We are so in love with our newest furniture makeover, this lovely gray hutch. Our friend Heather knows us well and when was selling this beauty for $100, she knew I would be first in line. I don’t have anywhere to put it in my cozy little farmhouse but I knew she needed a facelift so I brought her home and am now determined to find her a space to shine! Americana released a new Satin Enamels paint so I grabbed a jar from Michaels and am so happy with how it turned out! I documented my whole process on Snapchat (@lollyjaneblog) and you all were loving it too! I was debating about distressing it or leaving it as is. Giving it a hearty distress would compliment the “wrinkles” on the top of the hutch from past wear and tear but for now, I think she’s pretty darn gorgeous as is. I really love my new gray hutch with pretty floral paper backing.
Here is the beautitful antique before it was painted. We found faded paper on the backside that said it was built May 21, 1928. It was in pretty rough shape: the lock was broken, the top had severe water damage, the bottom sides were chewed up and it was covered in light scratches and dings. Who treated this beauty so badly over the years?
We knew we wanted to pair “Smoke Grey” with a floral paper on the backside of the hutch like my aqua hutch shown behind this one. We found this sprigs and blooms design and chose the gift wrap option. Doesn’t it look amazing with the paint?
I started hand brushing the paint on and immediately noticed how fast it dried. I had to move fast which was great because I was able to immediately start my second coat.
Notice how smooth the paint is? I was pretty surprised how thick it went on and that it didn’t leave brush strokes. That’s a major win to this pro painter!
Here she is again, freshly painted! Isn’t it so pretty? What a transformation!
I decoupaged the paper onto the back using a foam brush, very fast process. Simply measure, cut, paste.
Isn’t this paint/paper combo perfect together?
I did a light sand but the water damage was pretty gnarly. I still love the outcome, character counts.
I had 3 jars of paint ready for this hutch and was happily surprised to use 2/3 of only 1 jar! Wow!
Please pin so your friend’s can see how easy this DIY is as well!
Are you ready to try your hand at using Americana Decor paint? You can pick it up at your local Michaels in the stain and finishes aisle (not in the craft paint aisle) or order online at Michaels.com.
Thanks so much to our favorite paint company, DecoArt, for sponsoring today’s post, see our disclosure. And thanks to you for supporting companies that keep LJ rockin and rollin! See more of our DecoArt furniture makeovers like our baby crib turned porch swing using Outdoor Living paint,
plus our chalky finish chair makeover,
and lastly, our chalky finish rolling garden cart.