French Linen Hutch

Contrary to popular belief I’m not a hater of wood furniture.
I don’t leap at painting every piece of wood.
My goal in painting is to make a piece  look better and give it a look that will shine in a room.

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If there is a piece that looks gorgeous as is, you better believe I will think long and hard about painting it.
But so many of the pieces I come across have imperfections.
They may be huge- lots of scratches that need stripping or gauges that need filling.

imageSometimes, like this hutch, they are small. A scuff here, a bit of uneven wood there.
Still, paint covers a multitude of sins.
Plus I was in love with the wire-front doors and knew it would great with a shabby paint job.
I started with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen on the outside and finished with ASCP Duck Egg inside for nice contrast.
A light round of distressing and a coat of wax and this previously lovely hutch looked even more fabulous.

IMG_1278IMG_1258 IMG_1260IMG_1247I loaded her up with great finds for my booth and she just shone (the light helps!).
My husband was taken by her as well and we considered swapping her for our hutch but she’s a little smaller.
So she headed to the booth and looks great as the showcase piece.

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What do you think of the hutch? Are you a wood-lover or more of a fan of painted pieces? Don’t worry, you can be both like me!

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3 thoughts on “French Linen Hutch

  1. You did a great job, but I much prefer the bluish-gray color in the first pictures to the tan color in the last picture. Is that just from the lighting or the camera?

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