Another day, another dining room makeover! After I scored my new linen drapes a few weeks back, the one thing in my dining room that stuck out like a sore thumb was the colour I painted my hutch last year... Although I love the way the hutch turned out, that shade of grey/green just did NOT work with the wall colour.
It also didn't fit with the rest of my decor, so guess what? I painted it again!! In aqua. I have an awful lot of aqua paint on hand...
I left the inside of the hutch in the original light aqua (a much lighter shade than the new colour) and I painted the handles first in flat white which I hated and then I painted over the top of the white with the darkest shade of my aqua paint. Now they look kind of verdigris.
Of course I distressed the heck out of them, too. I began by painting the hutch in mint but that didn't look any better with the tan walls than the original grey/green... UGH. Paint job #2 was a darker shade of the mint. All my aqua/turquoise/mint shades are created by adding white paint to this horrible can of green paint I bought 5 years ago. It's taken me forever to use up that can of paint but I've almost used it all up now. I have just enough for a few more projects!
My dining room:
and my new hutch:
I am in love with this new look. A little distressing, a little wax, a buff job - sigh... so pretty!
I painted it with a brush and only one coat of paint so you can see the mint through the brush strokes
And if you don't remember what this piece used to look like or if you want details on how I made over the original 1970s piece, click on the photo below:
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!