The French Hutch is painted.
So here’s the “BEFORE” of the hutch in all it’s 70’s faded yellow, with brassy gold highlights, glory.
It’s been sitting around waiting for a paint job for eight months.
The color is “Florentine” with just a tiny bit of “Antibes Green” mixed in. Both are from the Annie Sloan chalk paint line. After drying clear wax was used to seal the paint with a bit of DecoArt Metallic Lustre wax in gold to highlight the details.
The color is really bright. In the middle of the process I considered changing the color but thought that once the treillis métallique (wire mesh) and the original hardware was reinstalled it would probably be perfect in our rather dark living room. I was right!
The interior was painted a cottage white to match the walls and keep it from becoming too dark. I’m still working on what will go inside the hutch.
But here she is in all her bright green glory!
I hung a few favorite paintings right next to my freshly painted hutch. A watercolor I found in Germany reminds me of Sweet Guy and an oil painting of Texas bluebonnets that was a recent $10 estate sale find.
The colors are working very nicely together.
For all this goodness there is still so much to do for this space. I need to sew the curtains for the dining area and pillows for the living area, more artwork needs to be created and of course accessorizing. The chair frames are getting painted at “A Lady’s Touch” later this week and then they will be sent to the upholstery shop. Of course there is always a glitch in the works. I don’t think the fireplace cabinets will be finished in time. It’s been one thing after another. While they will EVENTUALLY get done I have accepted that sadly it won’t be in time for the big reveal. Worse things could happen.
How is your week going?