I am so excited to be back with another fun project for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest! It has been awhile since we have been together for one of these and it was so lovely to work on a project again for D. Lawless Hardware.The theme this month was “Make it Pretty” and I had the perfect piece that was just beeeegging for a “pretty” makeover.
D. Lawless Hardware
The sponsor for this month was D. Lawless Hardware and they generously donated the hardware for this project. I have worked with them before and I can not say enough about how great their selection is, not to mention the quality of their stock. They have endless choices from hardware to hard-to-find replacement pieces.
When I was searching for the hardware for this project, I wanted something that would give the hutch a Farmhouse feel.I chose these gorgeous silver cup pulls and knobs and knew that they were the perfect icing to make the tired hutch pretty again.
The makeover of the old hutch started with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Duck Egg. Duck Egg is a calming bluish-green that goes with just about anything. I love, love, love the colour of Duck Egg but, for this project, it needed a little something to give it some depth. To make the Duck Egg look dimensional and aged, I added a wash of white overtop. The white added just a hint of colour that made the blue come alive.With the paint finished, the edges were lightly distressed to give the new paint job a worn feel.
The entire piece was waxed to protect the paint, while the corners were shadowed with dark wax and the edges highlighted with white wax.
Finally – it was time for the icing on the Farmhouse cake… the new hardware!The new silver hardware played off the blue and white beautifully adding just a touch of class while still keeping that cherished antique feel. I couldn’t be happier with how lovely it makes the piece look.And before you see the entirety of how pretty she is now, here is one more look at her before…and now ♥
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A huge thanks again to D. Lawless Hardware for providing the hardware for this project!