Feature Friday! Another Turquoise and Red Hutch
My friend Kris brought over a small hutch that she is going to put in her guest bedroom. She pretty much didn’t care what I created, her only criteria was that it be turquoise and that it match the bedding in that room.
Here is a sham from that room… cute and fun, right?
First thing I did was paint the inside the warm red that you seen in the sham.
I also added the red in sporadic spots where I knew I would be sanding off the top coat so that the red would show through.
I normally use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but this time I found a turquoise that matched a little better in Ce Ce Caldwells line of chalk paint.
I put on two coats of paint. Added in some darker turquoise in strategic spots for depth and was ready to distress the piece.
I also used the darker turquoise to add a very light stencil for some interest. I went pretty light because the bedding in the room was a busy pattern and didn’t want this piece to fight for attention, at the same time I knew it needed a little sumthin’ to dress it up. I waxed the hutch with clear wax, then went back on the corners and edges with a black wax to make it look old and worn. I then buffed the heck out of it to create that smooth, time worn patina. I also decided to add a key and keyhole door pulls on the top two doors. Hey – a girls gotta add a little fun when she can! The fact that they were already red made them perfect!
So here is the finished piece… I truly love it! There is just something about turquoise that just shouts “Happy, Happy, Happy!” So beautiful I almost want to keep it.Until next time… Tammy