The owner chose Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and wanted slight distressing but also a clean look. So I gave this pretty girl two good coats and then lightly distressed the accents of the piece. I then decided that instead of wax, I would do a top coat of Minwax water based poly.
It was fairly simple except for the fact that the insides of old hutches are kind of hard to paint because it's difficult to reach in. But using small foam brushes was a lifesaver to get to those small spots. I have to get corny for a second and mention that while I was taking out the drawers I loved that I could tell that the original owner kept some of her Christmas candles in this hutch because it still smelled like wonderful holiday scents:)
That is just one reason why I love working on older furniture- it always seems to have a story!
As for the hardware, we debated trying something new but there is just something so charming about the obvious crisp new look with the original handles.
Enough chit chat- here is this pretty lady's before:
I should admit that I am lazy when it comes to taping while painting. On glass and mirrors I always just paint and then use a razor blade to scrape it off. It is important to do it gently- but it always comes right off!
And after light distressing- the Minwax water based poly will protect her:)
This made me want to repaint my hutch again- but I will not due to my husbands blood pressure...
And here she is in her home!
Love how it plays off of their grey backsplash!
Hope y'all are having a great day!