Our dining room had some beautiful original features that we kept in the recent renovation. One of them was a built in hutch.
I definitely wanted to keep it and just update it to flow with the rest of the room and color scheme, so out came the brushes and paint!
This is what the hutch looked like in it’s original state.
And now, after she got a little reno work done!
Thankfully, with everything else going on with the dining room renovation, this piece was pretty simple to redo.
I used ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) in French Linen.
I love this color and have used it on a lot of different pieces. It’s a very rich gray and it worked well with the other colors in the room.
The outside of the hutch received two coats of French Linen.
I wanted to paint the inside of the hutch a different color, so I used ASCP Provence, which has a beautiful blue green hue.
I wanted to hang a vintage Italian gilt mirror that was left behind by the previous owners, and I needed something to tie the green in the mirror to the blues and grays in the rest of the room.
Using Provence inside the hutch was the perfect choice.
The color works beautifully to showcase my collection of vintage white ironstone, and antique English marmalade jars and French mustard pots.
The original glass knobs were in great condition, so they went back on the cabinet, and I love how they look against the gray paint.
After some very light distressing along some of the edges, the hutch received a coat of clear and dark wax, and then a good buffing after it cured for 24 hours.
She turned out great with just the right pop of color in the background!
We started gutting the master bedroom this week so that the renovation in there can begin.
The pink shag carpet has been removed, electrical has been relocated, and the grid has been marked on the ceiling for the new planks.
And so, it begins again……stay tuned!