She had her heart set on the color mint and I happened to find the last can of a discontinued color called Pistachio. Meet her new and improved Mint Dining Room Hutch.
Vintage China Cabinet Painted Mint Green
Let's start with the before, shall we...
...and now a sneak peek at the after.
Unfortunately, Mr. Frugalista was out-of-town when I took the photos. This piece was too heavy and large for me to move on my own, away from the glare of the windows.
Don't you just love the color?
I took a sanding block to rough up the wood so it had some bite for the paint. To achieve a nice smooth finish, I applied the chalk paint with a sponge roller. It took three coats to get just the right coverage.
The hardboard backing on the top piece was painted in the color Simplicity White, which was also applied using a sponge roller.
I really liked the original hardware and decided to paint it instead. I gave my client the choice of either gold or silver and silver won.
For an extra durable finish on the shelves, I applied Tough Coat. The rest of the piece was finished with clear wax and buffed.
Tip for buffing wax on furniture:A wooden horsehair shoe polishing brush works like a charm. I bought mine at Wal-Mart in the shoe department.
I lined the drawers with pretty mint striped contact paper.
I was sweating bullets while painting the drawers because, by the last coat, I literally had drops left in the can. Thank goodness I had just enough paint to finish this piece.
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Would you paint a piece of furniture this color?
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