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Vanilla Frosting With a Splash of Aqua

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This beachy beauty was refurbished by Lee Ann from Creative Moments with Vanilla Frosting, Tropical Cocktail, and Natural Wax. Come read all about it in this post!
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For my 3rd Country Chic Paint blog squad challenge I choose a Canadian made oak hutch and the Vanilla Frosting All-in-One Decor Paint. The hutch was in beautiful shape, it just needed a refreshing new color to give it some impact. Seeing as it is a classic design, the creamy Vanilla Frosting will enhance it and a pop of color in the hutch backing will add a bit of fun.
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
First a super scrub down, rinse and dry.
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
Once good and dry the fun part begins; the Vanilla Frosting All-in-One Decor Paint was shaken and stirred well and with a good poly brush the painting process began. I added 2 coats sanding lightly between them as well as distressing the edges. I find that this makes distressing after the last coat easier if done after the first coat as well.
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
Where the edges dry they will mark especially after first coat.
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
After chatting with a few other paint bloggers, I chose to add some of Country Chic Paint’s natural wax to the tops and fronts for added durability. I lightly sanded the sides to get a smoother surface as well. A quick buff and the cleaned, original hardware was put back on.
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
For the backing I wanted a fun color but not too bright, Tropical Cocktail is fun but pretty bright (perfect for the wagon shelf) so I custom colored it mixing it with white and applied 2 coats.
Once all was good and dry, I waxed all the blue. And there you have it! Once brought inside, stacked together and the glass shelves added, the hutch was ready to be put to use.
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
  • vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture

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