Her New Look

2.10.2012

I finished painting the hutch for the master bathroom before the painter was finished with the walls. Loving the new color in the bathroom. Still have to freshen the trim and paint the cabinets. Mr. Savvy will spray the doors and drawers and I will paint the base. Then I think we can call it done.

Now on to the hutch. Some of you may not know that this was Mr. Savvy's mom's hutch. She died from cancer when he was fifteen. So of course he has hung on to this piece.

This is the finished look except I may add some more dark wax to the left door. Always find things wrong when I look at pictures.

Now I will give you the steps of what I did and more finished shots.

I painted the whole piece with Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen. I have used this on everything and still have half a can left. I then painted the doors and drawers with a coat of Paris Gray AScp.

Then I took Aubusson chalk paint and brushed it in spots with a smaller brush (just like the cabinet in the sun room method) and took a damp paper towel and blended it. Here you can see one door done and one not.

You can see how the Aubusson has been added to these doors.

After all the paint was dry I started sanding it.

You can see the many layers of colors here. This poor hutch has been painted several times. Of course I love the layers that show through with sanding.

Now, the rest of the pictures are the finished piece. I used clear wax all over the whole thing and then added dark wax in places.

I also added some Provence chalk paint in places on the doors.

Oh, and yes I worked on this in the great room. I had a drop cloth down while working.

Here you can see the Chateau Gray and Old Ochre that were the colors it was before this time.









I will show it too you in the bathroom soon.

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78 comments:

  1. Just lovely! Like that you've kept this piece all these years. We have many things from my childhood home and also my husband's. Nice to have that sense of history.

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  2. That is sure a great way to respect your husband's mom's hutch.

    I really like the chicken wire on the doors.

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  3. This looks fabulous! Lots of work but it is so worth it!

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  4. Definitely a piece that deserves to always be treasured!

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  5. Nice color choices Kim..gave it that aged look for sure.

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  6. What a gorgeous piece, Kim! I love the doors on the top.

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  7. Great hutch, you amaze me with all that you paint. Can't wait to see the bathroom all done. Hugs, Marty

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  8. It was well worth all of the work, it looks amazing!

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  9. Oh how nice that you have saved it all these years. She would love knowing it was cared for and cherished for so long by her family.

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  10. Kim it looks wonderful and it's always nice to have a piece that has a special meaning.

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  11. Oh, I love it Kim! I'm thinking I need to start painting some things around my house! Looks great! How sweet of your husband to want to keep his mother's hutch, what a treasure.

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  12. Chic and styling...just like you!

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  13. Looks great and all the more special that it really is a family heirloom. Makes me want to take some chances and use a bit of chalk paint color on a project.

    ~Bliss~

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  14. Beautifully done and love the history of this piece.

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  15. Hi Kim,
    What a beautiful hutch! Fantastic storage for the master bath.
    Great new colour & texture...
    Love the chicken wire!!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  16. That's my favorite piece that you've re-done, so far. Has a nice history, too! Can't wait to see how the bathroom looks. Inspiring me to get busy!

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  17. It looks beautiful! Your hubby's mom would love it too! I really appreciate you explaining all the steps for the novice painters like me out there. Thanks! XO Cindy

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  18. That turned out very pretty. I see that you're adding the blue in small doses in your master bedroom and bath. That will be a nice accent in there.

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  19. Love the layers of paint. Looks like a piece that is hundreds of years old with lots of love and time put into it. Deb

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  20. Hi Kim...

    I love it, my friend! You did a fabulous job with that beautiful frenchy finish!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  21. It looks amazing, Kim ... love how you mixed a few different colors and waxes to achieve such a unique look ... truly vintage. Love the chicken wire, too.

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  22. What a beautiful paint treatment! I love the chicken wire! Can't wait to see it in place.

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  23. This is gorgeous Kim, I especially love the chicken wire! so nice when we actually DO love those family pieces, great job!!

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  24. A piece with sentimental value always adds so much character to a room, especially one as beautiful as this!

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  25. What a great piece! It will be nice to have that in action in the bathroom.

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  26. Kim, I think you've read my mind! I have an armoire in my bedroom that I've been planning on painting for ages. I bought one can of ASCP (one of the whites) but knew I wanted a layered look. Due to lack of time and not being quite sure how to achieve this look it hasn't happened yet. Now you've provided me with just the inspiration and how-to I needed! Thank you! Thank you! Now, any tips on finding the time? :)

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  27. Kim, this is a beautiful piece that you perfected with your style. Can't wait to see the finished bathroom. Have a great week! Sheila

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  28. You have really done that hutch proud, Kim. It's beautiful!

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  29. Loos great...the way you wield that paintbrush are you sure Mr. Saavy hasn't been painted, too!

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  30. Kim, it is stunning! I love the small chicken wire...it is hard to find that size here in the US....

    Great job!

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  31. Whoa! BIG job and it came out GREAT! Gotta love that chalk paint.
    xoxo
    Sandy

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  32. Kim that turned out great.Love the colors you chose.It really looks authentically aged.

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  33. What a special piece! I love the new color...just perfect! Can't wait to see the newly painted bathroom :o)
    ~Des

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  34. Hi Kimmie! Oh, how pretty! You always do such a great job. Now what are you going to poke in it? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  35. YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THIS CABINET....LOVE IT'S COLOR....BUT ALSO VERY IMPRESSED THAT YOU POSTED THIS 9 MINUTES AGO AND ALREADY HAVE 35 COMMENTS......LOL.

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  36. Always a busy girl! Looking forward to seeing this room all put back together. You amaze me, Kim.

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  37. I really love how this turned out, it's just beautiful. Kim are you going to update your home paint colors when you get done? I love to copy cat you, so please keep me up to date hehe.

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  38. It's gorgeous! I love the history behind it!

    Holly

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  39. You did a beautiful great job on this. I think it looks more authentic with a tad uneven finish. But it would drive you crazy this way. :}

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  40. What a wonderful piece to keep and pass down to your kids one day. It definitely has more character now!

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  41. That is so beautiful Kim! What a way to preserve such a special piece. Pretty color too!
    -Shelley

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  42. I love it. I need to try those colors. Beautiful.

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  43. I think you could open your own business Kim...you have got the technique DOWN in every piece I see you paint and recreate! This is such a cute piece and your paint job brought it to life or back to life I should say!

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  44. I love your paint work on this!! The layers and aging are terrific!

    ♥Linsey

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  45. Just awesome Kim..once again you did an outstanding job..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  46. Looks great, Kim. I love the specialness behind this piece, too. blessings ~ tanna

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  47. Love this look! You did a great job! I have noticed a lot of times that pictures show a lot that the naked eye can't see!! This piece is lovely!

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  48. You are just amazing Kim! This is beautiful. I love the layers of many colors showing showing through. Can't wait to see the reveal. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

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  49. You have layering and sanding down to an art.

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  50. I love all the layers, gives it such character, and putting it in the bathroom is a really great idea. Can't wait to see it in place.

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  51. Such rich layers, Kim. I've always been so intimidated seeing these types of projects, but you have really stepped it out in a way that it seems DIY-able for someone who hasn't done this before. Beautiful!
    <3 Christina

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  52. Omgosh Kim...you crack me up! We have the exact same painting techniques of painting it where it stands!!

    My painting studio is anywhere the piece is standing at the moment...Ha!

    Beautiful job.

    janet xox
    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  53. Really pretty, Kim, and great job as usual! Don't you just love old things, especially family heirlooms?

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  54. special piece, it looks beautiful Kim, I'm sure the Mr is proud

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  55. Kim it turned out fabulous. I love the color combination you chose!

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  56. that is my favorite piece you have done! I may have to copy cat that on my bedroom dresser....lovey!

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  57. I love how it turned out. family pieces are definitely the most special.
    Laura

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  58. I'd just die to have a piece that beautiful, and to think you did all the work yourself! That's wonderful!! The colors you chose are perfect in making it look like a European find!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  59. Love, love how it turned out. Looks fabulous....

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  60. Oh Kim, how I'd love to have your chalk paint talent! You make it look easy, but you've got a skill! That treatment would look great on that french cabinet that I bought last fall (not sure if you remember the one I showed you, that I'd like to change to glass to chicken wire?). I actually bought more chalk paint and dark wax yesterday in anticipation of being able to paint again soon, once babe is here, and I can bend =) mind you, I'm a bit dilusional in thinking I'll have the time lol. There's always nap times =)

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  61. Kim this is such a gorgeous hutch with so much meaning and sentiment. I love it!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  62. Is there a before pic? Am curious as to what it looked like before! =o)

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  63. Beautiful! What a fresh new look for a sentimental family heirloom. You are a wonder woman with paint!

    Can't wait to see how your master turned out! I am still not completely done with mine. Have to tackle those pesky builder mirrors!

    xo
    -Lisa

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  64. What a beautiful treasured piece. The color is perfect and cannot wait to see it in your bathroom. It is so great to have a family piece to remind you of many wonderful memories. Superb job!! Love it!

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  65. Kim, you are an artist! This looks fabulous! I hope Mr. Savvy's back is well, before he has to move it back ;)
    Debbie

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  66. What a beautiful piece. It's so pretty!! I have yet to use chalk paint but I've been wanting to!!

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  67. Wow that looks awesome. I am sure you will love it when you get it all filled up in the bathroom.

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  68. That looks incredible! I love the story behind the piece and the wonderful colors you used!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  69. Oh it looks lovely!
    I'm so glad I found your blog :)

    Best regards and swedish hugs from Sweden
    Mia

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  70. Kim, the hutch looks so pretty! What a great piece to have! It has such sentimental value!

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  71. How nice that you are able to use this cherished piece in your home. I love the weathered, worn finish you created with the paint. I'm your newest follower!

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  72. I love it! It's especially nice because of who it originally belonged to. A beautiful piece to look at and remember someone you loved.

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  73. First I must tell you I'm a big fan of your blog. Thank you so much for all the wonderful posts...your's is the first I go to on my google reader.

    I have a ASCP question. Do you always use her waxes too or is there any other wax you use on her paint. Like a Minwax? Just checking I've bought a can of the paint but didn't pick up the wax and it was an hour away special trip to buy the paint.
    Again thank you for all the hard work you put into your posts.

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  74. Visiting through FFF. Pinned you to my Chalk Paint board! http://pinterest.com/scf1270/chalk-paint-furniture-ideas/
    Really lovely and extra special since it's a family piece.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Sara

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  75. This is a truly amazing transformation!! The color is stunning!!

    Great job well done!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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