This is my china hutch in its current state. I painted it white, Swiss Coffee to be exact. But you saw that coming, right?
It's not finished because I just got the second coat on when I left home to drive to Illinois to spend 3 weeks with the newest grand baby.
When I return home, the china hutch will get some distressing and "aged down" with a coat of Annie Sloan's (AS's) clear and dark wax...At least I hope she will!
I'm a coward when it comes to adding the aging-wax-finish to furniture.
I had to get that off my chest.
I've had the two cans of AS's clear and dark wax for about 9 months now and haven't even opened them. fail!
I bought the wooden china hutch back in 2003. I loved it for a few years.
...then I couldn't stand the raw wood any more.
She got a few coats of AS's "Old White" chalk paint about 3 years ago. I never finished it, probably because I would have had to age it. And, I already told you about my fear of failure.
A year ago, I fell for a two-tone look I saw on a piece of furniture in an antique mall -- AS's Coco with Old White. Seemed easy since it was already Old White...
I gave up. I was almost finished, and I gave up! I even painted two of the glass doors coco, but I didn't do the drawers!
I love how I was obsessed enough to decorate it anyway, even though it wasn't finished!
I wonder why I quit so close to the end? Could it be because the piece I saw in the shop was aged with clear and dark wax? I'm starting to sense a pattern here.
Even though I still need to age the new paint job, I started decorating it the night before I left on the trip.
But, this time for sure!
I'll age it down like crazy. Maybe I'll re-paint the glass doors with blackboard paint, add some stenciled numbers, change out the knobs, beat it up a little, then break out that dark wax baby!
I might need to take a waxing class, then I'll do it for sure...
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