I was pretty excited when I spotted this antique hutch for sale – she was perfectly lovely – pretty and with amazing character.
I didn’t hesitate in buying her at all – I figured I could worry about that missing glass in the door later.
Her turned legs and carved details got me!
I knew right away I wanted to paint her white- ironically since I just blogged about how to choose color for a piece and painting with white in my last blog post.
Sometimes you just KNOW what color a piece needs to be and I knew this gal needed to be white.
She would be stunning!
I was right.
She is A-MAZ-ING!
I painted her in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Farmhouse White (no doubt!) – I added just a bit of Bonding Agent as I was open to a little chipping if it happened.
I painted on many coats to be sure I had full coverage – the whites often take many coats.
It was well worth it though.
In distressed her generously and then sealed the entire cabinet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Clear Wax.
Oh my word … how I love that wax!
I forgot just HOW much I love it – I frequently use Hemp Oil to finish my pieces, but I went back to the wax for this one.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax is fantastic…it is soft and smells very nice and it seals up a piece beautifully with a great clear coat which can be buffed to a pretty sheen.
You have to try it if you haven’t!
I painted the inside of the hutch with a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Schloss with some Trophy to deepen the grey.
The inside is also sealed in that awesome wax.
I added chicken wire to the front door to add farmhouse charm – I really love how perfectly suited it is!
Lastly, I rooted through my stash of hardware and found the most perfect antique cut glass knob on the door – I keep all my old hardware from pieces to recycle later and this is where that one came from.
That knob was the finishing touch.
This antique farmhouse hutch is pretty fantastic if I do say so myself!
She available for sale at Blue Dandelion by Tiffany in Strasburg if you are interested!
The shop also carries Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paints and Waxes as well so you can pick some up to try out on your own projects
I would love if you PINNED my cabinet and showed a little love