Vanilla Frosting With a Splash of Aqua


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!
vanilla frosting with a splash of aqua, how to, painted furniture
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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1 question
  • Heidi Geores
    on Mar 31, 2016

    Hi, what does the wax do? I was working on a project recently and went to buy craft paint and noticed several types of wax with it. Thx.

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