Kathleen Nutter

From plain pine wardrobe to bird’s egg-colored, distressed hutch

We decided to transform the boring pine wardrobe that once held a tv (the old fashion BIG kind) We removed the top and moved it back to create a hutch. The tacky luan plywood was removed and tongue and groove boards were added to the back.

I like the little hooks added for the white tea cups. Those unbalanced buggers liked to skydive from the cabinet for sport.

Before the doors were added.

Before the doors were added.

The paint color used was Bird’s Egg from Sherwin Williams. After great research online looking at pics, this website saved the day for me:

WOW– did she do her homework. The only problem is my family thought they were going to develop seizure disorders from the blue once it was painted. Ok, it was bright, but “the family” lacked the vision….which was **drum roll**—–antiquing medium. I used my fav: Folk Art Antiquing medium, which I made an inky consistency with water and floating medium. I made sure to accent the edges and grooves. I wiped off the extra if I got all heavy-handed and crazy.

(Note the annoying 18-month old battle-cat ready to spring out of the cabinet whole when I least expected it. Crouching Tiger–hidden paintbrush slayer.)

Details of the antiquing finish

Details of the antiquing finish

Ta-da. We added glass to the doors, got rid of the boring *yawn* wooden knobs for more vintage (yet cheapity-cheap) dark knobs. Knobs are everything. All white dishes were added to complete the buffet.

buffet 3

Even if Captain Disaster was in the mix….





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