This poor hutch. Great bones. So well cared for, yet now considered homely and outdated. All true. I get it. However, do not underestimate the power of furniture paint!
This hutch has been on my shop floor for a very long time as a display piece. But even I could not deny it any longer, it needed to be painted. Here we go again…what color? What exactly should I do with it? Yes, I could Pinterest. But we all know too well…three hours of scrolling, endless ideas, yet accomplishing nothing. So, I slept on it ; ) I decided to glue vintage book pages and music on the back wall.
Top row, done. Uhm. Not so good. Still not speaking to me. So, I chose Country Chic’s Vanilla Frosting. Painted the ceiling and sides. Okay, getting better… but then my husband stopped by.
Me: “Hey hun”, check out the hutch I’m working on! Cute right?” Silence.
Me again: “Right?”
Husband: Scrunchy face.. .”I don’t like it”.
However, this kind of reaction is not new to me…married 23 years 🙂 I tried to explain the rest of my vision and how it will be stunning when I am finished. Didn’t take much to interpret his body language or his facial expressions. He just didn’t think I could pull it off. “Ha! Oh ye of little faith” I mumbled under my breath.
Well? Did I succeed? Lol!
I’m not gonna lie. I struggled with this one. It’s huge. In order to stay motivated, I had to add the hardware half way through and distress quite a bit to stay on track! It happens to us all.