Upcycled Hutch

So I bought this yellow Hutch online from Craig’s List for $80.00 back in February.  This project seemed to take forever. I started in March and didn’t finish until May. 

This is what it looked like part way through the stripping and sanding process.  Yellow, is a nice color, just wasn’t the color I was going for.  I originally wanted to white wash the sides and stain the shelves a dark mahogany but that didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to.
I was looking for ideas and inspiration on Pintrest and I found a pin for a day bed from doors.  A few clicks later and I was on www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com.  This is where I came across Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  If I would have known about this product, it would have saved me time, hassle and headache!  This paint (although a little pricey) is wonderful. I think between primer, stripping solvent, etc., the price comes out pretty similar.  You don’t have to sand or strip the paint beforehand.  I still may have had to sanded the hutch down, because there were about 5 layers of yellow paint! 
Once everything was sanded, I painted the base color Aubssuon Blue, and the second and third coats were Paris Grey.

Once the paint was dry, I found vintage topography from www.http://thegraphicsfairy.com.

Once done, I started distressing the hutch and drawers. I found the drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby.

Once the hutch was distressed to my liking I then waxed the whole hutch with Annie Sloan soft wax. Then added stemware holders to the bottom
I found the vintage blue glass Ball Mason Jars at rummage sale.  I paid a total of $12.00 for all three.

The finished product.


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