French Country Toile Hutch!

I purchased this chocolate looking beast of a hutch about a year ago. It sat in my garage as I tried to figure out how to beautify it.
It's a very BIG piece so I knew it needed a paint color to soften it up & bring out the details.
The brown glossy finish was HORRIBLE!
I love Annie Sloan's color 'French Linen' but LOVE General Finishes milk paint even more. So I mixed their Millstone, Driftwood & Linen to get this gorgeous color.
Shadowed & highlighted with GF's Driftwood, Millstone, Linen,Antique White & Snow White. Recycled some hardware I had laying around and did the same thing to them to match.
I used 3M self adhesive spray to apply the French toile fabric to the back board.
It's no longer a beast...
The details just pop now!
Look at those sexy legs!
Perfect marriage of paint & fabric.
Love this fabric!
Who wouldn't want to display their beauties in this?!
No longer a beast but a Beauty now! Done by Rehab to Fab
Stephanie  Coon/Rehab to Fab
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  • Carolyn J Winslow Carolyn J Winslow on Apr 03, 2017

    Where did you get that gorgeous fabric? The name of the fabric?

  • Mam29282649 Mam29282649 on Aug 19, 2017

    I looooooove this look, truly gorgeous❣️ Is there any chance you can share with this beginner how you achieved the accenting color with the five paints. Were they mixed together like the base color or was this done in a layering fashion? If developed by mixing together do you have ratios for this as well?

    Thank you ,

    Marianna K.

  • Diane L Poehling Diane L Poehling on Nov 26, 2022

    What paint (colors) did you use *Just for the SHADOW part of the applique & what paint (colors) did you use *Just for the HIGHLIGHTS part of the applique please? Thank you!

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  • Carol Z Carol Z on Apr 01, 2017

    That is brilliant! Love it so much!

  • Wxw Wxw on Apr 30, 2020

    Your pieces are beautiful. Even my husband likes this finish and he is not a “painted furniture” person. Men like WOOD. Beautifully done!