Hi everyone! I’m Shanna from Restoration Redoux here for my monthly project!
Today, I am sharing a China hutch makeover with plaster paint.
Don’t you just love Fall? The cool crisp air, the way the leaves turn beautiful colors, and warm yummy drinks you can enjoy in front of a fire?
The only problem here is that even though it’s the end of September, it is still 90 degrees! So here we are still wearing flip flops, the pool is still open, and the poor kids playing football and in the band are about to keel over from heat exhaustion.
Here in Kansas, we don’t usually get much of a Fall. We pretty much go straight from summer to winter, and maybe get about 5 or 6 pretty days somewhere in between before the wind strips all those colorful Fall leaves from the tree. So I usually just go right from taking down summer decorations to putting up Halloween decor.
This year, I stepped out of the box. I decided no matter what it was doing outside, I was still going to decorate for Fall. You can see my Fall home tour here. I think this is the first time I have ever had pumpkins out that were not jack-o-lanterns … and I love it!
A few weeks ago my hubby’s aunt called and wanted to know if I wanted this giant china hutch she had. A china hutch was the one piece of furniture that I hadn’t painted, so I took her up on her offer.
Now when my hubby went to pick the piece up, he was a little less enthused than I was. It was a beast! The pictures didn’t quite capture just how large it was, nor how heavy it was!
So two trips, a lot of sweat and a pulled muscle later … it was home.
This was by far the largest piece I had ever painted before.
Then came the question of what colors to paint it. Since I had the whole Fall theme going on, I decided on Plaster Paint’s Flannel, and on the inside I used a combo of Poppy and Sweat Dreams (also by Plaster Paint).
I then distressed the whole piece and repainted the hardware an antique gold.
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This turned out gorgeous! Love it for fall!
Thank you Heather!
wow. you have a talent for bringing a pieceback to life…beautiful
Thank you Celia! It’s amazing what some paint will do!
Wowza Shanna, you’d never know that piece started out *fall*ing apart. I can see it heading straight into Halloween decor, so get it ready for that and bring it to my house, I might be skipping both Fall & Halloween and heading right into Winter this year.
Thank you my dear! Just give me directions and the strength of 4 strapping men and I will be at your doorstep in no time!
This turned out really pretty! Love the colors of the inside and the outside! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Thank you Cindy! I tried it all grey at first and it was a little blah, so I decided to give it a pop of color!
wow what a difference….I love that coral inside…really makes it POP….
Thank you Shelly! I like the coral too!
very nice-love the color and the pop inside
Thank you Darrielle!
What a stunning transformation! I know it must have been a lot of work painting such a huge piece, but the end results are absolutely lovely. Well done!
Thank you so much Beth! I will admit it did nearly kill me, but I was happy with the results!
I love that, and the color painted in the back might just be my favorite part.
Thank you Debbie! I wasn’t sure about such a bold color in the back at first, but I’m glad I did it!