I’m finally getting a chance to reveal this beautifully painted antique hutch for a client of mine from St. George, Ontario. I finished a buffet and dining table and chairs set along with this hutch this past summer. The detail in this hutch and dining suite is absolutely extraordinary.
After repairing one of the cabinet doors I began preparing the cabinet for paint. Because the unit (as the other pieces) is oak I needed to prepare the surface by painting it with shellac to avoid bleed through. After the shellac dried I applied 2 coats and in spots 3 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. This was to ensure coverage. I then high lighted all though lovely edges by distressing with a 120 grit sandpaper. I used a heavier hand with the distressing on this suite as I really wanted to see the patina show through.
As the last step, I waxed and buffed this piece with Annie Sloan Soft Clear Wax. I always use a brush to apply the wax, especially with pieces such as this where there are so many irregular surface depths. I find the brush application much easier to apply than just a towel application. I then buff the surface with my disposable Scott towelettes to buff the piece to a perfect shine.
I just love the way this painted antique hutch came out! I especially love the details of the ornate carved design on all the drawers and cabinet doors. Perfection! I hope you are enjoying your newly finishing dining suite, Melissa!
Till Next Time!
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