job of distressing it in all the right places!!

We finished it off with some clear and dark wax to give it some age and protections.  Here is the final product...
What do you think???  French Country??  This piece is available for sell.  Let me know if you are interested!!

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  1. you did a great job updating the hutch! I think its looks awesome!

  2. Beautiful! You did such a great job!

  3. this looks amazing! great job!

  4. so much prettier! i love the darker top- that previous top was sooo yellow!

  5. Hi, friend! Can you please share again your creativity with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  6. wow this turned out beautiful you did a great job.