Friday, June 5, 2015

A Vintage Hutch in Coastal Hues

I got this stunning scroll front sideboard at on Wednesday and set about refinishing it straight away. I absolutely love all the curves, the carves legs, and the dramatic brass drawer pulls. I painted the piece in a custom mixed blue called Saybrook Beach, a bit misty, but warm and alluring. The interior is another custom color, named Salted Caramel. I kept the original drawer pulls but recolored them in a bright gold to compliment the gilt cross hatching on the two side windows of the top. I distressed the piece fairly heavily bringing out the lighter shade of aqua I intentionally layered underneath and letting it peek through the richer blue. I finished the piece with a custom dark wax to imitate years of use for a satin smooth but visually deep surface.

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  1. Kate, it's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. Kate, the Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Pop on over when you have time to check it out! Have a great week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse