I found this hutch from a sweet couple that were in the process of packing up to move to Texas. Initially, I was attracted to the long glass doors but to be honest that was all I was attracted to. Talk about riding the fence… I stood back for several minutes and tried to imagine what it would look like painted in an array of different colors. I think the seller noticed my hesitation because he then preceded to show me all of the extra bells and whistles… it had lights on both the top and the bottom units.
It was from that moment on that I began to think less about those glass doors and more about the bottom section of the piece. And then it hit me like a ton of bricks and I knew what color I wanted that weave pattern on the middle of the doors to be.
I chose a combination of Old White & Graphite Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan to turn this plain and outdated hutch into a statement piece.
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It’s not often that I alter the physical space of a piece, but in this instance I wanted to transform this hutch into a buffet/console. What was once initially ideal in this piece was soon forgotten and after placing the final touches and adding new glass knobs… I stood back and was amazed how different the “after” looked.
Lesson learned. Don’t be afraid to take chances! And speaking of chances… I can’t wait for my next project… painting upholstery. Eek!.. I’m so excited to try this!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street