Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Painted & Stained Vintage Hutch

Several weeks back I picked up this hutch in my neighborhood. It was structurally fantastic, but had seen better days, cosmetically.
 


 
I was really drawn to it by its petite size and beautiful wood detail.
 
I knew that when it came time to paint it I had to preserve it all.
 
 
I ended up painting everything but the beautiful front in Cracked Pepper by Behr.  I'm completely obsessed with this paint color. I want to paint my entire dining room walls with it. I think it would be so super cozy and warm.
 
 
 
Anyway, I'm having regrets over selling this one. That happens from time to time...
 
After I painted and lightly distressed the base of the hutch, I got to work on that gorgeous wood. There was definitely some wear and scratches. I was a little bit at a loss as to how to deal with this as I didn't want to completely strip the wood and start over and the Restor-A-Finish I had on hand was completely the wrong color. A quick consult with my boyfriend, who is all kinds of knowledgeable in this area and I was good to go. I ended up simply restaining the entire front of the hutch. I just wiped the stain right on and then wiped it off with a clean rag.  It unified everything beautifully and blended in the years of imperfections.
 
 
 
And now, I'm super into the combo of charcoal gray and stained wood mix. Definitely, expect to see this again!