Project Monday

Painted Furniture

                            after:

Years ago I painted this hutch (circa 1970-ish) black from sort of a creamy white. I wanted a glossy look and used oil, this was way before the chalk paint craze. One thing I didn't know about oil is that it has a propensity to chip. With several moves and attempts at touch up, it.was.time.
I started painting and realized I hadn't take a 'before' shot. 
I decided to keep the inside light, te outside color is Annie Sloan's slate gray and the inside is old white. After painting the white it was too bright for me.
I painted over it with SW Crushed Ice - which is a pale gray and the color I have used on most of the interior walls of my home. You can see it on the left of this picture. 
I got this far and had to put the brushes down to go visit these fellers in Washington state.
One week of lots of lovin'.

When I got back I used Amy Howard's technique of waxing and using dust of ages over it. See post here where I described in detail.
Clear wax, dark wax, dust.

Buff.

Oops!  With starting, stopping, traveling and working in different lighting conditions I missed this one door.  Good example though of the difference of waxing and dusting (left) and just painting. I've got 6 chairs and the table legs of the table to do so I will fix it.  :)

Hobby Lobby has a wonderful selection of door pulls and handles. I have lucked out each time I have gone looking for pulls to find them 50% off.
I found some to update the cabinet a bit. 

Difficult to get a good shot with the reflection in the glass.


All finished and cleaned up pretty well for an old girl.


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3 comments:

  1. Wow! this post has got me searching my house for something to paint! :)

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  2. Renae

    This looks fabulous I am painting my kitchen cabinets in a similar fashion as we speak the old fashioned way with paint, stain and wax!

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  3. Renae...it came out great...Ive been wanting to try Amy Howards products...

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