Red {Hot} Hutch Makeover

H-O-T-T-O-G-O

This Box Store Hutch Is Hot To Go…

Say Whhooooooop… Hot To Go, Say Whhooooooop…Hot To Go!! 

Come on…you know that makes you wanna clap your hands and bob your head! You can thank me later!

By now you know, I love to paint! I’ll paint anything that will sit still long enough! As much as I love painting ornate pieces with curvy details and history, I find boxed store furniture just as satisfying! In fact, it’s even more rewarding sometimes! Antique furniture tends to get passed down, even if the look doesn’t fit with the decor of the owners home. Because it holds value, either monetarily or sentimental, people keep the old stuff around. Not the case for boxed items! They rarely have sentimental value and monetarily, they can be replaced without much thought so they are usually tossed when a decor change comes.  I’m always excited when people let me save them!

See the Red “W” on top? That’s the inspiration for this piece :) 

before pic

Jessica’s style has changed but she could still purpose in this sturdy hutch. She’s a repeat client of mine and knew we could make it work with her new, bold style! I used Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Aura Paint {a custom mixed color} to reFresh this one. Since the surface was super slick, I cleaned it twice with T.S.P and I added and extra 1/2 tablespoon of powder to my mixture. This makes for a chalkier base and will allow for even better adhesion. One of the reasons I love Aura is because of the exceptional pigments! Red is usually a hard color to cover, especially over a dark wood like this, but it only took two coats for this amazing coverage! 

After distressing, I sealed it with my custom clear then kissed it with a black glaze to deepen the color a bit. I used that same black glaze in the crevices of the metal work. The metal work was brushed with several tones including bronze and silver. I didn’t mind the bronze so much but it didn’t really coordinate well with the hardware so, after adding the black glaze to the recessed areas, I dry brushed it with Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Gun Smoke. I allowed the original tones to still peek through in some places. 

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Before Modern Masters Gun Smoke

Before Modern Masters Gun Smoke

AFTER Modern Masters Gun Smoke

After Modern Masters Gunsmoke

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

This is the kind of piece that always reminds me of sweet grace! It’s not about how we start. It’s not about all the bumps and scars along the way. It’s about how we finish! I’m so thankful I am in the Master’s hands and He is still working on me!

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Tip Talkin’ Tuesday post! I’ll be sharing a  cool faux distressing technique in a video tutorial! See ya then!

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