I promised I would put together a DIY blog about my new hutch. It’s honestly not been my best week as a homeowner. My fridge developed a leak……and I’m really not at all equipped to adult on that level. So, I shut off the water to the fridge so my kitchen doesn’t flood, and I’ll formulate some kinda plan to deal with that later. In the mean time it’s back to drinking tap water and making ice in trays for me.
A couple weeks ago Momma found a hutch on Craigslist. I have a bit of a skinny house, and it’s been challenging to find a hutch that would fit in the dining room without encroaching on the dining room table. This particular piece was a bit more expensive than I would have liked, particularly because I ended up having to paint the whole thing. But, it was one of those situations where you bite the bullet because the style and size was just right for the space.
Thank goodness Bestie has a truck and was free to go check out the piece and help me haul it home. I hate making these kinds of decisions on my own…..actually, I hate making any decisions really, but that’s for another day.
The mini bar I built myself is painted in Old White by Annie Sloan, and I was hoping that the hutch’s original cream color would work with that and the Cocoa of the dining room table. Sadly, it was very yellow in person….like so yellow that I can’t imagine that the color really matches anyone’s decor. So, Saturday morning saw me off to the vintage store downtown for more Old White paint and some Aubusson Blue. I had used the chalk paint before, but I had never done a two toned piece before. I’ve already done some chalk paint furniture…..Because Every Home Needs a Bar!, so I won’t bore all of you with that again. If you want more details about the process just lemme know and I can try and fill it all in.
Two coats of Old White. In person it was very white. I always think the projects look very odd until you get all done. You just have to wait for it all to come together. It’s similar to when you only have foundation on your face…..it just looks weird!