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: Before & After.
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, and 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 how the original hardware looked on this piece so we had the choice of spray painting them metallic gold or silver. 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.
I use a wooden horsehair shoe polishing brush - works like a charm! I've included an affiliate link below so you can see the brushes I'm referring to.
For a little surprise, 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. Whew, I just had enough!
Would you paint a piece of furniture this color?
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