I’m trying to distract you from the fact that I don’t have proper ‘before’ pictures by using this one with my bundled up sleeping baby in it. Never mind all the clutter, just look at the baby. Ok now, look behind the baby and you’ll see my grandmother’s old dinging room hutch. It was made in the 40s and has a really nice clean look to it. I had many Christmas dinners next to this piece of furniture and I snapped at the chance to bring it home when she asked me if I wanted it.
Then we had a crazy storm 3 years ago and the finish endured some damage. I still loved the hutch but knew one day I’d paint it.
Fast forward to now, we moved into a home with a garage – a place where I could easily paint large pieces of furniture and the time had come. It was time to paint the hutch! I don’t know why I didn’t think to take before pictures, maybe because we had just moved, maybe because I was so excited to start the transformation. At any rate, it’s DONE!
I decided to do the legs in the light contrasting color and I love how it looks. They really pop off the dark floor.
Here’s a better look at the top half – the color here is Benjamin Moore’s Chinese Tea and I found it at Canadian Tire. It really pops against the darker grey (also Benjamin Moore – Summit Slate.)
I’m so thrilled at how it turned out. It balances the grey chairs I spoke of in my other post. It brings a bright pop of color while still fitting into my earthy color scheme and it’s useful! That’s the best thing…making something that’s useful, and has sentimental value look great in my home makes me just so happy. I’m looking forward to having this in my house for many, many more years.
Have you transformed anything with colour? I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment and tell me what you did! Feel free to drop links to any photos you have online so I can have a look.
**Note: While Benjamin Moore is currently sponsoring my blog, it’s purely coincidental that I chose to use Benjamin Moore paint for this project. I had this piece painted prior to accepting the sponsorship and paid for the paint myself.