Monday, August 25, 2014

Vintage Custom Mixed Red Hutch

Hey everyone. 
Every once in a while you find a piece of furniture that is just so super amazing and like nothing you have ever seen before and this hutch definitely fits the bill.



I absolutely love how it has both drop leaves and a front tray that pulls out. It's just the perfect combination of hutch and buffet.
 When I bought the hutch it was in great structural condition, but just needed a bit of an update.
For some reason, every time I thought about this piece red came to mind. I ended up custom mixing this shade. It is roughly a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Holiday Red and Brick Red. I kind of love it. Which is good, because for the first time....seriously I swear I have never done this....I dropped the can of paint on my driveway. I am going to be looking at that shade of red for a long time to come.
So, my complete plan for this hutch was to start with a coat of General Finishes Lamp Black. Then two coats of my custom red. I lightly distressed the piece and finished it with poly.
Additionally, I left some portions of the hutch with its original stain. I freshened those areas by using some Howards Restor-A-Finish
I'm so in love with how this one came out. It sold pretty immediately which was a great bonus. I love that I have this opportunity and creative outlet to paint and sell furniture!


  1. Angela, love the red you came up with - perfect for such a piece! Sorry about the spilled paint, but just'll always remind you of the great job you did!

  2. You are a girl after my own heart. I have a hard time NOT mixing colors!! haha! I love this hutch! What a great find. I think I am in love with the drop-leaves...... Oh my.... Woot-woot! :)
    xox, Crystelle

  3. You did such a fantastic job with this one Angela!! You really have such a gift for making and creating!! Here is to a lovely week! This piece is beautiful!! Nicole xo

  4. Looks great! I'd love a piece like this in grey!

  5. Angela what a great piece and color. Love the fact that those pieces extend. Check out post of the new house starting to get decked out.



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