Chalk Paint French China Hutch

I love to refinish furniture! I have a bunch in the garage and I have to STOP myself from getting more! I hate to see a sad piece of furniture that could have new life with just a little work.
I need a 12 step program......
This is a china hutch I refinished using ASCP in Paris Gray and Old White.
Closeup of the door on the hutch. I used AS Dark Wax to antique it.
The top of the hutch,
I also did a pair of farmhouse chairs to match. The little back covers are 100% linen with a hand stamped design.

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  • Lorraine F
    Lorraine F
    on Jan 9, 2014

    Thanks to all! I love giving new life to pieces that have been discarded by others! I think this has enabled many younger folks (and some older ones too!) to be able to see an old, perhaps unattractive or damaged piece in a new light so that it once more becomes valuable and useful once more! Sometimes people that toss every piece of dark, wood furniture…(even pieces that were lovingly cared for by their family before them)…will fall in love with that same piece once it has been transformed with a coat of paint. To some who might worry, I rarely paint a piece of valuable, antique furniture. Most of what I can afford to buy is reproduction or lesser quality furniture from the turn of the century. For example, I have an antique, drop leaf desk upstairs that I found at a thrift shop but it is just gorgeous with inlaid wood and fine features….I have left that alone. I believe a house should have some contrast in it….not everything painted, not everything left in it's original state. In the end, it requires a practiced eye to tell whether paint will improve a piece or not. And PS…I DO have a shop in an antique mall here in Virginia Beach…because I didn't have any more room for my addiction!!

  • Aimee
    on Jul 20, 2016

    Thank you for this. I now own my late Grma's China hutch, which means a great deal to me. Since then, we have started remodeling our home into a farmhouse look and I was debating if I should paint the dark wood hutch. This post was perfect for it. Thnx again.

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