Hello everyone. This is my first post and I wanted to highlight one of my first fun projects. I took an old solid wood hutch, that I found through craigslist, and turned it into a white and bright addition to the kitchen.
I made my own chalk paint with plaster of paris and flat paint and used metallic glaze from Martha Stuart.
I didn’t want to prime the piece because I was working indoors and the hutch was too large to move around easily so I searched the web for some instructions on how to mix your own chalk paint. It was really easy to mix, but it took at least 5 coats to cover the entire piece without showing the original wood underneath. I had taken off the doors and all the hardware before beginning.
After everything was dried, I used the metallic glaze on the doors, trim and in the back of the main display.
I found some new ceramic knobs at one of my favorite stores World Market.
The hinges were another story, turns out they are considered antique and would have cost a fortune to replace, so I sprayed them with metallic spray paint to bring them back to life and change from the gold they originally were.
When everything was in place and the way I wanted I took a medium grit sandpaper and distressed the edges. It really brighten up my little kitchen and matched my new table and chairs perfectly.
Stay tuned for more posts…