We’ve had a bit of success of late at a little boutique in town that sells some pieces for us, the latest of which was this wonderful hutch that Cara did a while back. But in a 500 square foot space, the loss of the hutch for display purposes in the store wasn’t going to cut it, so Cara and I started putting our heads together to come up with a good replacement on the quick. I had this hutch top sitting in the workshop for quite a while.
I picked it up back at the Arizona Bloggers Tour de Thrift back in June, and was planning on making another Puppet Theater with it, but that was never high on my priority list. Fate had a different plan! My parents, as I mentioned before, are in the process of downsizing from our childhood home now that they are empty-nesters. They offered me the dresser from my old room to “do my thing with” and (you know me) I’ll (almost) never pass up free. 🙂
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As fate unfolded it’s serendipitous plan, the french country hutch I had laying around for far, far too long was a PERFECT fit on top of my old dresser! This was just meant to be. Since we needed this to be a quick project, and since I haven’t yet purchased a functioning paint sprayer (grrrrr….), we chose to go with a spray paint this time. We used “Celery” from Krylon, and it’s a gorgeous color, perfect for the French Country look we were going for. The back was painted a slightly more turquoise color of the same value, for a really subtle difference. Cara did some hand-painted details on the back of the french country hutch that mimicked the motifs in the pulls. Then we added an burnt umber antiquing glaze over the whole piece. LOVE!!!
Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday weekend!!
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