I am almost done with the hutch from Buffalo (that’s Minnesota, not New York). I haven’t put the glass back in the doors yet. I broke two of the stops taking it out, so it’s going to be a bit putzy to fix, but meanwhile, it’s easier to take pictures sans glass anyway.
So, without further ado, here is the hutch.
As you can see, I used the colors from my pinterest inspiration as a jumping off point. My grey is not as pale, and my interior is solid navy blue instead of navy with a damask stencil. The grey is a 50/50 mix of MMS Trophy and Ironstone. I pre-sanded to try and limit the chipping on this piece somewhat, but as you can see, I still got a lot of chipping. This is so hard to predict with the MMS paint. But, I think the chippyness works.
The inside is painted in MMS Artissimo. The interior was previously painted in a really unattractive harvest gold and I didn’t want that to show if the Artissimo chipped as much as the grey did, so I used the bonding agent. I think this is the perfect hutch to show off a collection of ironstone. The white just pops against the navy blue of the Artissimo.
I added a Paris stencil to the drawer front for that little extra je ne sais quoi.
There is the sweetest little shelf underneath the drawer with a lovely raised edge.
Here is a final before & after (sidebar: I won’t be putting the fretwork back in behind the glass, it was just a bit too frilly for my taste).