Jill B
Jill B
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  • Bismarck, ND

China Hutch Re-do


I loved the look of this hutch, but wanted to give it face lift. So I decided to paint a graphite under coat so when I would distress it, this great color would shine through. I used Annie Sloan graphite and Annie Sloan country grey as the main color. I waxed the whole piece with Annie Sloan wax.
Hutch complete
Hutch complete
Before photo
Before photo
Graphite under coat
Graphite under coat
Undercoat
Undercoat
Yummy detail showing through after distressing
Yummy detail showing through after distressing
More detail. I reused the hardware, but painted them oil rubbed bronze first then country grey over it and rubbed off most of it.
More detail. I reused the hardware, but painted them oil rubbed bronze first then country grey over it and rubbed off most of it.

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  • Judy Parkey
    on Apr 7, 2014

    Love it.

  • Jac1820749
    on Jul 9, 2015

    Can I do the same (Annie Sloan paint) with my dining room set (buffet/hutch and 6 chairs) if it's not real oak but a combination of oak and laminated oak) and if scratched, will the oak show ? I have a grand-daughter that is 18 months old and her toys often end-up on the dining table.

    • Jill B
      on Jul 22, 2015

      I tend to lean towards wood table tops for durability. .....BUT since yours is a mixture I would paint but seal with a polyacrylic or polyurethane. If your using a light color I would use water based polyacrylic as it is non- yellowing. Hope that helps!

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