A Touch Of Elegance

Country Chic Paint
by Country Chic Paint
3 Materials
Kristie from Lee.Marie Antiqued Furniture gave this hutch a pretty two-toned finish with Lazy Linen and Elegance. Isn’t it just lovely?
When it comes to painting furniture, I am usually scared of using two different colours. But this happened. And I love it! It’s not as crazy as a true bold colour block, but it’s a start!

I tend to lean towards neutral colours, but still try to make each piece a statement. For this one I chose a soft barley-there grey, Lazy Linen.
I wanted this piece to have some contrast and show off that window detail, but still remain fairly neutral, so I chose the colour Elegance. It’s the perfect pastel shade of blue with a pinch of green, and isn’t too turquoise or bold.
I knew I wanted both colours, but wasn’t sure where each should go. Well, this piece already had a very obvious architectural split right through the middle, and all I could see was a colour block style. So I went for it. And now it’s my new favourite thing!

The colours Lazy Linen and Elegance keep it soft and neutral, but the split makes it adventurous and interesting.
I changed the hardware just on the top doors to an aged glass to further enhance the difference between the top cabinet and the bottom. I painted the hardware on the bottom to blend in and sealed it with a couple coats of Tough Coat.
I lightly distressed all the edges on this piece and added a glaze in the cracks for some added years of love and charm. I sealed it all with clear wax and staged it with some mint coloured succulents and crisp white dishes for some fresh spring vibes!
Suggested materials:
  • Furniture Paint   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Natural Wax   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Tough Coat   (Country Chic Paint)
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