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Monday, July 4, 2011

A coat of paint, and a what was old is is new again



A three day weekend was all the incentive I needed to get going on a project.

You may remember last week I showed you a picture of my oak hutch. I've been wanting to paint it for awhile but was not sure of color or technique, and I asked for your opinions.
Thank you to everyone who had advise, I listened to all, and even called in some furniture painting experts for their advise. Val over at the Red Shed even did this nice photoshop composite of ideas for me.

I took all of the suggestions to heart and then on Sunday night, decided to get to work. I grabbed some paint that I already had and got started. My technique was to paint a light even coat over the whole thing, except the top of the bottom console. So light that in places you could still see the wood grain through the paint. The picture below is unsanded.
Then the next morning, I took some fine grit sandpaper to the edges and corners. Ever so lightly and not too much in other areas.
I added some tin panels on the top doors, and changed out the knobs.
And then put it all back together

Let's just say, I'm very pleased. Thank you everyone for your advise.

16 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

It looks AWESOME!! Did you prime the piece first???
Are you selling at Junk Bonanza this fall?
Deb

The Green Pea said...

Margo, the piece looks great! Love the color and how some of the stained wood is showing. sandi

Pjjunker said...

It looks AMAZING! You listened to the right person...YOU!

MaryAnn said...

Your hutch looks awesome. The color is perfect. I love the tin panels. Great job!
MaryAnn

The Whistle Stop said...

It looks great Margo! Love the tin panels!
Laurie :)

Susanna K. said...

The new knobs make a world of difference!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh I love how it turned out!! Great job and perfect color. It looks awesome against the wall color.

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Margo it looks SENSATIONAL & I LOVE the colour....Hope you didn't work TOO hard over the holiday weekend....!!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

Donna said...

It turned out beautiful! What a transformation.

Donna

trash talk said...

You should be pleased...it looks wonderful!
Deb

J said...

What a fabulous result! Great job -
You give me so much inspiration and so many ideas. Thank you!

Vee said...

You have excellent advisors! It turned out beautifully...

A Cottage Muse said...

Whistle ~ Whistle!

It looks great!!

TinaTx said...

WOW - it looks awesome!
Great job!!!

Shelley said...

That looks great...I love it....blessings on your week Margo.

Marti said...

It looks wonderful. I love your choice of paint and the tin panels and knobs make it perfect.

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